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"Here's my brief bio, blud!"

Discussion in 'Jungle Room' started by diablo, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    ABOUT DJ BAILEY: Bailey's passion first and foremost lies in being the best possible DJ with a record collection that ranges from Funk to the latest Drum & Bass release lining his walls. His fixation with electronic music began when a compilation on cassette known as 'Street Sounds Electro 1' made its way into his hands whilst at school in the early 80's. The beats and scratching he heard on those tapes and the break dancing he saw around in those times him inspired him to get involved in this new culture circa '82. South London where Bailey lived was filled with sound systems back in the day and he became a member of one playing at local house parties. Later he began venturing out to warehouse parties and heard the sounds popular to the late 80's--Acid House, Detroit Techno, and Hardcore. It was the breakbeat element in this new House sound that inspired Bailey and ultimately led him to Drum & Bass. Bailey slowly gained steam as a DJ making mixtapes for friends, playing at wine bars, halls and on local pirate radio stations when a chance meeting with DJ's 'Kemistry and Storm' led Storm to bring him on board one of the first Metalheadz club nights for Goldie in 1995. Unlike most Drum & Bass DJ's of late, Bailey is one of only a handful of successful Drum & Bass DJ's who became famous without the help of production credits. His recordings come mainly in a traditional DJ's form of mixes for Metalheadz, Knowledge & ATM Magazine front cover mixes, a compilation for the French owned 'Black Label' on Sony's Music Garden imprint and a mix called 'Soul Thunder' for the renowned U.S label Breakbeat Science to name a few. This reality shows that Bailey lacks absolutely nothing in the way of skills when he is behind the turntables. He has the capacity to create an impression through sound and sheer mixology to stand out from a crowd of DJ's. To this day Bailey is still a resident DJ for 'Metalheadz', Radio One DJ Fabio's long standing weekly club night called 'Swerve' and regularly tours as a guest with other established Drum & Bass labels. In 2002, Bailey was chosen to present his own radio show on Radio 1's sister station 'BBC 1Xtra' which has been running for over seven years every Wednesday night from 22:00 - 01:00. The show has been extremely successful winning Bailey and 1Xtra several awards including 'Best Radio Station' at the National Drum & Bass Awards in 2009 and 'Best Radio Show' at the Knowledge D&B Awards in 2003 leaving behind contenders Fabio, Grooverider and DJ Hype. Having said all of this, Bailey slowly began warming to life as producer/DJ in 2003 when he made a track for 'Full Cycle'. It happened more or less by mistake when Bailey wanted to get a track on CD from Full Cycle but instead got a CD with samples and instructions to make a remix. So Bailey decided to give it a shot and the result was a rework of 'Forget Me Knots' which was immediately signed up by Full Cycle label boss, Roni Size. Of late, Bailey has record releases under his belt on various labels including Metalheadz, C.I.A and A Guy Called Gerald's imprint called Protechshon. Bailey's music as a whole has brought him to conquer Drum & Bass across the world Deejaying in Costa Rica, South Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. His skills have won him what every DJ in the world wants - recognition and most importantly respect.
  2. DJ Vuvu Zela

    DJ Vuvu Zela TRIBE Member

    i can't wait for part II !!!!!!
  3. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    15-minute D-side on the next Metalheadz multi-pack.
  4. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    Everyone loves Bailey off, Ive never been a fan. Smeh.
  5. sianspherica

    sianspherica TRIBE Member

    Bailey at Gypsy Co-Op 5 years ago was a good time, he's dropped off since then though.
  6. Juan Love

    Juan Love TRIBE Member

    Next to Warp's Blech II: Blechsdöttir, this was one of my favorite mixed cassettes of all time.

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