It’s safe to say that over the last year, CruCast have gained a significant level of dominance over the bass scene in the UK, with their catalogue expanding beyond belief over that period with a spritely new release each and every week from both the scene’s established veterans and a vibrant display of cracking new-comers, both of which have contributed massively to the CruCast steamroller. Quite what has inspired the recent run of extreme consistency we aren’t sure, but it’s been a very enjoyable process to watch, especially with this latest new drop arriving with some serious style.
Enter: Arc Nade, a Nottingham native that has been a very consistent within this expansive bass music scene over the course of the last couple of years, making his name in numerous different avenues across both viral releases and a consistent 40,000 monthly Spotify streams. This exciting release run has also given Arc Nade the ability to slowly transition across underground dance music as a whole, incorporating numerous different genre-specific elements into his sonic designs to deliver some truly unique work. This latest EP is a great example of those ideas and extended themes in motion, unleashing four dance floor ready heaters which we can’t wait to sink our teeth into.
We head right into the heart of the dance as we begin our journey with ‘Body Gyal’, a Champion-esc masterclass in rhythmic experimentation, vocal sampling and sub-design, with an uber-groovy feel running throughout the heart of the tune to really inspire the ravers. This is then followed by a slightly more abstract approach as ‘Nuclear’ delivers a blippy showcasing of more tech-influenced sound design atop raucous bass elements below, before Dpart joins the party for some fabulous vocal additions of ‘Get Off My Line’, another metallic roller. Finally, we round off the EP with some explosive flavour as we receive the VIP treatment of ‘Round One’, giving us some classic tear-out 4×4 energy to sign off in style.
You can check out the full EP via the link below: