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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

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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