M62 Records have had a fantastic year since they launched in 2015; Getintothis’ Ste Knight has the news on their latest event announcement
Bass music, as we’ve mentioned before, is pretty woefully represented in Liverpool. Thank fuck then for Liverpool label, M62 Records, who have come to the rescue to pioneer an underground bass music revival in the city. Since launching back in 2015, the label has gone from strength to strength, putting on events, hosting their own Mixlr radio show, and releasing records by promising young bass-orientated producers.
It gives us great pleasure to announce a trio of nights that the guys have organised, and the rosters they’ve got lined up for your bass-hungry ears are second-to-none, featuring some of the most exciting acts on the bass scene at the moment.
September 30 sees Jake D and Dr Cryptic heading down to Constellations. Liverpool’s best kept secret, Jake D has been making beats for as long as he can remember. As a DJ, Jake D keeps true to the traditions of sound system culture with sets full of dubplates and versions. Whether performing as Jake D or as Lunation (hip-hop alter ego project), it’s always a dubplate and vinyl operation.
We take a little journey down the M62 to Sheffield to bring you none other than the head honchos of Chip Butty Records, Dr Cryptic. DJing and Producing for around 10 years, Dr Cryptic brings to the table a fresh style of unique 4×4 bass music with dark undertones. Having played at some of the biggest nights across the UK he has earned the respect and support from many in the industry.
October 29 brings SirPixalot and Thorpey at 24 Kitchen Street. Sirpixalot’s tracks have been in rotation in the grime world for a few years now, but he’s not had much out in the way of releases. Voyage is Pixalot’s first EP on wax, and collects four of his sharpest productions, from the title track (also known as the beat from AJ Tracey’s ‘Italy’) to the virtuoso synth licks of ‘Argentina’. As with most SirPixalot stuff, the primary aim is for the tracks to bang in the club or on radio, but there’s plenty of experimentation to them too – and some of the melodies are otherworldly. Having over 14 years of experience, he has been featured on radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, BBC1Xtra, Kiss FM, Rinse FM, Deja Vu FM and Nasty FM just to name a few.
Joe Thorpe A.K.A Thorpey – from the OFF ME NUT crew – has been producing bassline for well over 5 years, and is well recognised in getting a session properly hyped up! With a mixture of styles; from his roots of mutant bass, to 4×4 bass, hardcore, speedbassline, and many more, he’s going to provide Liverpool with some sprangy subgenres not heard in a while!
Finally, November 26th sees a Tumble Audio takeover, featuring Killjoy and Deadbeat (UK), at 24 Kitchen Street. When it comes to underground bass music, Killjoy is in a class of his own. His productions are solid, weighty and have a depth and character to them which sets him apart from the majority of his peers, each of his tunes has a unique and original feel, while still retaining his trademark sound. Recent collaborations with Formula Records boss Champion and Newham Generals’ D Double E are an example of the calibre of this guy’s music, which if pushed for a description would sound something like grime-infused UK bass-oriented sound system thumpers. His DJ Sets are fast paced and exciting, dropping dub after dub, mixing smoothly between 130/140 bpm. 2016 is already shaping up nicely for Killjoy and is set to be a good one indeed for Tumble Audio‘s dark overlord.
If you haven’t heard of Deadbeat by now, you probably haven’t been paying much attention to the Juno Bass charts. Based in his hometown Sheffield, Deadbeat has been making his mark with numerous weighty releases on Formula Records, Tumble Audio, Project All Out, Chip Butty and more. Every track he’s produced has been pure bass gold. His forthcoming collaborations with Conducta and Flava D are an example of how far his production has really come. Deadbeat is able to flawlessly mix styles spanning from garage to bass with ease, leaving his crowds always wanting more. Tipped as the fastest growing talent in the scene, and recently mentioned by My Nu Leng as a producer to watch out for Deadbeat’s future is looking very promising indeed.