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bassbin – 4 – bassline house

Posted by Chris on August 20, 2007 at 12:03 am  

bassline. flavour of the micromonth. niche house – occuping a wedge in the London scene between grime, dubstep and funky. popular all over the north of England. write-up in london paper. Dissensus here.


Joe Ruckus told me a couple of things about the history of the scene in Sheffield. The club ‘niche’ was a thin building round the corner from Gatecrasher that was known for being rough as arseholes – the sort of place bouncers went out to take all the drugs they’d confiscated during the week, then fight people. The club folded and re-opened not too far away in a slightly less narrow building that opens out onto an NCP carpark.

It’s interesting to see a style that is popular all over the north of england making inroads into the capital (Londoners like to think) the currents usually move in the opposite direction. Here’s a bassline mix done on a budget -

WordTheCat – Bassline House Mix (aug07) 192k 33.7mb

mavado – what them a do (dexplicit rmx)
dj q – shottas
dj q – gangstas
dexplicit – juicy fruit
dexplicit – good for me
t2 – oh boy
dexplicit ft jasmine – lollipop bass
dj q – what 2 do
dj q – dutty wine
t2 f/ jodie aysha – heatbroken rmx
t2 – flith
t2 – salsa

dj q is from huddersfield and dexplicit’s from london, i really rate leeds’ t2 for squeaky breaks and vocals. another great 4×4 mix doing the rounds at the moment is this one from faggatronix. like jump up drum and bass with no pulls ups.


  • Comment by bok bok on August 21, 2007 at 1:35 am

oh gosh……..

that t2 oh boy tune ….

first time i’m hearing it in your mix, im floored.


  • Comment by mos dan on August 22, 2007 at 1:10 pm

this mix is getting RINSED!

is that really what niche looked like?? nuts! it’s like an oversized portaloo!

i hear niche is v v big in rotherham. seriously.

  • Comment by mosca on September 10, 2007 at 3:13 pm

niche is at club vibe in shef at the moment. having cleaned up its image a bit after shootings there’s a few more nights like stush at uniq, tight tight tight security tho. check local bwoys ben joel, ian b, lee malton, ds1, turbulence (not the notorious one)(although that would be heavy), j rugged etc etc

also beat bandits are vocalling a lot of self-produced niche tunes. not too much of a divide in the niche/grime scene here in shef

  • Comment by Steve PMX on September 10, 2007 at 8:36 pm

weird. dubstep is just barely making an impact here in D.C. cuz everyone’s on some dumb shit. Drum’n'bass is still relatively in effect, but all that shit is boring now. You can only go so far before you start recycling the shit that’s already been done… thanks for the heads up on this new shit. I’ll have to peep the mix tonight….

  • Comment by hguctyhu on October 15, 2007 at 12:21 pm

i like songs
niche is gd
cum on me

  • Comment by tim on October 22, 2007 at 11:28 am

did u know-lee malton bendz both wayz…

  • Comment by troopa on November 22, 2007 at 4:59 pm

its al bout premonition night club Birmingham. BIG IN DA GAME

  • Comment by Rick on December 9, 2007 at 7:54 pm

I remmber my day’s to going to club niche…. Heavy heavy night’s…… The place was like buzzing and crowed was just mad… WAP WAP WAP WAP!!!!! Now it’s all about Club Vibe… Same guy that used to own niche own’s vibe…. Yo people that don’t know about bassline, 4×4, niche get to know… SHOWWWWAAAAAAA!!!!!!
Some real big DJ’s/Producers coming up in the game…. Sounds just getting bigger and better. Showwaaaaa!!!!!

niche iz gud snorla iz mark. sleepz in puddlez. yay yay diggy dar dar yuraaaaaaa uryaaaaaaa…..

  • Comment by Cr@!GyJ on January 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Y’all should check out basslinehouse.com just sign up (its FREE) and join in with the fun in the forum, buy records, MP3′s and CD’s from the shop opening soon and there is a wide selection of FREE downloads covering anything UKG orientated

  • Comment by stevie on February 9, 2008 at 10:18 pm

bassline is great anybody who doesnt like it doesnt like good music.twlight pretty good at moment ddanny bond and big ang.

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