Fork and Knife is back with yet another standout single, released by a standout label in 1Forty. Right in time for Halloween ‘Real Monsters’ decorates its nerve-wracking soundscape with skippy drums, swelling basslines and nightmarish synths which make for an all-round screamer (excuse the pun).
As we draw towards the close of 2018, we can look back and say that this year was quite possibly bass music’s strongest episode so far, with festival stages around the country being stacked with representatives, radio stations taking a 4×4 hammering and the raves being dominated by bass DJs. One of the most notable names to be involved in this continued growth of the scene is none other than Sheffield’s own: Deadbeat UK.
So, the time has finally come. It’s safe to say that unless you have been living under a rock for the last three years, if you follow bass music in the UK, you are likely to have come across the formidable Lengoland storm.
So, it’s been a hot minute since we were able to bring in somebody for a full two track EP project, so we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing in the extensive talents of both Elvice and M.O.B as they unveil their long awaited ‘Villains’ project.
Brighton and Hove has long been the creative hub of the South Coast – arguably the country – harbouring a wealth of talent throughout its history. Whether it’s Charles Dickens in the 1800s, Fatboy Slim in the 1990s, or Ocean Wisdom in 2018, the City has invariably acted as a haven for innovation, freely allowing artists to express themselves.
We’ve been following the enigmatic releases of Resonate for quite a while now, with Reprezent & BBC’s Kade being the lead voice behind the movement. Over the last few years they have been putting together some vibrant projects, showcasing the best of bass, garage and funky in and around the UK scene.
J Fella is back at it again with another belter entitled ‘Gassin Ya’. Sonically this seems to be his muckiest release yet and whilst it treads familiar territory with shimmering, bell-heavy leads and vocal samples, the range of sounds utilize in this single makes for head-scratches and screwfaces.
Throughout the UK bass scene’s rise to it’s current prominence and dancehall domination, there have been a definitely few labels that can be classed as leading lights, who have consistently provided high grade fire for the rest of the scene to take inspiration from and grow. There is no doubt in our minds that the Yorkshire based giants at In:Flux audio are one of these projects.
In a discussion of artists that truly mastered the art of vocal bassline tunes, A dot R would surely have to be carefully considered. Having been around for 10+ years in the scene, it was only recently that A dot R re-emerged in the scene and started putting out teasers of his new work. We at 3000 Blog got the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the man himself to ask where he’s been, his views on the scene and where he’s going next.
Within the UK Bass scene, there are few that have managed to make themselves as applicable across the board as N.Y.T.A. Known for his super futuristic style, blending tech inspired bass moogs and rolling percussive drum progressions, the Bristol based producer has become renowned for the defying the ordinary and yet remaining as relevant as ever, a skill few have ever mastered within UK dance music in general.
Brighton based imprint: Southpoint look set to continue their explosive run across the entirety of 2018 as they unveil the latest in a long run of EP’s, this time coming from Brighton based garage and breaks producer: Movement. As a resident writer on the site, we were very pleased to see Movement make his full EP debut with his Brightonian neighbors, having made his debut on the project in mid 2017 along with a plethora of well received appearances.
Few Sheffield producers are creating a buzz like local lad Palizé. With a musical portfolio as diverse as it is bass-heavy, the last 3 years have taken Palizé to a variety of stages, from the lovably dingy Harley in Sheffield to the prestigious Eskimo Dance.
Einstein is said to have described creativity as “intelligence having fun”. This is a quote that really carries some weight once you’re acclimated with artists such as Hertfordshire’s Esskay. The UK’s underground scene, and Grime in particular, has always been a beacon of creativity – shining through in various different forms – Esskay’s latest project Essence is a true testament to that fact.
or the majority of the UK scene, it’s pretty obvious that DJQ has established himself as bassline royalty, both as a celebrated solo producer/ DJ and as ⅓ of the titanic trio of TQD, who’s album last year was hit with nothing but positive responses.
Since bursting onto the bassline scene during the genre’s recent resurgence, Pelikann undoubtedly proven himself to be one of the most forward thinking producers working across the scene today. Through his use of super innovative bass design and lethal drum processing, Peli has managed to nail his futuristic neuro sound down to a t, making his live sets and releases a real highlight across the UK’s bass community.
The Saucy Records imprint has been on fire as of late, putting together a bag of really experimental high profile releases from some of the most creative minds across the bass scene. We were thrilled therefore that they are clearly keen on keeping this run going as they invite back long standing associate: Barely Royal to bring that fresh heat to the table.
A seductive offering comes to us via Netherlands courtesy of Paul Stenn and Yorgen in a track entitled ‘Blesser’ which we absolutely love here at 3000 HQ and hope you do too. This one is now available for free download only via the 3000 network.
After inviting us down to their weekly radio show for a 3000 Bass Takeover on Pyro Radio a few weeks ago, we couldn’t be happier to be returning the favour by welcoming SISTER over to 3000 to christen our brand new multi genre mix series; ‘3000 Sessions’ in which you will see us exploring a wide range of electronic music all across the bass spectrum.
We are happy to welcome Dytez back to 3000 Deep with another high calibre free download for your ears. This time the Czech duo rework Blonde & Kojo Funds Ft. RAYE’s ‘Check’ and we think you’re going like the results!
As the 3000 Bass Takeover at fabric fast approaches, we prepare for an onslaught of bass and feel honoured to be one of three brands flying the flag for a bass driven sound in their respected genre of music, alongside Nero Presents and Eatbrain and we couldn’t be more humbled by the experience.
