bugging out for 20 years with julio bashmore

Julio Bashmore is one of the producers behind Jessie Ware's hits and his own bona fide dance anthems. He's always kept things interesting from hosting his own BBC Radio 1 show to producing for R&B riser Javeon McCarthy. What party would be complete...

by Milly McMahon
Nov 21 2014, 5:30pm

we spent weeks raiding charity shops for old lampshades then we stuck them up all over the venue - it looked amazing!

Brizzo mandem Matt Walker adopted the alias 'Senior Bashmore' to represent the sophisticated and suave clubhouse sound he coined. Julio brings the sex. "I've always thought Julio Bashmore should have some sort of affiliation with South America," Matt tells i-D. He should be fully immersed in producing new material but he is instead procrastinating. His debut album is due out any time now. Owner of the definitive summer anthem, prime house production, Battle For Middle You, Julio's quiet, intuitive understanding of how to master music is genius. Producing on Jessie Ware's award-winning debut LP Devotion, Matt runs his own imprint, entitled Broadwalk, home to Kowton and funkineven. Jet-lagged from a show in Oz, we caught up with Matt/Julio to chat about the first BO party he spent wrestling L-vis 1990 off the deck: 

"My favourite BO memory was at our first show at the Brixton Electric. We'd spent weeks raiding charity shops for old lampshades then stuck them up all over the venue, it looked amazing. I also remember it getting pretty rowdy behind the booth when l played BO at Motion. L-Vis 1990 demanded to play a song, just about getting away with it. I treat Bugged Out like any one of my shows, I always try and switch it up, maybe l play a bit harder. I've been doing The Weekender for a long time now, the 20th anniversary party will be the third time I've played. I think last time I caught The Weekender on the last day and it was pretty wild. I got a big sweaty hug off Eats Everything. I met Johnno, Charlotte and Paul through booking shows over the years. They actually started helping me out doing my shows in London. First and foremost, they are just very down to earth dudes." 



Text Milly Mcmahon 
Photography William Selden

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