Review: Following on from the fantastic reaction to their original collaboration 'Freak', both Skepsis & TS7 have once again joined forces on an exclusive remix pack for 'Freak'. We begin our journey through Crucast's latest brainwave with Flava D's UKG inspired rethink, combining groovy chord progressions with tidy melodies for a summer-ready vibe. Next, Gentlemens Club take us down the darker recesses of bass music as their remix smashes together gnarly bass synths with that super catchy vocal melody. From here, we then move into the lovely sounds of Used who delivers a catchy liquid rethink, before the pair combine for the official dub mix. Tidy stuff!
Review: To celebrate an incredible run of releases and festival stage takeovers, CruCast have collated some of their most popular releases over the last few years into one handy compilation, taking the name 'Cru100'. Now over the past few years we have seen CruCast lay down a pretty dominant release schedule, which shows in this tracklisting as we reminisce with classics from the likes of Skepsis, Darkzy, Distinkt and Tsuki, with more recent bangers such as Bru-C and Simula's 'You & I' making it onto the listing also. If you are looking for certified dancefloor ammo, look no further!
Review: One thing we have noticed about the CruCast release model, is that it is perfectly balanced between their more established faces and a constant wave of exciting newcomers. This release pays homage to the first of those options as CruCast roll out the red carpet for an all-star affair as the likes of Skepsis, Darkzy, Bru-C, TS7, Tsuki and more come together for a scorching selection of brazen bassy badness. There are some tasty pieces involved, but the ones that leap out the most have to include Skue-K's colourful rework of Bru-C & D Double's 'Heater', along with a vibrant VIP mix of 'Jungle' from Nu Aspect.
Review: Bassline talisman Skepsis continues his high profile run of releases with the full selection off his brand new 'Check This' EP via the epic Crucast imprint. We begin with the title track, a high energy vocal collaboration with grime legend P Money who runs riot over fine Skepsis production work. The EP also includes the full release of the long awaited 'Lock Off' collaboration with FineArt and the synthy madness of 'Mad World', resulting in a fantastic overall project.
Review: What a start to the year it's been for Crucast, who have continuously set levels and raised the bar with every release they have put together. This track, entitled 'Lock Off' sees Fineart work in fusion with the bassline flag flyer Skepsis, and the results are fantastic. We are treated to masterfully crafted distortion as different bass synths stab and stutter in true UK bass style. When you couple that with smooth drum arrangements and catchy sub riffs you are in for a treat. Crucast look set to continue their power surge long into 2018 and beyond.
Review: Has bassline ever been more influential than it is currently across the UK? I think most people would struggle to argue otherwise. To celebrate this, bassline heavyweights DJQ, Jamie Duggan, Skepsis and Darkzy join forces for an allstar compilation album, including a selection of full tracks and exclusive mixes. The full project includes exclusive drops from the likes of Champion, Shanti, DJQ, Flava D, TQD, Preditah, Bushbaby, Darkzy, Bru-C and many more. You are going to struggle to find a more comprehensive bassline selection this year!
Review: Well what a year 2017 has been for Skepsis. The simple fact is there are very few DJs or producers that have taken part in such a rapid rise to infamy in recent times. The original composition of 'Goes Like' was an absolute storm come release day, with the track receiving incredible DJ support from UK heavyweights such as My Nu Leng, TQD and even the likes of Diplo. On remix duty, Skepsis has brought together a powerhouse selection, with Darkzy providing an vibrant bassline rework whilst The Prototypes and Frazah supply high energy drum and bass redesigns of the track. As well as this the release is blessed with his own official VIP, which has been damaging dances for a hot minute. This is a fantastic way to round off a fantastic year for the CruCast collective.