An institution for underground dance music, CruCast have been the UK Bass scenes leading light since their foundation in 2017; one of the most well renowned dance music brands in the UK, CruCast have taken over stages at the likes of Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds Festival, Boomtown and Parklife, as well as selling out iconic venues across Europe including Amnesia, Ibiza and London’s Printworks.
With a roster of talent, curated from the scenes leading names, CruCast has developed artists such as Skepsis, Zero, Darkzy, Kanine, Bru-C and Window Kid and receive regular support from radio outlets including BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, Rinse FM and Kiss FM.
CruCast’s ability to develop their artists has aided the transition into the mainstream, making their brand increasingly desirable to all upcoming artists and promoters, gaining attention from a much wider audience, online, across streaming platforms and, of course, in the dance.
Review: The unstoppable Amplify continues to get his mates involved with a brand new Amplify & Friends EP. The last one was on Low Down Deep, now time for a new tag-team tear-up on the world dominating Crucast. First up, 'See Me' with Nu Elementz sets the scene with its nagging sandpaper funk bass riff before good friend and Gradient co-runner Metal Work joins for the super brutal rough-house jam 'Gradient'. Elsewhere Master Error and Nu Elements get stuck in on the more dramatic grot-fast 'Gone' before we hit an emotional rave finale 'Knuckles' with Master Error. Get friendly!
Review: Slappers, slippers, bloopers, blippers... Call them what you want, but Gino doesn't half make some absolute stinkers. This return to Crucast is the perfect example; three Hazard-esque rattlers that bruise hard and dynamically. 'Big Mistake' and 'Blippers' both roll out with a certain sense of funk. Imagine T>I having a really angry day and that's where we're at. Missing the classic tear-up Gino who pummelled you hard with oddball metallic textures? Look no further than 'For Nothing'. Bam, right in the kisser!
Review: Just when energy prices look like that might have a chance of settling down, along comes Aussie banger craftsman B.O.M and orders us to gas things up. And don't just stop at the hypey, Tanz-fronted title track either. Elsewhere Fernquest fronts a Sub Focus-level anthem on 'What's Up' while Christina Harrison and PDX join B.O.M for a lighter-thrusting sing-along peaktime blast off and 'My Love' gets us all so hot under the collar that we don't need to think about heating costs for quite some time. Scorchio!
Darkzy - "It's You" (Turno remix) - (4:11) 174 BPM
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: Italian powerhouses in their own rights, Turno and Gino link up for two of the most furious D&B tear-ups Crucast have ever released. 'The Swarm' is a hornet's nest of a track with stabby bass textures stinging and pinging all over the place while 'Hysteria' brings the lotion... Big rave flavours build up into a drop that's so disgusting you have a criminal record for just knowing about it. Think Original Sin down the gym every day doing 200kg deadlifts. Hysterical scenes.
Mikey B & Paige Eliza - "White Lies" - (4:32) 132 BPM
No One Else - (4:03) 134 BPM
Highs & Lows - (4:21) 136 BPM
Commander - (4:26) 130 BPM
Review: It's been a little while since we last heard from Mikey B, but what a way to make a return and kick off 2020 as he lands on the illustrious CruCast for a spicy four track selection. The first track that rolls into view is the title track 'White Lies', which alongside the fantastic vocal lines of Paige Eliza sees Mikey unleash an awesome display of original niche flavour with flavoursome synth melodies and choppy vocal prowess, followed up gnarly bass tones of 'No One Else' and catchy harmonic slices of 'Highs & Lows'. Finally, we finish up this wicked selection with a look at 'Commander', a grit-heavy 4x4 roller, designed to turn any dance to a ruckus. Excellent stuff!
Review: CruCast's excellent run of top quality releases is set to continue as they welcome the man of the minute: Eloquin, a producer whose stock has shot up since the start of 2020. We kick off his brand new four track selection with the whistling synth runs and sharp snare processing of 'Gotcha' before seeing Purple Velvet Curtains join the party for some well placed vocal additions on 'Carnage'. Next, 'Movin' provides with scattered drum expressions and grizzly synthesizer runs before 'Destructive' sees MPH arrive on collaborative duty for a classic UK bass bruk. Wicked work from all involved!