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: 2019 is a year which has seen a major shift in the landscape of music, both in regards to the status of the genre worldwide, and the evolution of the sound itself. One of the leading projects in the more tearout corner of bassline is of course CruCast, a label that remain at the forefront of the sound, shutting down raves around the country every weekend. This latest helping from them comes in the form of a twenty track strong compilation project, featuring some absolute heat from the likes of Papps, Moda, Tengu, JGE, Jay Faded and more. There are a couple of clear standouts for us, with the super original bass rhythms of 'Don't Bother Act' from Tekraw and Dread MC being an immediate earworm, along with the super oldschool niche vibes of 'On My Mind' from Vamos.