Review: The energy levels we are seeing emerge out of the CruCast camp across the breadth of 2020 are pretty phenomenal as they again unleash another corker of a project, this time inviting Cooky in to provide four tracks of 4x4 flavour. The title track 'Let Me Go' is everything you want from a CruCast drop, as catchy vocal lines sit softly atop of drum-heavy intro, leading towards big room synthesizer action come the breakdown. Next, 'Whip' provides us with a gnarly, low ended bassline lead that sends shockwaves out across the rest of the composition, before the wonky LFO warblings of 'Talk To Me' add an extra dash of colour. Finally, 'Love Me' gives us some electronic melody-based wizardy to round up an excellent body of work.
Review: CruCast are on yet another fantastic run this year, doing what they do best by combining the already prominent fan bases of their more established roster, whilst also using their platform to showcase and introduce exciting new production talent. This latest project sees them put together a very exciting six track selection from some of the hottest up and comers right about now. We see returns for J69 and MPH, along with wicked rinse outs from Reese and Kuto. For us however, there are two clear stand out, with 'Get' from Papps providing a tech-inspired audible edge to the project, along with Cooky's high energy warbler in 'Work It Out'.
Review: Well well well, it looks like CruCast are back up to their old tricks again as they assemble a weighty new compilation collection to fill out the fourth volume of their flagship series 'Shake The Bass'. As per, the heavyweights have arrived as we see some incredible creations from the likes of MPH, Burt Cope, NLMT, Massappeals, Vital Techniques and more. However, it is in the more underground names that have found the most excitement, with our highlighted features on this one coming firstly from Namena, who delivers a gnarly, metallic monster with 'Chains', alongside the techy influences of 'Honey Dip' from Foul Play and the charged up melodic bass-driven madness of Cooky's 'Behind'.
Review: Following on from last week's bumper release, CruCast continue their high intensity start to 2020 with another New Blood compilation, showcasing the freshest new talent within the ever expanding bass scene. They have amassed quite the collection as they welcome the likes of Sisko, Cooky, Event Horizon, Tension and Digital Koala just to name a few. For us, this project holds a couple of immediate stand out projects however, with Namena's 'Jack In The Box' providing us with a sack of rawcus dancefloor energy within its shimmering synthesizer slaps, alongside the chomping drum smacks and unpredictable synthesizer explosions of Wheeto's 'Skull Punch'. Excellent work!
Review: 2019 is a year which has seen a major shift in the landscape of music, both in regards to the status of the genre worldwide, and the evolution of the sound itself. One of the leading projects in the more tearout corner of bassline is of course CruCast, a label that remain at the forefront of the sound, shutting down raves around the country every weekend. This latest helping from them comes in the form of a twenty track strong compilation project, featuring some absolute heat from the likes of Papps, Moda, Tengu, JGE, Jay Faded and more. There are a couple of clear standouts for us, with the super original bass rhythms of 'Don't Bother Act' from Tekraw and Dread MC being an immediate earworm, along with the super oldschool niche vibes of 'On My Mind' from Vamos.