Label boss Royce Rolls finally comes forth with his first release on his own imprint; with the as ever club orientated ‘Don’t Let Go’, and a pulsating b-side - ‘Love is Lifting Me’. Both tracks are destined to smash dancefloors across the world, and give just a taste of both the labels’ and Royce Rolls’ music policy and direction. ‘Don’t Let Go’ carries all the hallmarks of Royce’s old school garage influences with punchy garage breaks, an infectious vocal sample and retro organ. In contrast to the bumpy speed garage of the title track, ‘Love is Lifting Me’ is a grimy UK funky record with big wobbles and piano stabs galore, building up to a frantic climax. These two tracks embody everything that the IABT head honcho supports, and furthermore a good indication of where ‘It’s a Bass Thing’ is at right now.
Available for here released 24th May 2013
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YO1 Festival, York 5/5/13
With the full YO1 lineup announced, ‘It’s a Bass Thing’ are proudly hosting the main stage, featuring such talents as AlunaGeorge, Rudimental, Lulu James, Jackmaster and Oneman alongside local acts like The Marzec Group and the Dub Barn Collective. A big step up from last years festival, York University based Circulation Magazine will also be hosting a stage which will see the likes of Medlar, Greymatter, Tusk Wax and Luv*Jam bringing the house vibes to YO1. Well established reggae night Irie Vibe’s will be playing a large role, hosting the legendary Channel One Sound System alongside a plethora of local reggae acts. Bison Coffee House – the home of IABT’s Sub FM slot, and Please Please You and will be delivering the best in acoustic and indie all with stage’s of their own. All taking place on the Knavesmire racecourse you can expect to see a number of acts associated with IABT over the weekend across YO1.
Taking to the main stage will be label boss Royce Rolls, hosting the acts and playing in-between artists and of course the highly elusive Welsh duo Myth Rychards, expect juke, uk funky and general mayhem from these masked men who have received support from Annie Mac and Toddla T. New boys Millski and Rudetone will also be representing on the main stage. A treat for those who like their frequencies low and the tunes to create a party vibe, these two have played across the country selecting the best in dubstep and drum & bass. Millski is also holding down a spot on the prolific Radio Freq, and will be bringing the good times to Knavesmire with his partner.
Newly signed Didz will be expected to tear up YO1 main stage also, with his selection of old and new garage, house and bass music, and also his own array of releases which cover labels such as Ten Thousand Yen and L2S. Prolific producer Lucent will be gracing the Circulation stage displaying his wide pallet of musical tastes and production, which range from minimal techno to bassline house, having recently released on ‘It’s a Bass Thing’, Lucent is definitely one to catch for his eclectic sets.
Buy tickets for YO1 Festival here.
Live on Christmas Day, Royce Rolls bringing you a special broadcast from the It’s a Bass Thing studio. Listen back to it HERE
Shouts to everyone that showed for our 1st birthday at the Duchess. Special thanks to Zinc, Tippa, Rogue State, Lucent, Dubzee and the rest of the IABT crew for providing the soundtrack to an amazing night. We couldn’t have wished for a better way to be One
Circulation Magazine recently featured an interview with Royce Rolls in their most recent Issue. You can read the whole thing HERE
Also from earlier in the year when we brought Boddika and 1 half of Myth Rychards to York, Nouse was there to give it a review HERE
Get over to UKBASSMUSIC and grab your free copy of Coffi’s exclusive Trap remix of Lucents Traps [Had to be done really!]
GET YOUR FREE DL HERE and while your there have a look round
Huge shouts to our artists Myth Rychards and BRENZ smashing up this months
MIXMAG November Bass reviews with a 9/10 and 7/10. see below for more
With our first Birthday looming with a week to go!! DJ ZINC has kindly put together our latest TOP 5 to get you right in the mood for when he makes his debut in the capital of Yorksha’! Having been one of the top DJ’s and producers in the UK scene for many years he’s always keeping it fresh in the studio and on the decks, Zinc really needs no introduction.
1 - A trak & zinc ft Natalie storm ‘like the dancefloor’
First previews up on the tube more to follow, keep ‘em locked!
Our very own Royce Rolls to curate the Bass genre for 22tracks.com
“Bass is back! DJ Royce Rolls [official] label owner of It’s A Bass Thing curates the Bass playlist and is becoming one to watch if you like to rave with a big bottom end!”
Myth Rychards bring us their first EP and its and banger from start to finish. The elusive Welsh crew have already been getting noticed by Annie Mac, Toddla T, Chrissy Murderbot, Tom Middleton and Kerri Chandler plus recent radio support from BBC1Xtra’s Btraits!
The Brenz aka Mr Acomb Bleek releases his debut right here on IABT. Huge sounds and all out bass this is just a taster of whats to come from this talent. look out for his forthcoming EP later in the year!
Both Released Exclusively through JUNO DOWNLOAD 28th Sep Here
general release Oct 5th