Little did St Andrews Boys Brigade know that a young drummer in its band would grow up to be one of the world’s most in-demand dance scene DJs.
Born and brought up in the town, Steve Anderson cut his musical teeth in the BBs and City of St Andrews Pipe Band before moving into drumming with local bands in his teens.
Now, after 20 years as a DJ and 10 as a producer, Steve (42) is releasing a double album combining remixes of his biggest tracks to date with some of the ‘trance and progressive’ scene’s most exciting talents and new tracks from Steve.
As well as celebrating the launch of the album, next month he will be marking the 300th episode of his SAME Radio Show, which airs to 100 FM and online stations, when he hosts and plays at a huge dance event in San Francisco which will be broadcast worldwide live on digital radio.
As an acclaimed DJ, Steve has played on the biggest stages in Europe and further afield, most recently when fronting up the main stage at Europe’s largest dance music festival, Nature One, before a crowd of more than 70,000 people.
Former Madras College pupil Steve is also a singer/songwriter and his newest song, ‘Take Me Away’, was written in tribute to his mum Amy Anderson, who still lives in St Andrews and works in the Barnardos shop.
The song is about how she dealt with breast cancer, and a new record deal he has just signed for the song will see all the royalties go to Cancer Research UK.
Music produced by Steve has been signed by major labels in dance music, such as Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Records, Mondo Records in London and Black Hole Recordings in Holland, and through licensing deals with Ministry Of Sound Recordings and Armada Music.
Until he went full time with his music career in 2007, Steve worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, starting at the St Andrews branch and later at the head office in Edinburgh.
Other St Andrews friends and residents will also remember Steve as an accomplished boxer, training with the St Andrews University Boxing Team in the late 1990s and successfully competing at middleweight.
In addition to producing/releasing music under his own name, Steve has a string of big releases under the guise of A/B Project and the new album title, ‘From A/ To /B”, ties in with this.
‘From A/ To /B’ is available for pre-order at www.samerecordings.com,