Following two back to back sold-out UK tours and an incredible Glastonbury Festival show, the CruCast collective bring their high-octane, bass-heavy takeover to NASS Festival for the very first time on Saturday.
Hosted inside the redesigned Hangar – now an outdoor big tent with state-of-the-art production to fit the incredible demand – this promises to be one of the heaviest raves of the weekend.
this promises to be one of the heaviest raves of the weekend
The brainchild of drum and bass DJ Lazcru, the group is comprised of himself and some more of the best artists bass music has to offer, including: Mr Virgo, Kanine and TS7, as well as the bassline behemoths Skepsis and Darkzy, plus MCs Bru-C and Window Kid to ensure the crowd are suitably hyped.
Skepsis is a natural showstopper with an insane eye for selecting, whilst Darkzy’s dubstep influences ensure his unique take on bassline produces an undeniably dirty sound, mixed in with singalong classics to produce an unmissable festival set.
Speaking to Nitelife, CruCast creator Lazcru told us: ‘We are bringing the full squad down to NASS Festival with loads of brand new, unheard music.
We are bringing the full squad with loads of brand new, unheard music
‘This will be extra special for us, as NASS festival is open to all ages and we have so many younger fans who have never had the chance to see us perform live before – it’s going to be one to remember.’
Originally five DJs and bassline heavy, 22-year-old artist Kanine joined the CruCast touring team to even the scores for drum and bass fans, bringing his selection of the dirtiest jump up bangers and rollers out there.
‘For our first tour 18 months ago, we selected five artists to run across the tour and it all sold out, so we stuck with it.
‘We started releasing drum and bass on an album last summer and have been building more and more on the genre since then. I don’t feel we are a bassline label so much anymore; with the events getting bigger and bigger, we are involving as many genres as possible.’
with the events getting bigger and bigger, we are involving as many genres as possible
Looking beyond their remarkable live shows that have garnered as much hype as any in the bass music industry, the label has a steady stream of consistently good releases – as well as some of the biggest tracks in the genre’s history. CruCast-released tracks such as Skepsis’ Goes Like and Darkzy’s Gun Fingers are among the most iconic bassline songs of this generation.
Skepsis’ Goes Like and Darkzy’s Gun Fingers are among the most iconic bassline songs of this generation
‘We have been releasing music for nearly three years now, we get loads of great producers sending us music, so we just pick whatever we like and feel would work with our fan base.
‘We never imagined any of this, to be honest. We just wanted to put on a few shows, have some fun and push the music. It’s been a great ride so far, hopefully it will keep going above and beyond the UK for many years.’
The last couple of weeks for CruCast has seen the release of heavily anticipated tunes such as the summer heater You & I by Bru-C and Simula, and the rave-ready Pistachio by Mad About Frankie, but CruCast has loads more new music coming this summer for fans to get excited about.
25 unheard tracks that we are really excited about. Loads of those will be premiered at NASS
‘We have It’s You by Darkzy coming out on 19 July and there is loads of hype on that release, then the week after we have our big summer album Shake the Bass 3’ – which is 25 unheard tracks that we are really excited about. Loads of those will be premiered at NASS. See you there..’
Photo via @Lazcru