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DownsquareZ is the musical alias of Colin McAndrews, a producer and DJ from Santa Cruz, CA. His music is a combination of smooth melodic glitch hop with expressive, warping bass sounds that fill the mind and inspire thought within the listener. Currently, the auditory creations of DownsquareZ are spreading to a worldwide fanbase, having been featured in a variety of outlets, including websites like Dubstep.fm, The Hype Machine and GlitchHop.net. As a teenager, Colin took a great interest in the music festivals of northern California, and became strongly influenced by artists such as STS9 and Shpongle. After performing as a drummer in multiple bands, he began to explore the realm of synthesis and electronic music creation, to materialize full-fledged compositions of his own variety. Striving to maintain the spontaneity of live performance while adding aspects of the computer production environment, DownsquareZ lets his instruments flow and maintains the human element, resulting in a gentle mixture of sounds that appear to resonate in the same auditory space. His live sets bring an immensely positive energy that seeps into the room and initiates an endless loop of feedback between the DJ and the crowd. This joyous reciprocation has allowed him to play hundreds of shows since getting his start in 2009, and he's been blessed to open for popular acts such as NastyNasty, Love and Light, Bleep Bloop, and Matty G. Colin hopes to push his music further in the coming year, with a collaboration EP release scheduled for March 2015, and a number of projects underway with closely supported artists Labrat and Intellitard.
DownsquareZ, AKA Colin McAndrews, is a producer & DJ from Santa Cruz, CA. A drummer since age 12, he has always been rhythmically inclined, and he pursues expertise in the booty clap and the skit-daddly shuffle. BUT WAIT!!! He's also an amazing service worker! Colin has sought employment from some of the finest establishments in the bay area, including Frankfurt Backpeeler's Deli & Construction Rental. As a result, he takes a culinary approach to his music production. With a solid Kick-Snare starter, he adds lemon, chives, and a lump of psychedelic relish. Once this mixture has hardened, he combines it with his Square-Shaped Sub Bass, samples from his grandmother's vinyl, and excerpts of viral youtube videos. All this is served with a side of Crunk Dopesauce, and is complimented by his very own apple fig gorgonzola parsnip glaze. Now this dance floor heater is ready to go in the oven! Simply heat, stir, peel, rotate and enjoy! He totes this concoction worldwide for exposure to every set of earbuds! Unfortunately, on his last trip to southeast asia, he was diagnosed with a serious case of the Bamboo Clap, and he uses an Ahi dijon aloha island pummice scrub to alleviate his sonic soft spot. Armed with Ableton Live, his KAOSS pad, an EMX-1, and his ability to make you laugh, DownsquareZ is sure to bring even the most musically prude person to eargasm. Due to the aforementioned bit about the Bamboo Clap, he is required to recommend earplugs to those who listen to his music. Rave Safe, and Enjoy!!!