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Birthday Podcast Incoming!

Wakey wakey!

Hi everyone. Long time no see! Many apologies for the relative silence at our end recently. Don’t worry, we haven’t gone anywhere, we’ve merely been hibernating through the chilly months.

However, to celebrate our imminent 2nd Birthday, we’ve managed to temporarily wake from our slumber to put together another cracking Bass[sic] podcast, which should be ready next week. The Bass[sic] tech elves are just putting the final polish on it as we speak.

Watch this space for updates over the next few days, it will definitely be worth the wait!

The Bass[sic] team

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Boat Party Tickets: Going, Going… Gone!

Ahoy there!

Tickets for next week’s Elite Force Boat Party have now sold out! For those of you who missed out, we’ll hopefully see you at the after party at Jamm. For those of you who do have your tickets, we’ll see you on board!

A quick reminder:- the boat leaves Tower Millennium Pier on Saturday 13th July at 7pm sharp, so make sure you’re there nice and early to allow for a swift departure. The boat won’t wait for you if you’re late!

That’s about all you need to know. If there are any changes to proceedings between now and cast off, we’ll let you know. We recommend you keep an eye on this website and our twitter account for any updates.

Cheers!

The Bass[sic] team

Elite Force Boat Party Update

Ahoy shipmates!

Here’s a quick boat party update… with only 2 weeks to go ’til party time and less than 60 tickets remaining, the Elite Force Boat Party is very close to selling out, so if you haven’t got your tickets yet we strongly suggest you buy yours NOW to avoid disappointment!

Buy your Boat Party tickets!

If you missed the announcement last week, the room one special guest has been announced as the funktastic Featurecast, supporting the main man with his uniquely eclectic set of party bangers and mashups! This boat is gonna be rocking from start to finish!

Finally, here’s an update about our room on the boat… to give you a flavour of what to expect from our special guest DJ Seffi B, he has recently posted up a cracking promo mix chock full of classic breakbeat booties and mashups, which you can grab absolutely FREE right here…

Right, that’s it for now. Make sure you grab your boat party tickets while you still can RIGHT HERE!

The Bass[sic] team

Featurecast Jumps Aboard The Boat Party

With just under a month to go ’til the annual Elite Force Boat Party sets sail, the mystery special guest has now been announced!

Mash-up maestro Featurecast will be warming up the main room on the boat, spinning his unique blend of funky beats, bass and party anthems that’s sure to keep the boat rocking for the duration of our journey down the Thames.

To give you a flavour of what to expect, here’s a recent promo mix from the man himself, rammed to the gills with Featurecast‘s own inimitable mash-ups and edits…

Tickets for the Elite Force Boat Party are still available but they’re selling fast! Get your tickets HERE!

That’s it for now. We hope you enjoy the funk!

The Bass[sic] team

Big Ups Party Peeps!

Hi gang. We’d just like to give a massive big ups to all of you who came down to Bells Of Shoreditch on Friday night to party with us, we hope you enjoyed it. Also special big ups to our excellent guest DJs Evil Nine, Purge and Jung who absolutely smashed it.

We’d also like to give a special thanks to our very talented VJs Psychomonkey and Mr Faff for providing quality visuals once again and to the lovely Candice and Angela for once again helping out on the door. We really appreciate all your hard work lads and ladies. And of course big ups to the venue for having us.

Finally, we’ve updated our photo gallery with pics from the night – you can check out the party gallery directly HERE. Special thanks to James Evans of Entoptika for taking the pics and letting us use them on our site.

Alrighty, that’s about it for now. Don’t forget you can next catch the Bass[sic] crew on board the Elite Force Boat Party on Saturday 13th July. Tickets are still available but they’re selling fast so you’d best get onto it pronto! Get your tickets HERE!

Cheers!

The Bass[sic] team

Bass[sic] Is Back At The Bells

Hi gang! We’re pleased to announce the details of our next big party taking place on Friday 14th June, once again at the Bells Of Shoreditch in East London.

This time around we’ve got a late 6am licence and some proper legends headlining in the form of macabre beatsmiths Evil Nine, making a rare London appearance with their unique combination of electro, beats and bass. Also on the decks we have one of the biggest talents bubbling under in London clubland at the moment, Purge. And completing the lineup we have a proper party starter in Jung, as well as our ever reliable residents Hubie, Rejectbeats and Big Nick D.

