It was something new at the time, and the energy was young and inspiring. Eventually the crew evolved even bigger and changed as did the parties - we were no longer throwing events in Mexican wedding halls (don pedros) or off duty cop afterhours under the marcy stop (boogaloo).
Shark & The Captain joined the force as we did massive monthlies at Studio B and helped debut young and new international artists to NYC ears like Skream, Jack Beats, Foamo, DRUMS OF DEATH, Benga, and brought back Moby to name a few. Soon enough the homie AC Slater joined the crew and we evolved into a mighty label and the family expanded internationally - MiKiX The Cat, ZOMBIES FOR MONEY, Little Jinder, Shox, Tomb Crew to name some incredible talent.
Forever inspired by the young and driven, our sound as a label and crew continues to transform. These past couple years has brought magic to the family - with new and amazing talent such as Doctor Jeep, Tony Quattro, NEVERMIND, Lucent, Klient ... driving the label forward into a force that makes me so proud to watch grow.
As our label's sound has evolved, as did mine as an artist. Inspired heavily by New York's afterhour House & Techno,I resurrected my INSTITUBES (RIP) moniker, Curses and soon found a strong bond with DKDS, Total Fitness, Cranks Walker & Royce , Abu Ashley and we spawned the late night sister imprint Safer At Night.
I have never been more excited and inspired by my peers, and all of this is because of a silly little party that began under the JMZ tracks 8 years ago with the right people, the right attitude, the right drive, and genuine love for underground dance music.
This Friday marks the 8th birthday for TroubleandBass Crew, and the celebration will be a momentus one at Verboten. I am so grateful for those who are pushing this little baby that I brought into the world forward and advancing it beyond what I dreamt it could be. You know who you are, and thank you. and thank you to all of the incredible supporters worldwide, it means a million to us all.
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By: Luca Venezia