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She can always be replaced… by celeste
February 28, 2011, 9:45 am
Filed under: Live, Local, Mad Chill, Music | Tags: , , , , , ,

Do you need a new indie song slash crush slash obsession? Voila, King Charles. Aside from the fact that I’m jealous of his hair, the song Love Lust is a gem. This London-based musician crosses the boundaries of many genres; his music is a sort of folk, pop, indie, rock fusion, which seems completely incongruous, but definitely works. King Charles’ look is far from royalty, but Continue reading

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And Now For Something Different by Sam
October 2, 2010, 4:21 pm
Filed under: Live, Local, Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I know we usually stick to electro here on Sa.ws, but every so often a gem comes around which must be heard far and loud. A little bit blues, a little bit punk, and a whole lot of a blazing rock, I give you Los. Continue reading



The Final Bassface by Dan

For a lot of people in St. Andrews, Bassface has become something of an institution. Having only recently celebrated its first birthday, I’d say thats an accomplishment. I remember way back when in my first year, speaking to Gil, Phil and Huw about how they wanted to put on a dubstep, drum and bass and reggae night in St. Andrews and how they wanted me to open for it. I had never listened to any dubstep before and in a few weeks, I had to play music which I didn’t really understand for about an hour. I even remember the first facebook group they made, before they had the name Bassface. It was called “Drum n Bass/Dubstep/Reggae in St. Andrews.” There are 227 members. I remember selling tickets in the bitter cold for hours the week before the show. We only sold about 50. The night of the first Bassface crept up on us all much faster than anyone had ever anticipated. I had only listened to a few of the songs I was planning on playing (and even then, maybe once all the way through). We had high hopes, but none of us thought it would become what it has. The doors opened at 9 (maybe a little later – we had some technical difficulties). By about 10, there were maybe 15 people there; by 11, 60 and by 12, it had sold out. Success.

Bassface means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but I think to the three founders, it means the most. They’ve given all of us a place we can go and listen to music that for the most part, gets absolutely no coverage in St. Andrews and for a lot of people, thats the greatest gift of all. Its a place where we can be free. I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you to Gil, Phil and Huw.

Now, here is a gift from me to you in the form of the dirtiest dubstep I’ve ever heard.

12th Planet and Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix)



Welcome Home by Dan

First, an apology: At SaintAndre.ws we strive to keep up to date as much as we possibly can. Unfortunately, we all are students and are subject to deadlines and busy periods throughout the year. Rest assured, though, we are back and we’re not going anywhere.

Now, to the fun stuff:

Hope everyone’s break was amazing and all that it could be. A lot of people have for the most part, gotten over the fashion shows (scars healing, friendships mending, hangovers finally susbising etc) but there is one thing thats pretty much universally asked: where can we get the music? Well my friends, the time has come to talk of just that. Below is the music from both FS and DW with direct download links. Enjoy this beautiful ear candy and next time someone tells you St. Andrews doesn’t have a music scene, you show them these.

Dont Walk

professor purp+gavris+dirty hard electro

Dont Walk 2010 First Half:
http://soundcloud.com/danielmatthews/dw-2010-first-half/download

Dont Walk 2010 Second Half:
http://soundcloud.com/danielmatthews/dw-2010-second-half/download

Professor Purple’s After Party:
http://soundcloud.com/professor-purple/dont-walk-mix/download

gaVris’s Dont Walk Just Fuckin Dance:
http://soundcloud.com/gavris/dont-walk-just-fuckin-dance-after-party-mix/download

FS:X

Tocadisco Rocking FS:X

FS:X Part 1

FS:X Part 2

FS:X Part 3

FS:X Part 4

FS:X Part 5

FS:X Part 6

FS:X Part 7

Photos by Ben Goulter



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



Bass Your Face by Dan

babies actually cry like that...

For those who don’t already know, Bassface is tonight. This being the third bassface, it is promising to be the most packed and sweatiest to date. Full of dubstep and drum and bass, I’m absolutely positive catch is going to be sold out (not to mention the fact that I’ve seen the ticket sales so far). In all honesty, get there early to avoid disappointment. As a special preview, check out Loops Haunt’s mini mix. They’re gonna to show their goods tonight:

Loops Haunt Mini Mix

Tracklist:
-beat + MJ–+ the trick, —loops haunt
-untitled track demo —loops haunt
-tunneling through rotten harps —-loops haunt — demo,
-rubber sun grenade—–loops haunt—(fortified records)
-proton pack—loops haunt (fortified records)
-untitled track –loops haunt demo
-art of noise beat– loops haunt
-untitled track—loops haunt
-huarache—(fortified records)
-mad bob—loops haunt — demo
joplin——- loops haunt (Black acre)



Lets All Give Him a Hand by Dan
November 5, 2009, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Dance, DJ, Electro, Events, Live, Local, Music | Tags: , , ,

calvinFor those of you who were expecting a live show from Calvin, I’m betting you were all a little disappointed when you found out he wasn’t singing. While there was minimal advertising for the event (not evencept a huge A0 poster outside the union like there was for Sister Bliss last year), what adverts were up did say “DJ SET” on them, so don’t blame the organizers for not telling you, cause they did, you just weren’t looking hard enough.

Beyond that, he did a great job. He got the crowd going (playing some of his own stuff) and for the most part, threw down a really well thought out and put together set including one of our personal favorites, Duck Sauce. So, before you all go ranting about how it wasn’t worth going to see, consider this: no one has ever gotten so many people into really good dance music in this town before. Yes thats right, the music he played was good. There I said it! And for that, I salute Mr. Harris.

Some more ear candy for you all:

Calvin harris – Not Alone (Doorly Remix)