A mini-interview with 22 short questions (some personal, some tricky) looking for equally short answers, addressed to artists, producers, promoters, djs, friends and affiliates of the blog in general.
Today D Base Athens Jumps the Q
Let’s get started:
Set 1: The man behind the mask
- Q1: Favourite travel destination?
Amorgos island, Greece / Thessaloniki, Greece
- Q2: Favourite dish?
Greek dishes involving meat
- Q3: Favourite drink?
- Q4: Dream car?
Porsche Carrera GT
- Q5: Favourite movie?
Star Wars saga
- Q6: Favourite sports team – domestic and international?
Olympiakos / Manchester Utd.
- Q7: Favourite pair of trainers?
Nike Pegasus 25 SE
- Q8: Feared but not respected, or respected but not accepted?
Not feared, not respected, not accepted.
Set 2: The man behind a set of decks
- Q9: First record you bought?
Rio – Duran Duran
- Q10: Most valuable record you own (sentimental value not financial)?
Anything signed I have from Prodigy, Altern8, N.R.G., LTJ Bukem and many more…
- Q11: Favourite piece of musical equipment?
Technics GOLD SL-1200 LTD
- Q12: Favourite track (non genre-specific)?
Seba & Lotek – Universal Music / Queensryche – Revolution Calling
- Q13: Favourite label?
Good Looking Records / Metalheadz
- Q14: Favourite dj/artist/producer?
LTJ Bukem / Metallica / Seba, Sasha
- Q15: Track you wish it was yours?
Sasha – Cloud cuckoo / Sepultura – Territory
- Q16: Vinyl or digital?
Vinyl for life
Set 3: The man behind the scenes
- Q17: Favourite venue worldwide you have ever attended?
Sonisphere – BIG 4 – Athens 2010
- Q18: Best live performance/dj set you have ever witnessed?
Live > BIG 4 / Metallica – Terravibe Athens 2010
Dj set > Ltj Bukem – Athens 1994
- Q19: Worst live performance/dj set you have ever witnessed?
Live > New Order – Athens 2006
Dj set > Miss Kittin – Athens 2004
- Q20: Dream line-up for a festival (5 names)?
LTJ Bukem / Seba / Big Bud / Commix / Furney
- Q21: If you had a magic eraser who would you extinguish from the musical map?
All neurofunk & dubstep artists
- Q22: Future plans?
Stay alive, keep up with my SUBMISSION web radio show at Cannibal radio and finally starting producing some music of mine…!
dBase began his relation with music back in 1988 as drummer in a rock/metal group.His radio course began certain years later in 1991 with the pioneering, full of future sounds radio show that brought the title RAVE ALARM.
The emission began her course in 1991 from SPACE FM 93,9, afterwards in HIT FM and later was included in the program of the legendary LIFE FM 89,2. After a course of enough years in hertzian, last report in the radio of Athens – Gr., was in 2008 through the frequency of FREE RADIO 98FM.
Nowdays he represents the genre of DRUM `N BASS, SOULFUNK, LIQUIDFUNK, SOULFULL BREAKS and TRIP HOP. At times from his radio shows have been hosted some major names of dancing music as: THE PRODIGY, ALTERN8, BABY D, SEBA, BLU MAR TEN, PETE RANN, EZ ROLLERS, QUMULUS AND N.U.T.E. (SOUND OF SOUNDS) with whom he circulated a maxi single. Title of it was DIVINE RHYTHM with b side RAVE ALARM.
All these years, known clubs and parties in Athens, have been entertained by his dj sets as: TESSERA, BERLIN, ALSOS, HORUS, LOFT, X CLUB, CAMEL, AMAZON, UNDERWERE WATER, MAD, KAHLUA KOS. Also enough other clubs collaborated with him as: PLASTIK, SOUL, AMMOS and BIOS that hosted some crazy nights with the mobile parties that dBase maintains > RAVE ALARM, BREAKTONE.As RAVE ALARM he presented in Athens names as: Mark Archer (x Altern 8) and Liquid, while with the BREAKTONE parties he hosted in Athens, Seba and Qumulus from the drum ‘n bass genre. Parties as: SUNRISE ZONE, JUNGLE, INFINITY, IRON TRANCE, AQUASONIC VIBES but also open air parties that took place in Penteli, Varympompi and in Inofita are in the list of beloved dj sets and memories that he remembers.
The last years he works as graphic designer, being in charge of the layout and assiduity of the musical magazine FREEZE and offers his services about everything that has to do with planning of Corporate identity (Logo and application of logo in notepapers, files or business cards), Brochures, Registrations in forms of wide circulation or in special type, Outdoor (Posters, Pisas), Forms of sales, product brochure lists, Special publications (Album – Newsletter), Below the line materials (invitations, special manufactures), photo shoot and enhancing picture, Internet banners (small banners for electronic type or electronic publicity), Assiduity & Production of sites and brochures.
At the same time dBase deals also with the production of music, always in the field of electronica & DNB. At 2007 he finished second in the remix competition that was organised by KLIK RECORDS and was sponsored by BEST 92,6 and MILLER beer. Nowdays among other things you can find him in the studio preparing his demo.
*Liquid Drops presents its first V/A compilation *Summer Edition* showcasing some of the best artists from around the globe in Liquid / Soulful drum and bass. 19 tracks in summer mood for sunny days. Inlc. the greatest, such as Subsid, Flame, Roy Green & Protone, Critycal Dub, Deeper Connection, Dynamic, Enea, soulTec, Jrumhand, Motta, mSdos & Scott Allen, Physical Illusion, Aquasion, Chap & Andrezz, Chris Sabian, Blade, Duoscience, Kator, Ji Ben Gong and this includes a bonus mix of all the tracks by the Greek DJ dBase !
Beatport Link: Liquid Colors
dBase presents SUBMISSION
SUBMISSION returns for the second season and dBase takes you again on a musical journey across the drum terrain of music. Bringing you all the latest releases from all aspects of the drum’n bass genre including some ATMOSPHERIC / LIQUID / DRUMFUNK sounds & surely going back in the time capsule with some OLDSCHOOL flavours will always be on the menu of SUBMISSION.
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