It’s okay to be slightly in awe of One Above aka Andrew Burford. Known in the industry as one of Australia’s finest young songwriter/producers, the stakes are high for Andrew this year, with his eclectic mixture of pop and hip-hop gaining international notoriety.
Previously crafting and recording tracks in his hometown of Adelaide and abroad, Andrew is now based in Sydney and the past several years have seen him working with some of Australia’s top tier artists.
Andrew has been enlisted by Hilltop Hoods across three #1 selling albums, including writing, production and engineering credits on their latest effort ‘Walking Under Stars, Drinking from the Sun Restrung’ with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Most recently Andrew crafted Hoods’ smash hit singles ‘1955 ft. Montaigne and Tom Thum’ (3x Platinum & ARIA Nominated for Song of the Year 2016), ‘Higher ft. James Chatburn’ (Platinum) and he scored an ARIA win with Drapht’s 2016 album 'Seven Mirrors'. Prior to this Andrew’s production on Hilltop Hoods ‘I Love It ft. Sia’ became one of the highest selling Australian Hip-Hop singles of all time with 4x Platinum accreditation and an ARIA Song of the Year nomination.
Further proof of his musical gift is the ongoing list of production and songwriting accomplishments to date including an impressive 6 overall placements in triple j’s ‘Hottest 100’ (Australia‘s largest annual music listener poll). As producer on ARIA chart topper Allday’s hit song 'Always Know the DJ', One Above has also shown his creative diversity, penning songs for the slick pop outfit Boyeur as well as avant-garde rapper Chance Waters. This hugely successful collaboration led to two major tracks – 'Young and Dumb ft. Bertie Blackman' and 'Maybe Tomorrow ft. Lilian Blue' with both landing in triple j’s Hottest 100. His work on Illy’s 2013 ARIA award winning album ‘Bring It Back’ also received a Hottest 100 nod for the Gold selling single 'Heard It All'.
Having now signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the already broad array of potential production endeavours has widened even further. One Above’s ability to cross musical genres continues to put him in high demand, with many collaborations currently underway across the country and internationally. A true master of his art, Andrew promises to continue delivering captivating music for listeners across the globe.