Parting is such sweet sorrow. After almost nine years juggling a busy schedule of events, label releases and other shenanigans, Brooklyn-based bass merchants Trouble & Bass are calling it a day. The champions of bass music are going out with a bang by releasing a final compilation on March 31 called All Time Trouble & Bass featuring 25 tracks from the label’s storied history, including jams by Jack Beats, Samo Soundboy, Boogaloo Crew (Dark Sky), Little Jinder and Doctor Jeep.
Obligatory press release gush from T&B’s Luca Venezia (a.k.a. Drop The Lime and Curses): “It’s been such a fantastic run with friends I will forever consider family. We may have all taken new paths as individuals, but the endless love I will have for the fans and artists will be timeless and continue to inspire me.”
Obligatory press release gush from T&B’s Vivian Host (a.k.a. Star Eyes): “Ten years ago I moved to New York with the dream of finding a crowd who would appreciate the diverse bass music that I loved (UK garage, grime, Bmore club, jungle, etc) and maybe starting a party. Not only did I end up with a dope party – one that has traveled around the world with the best crowds ever – but also crew of best friends who are a constant inspiration. We had a lot of firsts with T&B: first people to bring Skepta, Jammer, Skream, Rusko, Night Slugs and many more to NYC; first people to introduce genres like bassline and grime to the city; NYC winners of the RBMA Culture Clash! I really feel like we put bass music on the map. Nothing is supposed to last forever, and there’s much more to come from all of us. Thanks to the fans, our artists, and T&B Crew for all the wild times and amazing vibes.”
A final Trouble & Bass party will take place at Brooklyn’s Verboten club on April 18. No word yet on the lineup.
Here’s a promo video T&B cut for us back in 2008, introducing their Big Shot Guest Mix. We’ll miss you, Trouble & Bass!
Update, March 17, 2015: The Final Party will feature Plastician, DJ EZ, Star Eyes, Drop the Lime, AC Slater, Doctor Jeep, Tony Quattro and special guests.