We’re also pleased to welcome back the VJ stylings of Psychomonkey and Mr Faff.

Here’s all the party info…

Bass[sic] – Friday 14th June 2013 @ the Bells Of Shoreditch, East London

* Bass Music * Dirty House * Tech House * Breaks *

Featuring the amazing DJing talents of…

EVIL NINE [For Lovers] – Brighton-based duo Evil Nine (or Pat Pardy and Tom Beaufoy to their respective mums) have been producing dark, twisted beats for 14 years now. Their early days signed to Adam Freeland’s trail blazing Marine Parade stable saw them produce one of the great debut dance music albums in You Can Be Special Too – a truly unique collection of macabre beats and basslines, tied together with some of the most talented rhymers the underground hip hop scene had to offer. This record, as well as a raft of excellent singles and remixes, led to the duo becoming one of the hottest properties in underground dance music. They have since produced a second album, the zombie-themed They Live and they are currently working on a third long-player, due to hit later this year on their own label, For Lovers.

for-lovers.co.uk

PURGE [Nasty FM] – Also sharing this exciting lineup is one of the hottest up-and-coming talents of London’s underground bass music scene, Purge. Having rubbed shoulders with the superstars of the infamous Fabric nightclub, Purge has gone on to become a special talent in his own right, spinning an up front selection of the finest bass music, garage and house to packed dancefloors all over the UK and Europe. Purge is no stranger to the world of underground radio too, hosting his own show on Marcus Nasty’s Nasty FM. He’s also been busy in the studio, working on his debut EP Sandstorm, due to hit this summer on Berlin’s ITAKA.

soundcloud.com/purgeuk

JUNG [Bass Ache] – We’re also proud to announce a third special guest, the very talented Jung. Also known as Stacey McDonald, he has played for Chew The Fat at the legendary End nightclub, warming up for the likes of The Rogue Element, and will bring his unique blend of fresh bass music and classic breaks and jungle to the decks for a rare and exciting London appearance.

bassache.net

Plus residents…

Hubie [NSB Radio]
Rejectbeats [NSB Radio]
Big Nick D [Big Square Records]

And special guest VJs…

Psychomonkey [Rejectbeats]
Mr Faff [Looking Sound]

The Bells Of Shoreditch
48 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8AA

This party is bound to be a sell out, so given that tickets are door-sale only, you’d better make sure you get down there early to avoid disappointment!

Keep an eye on this website for further announcements plus more fun features, interviews and music in the lead up to the big event.

The Bass[sic] team

 

Bass[sic] Party Pics

Hi gang!

We’re more or less recovered from what was a banging Easter weekend, so we’d like to say thanks very much to those of you who came down to Bells Of Shoreditch on Friday night and helped make our party go off with a bang! Big ups to our guest DJs Meat Katie and Peo de Pitte who absolutely smashed it! Extra big ups to our guest VJs Psychomonkey and Mr Faff for providing some truly mind bending visuals and also to Amanda for her picky-wick-taking skillz and to the lovely Angela and Candice for helping us out on the door.

Speaking of picky-wicks, we’ve just updated the Gallery Page with photos from the party, so do check them out and see if you’ve been snapped! You can check out the party photo album directly HERE!

Righto, that’s all for now. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for news about the next party, coming soon. And finally thanks again for your continued support, we love your balls 🙂

The Bass[sic] team

Bass[sic] Chats With Meat Katie

Morning everyone! There’s just over a week to go ’til party time (full details HERE!), so we thought it was a good time to publish the second of our interviews with our special guest DJs.

Ahead of a very rare London appearance, we’ve managed to get superstar DJ, and headliner at Bass[sic] on the 29th of March, to take five minutes out of his busy schedule to answer a few important questions. He’s a tour de force, a runaway tech-funk train, an unstoppable bass behemoth, a dance music legend:- he is of course Meat Katie, aka Mark Pember, and we’re very excited to have him gracing the decks at this month’s Bass[sic]. Best known for his tough techy dancefloor destroyers, Pember has worked with and remixed some of dance music’s biggest household names, from James Zabiela and Deep Dish to Boy George and UNKLE. As well as having three Meat Katie albums under his belt he also supplies the world with some of the finest techno, tech-funk and breaks via his LOT49 imprint. He’s warmed up for The Chemical Brothers, played tunes on the Valve Soundsystem and now you can find out how he likes his eggs…

Bass[sic]: To kick off… You and Peo de Pitte make up one of the biggest lineups we’ve had at Bass[sic], but did you know that you’re probably the baldest lineup too? Of the two of you, who do you think has the LEAST body hair overall?
Meat Katie: Probably me, as I go for the full body wax.

