29 April 2011

Steppas Choice 166: Elusive Bastard & C4TR

JR presents Simon/Off

Steppas Choice 166: Elusive Bastard & C4TR
Broadcasted on the 7th of March 2011

A farewell to an Elusive Bastard.
Oh Bwoy where should I start…
I met Svenski one Thursday Night, if I’m not completely wrong something like five to six years ago for one of the legendary Jungle Rocket Drum’n’Bass Shows. I was so thrilled to be on a Radio Show, broadcasting the music I liked, and still like, to a wider mass of fellow Jungleists, that I told Svenski that I would return two weeks later for the next show. Svenski was in for it and that was the start of my radio days and the beginning of a deep musically friendship. Svenski, always motivated to discover and on the look out for new bass music, was also the one who brought in the genre this blog is nearly all about: Dubstep. After running Jungle Rocket together with Svenski for quiet a while, increasing it’s popularity, organising every now and then a meeting of Bass Junkies at various BPM’s, conquering FM Radio in Zurich with the Jungle Rocket Invasion at Lora and sinking don’t know how many gallons of beer, I left the Jungle Rocket Radio Show to do Steppas Choice. That didn’t end our friendship. Svenski was still running Jungle Rocket Radio Show and it was only a question of time until he showed up in one of the Steppas Choice Shows. The reason for that was of course the highly infectious effect of Bass, which is omnipresent in Dubstep. So when Svenski showed up to serve the Bass Madness he didn’t only bring an excellent selection of bass driven, swung out tunes he also came along with a new name: Elusive Bastard. Under this moniker he came to grace the show several times, either as a DJ or as a fellow friend in Bass. I was always pleased to have him in the show because it always had this surprisingly moment init. ELU was one of the first to play the funky strain of UK Bass Music and he was also strongly connected to new breads of the Bass Music strain.
So this show sums up the essence of ELU, although this is nearly impossible considering that man’s knowledge and collection of absolutely hideous smashers.
So to end this farewell to an Elusive Bastard I just want to say the following:
Thank you Sven for everything, for the chitchats, the pointing out of new exciting music, for the cover shows, all the adventures in bass and last but not least for your friendship!
Sven, Svenski, Elusive Bastard, ELU: I wish you all the best for your future and may your dreams become true!
Bass bless’

C4TR aka Casper

PS: Give as a proof of life from time to time and don’t forget to send me the picture of you wearing one of this lumberjack shirts, which was actually the reason for you to go over to the maple leaf country!

08 April 2011

Ekoplekz & Mensah @ Bangladesh Temple / Coupole / Bienne

Temple of Bass

Line Up:

Ekoplekz (Live)
(Punch Drunk/Mordant Music/Bristol, UK)

(Hench/LoDubs/Punch Drunk/Bristol, UK)

Handless DJ
(High Needs Low/This is Space/ Brussels, B)

Raphallus, Faust & Zenit

+ More TBA

Bangladesh Temple
15. April 2011
Coupole Bienne
ADM: 15.-
Doors: 22:00


05 April 2011

Steppas Choice 165: Stacie & C4TR


Steppas Choice 165: Stacie & C4TR
Broadcasted on the 28th of February 2011

Don’t know? You got to listen this show! Stacie, aka MC Staga (MC/Singer) & Hazy (Beats/Sampling/Production) worked quiet a while on their first album/mixtape. Staga dropped by from time to time to play a tune or two in the show and I was always quiet impressed by what he brought time. So when he called me and announced that they were done with it and finally about to release their music, the question was quickly raised:
“When will you come to for a Steppas Choice Showcase?”
So they came and also brought their partner in crime Jordan along and wrecked the studio with some freestyles and a more than funny tune-by-tune Album introduction.
So with no further explanation: download it and listen to it! The Music is everything!
Big up Stacie!


Bass Bless’