Tuesday, February 22, 2011


121 Castle, Mezzanine, Half-life, Mr. Bong, Six six one… It all comes down to this:

With the mnemonic of the first I LOVE BASS still reverberating in my skull, to say I was more than a little amped to have my ears assaulted by some of the filthiest & down right dirty dub and breaks, would be an understatement.

The plush 121 Castle provided us with some luscious drinks specials including cocktails for R20 only - yup you read right R20!!! It was apparent from the first few Long Island Ice Teas that we were in for a crazy night and thanks to Leigh McClean from Western Exposure every moment was caught on camera. The pics are pretty much all over Facebook at the moment, but if you haven’t seen them, check them out @ Western Exposure.

Half- Life
First up on the decks was Half-Life, who, for someone who only entered the dub scene in early 2010, seems to promise a filthy future ahead of him in the dub arena. Things kicked off in a big way; the wobbly banging bass was cranked up to 11, setting the stage for the rest of the evening’s mischief and mayhem...


Next up, much to the growing crowd's delight, was Mezzanine. After the first instalment, having had the crowd eating the bass out of his hands, Mezzanine was sure to provide us bass-heads with our fix [in large doses], and disappoint he did not. With a tight crowd-interactive set, bodies were skanking and breaking it down in unison to the infectious bass thrown down from the pulpit.

Mr Bong
On Steps Mr. Bong had previously induced “goose-bumps” with his set at I LOVE BASS, Round 1. I, for one, couldn’t wait for the mayhem caused by his broken beat breaks this time round. Sufficed to say, the crowd reached its bass high with hits from the bong. The vicious breaks kept everyone on their feet and grooving to the tunes!

Unfortunately, Six Six One’s set had to be cut short. All I can say is, you have no idea what was missed. If you were one of the bass-heads who attended the first instalment and saw Enough Weapons' set, you'd have loved to witnessed the banging brilliance that would have been thrown your way a 2nd time...

I LOVE BASS parties are going from strength to strength and I’m hoping you’ll give the next one a look. From the pristine venue of 121 Castle, to the absolutely filthy bass, professional photographs, and crazy drinks specials, what more could you ask for?

'Til next time my dubsteppers...


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interview: Mezzanine

As promised in the last post I present the loud, the filthy the one and only... DJ Mezzanine.
Bernard Knight is a close personal friend and has been involved in the music scene for more than 15 years, being involved in numerous genres of music from gospel to dubstep, his latest project as Mezzanine or M3zza9 is growing in leaps and bounds I managed to steal a few minutes of his time for you to get to know the man behind the filthy bass...


Friday saw the arrival of I LOVE BASS at 121 Castle. If you missed it, you missed out! A plush and unspoiled venue with ample parking out front, two particularly well serviced bars, a tapas menu, VIP area and fantastic décor, served as all that was needed to get the party turning into a banger. Add the filthy breaks and dirty bass being thrown down by some heavy talented DJ’s, and we've got a winner. 

First up on the list of exceptionally awesome “thrower-downers-of-tunes” was Callan Maart (on a BREAK records) mixing it up with his own slick production. In my opinion, Callan is a talent and you all should keep him on your radars; He definitely got the night off to a sick start, the ambience so powerful one could assume from the vibes that things were about to get proper messy!