Welcome back to our South West Four 2019 'SW4 Selects' series, where we will be featuring the artists who will be joining us on Clapham Common this August Bank Holiday weekend. We will be asking them questions all around their performance and what they have in store for you this summer at SW4.
In #4 we have the head honcho of the incredible 'Crucast', who will be joining us this year at SW4 for their debut London stage takeover with a stacked line-up of both resident talent and special guests. Lazcru is preparing for his debut performance at SW4 on Crucast's very own stage, and he has provided some key insight into what we can expect from not only himself but the stage itself and also what Crucast is all about. Read below...
Hi Lazcru, how has 2019 been for Crucast?
Hey, it's been busier than ever, We have seen some huge releases this year and have just finished a crazy UK tour! Now gearing up for our biggest summer so far.
Crucast have really gone from strength to strength over the last few years, how does it feel to have your very own stage at South West Four this year?
It's an honour to have our own stage, SW4 is one of the biggest festivals in the UK. The line up is massive this year, to be a part of that is incredible. We are all gassed…
You’re the trusted leader of the whole Crucast family, what has it been like to see people from the UK and beyond fall in love with Crucast, and bassline as a whole?
The popularity has grown massively mainly because it's been so approachable for the ravers, no politics just good vibes. The parties have gone from small room 2 events to mainstream festivals, tours and huge stage takeovers. We are massively thankful to everyone supporting us on this journey.
How has bassline changed over the years since you first started out?
It's defiantly more accessible, We are getting more support from the leading radio stations, major labels and festivals. It's great to see this happen in such a short period of time. I think the production is getting better and better too, as more producers are perfecting their graft, I can't see it slowing down for a while.
Can you ever imagine yourself moving away from bass and into another genre?
We have been releasing a fair bit of DNB and Garage too, Kanine’s track (Want You) has just done over a million streams. We are focused on working with our artist on all styles they are making. I wouldn’t say we are just a bassline brand anymore.
You’re now used to travelling all over the world, but where has the best bass fans?
All of our parties are special in different ways, I think this adds to the experience. We have done boats in Croatia, warehouses in Manchester, Basements in Greece, 20 thousand people at boomtown festival, the best fans travel to see us all over =)
What can we expect from you in the next year and Crucast itself?
We are working on lots of shows out of the UK to help push the music, expect some tours in America, Australia and New Zealand. Maybe even our own festival one day…
It’s been said before that bassline is just a passing craze, how would you argue against this?
We are now 3 years strong and no signs of slowing down, it seems to have been excepted among the best and the artist are now seen on huge multiple festivals, it's only going to get better.
As Crucast and its artists grow individually and as a collective, how do you see the brand continuing to grow?
We are working with another artist outside of the genre which will help us push the music to new audiences. Plus some huge remixes incoming from an artist outside of the UK. Hopefully, we can take the music across the globe to keep it moving.
It has to be a massive honour having your own stage this year, how do you plan to make the event extra special for the fans? Any surprises in store?
The line up speaks for itself and we have some huge special guests too + some massive back 2 backs… London its going to be a special day. See you there…..