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See Ya At The Big Chill House

Hi team! Are you all set to party this Saturday night? We certainly are! For those of you wondering what we’re wittering on about, here’s a quick recap…

Bass[sic] is proudly hosting the second room at the illustrious Rockit Science 6th Birthday Party at the Big Chill House, London, this Saturday 29th March!

Special guest DJs on the night will be Daddy G (Massive Attack), Andy Smith (ex-Portishead) and Normski (GetTronic). The ever reliable Rockit Science residents Collins303 and DJ Ryu will also be laying down beats in the main room, whilst your favourite Bass[sic] residents rejectbeats, Big Nick D and Hubie will be joining Normski on the ones and twos upstairs.

The party kicks off at 9pm and runs through to the wee small hours. Entry is FREE before 10pm and only a fiver thereafter, so we suggest you get down nice and early to guarantee a spot on the dancefloor! Check out the cracking video-flyer above to help give you a flavour of what to expect!

All the event info can be found HERE!

Make sure you check out the event page on Facebook too!

Free Music & Fun Stuff!

To help get you in the mood for the party, we’ve got plenty of promo mixes for your lovely ears…

  • To kick off, we have a recent promo mix from the mainroom headliner, the one and only Daddy G, which you check out on Soundcloud…
  • Next up, here’s a recent Document promo mix from Andy Smith, which is full of funky nuggets! Check it out on Andy’s Mixcloud.
  • Rockit Science supremo and resident DJ Ryu has also put together a funktacular promo mix, which you can stream on Mixcloud!
  • And once again, our very own resident DJ Hubie has dedicated his latest Hubie Sounds radio show to promoting the party with a selection of bassy beats, plus a focus on Massive Attack, where Hubie spins a bunch of classic tunes from the Bristolian trip hoppers’ rich back catalogue.
  • Finally, don’t forget to check out the Bass[sic] Mixcloud for loads of free mixes that you can stream and download ’til your heart’s content!

Right, that’s it. See ya at the Big Chill House this Saturday! Don’t forget to pop up to the Bass[sic] room and say hello!

The Bass[sic] team

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The Bass[sic] 2nd Birthday Podcast

Check out the Bass[sic] Podcast!

Hi gang. It’s been two years since we threw our first Bass⁠⁠[⁠⁠sic⁠⁠]⁠⁠ party in ol’ London town, and even though we’re currently taking a short break, we thought it was only right to celebrate such an occasion with this 2nd Birthday Podcast!

As promised, here it is, featuring three excellent, brand-spanking-new mixes by our resident DJs:- Big Nick D, Rejectbeats and Hubie, rammed full of house, techno, breaks and LOADS more!

>> Stream The Bass[sic] 2nd Birthday Podcast vis Mixcloud <<

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Here’s the full tracklist…

Bass[sic] resident Big Nick D in the mix:

  • Dinky – Falling Angel
  • Guti & Luca Bacchetti – Loneliness
  • Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Maribou State Remix)
  • John Tejada – Somewhere
  • Maceo Plex – Stop Your Hate

Bass[sic] resident Rejectbeats in the mix:

  • Ivory D’or – Flashback
  • Foamo ft. Lotti – Release Me
  • Hostage – Fade To Black
  • Wretch 32 – Pop (Fake Blood Remix)
  • Yolanda Be Cool – Sweat Naked
  • Peo De Pitte – Easy White Boy (Plump DJs Mix)
  • Unique 3 – All Your Secrets (Deep)

Bass[sic] resident Hubie in the mix:

  • Claude VonStroke – The Clapping Track
  • Azari & III – Manic (The Finger Prince Static Situation Mix)
  • Zombie Nation – Momplays (Popof Remix)
  • Djedjotronic – Back
  • The Electroliners – Loose Caboose
  • Metro LA – To A Nation Rockin’

We hope this fills the Bass[sic]-shaped void in your lives for the time being, at least until our next party, which is due to hit the streets of London in early 2014. Watch this space and follow us on Twitter for party updates!

