One Shot, One Thrill by Sam
March 30, 2010, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Music | Tags: , , , ,

I love Erykah Badu more than I can say. Her voice is one of the most soulful and expressive I have ever heard. It’s no surprise that her latest video for the song “Window Seat”, from her recently released LP New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), is absolutely stunning. Shot in downtown Dallas, this video consisted of only one actual take. Apparently people were so caught off guard they didn’t even have time to take out their cell phones to take pictures.

Erykah Badu – Window Seat


I Want A Friend of Mine by Sara
March 29, 2010, 11:41 pm
Filed under: Designer Apparel, Fashion, SS10, St. Andrews Style | Tags: ,

Just stumbled upon the label A Friend of Mine, and I’m in love. Their girly, yet edgy look of the ‘Other Side of Love’ collection is perfect for a night out in the bubble. The ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’ also has some summery pieces that fit with a more funky feel. I especially like the hot-pink slinky shorts in the ‘Opposites Attract’ line. Over all I think that A Friend of Mine would work well with St. Andrews style and think you all should check it out!

(via UO Blog)

A Touch of Class by Sam
March 29, 2010, 1:58 pm
Filed under: Fashion

Since coming to the United Kingdom, I have noticed within me a growing affection for tweed. Suffice to say, I’m not running out and buying a full tweed suit yet, but I would like to indulge in a few small items to add to my closet. It’s not just the rich history or the numerous applicable uses of the fabric, but rather the touch of class added when used sparingly. This is especially the case with these wonderful Harris Tweed ties, handmade in the Outer Hebredies. What I love even more is the sheer variety of patterns and color available on the website. As the summer months come around, this accessory is the perfect compliment for adding a touch of character to your suits.

Jah-over by Dan

snatch much?
A lot of people have been asking me about a song I like to play right near the end of my sets. It goes something like this:

Rusko-Jahova (right-click download)

If you didn’t already know, that song is called Jahova and its by Rusko. It comes off of his not-so-recently released EP, Babylon Vol. 1. Its an absolutely incredible track that can blow the quilted jacket off of any yah any day of the week. Don’t believe me? Check out this video:

For those looking to experiment a little more with this track, here is the unreleased VIP version done by Rusko himself in collaboration with label-mate Caspa. Apologies for the poor audio quality – unreleased tracks have their setbacks.

Caspa and Rusko – Jahova VIP

Caspa Gets Lower Than An American Girl At The Bop by Dan
March 27, 2010, 2:43 pm
Filed under: Dance, DJ, Dubstep, Events, Hip-Hop, Music | Tags: , , ,

caspa can get lower...
Caspa just finished an incredible remix of How Low – that new single from Ludacris. Somehow though, I don’t think Caspa really understands what Ludacris means when he says “how low can you go?”

Caspa thought it was a challenge – and he gets LOW. If you don’t have any subs, get them. Got some? Turn ’em up and lay back – enjoy the bass.

(image via BLC)

and we’re off! by Sara
March 26, 2010, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Art

Well it’s spring break, and for a lot of people that means off to amazing new places. Just wanted to say good luck and have fun!

Fuck Wobble by Sam
March 24, 2010, 10:27 pm
Filed under: Dance, Dubstep, Music

I was chatting with Dan today about how dubstep is getting a bit boring lately and it’s all because of the overuse of wobble. Let me preface this by saying, this only concerns “brostep”, where wobbling bass and messy basslines are becoming a bit too similar and repetitious. A full night of listening to this stuff is mind-numbing (in more ways then one). There have been a few gems recently such as “Wizard Sleeve” by Funtcase, “Foes (16bit Fuck Hoes Remix)” by Borgore, and the utterly mindblowing “Clap Your Hands (Dubstep Remix) by Drumsound and Bassline Smith. With Borgore’s “Foes”, the only reason I love it so much is because of the non-wobbly bit and the use of the old school gangsta rap synths. I want to share some of my favorite new dubstep tunes that aren’t drenched in wobble and hopefully open the genre to others who are turned off by the overuse.

First up, Apathesis, with his beautiful track “Untitled”. One of the best points of this song is how under-emphasized the bass is in the composition. Its use only adds depth and tension to a wonderful melody. This is a great chill track.

Apathesis – Untitled

Next is a new track by XI entitled “Slippin” and it excellently represents how dark themes can be incorporated without a massive wobbling bass. The bass in this song flows, disconnected by the breakbeat only to be stitched together again by the sythns.

Xi – Slippin

Starkey is up next with a amazing song off of his brand new LP Ear Drums and Black Holes (Everyone should buy this album. It is a musical masterpiece and just shows what can be done with dubstep.) The two pre-releases were “Stars (feat. Anneka)” and “New Cities“, both of which are amazing songs, but the one which stands out to me is “Fidelio”. From the initial moment this song starts it sets an aggressively restrained tone, creating wonderful tension and allowing Starkey room to fully develop the complexities of the melody. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Starkey – Fidelio