If you’re searching for a way to diversify your nights out in St Andrews from the typical over-priced pablos and 2012 pop songs, look no further than Bassment. In the run-up to the dreaded deadline season, Bassment put on their biggest and last Vic event of the year. For £3 a ticket, the event promised heavy bass and a boogie, and it’s safe to say the night delivered on both accounts.
As usual, the Vic was split into two rooms, with Room 2 featuring DJ’s from Wax Collective, and Room 1 occupied by Ziplock and chief selector Skillis. Both rooms were decked out with ASHA sound system speakers, smoke machines and strobe lights, transforming the Vic into the closest thing we have to a club up here. Despite a slightly slow start, both rooms were packed with people by midnight, with not a bored face in sight.
Given that this was Bassment’s third event, it was impressive to see Skillis secured as the headliner. He’s performed with the likes of EZ and Wiley before, so it’s definitely promising to see that Bassment is able to bring bigger names up to this corner of Scotland.
Bassment was started by second- year student Nathalie Nourry, who created it with the hopes of ‘bringing more musical diversity to St Andrews, specifically UK underground genres’. Given the number of students piled into the Vic on the Tuesday night, Nathalie has clearly tapped into a high in demand market here.
‘This event was definitely our best yet with our biggest line-up. The atmosphere was great and we only have bigger things planned for the future. We’re so happy with how we’ve grown this year and we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received’ says Nathalie.
If this night was anything to go by, we can only expect bigger and better things next year. Until then, you can follow Bassment on Instagram (_Bassment) and Facebook (Bassment), and keep an eye out for when they next pop-up on your feed.