The Bass[sic] team

A Bass[sic] Free Music Bonanza!

Hi everyone. Since our last post on here, we here at Bass[sic] HQ have been quite busy with our various projects, gigs, summer holidays, getting married, having babies and so on and so forth, as you do! Anyway, as a result of our various endeavours this month, we’ve got a bumper crop of free music for your lovely ears. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…

We’ve Gone Promo Mix Crazy!

It must be the sunny weather here in the UK that’s been inspiring us, because all three Bass[sic] residents have serendipitously knocked together respective promo mixes for you to stream and download to your heart’s content…

  • To kick off, here is Big Nick D‘s latest monthly promo mix – Big Nick D. August Mix 2013 – crammed full of summertime tech house and techno, including choice cuts by the likes of Basement Jaxx, Tiefschwarz and Green Velvet, to name but a few! Make sure you check out the rest of Big Nick D‘s Mixcloud too!
  • Next up is a banging mix from newly-married duo Rejectbeats – featuring electro, breaks and house bangers by the likes of Plump DJs, Evil Nine, Foamo and loads more! For more from the Rejects, check out rejectbeats.co.uk!
  • Lastly, we have a summer-themed mix from HubieTake California – Mixed By Hubie – including house of the dirty and techy variety by the likes of Claude VonStroke, Julio Bashmore, Fatboy Slim and many more! Don’t forget to check out the rest of Hubie‘s Mixcloud too!

Bass[sic] @ The Elite Force Boat Party 2013

Finally we’ve got each of our resident DJs’ sets recorded live in the Bass[sic] room on board this year’s sweltering Elite Force Boat Party. These mixes were broadcast in their entirety as part of the Hubie Sounds show on NSB Radio and can be streamed and downloaded via the Hubie Sounds Mixcloud…

  • Hubie Sounds 070 – Featuring Rejectbeats‘ boat party set, plus fresh beats and classic tunes by the likes of Stanton Warriors, New Order and Coldcut
  • Hubie Sounds 071 – Featuring Hubie‘s boat party set, plus classic club bangers and anthems by the likes of Beastie Boys, DeeJay Punk-Roc and The Chemical BrothersTom Rowlands
  • Hubie Sounds 072 – Featuring Big Nick D‘s boat party set, plus a laid back selection of tunes by the likes of Lemon Jelly, Flight Of The Conchords and General Levy
  • And last but certainly not least, we thought we’d include a link to the main man himself – Elite Force‘s set recorded live at this year’s boat party, which you can stream and download via his Soundcloud

Alrighty, that should keep your ears and asses busy for the remaining summer days!

That’s about it from us for now. Watch this space for updates regarding our next party, coming soon, all being well.

The Bass[sic] team

Ahoy Shipmates!

One more sleep ’til we set sail!

For all of you who are joining us on board the Good Ship Elite Force, here’s a quick reminder of all the important info…

  • Make sure you’re at Tower Millennium Pier well before the 6:30pm boarding time. The boat won’t wait for you if you’re late!
  • The nearest tube is Tower Hill.
  • There are no physical tickets – make sure you bring your ticket receipt with you and a form of ID. You will be ticked off a list prior to boarding.
  • Don’t forget to stream or download the unofficial warm up to the boat party:- The Hubie Sounds Elite Force Boat Party Special!
  • Finally and most importantly, go nuts, have fun and make sure you come up to the Bass[sic] room and have a boogie with us!

That’s it! See ya on the boat!

The Bass[sic] team

 

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

Hubie’s Fearsome Five!

Here’s a new feature on the site dedicated to telling you, our lovely followers, what tunes are currently floating our boats, firing our lasers and filling our collective pants with excitey-goo. Too much info? Ok, maybe we should move on…

To kick off, our loveable resident DJ and pet-kiwi Hubie has given us a list of the five releases that are rocking his CD wallet at the moment. Here they are, in no particular order…

1. Little Roy – Battle For Seattle [Ark] – “I do like a good spot of dub and reggae and, as a true child of the 80s and 90s, I’m also a massive fan of grunge and Nirvana in particular. This album combines the two perfectly with a set of surprisingly excellent Nirvana covers in a rubba-dub-stylee, which never takes itself too seriously.”