Bass[sic]: For those people who are unfamiliar with you, how would you sum up the Meat Katie sound in only 3 words?
MK: Breakbeat without breaks.

Bass[sic]: Moving onto the dancefloor, which tune are you most looking forward to dropping at Bass[sic] on the 29th of March?
MK: This! What a cheap plug!

Bass[sic]: Of all of the massive tunes that have been released over the years, what is the one tune that you wish you’d written or signed to your label?
MK: The Loops of Fury – Flick A Switch.

Bass[sic]: Now onto the serious questions that everyone’s been dying to know the answers to… How do you prefer your eggs to be cooked?
MK: Poached of course.

Bass[sic]: What’s the last album you bought on CD?
MK: Yesterday I bought The Jim Jones Revue – The Savage Heart

Bass[sic]: Who would win in a jelly wrestling contest:- you or Peo de Pitte?
MK: Me! Peo is a pussy.

Bass[sic]: Which do you prefer:- cats or dogs?
MK: Erm… that’s a tough one… pass!

Bass[sic]: Star Wars or Star Trek?
MK: It used to be Star Wars, now it’s Star Trek.

Bass[sic]: How much horse is there in a standard serving of Meat Katie?
MK: You will have to discover that for yourself.

Bass[sic]: Would you rather be trapped in a room with 1 horse-sized chicken? Or 10 chicken-sized breakbeat purists?
MK: Probably the big chicken horse thing.

Bass[sic]: Do you have a musical guilty pleasure?
MK: Stanton Warriors.

Bass[sic]: What was the last movie you went to see at the cinema?
MK: I’ve not been for a while to tell the truth. Maybe The Hunger Games.

Bass[sic]: Do you have any hidden talents?
MK: All my talents are hidden, in fact I don’t even know what they are!

Bass[sic]: And finally, what are you up to for the rest of this year? Releases, gigs, tours, etc?
MK: I have a residency at Tresor in Berlin at Dangerous Drums. I’m just releasing our latest Take Miami compilation on LOT49. I’ve just signed Electric Soulside & The Rogue Element to LOT49, which I am a bit excited about. I have a Facebook page where I moan a lot about stuff that is not really music related. I have a Gigatools account where I am supposed to have my gig dates, although ironically I always forget to update it. I’m touring the States and Mexico in April and at the end of May/June, also Australia and New Zealand in December. I have also been building a website for the last 15 years… I’m pretty close to getting that finished (as someone else is helping now). I’m thinking of buying another corn snake for my daughter (but a different colour). My friend Andy is getting married in April, I’m definitely going to that. It’s in Colchester. It’s my birthday in September. I can’t think of anything else I have to do at the moment!

Thanks for chatting with us Mark! You can catch him dropping all of his favourite tech-funk bangers at Bass[sic] at the Bells of Shoreditch, East London, on Good Friday, 29th March! Full event details can be found HERE!

To help get you in the mood for the party, check out Meat Katie‘s latest promo mix…

And don’t forget to download Meat Katie‘s latest Re-Rub, absolutely gratis…

And finally, make sure you have a listen to our Easter Podcast, chock full of banging beats and filthy bass!

Right, that’s it! See you down the front at Bells Of Shoreditch next week! We’ll post an event reminder in a few day’s time to make sure you’re kept up to speed!

The Bass[sic] team

Bass[sic] Chats With Peo De Pitte

Hi everyone. As part of the build up to our big party at the Bells Of Shoreditch on Easter weekend (less than three weeks to go! Full details HERE!), we sat down with our two special guest DJs, Peo De Pitte and Meat Katie, to exclusively chat with them about the hot topics in the world at the moment – kind of like a mash up of Newsnight and MTV Base, with Jeremy Paxman bogling to jump up drum n bass, just to set the scene for you.

