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: Kicking off 2021 in style was a feat never in question by the CruCast team, as they begin their year with a set of absolute floor fillers from Axel Boy, who pulls out all the stops for this super impressive four track selection. We begin in collaborative mode as 'Wylin' sees TITUS join the party with some gorgeous vocal electrification, followed by euphoria uncompromised come the break down. From here 'Idk' delivers a more subtle LFO roller, again combining heavily modified vocal samples to freak out a dance completely before Mila Falls gets involved for her vocal mastery on the hard hitting synthesizer-lead 'Delirious'. Finally 'Lunacy' provides us with a classic-sounding dancefloor smasher, providing high energy drum rolls and more of those lethal synthesizer maneuvers to blow the roof off any rave.
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: 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: 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.