Origin: United Kingdom
The last few years of touring has seen Bas Ibellini hit the notes you’d expect: Fabric (London), Amnesia, Space and DC10 (Ibiza), Elrow and Florida 135 (Barcelona), Fuse (Brussels), Nordstern (Basel), überhaus (Beirut), Output (New York), and Space (Miami).
Sending out the right vibration to crowds in shifting time zones, he has been involved in nights with Circo Loco, Music On and The Warehouse Project as well as the grainy festival sands of Sonus, Sunwaves, and BPM festival.
Between travels, this London-native can be found at home in his Hoxton Studio, fixated on mastering a deeper understanding of his craft. A methodical approach that reveals something of his roots in music: a childhood of collecting records and a fascination with microphones and live recordings. The result – a cheeky, funk-infused sound with fancy footwork that dances with influences ranging from Prince to Matthew Herbert and The Neptunes.
With a few releases on Seth Troxler and the Martinez Brothers’ Tuskegee imprint and Damian Lazarus’s Crosstown Rebels, his diversity is evident in his productions. Bas’ remix game has been flourishing, with recent works on Classic Company, Secret Music and 20/20 Vision. 2018 saw Bas’ music showcased on the popular online game Grand Theft Auto, including his remix of Mashrou’ Leila on their updated night pack. Away from the club scene, Bas has had an integral role in helping curate for recognised events such as the Tate Modern in London, and UNAIDS charity during Art Basel over the last few years.
For Bas, ‘downtime’ means hosting his own East London night: Peculiar. A brand that encapsulates his playful irreverence and sees oversized teddy bears dangling from the ceiling above headliners including Seth Troxler, Mathew Dear, Guy Gerber, The Mole and Priku to name a few.
2019 sees Bas releasing on his friends’ labels including Cuttin Headz and Play it Say it, as well as a few Peculiar Records to showcase his wide spectrum of unreleased works.