Rumours are circulating this morning that boutique label Trouble & Bass is no more. The Brooklyn-based label was founded in 2007 by Drop the Lime, who quickly recruited AC Slater alongside the likes of Star Eyes and The Captain to form a formidable bass-focussed collective.
But five years down the track, it seems Trouble & Bass’ time may be through. Talk of the label closing shop began spreading this morning, when Fact Mag reported that the T&B website had been replaced with an image of a T&B tombstone. AC Slater then linked to the story on Facebook, while fellow label-mates Drop the Lime and Star Eyes both posted the tombstone picture to their own Facebook pages, respectively captioning the image “time will tell” and “dead”. There’s been no official confirmation from Trouble & Bass that they’re through, though a representative from the label made the cryptic statement to Fact Mag “there’s no easy way out, there’s no short cut home.”
The self-proclaimed “heavy bass champions of the world” had racked up over 50 releases throughout the past five years as well as hosting pounding club nights around the world. At present, there’s no indication as to why Trouble & Bass and would decide to call it a day and again, no official statement from the label. We’ll bring any further updates as they come.
Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I love Trouble & Bass. They have such trendy apparel, witty tunes and characters for producers! This is such a loss. Hopefully its not true.