You would struggle to find an artist – in any genre – with longevity comparable to Dizzee Rascal. It’s been exactly 15 years since the inception of his first album, and nowadays the Boy In Da Corner can roam freely round the room.
In the ever-expanding realms of UK Bass music, it’s often hard to keep track of those who have been setting pace for the longest. As far as labels go, there aren’t many that have held as big an influence as Cheap Thrills, headed up by long term bass expert Hervé.
Upon first listen you’d be mistaken for thinking that J Fella had been around since the scene began. With stomping kick drums, emotional vocal leads and bubbling basslines J Fella manages to touch upon that sweet spot left by old school artists that at present remains underexploited.
Tony Wonka, most known for his leading actions within D&B trio Teddy Killerz, recently joined up with the infamous imprint for a stonking release, one which is gaining a lot of traction among the high rollers of the scene. We were lucky enough to grab an interview and guest mix with Tony prior to his release appearing on the shelves.
In my relatively short time on earth I’ve heard a veritable range of descriptors: ‘Harrowing’, ‘custardy’ and ‘stinky’ are amongst my favourites but I wouldn’t be alone in reporting I’ve even heard tracks referred to as ‘evil’ before. Mattik’s latest EP release on In:flux ‘Can’t Step’ is a cut that demands a creative description, so I will do my best below.
For those who grew up listening to grime and bassline, there are few who affected both genres with as much clout as Dexplicit. Known for it’s truly unique expressive melodies over and rhythmic perfection, it’s hard not to call ‘Bullacake’ an original banger.
As ever at 3000 Deep, we are always looking to bring you guys the most creative, forward thinking bass music possible. Here we feel we have pushed the boat out even further as we introduce Mike Snow with his
fantastic halftime future bass adventure in ‘Easy’.
We are thrilled at threethousand.co.uk to be introducing you all to our brand new artist led article series, bringing you off the the top tens direct from your favourite artists in underground bass music.
We were lucky enough to grab a slice of such insight from none other than Southpoint co-founder Josh Gunston, who has recently gone on to form his own management company whilst looking after some of the bass and grime scene’s hottest prospects.
“DJ Semtex is raised on the principle of furthering the art form and giving back to make the scene better than how he found it. That’s gold. He remains humble and being of utmost service to the culture.” – Chuck D.
Now, when it comes to UKG, it’s safe to say that within the current sphere of directly dedicated labels, Stictly Flava is one of the standout projects, consistently putting forward exciting, vibrant, modern garage music.
Following a string of super high profile releases and and a tonne of sell out shows, including notable appearances at Parklife and SW4, Notion really is looking like the man of the minute within the bass scene. We were thrilled to see another new drop from him appear on our timelines via the legendary UKF YouTube platform.
Overrated. Untalented. Uncharismatic. These are just three adjectives you will never hear when it comes to describing Ghetts. A true pioneer – there are very few artists birthed from Grime’s early days who can cause as much havoc today as they did back then.
Sister Radio recently celebrated their 50th show on Pyro Radio and we had the pleasure of taking over their airwaves with 2 great bass driven mixes courtesy of Faded and Ralston. We also stayed around for chat with their two hosts Shan Mcginley and Carly Wilford about the wonderful world of 3000.
To celebrate our fabric takeover on the 28th September, we were thrilled to get Hot Goods involved with an official Fabriclive promotional mix. Filled to the brim with weighty bass exclusives and pounding original selections.
Hot Goods gets to work blending some of the tastiest tunes out there right now, giving us an exciting preview into what we have to look forward to at the end of the month.
Presenting a brand new mix series to 3000 Bass in which we see established producers assemble exciting new mixes comprised solely of their own productions, giving them a unique opportunity to showcase brand new work as well as combining some of their old classics for good measure.
3000 Blog proudly welcomes British DJ/producer Kissy Sell Out (KSO) to our new website as a special columnist, bringing you a regular series of interviews with influential players in the global bass music scene.
Starting as a club night aimed at bringing more diversity to the scene in Leeds, 1Forty are back with their third release this year, after a slew of three massive free EPs in 2017. With a pretty impressive social media presence, 1Forty is pretty hard to miss.
As the ever progressing realm of UK Garage continues to flourish under it’s current revival phase, we felt it was only write to get our resident UKG scholar: Movement on the case. He has assembled a must read ‘Top 5’ Garage artists to keep an eye on over the coming months, and we couldn’t agree more!
This collaboration sees Krudd founder and all around mic man extraordinaire: Bru-C team up with man of the moment Tsuki for a bass fueled thrill ride, injecting some serious bass flavour into the dance.
What a year it’s been for the team at Maraki as My Nu Leng and FineArt’s explosive new home label continue to roll out the belters, rolling on from Bushbaby’s extremely well received ‘Force’ EP earlier in the year.
As the UK Garage undergoes a serious revival movement, it’s becoming more and more apparent that certain new school producers are spearheading the genre forward, none more so than the don dadda Conducta.
Ohhh lord, this ones more wobbly than kids in the Boomtown Psy Forest. Melbourne’s Exit 99 have seriously morphed this Dubstep classic into a straight dance floor smasher, set to be a weapon of choice we have no doubt. Rumour has it, even Van Damme himself has been shaking a leg to this one and its out for free and it’s exclusive to 3000 Bass.
Beautiful, chilled vibes coming your way today courtesy of Bromsgrove’s
Anto. We can’t get enough of his work over here at 3000 HQ and we hope you like this track as much as we do. Anto is definitely one to keep an eye on this year.
It’s with great pleasure that we present to you our 100th exclusive mix and what better way to mark this momentous occasion than with an explosive mix crammed full of dubs, VIP’s and exclusives from none other than the mighty Shapes.