Review: The Night Bass rampage marches forward again as founder and front runner of the American bass scene: AC Slater touches down across three tracks of fire. For the title track 'Free Your Soul', we hear AC join forces with Young Lyxx for a vibrant 4x4 stomper, encapsulating the exact sound Night Bass represents. It all gets a bit more techy next as we are introducing to the jittery lead synthesis alongside the gloopy LFOs and sharp drum designs of 'IFU'. On the final recording, we are very excited to see Armanni Reign and TS7 join the party with some vibrant contributions towards 'Step Back', an acidic roller, perfect for the dance
Review: This is a first for all parties: JFB's first official mix, Ghetto Funk's first artist-fronted compilation and Disco Cakes' first ever long playing release. Needless to say each party has really stepped up; JFB has curated a mammoth 37-track adventure exploring every possible corner of Ghetto Funk's sprawling sonic scenery, ranging from wholesome, down-home country funk (Grinny Granddad "Good Girl"), slick ragga-swing (Stickybuds "Clean Air") bump-shuffling electro ghetto (Featurecast "Around The Block") and raw, teeth-clenching bass filth (Skullee - "Badboii"). Leaving no stone unturned, this documents the Ghetto Funk movement with immersive mischief, AND it comes with a killer DJ mix.
Review: After an incredible showing at Parklife festival and a very popular Rinse.FM takeover, Crucast return to their release schedule with a stack of weighty remixes for TS7's 'Motion Shift'. We begin with TS7's own VIP mix, which combines pounding subs and gliding synths over punchy 4x4 rhythms. The legendary of AC Slater steps up with his stripped back 2-steppy redesign, followed by Livesy's gritty overhaul. Finally we finish up on Annix's jungalistic jump up fusion of a remix, set to turn dances into zoos up and down the country. Crucast have certainly delivered another classic with this one!
Review: Although "Reach" is thankfully not a cover of the dreaded song of the same name by S Club 7, it does sound like it hails from the same era. Yes, late 90s house, the good stuff that existed as a glorious respite from the former, is the order of the day here: all garagey beats, organ riffs and a bellowing female vocal. If you're not feeling the retro love, then head straight to the bassline mix, that ups the tempo and adds some seriously filthy 4 x 4 bass action for a more contemporary take.
Review: The recent return of TS7 continues apace with this new slice of perky, party-time melodic dance music. Throbbing bass, cheeky disco claps, shimmering trancey synths and sped up R&B vocal snippets, all add up to a big old bundle of fun. Waltons remix dirties things up a bit with a juicy wobble bassline, while the Mella Dee remix opts for a big of classy and restrained garage action.
Review: After a five year gap TS7 is back in action with some uptempo garage vibes that don't hold back on the bright and bold elements, especially on lead track "Nothing To Show". Keyboard strings, R&B vocal slices and a chunky organ bassline make for a cheeky romp through popular dance music. It's a theme that gets adjusted only slightly for a dirtier cut on "Head of State", while "Real Love" goes slightly moodier with its minor key. "On My Own" may intriguingly find favour with trance heads on the strength of the vocal, which could be lifted from a peak time anthem fit for huge arenas, albeit with some thoroughly cheeky bass.
Review: As champions of the UK bassline sound, the CruCast roster continues to impress on all angles as they unleash the third edition of their 'We Are Crucast' series, showcasing some of the most heavyweight releases they have landed over the course of 2020. The roster is pretty sensational to say the least, with the likes of AC Slater, Darkzy, P Money, Zero, Skepsis, TS7, Zero, Cajama and more all making notable appearances throughout. The project as a whole is a top quality representation of where the sound of UK bassline is currently at, with our personal favourites including the techy blips and vibrant subs of MPH's '116', alongside the stripped back bass warbles of Corrupt (UK)'s 'Strange Things' alongside the sultry vocal lines of Raas. Top stuff all around!
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: Well well well, we have to say we heard tell of a mega compilation that was set to be emerging out of the bass scene in the near future, but nobody could have predicted it to be this powerful as Holy Goof unveils his Globes compilation, championing all aspects of 4x4 bass music to the maximum. We see A-list appearances from top to bottom with Notion, Chris Lorenzo, Fine Art, Skepsis, FooR, Bushbaby and more all gracing the listing with top draw originals. For us the immediate standouts on this one have to include the emotional expanse of Freddie Martin's 'Stubborn', which comes complete with cracking original vocals, along with the rapid fire LFO shells of Livsey's 'Supersonic' and the big room synths of Skue-K's 'Flows'.