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Get with the Program: Basher

Get with the Program: Basher

Program at Plan B

As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations in 2012 RAM Records launched new label Program, which has since seen remarkable releases from the likes of Basher, Stealth, Eastcolors, Kove, Bladerunner and Frankee to name only a few.

This Friday they’ll be hosting their first standalone event at Brixton’s Plan B with a monster line-up including Rene La Vice, Frankee, Stealth, Basher and special guests Dimension and Ray Rampage.

Ahead of the event we caught up with Basher for a quick chat as he served us up an impressive mix showcasing tunes he’s loving at the moment, including an exclusive just for us…

What can people expect from a Basher set if they’ve never had the pleasure of hearing one?

A good mixture of D&B right across the board and definitely a few classics!

Tell us a bit about the mix you’ve prepared for us, is this a teaser of what’s to come on Program night?

You could say that! And it’s a few tracks i’m feeling right now, with an exclusive from me thrown in just for D&BA 🙂

Are events like this business as usual for you or do you utilize them as a chance to catch up with mates and catch a few sets yourself?

Depends on the event really. RAM nights at Fabric are always good for catching up with the crew!

How did the connection with RAM come about?

I sent a demo to Andy in 2005 and signed into the camp right away with my first track Leachcraft on Frequency.

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You have a label yourself called Proximity Recordings and have recently launched sister label PROX:LTD- what was the motivation behind starting the sister label?

We just wanted another outlet really! We wanted to have another platform for new artists to come through on. I’m lucky enough to get sent a lot of amazing music, and one label wasn’t enough to sustain that at the present moment.

What’s up next for both Proximity and PROX:LTD?

Next up on Proximity we have a single from Kyrist who is a wicked producer from London, and on PROX:LTD we have a new signing from a star of the future: Substrate.

You had a keen interest in music as young as 12, how did you come to have such a passion for drum and bass yourself? Any specific influences or catalysts?

Going to hardcore parties and hearing drum & bass in the other rooms is what what got me into it! As well as pirate radio stations like Dream FM.

What’s up next for you as an artist?

I’m currently working on new material which i hope to unleash in the near future, keep an ear out!

Tickets for the Program event at Plan B are available here.

You can follow Maja C on Twitter, @_Maja_C
Head of content and curator of Drum&BassArena's YouTube and SoundCloud channels, Maja also works across UKF's editorial pages.

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