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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

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

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.

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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.

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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

2 More Sleeps!

Hiya party peope!

Only two more sleeps to go ’til the big Bass[sic] Launch, we’re all well excited here at Bass[sic] HQ!

Peo de Pitte is aching to unleash his big bassy monsters and The101Connection is straining at the leash, ready to drop some serious funk bombs – you’d better make sure you bring your splart shields cos things are gonna get rather messy!

Don’t forget, Bass[sic] kicks off at 8pm this Saturday night, DOWNSTAIRS at The Cornershop, on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Old Street. It’s FREE entry all night, so we recommend you get down there as early as possible cos we’re expecting a roadblock of epic proportions!

Of course all the info you need can be found on HERE

In the meantime, to get you in the Bass[sic] party mood, may we suggest you check out our recent What’s In The Box blogs on LifeSupportMachine.co.uk. Here you’ll find loads of FREE music, as well as exclusive Bass[sic] promo mixes by residents Big Nick D and Hubie, plus as an extra special promo mix by The101Connection:

http://lifesupportmachine.co.uk/tag/whats-in-the-box/

Oh and to get you in the mood even further, don’t forget to check out the Hubie Sounds Bass[sic] Launch Special, which was broadcast on NSB Radio earlier in the week:

http://hubiesounds.com/2011/11/09/download-the-hubie-sounds-basssic-launch-special/

Cheers everyone, see ya on Saturday!

The Bass[sic] Team x

Bass[sic] Is Go!

Ok after much ado, we are proud to announce the long-awaited (!) Bass[sic] Launch Night!

That’s right, we’ve found an excellent venue in The Cornershop, in the heart of Shoreditch, London, complete with a Function 1 soundsystem and loads of drinks specials and nice food, there’s something for everyone!

So, onto the party… Here’s all you need to know…

BASS[SIC] LAUNCH PARTY

* SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2011 @ THE CORNERSHOP, SHOREDITCH, LONDON

* FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!

* BASS MUSIC * HOUSE * BREAKS * FUNK

INTRODUCING AN EXCITING NEW CLUB NIGHT IN THE HEART OF SHOREDITCH, FEATURING THE DJING TALENTS OF…

* PEO DE PITTE [U & A / FLAT OUT] – Also known as the smiliest man in dance music, Peo has been blazing a trail through the wide and varied bass music scene for some time now, releasing heavy hit after heavy hit, including remixes for the likes of Drumattic Twins, Elite Force, Finger Lickin’ Records, Lot49 and many more and earning plaudits from such dance music luminaries as 2 Many DJs, Fake Blood and Plump DJs to name but a few! Peo’s busy DJing schedule has seen him tour all over the world, as well as at UK hotspots such as Fabric, The Egg, Ministry Of Sound and Global Gathering and we are proud to have Peo along to help us kick off our maiden night with a bang!

* THE101CONNECTION [FRACTURED FUNK] – Supporting Peo we have Alex ‘The101Connection’ Swann, who, along with promoting the popular Fractured Funk nights in Hampshire, has racked up an impressive CV of gigs all over the UK and Europe, playing his signature brand of funk, breaks, disco and house to dancefloors packed with adoring fans and caners alike! We’re really stoked to have Alex along to play at the first ever Bass[sic] and we can’t wait to unleash him on all of you, you’re gonna love it!

PLUS RESIDENTS…

* REJECTBEATS [DANNY REJECT & KIMPOSSIBLE / NSB RADIO]

* BIG NICK D [BIG SQUARE RECORDS]

* HUBIE [NSB RADIO]

AND THE VISUAL SKILLS OF PSYCHO MONKEY [REJECTBEATS]

* FUNCTION 1 SOUND SYSTEM * DRINKS SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG * FOOD SERVED UPSTAIRS ‘TIL 10PM *

THE CORNERSHOP [DOWNSTAIRS]

123 SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET
SHOREDITCH, LONDON, E1 6JE

* MAP: http://bit.ly/orxLBW

* CONTACT: bass_sic_london@hotmail.co.uk

We really hope you can join us for the party and help us make it go off with a bang! If this one goes well, there will no doubt be many more to follow, so we hope to see you down there!

The Bass[sic] Team.