Review: Even with the vibes within large sections of bass music shifting towards a more stripped back, tech-inspired approach, CruCast continue to remain champions of the more explosive end of the spectrum, here delivering the fourth edition of their converted 'New Blood' series. We begin with the big room EDM flavours of 'Get Out My Head' from Subshock and Evangelos, followed by the experimental bass manipulations of 'Haunted' from Sonix and classic slithering bass writhes of 'Holdup' from the super consistent Kudos. Next up, A2Z unleashes a synth heavy implosion within 'Turn It', followed by the euphoric introduction and fabulously glitchy sound design of Kitone's 'Can't Lose' and Andrsn's dancefloor-ready 'Nice & Easy' original to see out the tracklisting in style. Awesome work.
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: When we look back over both the roster and discography that we have seen the team at PAR assemble over the years, it is very difficult to not be incredibly impressed, with back catalogue boasting arguably one of the strongest selections in UK bass music. We here see them set out on another goliath conquest as they present their ninth birthday release 'PAR IS 9'. This project features a host of exciting guests, from heavyweight veterans such as Garna, DeadbeatUK and Moony, to more new school hard hitters such as S3 Dubs, Daze Prism and more. Highlights for us include Dubzta's grimey sheller 'Side Effect' and the madness of Sekt 87's skippy belter in 'Surge & Rush'.