Anyway, we first spoke to electro-funkster Peo De Pitte with some hard-hitting questions. Peo has been smashing dancefloors all over the world with his unique brand of bouncy bass music and mental mash ups. And when he’s not tearing up nightclubs, he’s usually found sat astride his studio mixing desk, cooking up beats and samples for his bass-heavy productions and remixes for the stars. Here’s what he had to say about jelly wrestling with Meat Katie and much, much more…

Bass[sic]: To kick off… You and Meat Katie make up one of the biggest lineups we’ve had at Bass[sic], but did you know that you’re probably the baldest lineup too? Of the two of you, who do you think has the LEAST body hair overall?
Peo: If I just remember to pluck my ear hair it might be a close competition.

Bass[sic]: For those people who are unfamiliar with you, how would you sum up the Peo de Pitte sound in only 3 words?
Peo: Three day bender!

Bass[sic]: Moving onto the dancefloor, which tune are you most looking forward to dropping at Bass[sic] on the 29th of March?
Peo: I have a few new ones that I’m looking forward to playing from my next EP… will keep the titles under wraps for now!

Bass[sic]: Of all of the massive tunes that have been released over the years, what is the one tune that you wish you’d written or signed to your label?
Peo: My own label was just a stepping stone in the beginning to get my own voice heard when no other labels wanted to answer my emails so I don’t really have any regrets.

Bass[sic]: Now onto the serious questions that everyone’s been dying to know the answers to… How do you prefer your eggs to be cooked?
Peo: Sunny side up!

Bass[sic]: What’s the last album you bought on CD?
Peo: Hmm, yeah it must have been the last Prodigy album. I still have an obsession with buying their physical products!

Bass[sic]: Who would win in a jelly wrestling contest:- you or Meat Katie?
Peo: I’m a skinny lanky person, I think he could just sit on me and he would win. But I might just have my garlic/chilli cocktail before and kill him with my breath!

Bass[sic]: Which do you prefer:- cats or dogs?
Peo: Cats, I used to have one. Hated dogs in my early days but I do like them now… But yeah cats still win.

Bass[sic]: Star Wars or Star Trek?
Peo: Star Wars… maybe a cuddle with Princess Leia.

Bass[sic]: Who really shot first:- Greedo? Or Han Solo?
Peo: Oh, someone’s a fan here… I’d just say Han I guess…

Bass[sic]: Would you rather be trapped in a room with 1 horse-sized chicken? Or 10 chicken-sized breakbeat purists?
Peo: I’d probably be afraid of what that horse-sized chicken would do to me when it gets hungry. The chicken sized purists I could always step on when they raise their voices, or play them re-rubs so they keep quiet.

Bass[sic]: Do you have a musical guilty pleasure?
Peo: Yesterday I actually had a listen to an old Swedish artist I grew up to, Eric Gadd – Bara Himlen Ser På…. Google that if you dare. [Ed: we did and it was… sexual]

Bass[sic]: What was the last movie you went to see at the cinema?
Peo: Django Unchained… good stuff!

Bass[sic]: Do you have any hidden talents?
Peo: I used to train in Judo

Bass[sic]: And finally, what are you up to for the rest of this year? Releases, gigs, tours, etc?
Peo: Next up is my release with NAPT on Strictly Rhythm sometime this month. Going to America for gigs in May and later on Australia again. 2013 should be a good one!

Cheers Peo, that was very insightful, we’re sure you’ll agree! Check out Peo’s latest promo mix, chock full of bangers and smashers, right here…

You can catch Peo spinning tunes and striking some judo poses behind the decks along with Meat Katie at Bass[sic] at the Bells of Shoreditch, East London on Good Friday, 29th March! Full event details can be found HERE!

Watch this space for our interview with our headliner Meat Katie, coming very soon! Also keep your eyes and ears peeled for a super exclusive Bass[sic] podcast, due to hit your lovely ears in the next few weeks.

Cheers,

The Bass[sic] team

Check Out Our Event Pages

Hey gang. Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve created event pages on Facebook and Resident Advisor for our party on the 29th March. Check them both out and make sure you add the party to your diaries so you don’t miss out on all the lovely party business!

And don’t forget you can keep up with all our social networking on Facebook, Twitter and on Mixcloud.

Thanks for your support everyone!

The Bass[sic] team