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In The Face at Illusive Festival 2017

In The Face return for the second year at Illusive Festival on the mighty Takeover Stage, a giant projection mapped robot! Alongside Gash & Hadean are bassline stalwharts Mikey B & Pelikann, plus big sister Erisian is there for a takeover too! If it was anything like last year expect loud messiness in a field with top production on all the stages

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In The Face 7th Birthday

In The Face is celebrating its 7th year (seriously can’t believe that) in style, and as usual we will have a killer lineup to reflect that! First three headliners announced and the mighty Squire of Gothos vs Phatworld are joined by Vital Techniques & MC PEAN as well as Darkzy & Bru-C Official & ex-New York Bankers turned 8-bit producers City Guys!

ITF – Fri 10th Mar 2017

In The Face is back once again after yet again defeating Erisian in the clash, and what an event we have for you! All the way from the US of A we bring you a real pioneer of the modern bass sound and head of Night Bass, AC Slater. Joining him is mutant bass madman for his first gig in aaaages Rrritalin, as well as Sheffield bassline don Dr Cryptic and hardcore legend Jakazid!

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ITF – Fri 18th Mar 2016

In honour of St Patricks Day we have a very special Irish themed In The Face for you, with prominent night & label Act Normal taking over downstairs, bringing over many quality DJ’s from the emerald isle. In the main room all the way from Sheffield we have our biggest Off Me Nut Takeover to date, with Squire of Gothos going b2b with Phatworld AND Superior Cornrows, K-Orse & Bass Hound making an appearance right before their new album drops, and Thorpey who will be bringing the heavy bassline bangers. To complete this epic night we have all round soundsmith Kursa who makes everything from dnb to glitch hop, and will be playing a special set of brand new material, as well as Duskky & Audiogutter reuniting after their epic set at Boomtown last year to play some more 160 stuff for us. Believe US this one is not to be missed!

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Releases blog

Champion – Execution EP

This new 2 tracker from Champion, on Skrillex’s label Nest (yes, we were surprised too) has been doing the rounds for a while now, and it isn’t hard to see why, with the title tracks infectious vocal snip, downbeat bassline and head nodding beats. Listen Da Bass is a more 4×4 affair with incremental vocals from Serious One. Free download so the price is very much right.
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Distro – Meltdown EP

Brighton based label 877 Records puts out another killer release, this time from forward thinking bass music pioneer Distro. For fans of My Nu Leng (and featuring an excellent collab with them) this EP combines house with bassline and garage. The Flava D remix of title track Meltdown is especially good, with it’s screeching bassline, though every track on this EP is excellent. Out now from all good online retailers.
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Project Allout Volume 1

Sheffield label Project Allout unleash their first free album Volume 1. Consisting of instrumental grime and 4×4 bassline tracks with some absolute bangers included.
Recent releases from the label have been topping the Juno charts and this one follows on nicely. Personal favourites on the album produced by our very own Deadbeat UK, Dr Cryptic and the one from Trends is a definite dance floor smasher! Available for free download from their Facebook page.
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Kanji Kinetic – Rebirth EP

Kanji Kinetic goes in seriously hard with this one, his new EP on Under The Surface Records, the title track featuring some seriously hard hitting, neurofunk-esque drums over midrange basslines, with the VIP changing it up to a slower, moombah version before bringing the tempo up for a tropical bass finish. The collab between Kanji & Thorpey is another highlight, morphing between mutant bass and techno, with multiple donks thrown in for good measure. Available now from Juno, among others, and a free Kitbash remix of Rebirth available below in return for a like/repost on Soundcloud
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Deadbeat – Good 2 Me

The latest EP on Tumble Audio comes from Brighton based DeadbeatUK, and following on from last years underground smash What I Need this doesn’t disappoint. Opener & title track Good 2 Me combines an infectious vocal sample with gritty basslines, Wheel It Up follows course with a high tinged bass and constant rewind samples, though it’s Clear My Mind that really does it for us, with it’s dreamy garage intro making way for a skippy beat and heavy bass. Finally the Nothing Sweet remix, for which Deadbeat won a competion that led to this release, proves why he was picked up by this label in the first place. Out now and topping the Juno bass & Garage charts. Big.
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Mixes blog

Mustard Gunn – Not Until You Brush Your Teeth

This new mix from Coin-op head honcho Mustard Gunn is a dancefloor killer from start to finish. For fans of techno, electro and booty you’re in for a serious treat. It’s jammed full of both new stompers and classic tunes from the likes of Jerome Hill, 3d!t, Michael Forshaw, Matt Whitehead, DJ Funk and more. Mustard Gunn has not failed to impress with this one.
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Keep Watch Vol. XXVIII: Spooky

Big mix from Spooky for Mishka’s Keep Watch series can only be described as frenetic, which perfectly encapsulates his style. Blending many different genres, though always with a heavy focus on grime, the first half of this mix is a mashup of instrumentals whereas the latter focuses more on MC’s, with Spooky laying acapellas from some of the biggest current grime artists over tracks of his choosing, in what sounds like some 3 deck business. Excellent!
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Moody Good – Tumpy Bopkins Mix

Moody Good is a new project from one half of 16 Bit, and it’s great to see at least one of them returning to what they do best, after a hiatus from music for quite some time now (busy producing the latest Bjork album). The sound has clearly matured, though still has a very heavy edge, as is evident in one of their latest tracks, a slow tribal affair with moody spoken word vocals from Joshua Idehen. This mix is very eclectic, going from trap to grime, ragga to dubstep through juke and seamlessly blends many genres. Definitely worth checking out and a great introduction to this new project.
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DJ Dropacat – Endless Summer Mix

This mix by American DJ Dropacat for SF night Nice Ones takes us on a journey through house and garage, onto techno, mutant bass and more. The ending features the oddly experimental duo GirlsOnDrugs but for the rest it’s pretty much straight up bangers all the way from the likes of Deadbeat, Kanji, Audiogutter etc.
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