The Blast: Boxing Day Special
Chase & Status [DJ set] & Rage
Voltage & Bassman
The Blast DJS
In the world of UK bass music, it doesn’t get much bigger than Chase & Status. For The Blast’s final collaboration with In:Motion of the season, the duo bring their unparalleled show with MC Rage to blow the roof off one more time. Fresh off the back of their new album Tribe, calling on the likes of Craig David, Emeli Sandé, Shy FX and Slaves, Chase & Status returned to their roots and regained their throne as drum & bass royalty.
To back them up, The Blast have pulled together a selection of the UK’s finest bass merchants old and new. Representing the old-school are Heartless Crew, who through pirate radio station Mission FM and later 1Xtra left an indelible mark on UK garage. Now performing again having split in 2010, the Crew having been reminding everyone why they’ve devoted their musical lives to the sound that they love.
Dimension and Darkzy may not have been doing it that long, but get no less love and props. As one of MTA’s young guns (the label run by Chase & Status themselves), Dimension’s star has been rocketing, garnering support from the likes of Zane Lowe and Annie Mac with his slick production. Darkzy on the other hand, hailing from Nottingham, takes bassline as his guide and mashes it with whatever sub-low frequencies he can find.
Mollie Collins and Blast resident TS2W complete the main room, while Bristol’s Sam Binga leads the charge next door alongside Blast favourites Voltage and Nastee Boi. Shake off the post-Christmas blues and rave with the best of them.