Born in Dresden in 1967, Andy K lives and works in Dresden. He participates in many jams and festivals such as IBUG, Ornö, Fokus Festival, Secret Wars Germany, Write for Gold, Hallenkunst, Stroke, and Ostrale. His first contact with hip-hop culture was in 1983. He was a member of the Dresden breakdance crew Rapmachine from 1983 to 1989. In 1990 he did his first graffiti work and started his DJ career. Andy K has also been a freelance graphic designer and graffiti artist since 1998 and a member of the graffiti crew BanditsDresden since 2002. He founded the street art crew Optical Junkfood in 2008, and initiated the Dresden LackStreicheKleber urban art festival in 2014.