When exploring the vast realms and bass, garage, grime and breaks, The 3000 Network has always made an effort to go that little bit further, exploring the newest artistry and uncovering the next big name we feel is likely to emerge. Today however, we are going to be taking a look at an artist whose return we have been waiting on since the end of lockdown. There is no doubt in our eyes that this guy was one of the reasons that bass music originally exploded in the UK and with his new, more garage-driven approach, we are sure his come back is going to be causing a fair few ruckuses in and around the dancefloors before Christmas.
We are of course talking about Bushbaby, Southpoint’s original star boy and one of the most versatile and electrifying production minds we have seen emerge out of the UK underground in a number of years. Despite taking a brief hiatus from the Bushbaby alias to focus on other projects and his more tech-house inspired alias Vincent Vaguer, he is back in the driving seat, loaded with a tonne of ammunition and ready to reclaim his place among bass royalty. He has made quite the statement with his return as we see the marvelous sounds of ‘No Clip’ play the leading role.
Now, Bushbaby has always been a mastermind when it comes to synth design, always giving us just enough potency to inspire a screwface, but never too much to the point where they sound overbearing or harsh. ‘No Clip’ dives into that masterful trait further as we are greeted with bulbous drum processing, huge vocal chops and another one of those lethal bassline synthesizer designs, pulsating away in the low end like a mechanical monster, giving the tune a metallic charm that is sure to inspire a few ravers. It’s a truly wonderful return and marks the start of a new run of top quality releases, all of which we are told will be hosted by his home label of Southpoint.
Let’s buckle up for an intense 2023!