i-DJ: bas ibellini

Press play on Bas Ibellini's i-DJ and get ready for the weekend.

by i-D Staff
29 January 2016, 5:45pm

Bas Ibellini's musical output began when Damian Lazarus released his first record through Crosstown Rebels. Since then he's been dropping some serious bangers, with his huge hit for Seth Troxler and the Martinez Brothers' Tuskegee label, That's Right, letting everyone know that he doesn't mess around. With a penchant for creating a pulsing vibe in his sets, luring you in and keeping you locked, waiting for that next groove to come in, Bas' i-DJ ventures down a party path straight from the off. Calling this mix his 'peculiar' mix with hands-in-the-air vibes straight from the off, press play on Bas Ibellini's i-DJ.

What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
Karizma, Get Deep
Acid Mondays, Elevate
Luke Solomon, And you Wonder Why

What's the most hedonistic party you've ever been to?
My best friend's house party in London during my uni days. There were about 400 people in a sweaty basement. Alarms were going off, fire brigades, girls crying. It felt like it was armageddon, yet so liberating!

What's the most phenomenal clubbing venue in the world and why?
It's a bit early in my career to answer this, but I'd say DC10 tops it with its consistency and energy, week in, week out. The shorter sets mean there's no time to faff about.

If you could go back to back with any DJ, at any venue, who would it be and why?
Gemini. His productions are so advanced and his DJ sets are pretty twisted. I'd love to know what's goes on up there.

History is made at night... What was the best night of your life?
One of the 'PecuIiar' parties we organised a couple years ago on one of the most random days of the year, Boxing Day. There isn't much photo evidence but the memories are so vivid.

What's the most debauched thing you've ever seen on the dance floor?
At Burning Man 2015, a couple had sex in front of the DJ booth whilst an audience of at least a thousand people watched. Luckily they were attractive, so people stayed for my set.

What would your dream rider consist of?
My dream rider would be to have my friends with me while we travel the world. Let's throw a plane in there too, and Nutella crepes whilst we're in fantasy mode.

What does your actual rider consist of?

What's your favourite party anthem of all time?
There are so many to choose from, but lets narrow it down to something I'll never get bored of: Gangstarr, Full Clip.

What producer are you predicting big things from this year?
S L F. He genre hops seamlessly and his engineering skills are tight. He has forthcoming releases on Moodymann's !K7 mix and some weird modular music on his own label, Secret Music.

What track would you end the night on when everyone's still awake and its time to go to sleep?
NDF, Since We Last Met.

What's your party trick?

Seth Troxler
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