360 – Basher
For this weeks podcast we were determined to bring the sound closer to home. We really wanted to share a London vibe with our listeners around the world. Thus we went in search of someone we thought would aptly represent the capital and Basher was the natural choice. Based in London, Basher has been on our radar for a while now, rapidly forging a reputation as one of the most technically advanced producers to hit the D&B scene in recent years.
As at home in the studio as behind the decks, Basher’s skills are the end result of endless practice as he sought to perfect his sound over almost 2 decades. With his roots firmly grounded in LDN, Basher first became a dance music enthusiast at the young age of just twelve. He obtained a set of turntables and relinquished his first love of Hardcore and Jungle Drum & Bass. The adolescent Basher gathered an endless collection of records over the years and began his first club performances and radio shows soon after, This is where he got to fine – tune his live mixing skills and started to gain credibility in and around London. However, his progression was not moving at the pace that he anticipated so he took to the studio to jump-start his music career on a more professional level. Having received quality advice from respected DJ’s and producers alike, Basher held back his sound in the depth of his studio until he was confident in his production. Once he felt he had achieved the sound he desired Basher was ready to start sending his tracks to major record labels in the Drum & Bass scene. His career as an event filling artist started with a phone call from the Ram Records boss himself. This was due to a glimpse of the soon to become infamous track Leachcraft. Soon after, Andy C snapped at the chance to bring Basher into the fold for Ram Records and his tracks have been receiving consistent airplay on the worlds premier radio stations ever since.
With numerous successful releases under his belt including his debut album “Transmission” on Ram Records and remixes for legendary artists such as DJ Hype, Audio Bullys, E-Z Rollers and Cause for Concern to name but a few. Now with his own imprint Proximity Recordings established and a fresh 2 track release entitled ‘Trojan/Weep’ out now on Ram sister label Program, we thought the time was right to share his skills on the decks with our fans. Enjoy.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…High energy Drum and Bass with something for all ears.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?I love them all but if i had t say one it would be Hive – Neo (Audio Remix)
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?A few classics chucked in for good measure.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?Inovation @solus. Amazing Vibes!
What have you got coming up?Xmas Ram Records Party @Fabric. Cant Wait!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?thankyou for checking out my podcast, you are the best!
01.Hive – Neo (Audio Remix)>>.Roni Size – Watching Windows (Dj Die Gnarly Instrumental Remix)>>.Ray Keith – Dark Soldier (Back In The Day Mix)02.Mind Vortex – GravityLynx – Disco Dodo03.Basher & Frankee – Weep04.Break – End Of Time>>.Ram Trilogy – Titan05.Dc Breaks – Gambino06.Dom & Roland – Outta Endz07.Xtrah – The Base>>.Dj Hype – Peace Love & Unity (Basher Remix)08.Wilkinson – Redemption09.Loadstar – Eat My Tears (Rene Lavice Reimx)10.Phace – Electronic Frontier>>.Goldie & Rob Playford – Inner City Life (Peshay Remix)11.Stealth – Nightfall Feat. Codebreaker12.Usual Suspects – Killa Bees (Insideinfo Remix)13.Calyx & Teebee – Strung Out Vip14.Basher – Trojan15.Doctrine – The Hall16.Misanthrop – Deadlock17.Dom & Roland – Unofficial Jah18.Gridlok – Westbank19.Black Sun Empire – Deadhouse (Insideinfo & Mefjus Remix)>>.Dillinja – Friday20.Dose – Bounce Off21.Frankee – Harlequin Vip22.Mikal – Killa Soundboy23.Wilkinson – Afterglow (Cyantific Remix)24.Krakota – Analysis Paralysis25.Dc Break – Slugs26.Frankee – Black Heart27.Nc-17 – Slug Path Vip>>.Subfocus – Juno28.Phace – Blind Faith29.Culture Shock – The Bypass30.Basher – Androids31.Hive & Gridlok – Standing Room Only