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See You On Friday At The Bells Of Shoreditch!

Alright peeps!

It’s nearly time for our big Easter party at Bells Of Shoreditch! Just in case you’ve somehow missed the exciting news, this Friday, 29th March, the Bass[sic] crew return to Shoreditch, East London, for our biggest party yet! We’ve got tech-funk maestro Meat Katie and electro-funkster Peo de Pitte chomping at the bit, ready to drop some seriously heavy bass music bombs for your lovely ears! And our resident DJs – Rejectbeats, Hubie and Big Nick D – are primed and ready to keep the dancefloor bouncing ’til we unleash our guests on your lovely ears!

The party kicks off at 9pm and it’s only £5 on the door (£7 after 11pm), so at those cheap prices you’d better make sure you get down nice and early to reserve your spot on the dancefloor cos it’s gonna be a roadblock!

All the event info can be found HERE!

Also check out our various listings…

Free Music, Guestlist & Fun Stuff!

As ever with Bass[sic], we like to go that extra mile and offer you some tasty music, podcasts and other free stuff to keep you in the party spirit! Here’s what we have for you this time round…

First up, if you’d like to win free guestlist to the party on Friday, our friends over at Free Breaks Blog are giving away tickets to the party! Check out all the details HERE! Be quick, the competition closes soon!

Check out our super special Easter Podcast, chock full of bass music badness (bad meaning good, of course!) and exclusives, compiled and mixed by our resident DJs Rejectbeats, Hubie and Big Nick D. Expect loads of tech house, dirty house and breaks by the likes of Julio Bashmore, NAPT, Stanton Warriors, Claude VonStroke and loads more! You can stream and download the podcast for free HERE!

Also on a free music tip, we have a pair of banging promo mixes from our guest DJs to help warm you up for the party! Check out Meat Katie‘s promo mix HERE and Peo de Pitte‘s promo mix HERE and get ready to dance hard!

Our headliner Meat Katie also has a cheeky Re-Rub that he’s giving away for free! Grab your copy HERE!

We managed to sit down and have a chat with our two special guest DJs ahead of the party on Good Friday. Check out our interview with Meat Katie HERE and our interview with Peo de Pitte HERE!

Our resident DJ Hubie presented the Bass[sic] Session on his Hubie Sounds show on NSB Radio this week, featuring brand new bass music bangers by the likes of The Chemical Brothers, DJ Zinc, Justin Martin & Eats Everything plus loads more! The show will be available to stream and download for free HERE!

And finally… don’t forget to check out the rest of our Mixcloud where you can find loads of exclusive mixes and live sets to stream and download, of course all for free.

Right, that’s yer lot! We hope we see you down the front at Bells Of Shoreditch this Friday night! Make sure you come and say hello!


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

The Bass[sic] Easter Podcast

Hi gang! As promised, the super exclusive, mega exciting Bass[sic] Easter Podcast has now landed!

To get you warmed up for our big party next week – on Good Friday, 29th March – the trusty Bass[sic] resident DJs have put together a banging podcast chock full of fresh beats and exclusives for your lovely ears. The podcast is divided up into three seperate stonking mixes, by Rejectbeats, Hubie and Big Nick D respectively, that should give you an idea of what to expect at the party at Bells Of Shoreditch next week.

So expect to hear 90 minutes of bass music, dirty house, tech house, breaks, and filthy beats to keep your booties bouncing right up ’til Easter weekend and beyond! You can stream or download the podcast via the funky buttons below…

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Here’s the full tracklist…

Bass[sic] resident Rejectbeats in the mix:

* Armine Edge & Dance – Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies
* NAPT – Baby I Like It
* Baby Anne Ft. D-Bo – Mad Skillz
* John Dahlback – Take This Thing Back (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
* Sway – Level Up (Fake Blood Remix)
* Calyx & TeeBee Ft. Kemo – Pure Gold (Hostage Remix)
* Rejectbeats – Watto (Merka Re-Boot)

Bass[sic] resident Hubie in the mix:

* Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)
* Kry Wolf – Together (Makes No Sense Remix)
* DJ Glen – Boogie Mafioso
* Justin Martin & Ardalan – Mr. Spock
* Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything’s Re-Ruff)
* SCNTST – Da Bizzy Jump
* Julio Bashmore – Au Seve (Stanton Warriors Re-Bash)

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

* Spektre & Tim Sheridan – Bitter Northern Bastard
* DJ Delicious – JaJa (Claude VonStroke Remix)
* Tonka – Aliens
* Belocca, Muzikfabrik & Jetro – Pressure
* Jerome Robins & DJ PP Ft. MC Flipside – Dirty Beats (Jaceo Remix)
* David Penn & The Cube Guys – In The Air

We hope you enjoy this podcast, please share it with your friends. And feel free to drop us any feedback to the usual address.

See you at the party on the 29th! You can find all the details HERE

The Bass[sic] team

Mighty New Venue – Meaty Lineup!

Alright party people! We’re pleased to announce the lineup and details of our first party of 2013, taking place on Good Friday 29th March.

As we hinted at in our recent posts, we’ve moved to an exciting new venue, which we can reveal as the Bells Of Shoreditch, on Kingsland Road, East London. It’s bigger and clubbier than our previous residence, the perfect environment for a proper, banging bass music party! Check out the Bells’ facebook page for a closer look at the venue.

Now onto the lineup! We’re honoured to present the mighty Meat Katie as our main headliner, making an all too rare performance in London. Joining the meaty one on the decks is our good buddy, and headliner from the first ever Bass[sic], Peo De Pitte! Of course these two legends of the bass music scene will be ably supported by the trusty Bass[sic] residents Big Nick D, Hubie and Rejectbeats.

But wait, there’s more! We’ll also have some top notch visuals for your lovely eyes, courtesy of the very talented Psychomonkey and special guest Mr Faff.

Here’s all the party info…

Bass[sic] – Good Friday 29th March 2013 @ the Bells Of Shoreditch, East London

* Bass Music * Tech Funk * Tech House * Breaks *

Featuring the amazing DJing talents of…

MEAT KATIE [Lot49] – UK-based Meat Katie, also known as Mark Pember, is renowned the world over for his unique brand of techy, rolly breaks and house – a sound that has earned itself a genre name of its own:- tech funk. Pember has been championing this sound to great acclaim for many years now, with numerous releases on his trailblazing label Lot49, as well as remixes and collaborations with the likes of Arthur Baker, U.N.K.L.E, Boy George, D.Ramirez, James Zabiela and many more, plus mixes for Fabric Live and Ministry Of Sound. Mark is as at home behind the decks as he is in the studio and is constantly touring the world, spreading the tech funk gospel and selling out dancefloors everywhere he’s played, sharing lineups with such luminaries as The Chemical Brothers, Soulwax, Justice, Carl Cox, Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors and Elite Force to name but a few. Meat Katie has recently returned from a successful tour of the US and is itching to drop some bass bombs on what will be a rare London appearance.

PEO DE PITTE [U&A] – Also sharing this exciting lineup is Swedish maverick Peo De Pitte. Peo has been tearing up dancefloors in London and around the world for some time now, spinning his eclectic style of breaks, house and electro to dancefloors and festival tents packed with happy, smiley ravers. Like the bigbeat heroes of old that he models his sound on, the emphasis of Peo’s DJ sets is on having fun above all else. Peo’s music productions also follow this ethos – packed with cutting edge synths and big room beats, his tunes never fail to impress and always bring a massive cheer from the dancefloor. We can’t wait to see Peo light up all the smiley faces at The Bells this Easter weekend.

Plus residents…

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

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!

Also, watch this space for a special Bass[sic] podcast to get you in the mood for the party – coming very soon!

See ya on the dancefloor!

The Bass[sic] team

New Year – New Venue – New Bass[sic]

Alright party people! We’ve got a very special announcement about the first Bass[sic] party of 2013 coming very soon! In the meantime, mark Friday 29th March (Good Friday) in your diaries, you’re not gonna want to miss this!

All we can say for now is we’re going bigger, better and more clubbier than ever, with a brand new super-special venue and a massive lineup to go with it! Watch this space and/or follow us on twitter for further announcements, coming very soon! Hold tight London!

The Bass[sic] team