2. Kry Wolf & Claude VonStroke – Turbosteppa [Dirtybird] – “This has been around for a while now and no doubt a lot of you will know it well. But at the moment this is the archetypal Tune That Never Leaves My CD Wallet. A guaranteed dancefloor filler with a bassline that makes me want to have its babies.”

3. Phil Kieran – Ghetto Face Place Space [Twin Turbo] – “Another dark, electro-tinged, techy banger, that just screams ‘get your stomp on’! I don’t know where Phil’s been in recent years but if he keeps popping out tunes like this then I will happily buy them on sight.”

4. Tom Rowlands – Nothing But Pleasure [Phantasy] – “Taking a break from writing tunes as part of one of the greatest dance acts of all time, the Chemical Brothers‘ Tom has put out a banging two-track EP on Erol Alkan‘s Phantasy label, the highlight of which, for me, is the epic techno-tastic Nothing But Pleasure. This track builds and builds until you can take no more and, just when you think you’re about to melt into a puddle of anxious techno-goo, it drops causing all who hear it to go full retard in the best possible way. Lovely stuff.”

5. Birdee – We Don’t Fool Around [Moveltraxx] – “This one just oozes summery vibes. And with the sun finally deciding to come out and dance here in the UK, there isn’t a more perfect tune to throw on whilst frolicking outside in your underwear. And as an added bonus, you can grab this tune absolutely gratis via the soundcloud below…”

That’s it from Hubie for now. You can catch him DJing along with the rest of the Bass[sic] residents, as well as some fellas called Evil Nine, Purge and Jung, at Bells Of Shoreditch next week, on Friday 14th June. For more info about this mega party, go HERE!

In the meantime, we intend to continue this feature on a regular basis, as long as we remember to do it (!), with further charts and stuff from our other resident DJs, as well as our guest DJs. Watch this space!

See ya at Bells Of Shoreditch next week!

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

 

Join Us Onboard The Elite Force Boat Party 2013

Hi everyone!

We’re very proud to announce that for the second year in a row we are involved with the hugely excellent Elite Force Boat Party, hosting the second room on board The Dutch Master Thames River Cruiser, on Saturday 13th July.

We know it’s a whole three months away, but there’s been a lot of interest in the party already and an exclusive run of early-bird tickets sold out in record time last week via Elite Force‘s website! General tickets are now on sale so we recommend you get yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Get your tickets HERE!

If you need a reminder of the sheer epicness of last year’s boat party, then check out this wicked video…

Here’s all the boat party and after-party details…

Supatronix And U&A Present… The Elite Force Boat Party 2013

Saturday 13th July, on board The Dutch Master River Cruiser, London

  • ROOM ONE: Elite Force + Special Guests
  • ROOM TWO: Hosted by Bass[sic] – Ft. Rejectbeats, Hubie, Big Nick D and Seffi B

Followed by… The Elite Force Boat Party After-Party @ Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Rd, London, SW9 6LH, 10pm-6am

  • ROOM ONE: Elite Force Vs. Meat Katie, Colombo, Jurassik, SE7en Deadly Breaks, The Scritch
  • ROOM TWO: Simon Shackleton, Mike Hulme, Resistance, Miss Monument, B-Roll

Ticket details…

  • STANDARD: Boat Party Only = £25 (+ Booking Fee)
  • DELUXE: Boat Party + After-Party + Coach Transfer = £30 (+ Booking Fee)

Get your tickets HERE!

  • The boat leaves from Tower Millennium Pier at 6:30pm sharp! Nearest tube: Tower Hill
  • Please note all deluxe tickets for boat and after-party now include free coach transfer worth £4. If you wish to purchase deluxe tickets without coach transfer, please contact Jurassik@supatronix.org
  • Check out the Facebook Event Page

Right that’s it! We’ll keep you updated about ticket availability and various other details between now and party time. See you onboard!

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