“Call the Fire Department because Laura is setting this mother on fire this week!“
Spike Heart here and I’m taking back over for KLST’s Anita Bass LLC correspondence. 27 has new executive duties, currently working on streamlining functionality, while also working on bringing another logo to banner under the KLST brand. I missed doing this feature anyways for the simple fact me and Laura have bonded over our similar tastes in DnB/Jungle, Techno, and all things music over the last several months. Anita Bass LLC has become as important as Graveyard Radio is to me, so I am happy to be back on duty for Ms. Bass.
MRS. MAGOO (UK)
We at KLST have been very hype about Mrs. Magoo being on tour in the states. Resident KLST DJ, Octane Amy has supported her on 2 shows! Ms. Bass was able to catch Mrs. Magoo a few weeks back and she was able to get us some exclusive photos. Ms. Bass has featured several supporting DJs on her show who opened for Mrs. Magoo along with promoting several of Magoo’s shows. I figure KLST really needed some Mrs. Magoo in rotation. So I did what I do best… I hit her up and asked. Needless to say, we got permission to play Mrs. Magoo’s mixes!
Magoo told me this mix was a recent favorite of hers that she had done. I knew right away it was getting sent straight over to Ms. Bass to be played on her show.
Stay tuned in the following weeks for our full feature on Mrs Magoo!
No stranger to throwing KLST exclusive mixes, this will be #5
“emplate first heard the sounds of Jungle/Drum & Bass in the summer of ’96 and was instantly enchanted. A drummer, and heavily influenced by hip hop, metal, industrial, classical and jazz; emplate believes drum and bass embodies everything he had been listening to and loved before it.
In ’99 he knew that listening was not enough. He needed more than mixtapes and parties to get his fix. Inspired by the DJs around him and his love for DnB, he dedicated himself to seeking knowledge, selection and skill. emplate soon became respected both technically and for his sets that interweave neurofunk and darker, minimal DNB tunes that are often peppered with liquid dancefloor tracks if the mood is right.
In 2006, emplate became a resident DJ at the former weekly and nationally recognized DnB event “in:verse”. Always interested in moving the scene forward, emplate helped develop The Cleveland Drum n Bass Coalition and (216)BASS, both local platforms that Northeast Ohio DnB heads used as a vehicle to further their careers. In August of 2014, emplate joined up with Rockers Music. Excited about having a DnB label out of Cleveland, emplate spearheaded the local launch of the Rockers 175 label with the “Step Inside” & “Kismet” monthly events held at the Beachland Ballroom, bringing in names such as: Lenzman, Doc Scott, Total Science, Zero T, The Prototypes, Crissy Criss, DJ SS, Aphrodite, Dara, AK1200, Dieselboy & more. After stepping away from the label & the turbulent life of event promotions, he focused on being the best DJ he could be…taking his mixing to new levels & determined to prove that he’s underrated, not only in his hometown & state, but the U.S. as a whole. He was soon approached about hosting his own weekly show on dnbradio.com and quickly accepted…The Astrogator can be heard every Wednesday 7-9pm EST.
For over a decade, emplate has been known for his diverse selection of up to date releases, promos & unreleased tracks & plays accordingly to timeslot, crowd & vibe.”
Last but not least Ms. Bass has picked out an amazing mix by Firecat 451!
“Firecat 451 is a multi-genre DJ, MC & producer doing live MCing during his own set, as well as booking to MC for other EDM artists.
In DJ mode, Firecat 451 brings sick dubstep with precision and power. Also in the line-up are impressive blends of jazzy and jackin’ house and electro music with tasteful notes of international flavor. Dance floors will rattle and clubbers will be lushly rewarded with perfectly chosen grooves. Firecat 451 also DJ’s Drum & Bass, in this mode, breakers, b-boys, and those who represent can’t help but to come front and center and show respect for the diligence and wicked track selection.
Add a microphone, wireless or otherwise and the party is off the chain. The vocals here are dynamic. Intricate swings between American street poetry and singing chorus’ reminiscent of Seal and Bob Marley. The plan is complete when Firecat 451 introduces original tracks into his mixes some of which are written especially for the event.
Here are a few artists that Firecat 451 has shared the stage with: Armanni Reign, Antiserum, A-Sides, Caspa, Crizzly, CRNKN, Doctor P, Datsik, Dieselboy, Downlink, DJ ICEY, Excision, Flux Pavilion, Funtcase, Kicks N Licks, Mayhem, MUST DIE!, Protohype, Skism, Skrillex, Terravita, Zomboy…. and thats just to name a few.
Firecat 451 has also hosted & performed in several elite events both public and private including; Ubahn Fest (year 1 & 2), Self Diploma’s Beats Music Festival (all years), Red Bull Thre3style, and RBMA (Red Bull Music Academy) Radio events, Vitaminwater Uncapped Live, Electric Forest 2012 VIP Village, Blood, Sweat & Bass Tour (2016 Indianapolis & Columbus), the #Freshlist (monthly event series), and many more.”