Born on the 29th of November, 1998 in Casablanca, Malik Bensouda, commonly known as « Basics » develops an interest in music since his young childhood. When he was only 7 years old, his parents registered him in a conservatory in Casablanca where he studied the arts of piano and solfège for 5 years. But Dj Basics, not wanting to limit himself only to piano, decided to initiate himself to the guitar, and also joined a club of percussions. These experiences allowed him to develop a fine musical ear. At the age of 14, he begins to interest himself to electronic music and discovered David Guetta on television, but he judged him to be too commercial. Step by step, Dj Basics regrouped all his musical abilities to refine his style and to distinguish himself from the others. He discovers Masters at Work, Chus & Ceballos, Erick Morillo, or again Danny Tenaglia, who particularly influence him. It is only two years later that he touches the decks. Helped by a friend who taught him ? the bases of mixing?, Basics spent most of his time working to improve his techniques, and he organized many private parties for the college students. Just after graduating from high school, he got contacted for the first time to animate the party for the baccaleaureat results in L?Opium ( the ex Zouma, a famous night club). This experience was a success because one week later, he got chosen to participate in the national contest of Dj?s in ? La Joya?, regrouping the best Moroccan artists. ? The Jury did not chose me for the final, but this will not prevent me from working hard to impose myself to the Moroccan scene?, he later stated. Indeed, the very young Dj Basics had enormous capacities and was very quickly considered as THE Prodigy of the national scene, yet he lacked of experience and confidence. Slowly, he started imposing his style and his playlists full of beautiful vocals and instrumentals make him very popular. And it is to this that he started to get called by the most famous clubs in Casablanca. Today, at only 19years old, Dj Basics has already shared the decks with famous international Dj?s such as ? Mark Knight, Robbie Rivera, Miguel Picasso, Brian Cross,Kurd Maverick , Lisa Kensington , D.O.N.S ,David Vendetta or even The Martinez Brothers?. He shared him music mixing at nearly every club and beach available in Casablanca , being ? the Carré Rouge, Candy Bar, Joya, Opium, Angel, Babaloo, Vanilla Beach ??, and also famous night clubs of the Moroccan realm such as ? C-Light, Space? ? but also in night-clubs in Paris being ? Planet Hollywood, les Planches , Les voutes st-honorés , le CAB ??. As for production , Basics already remixed some titles with the collaboration of ? Moroccan House Cartel?, a group he created with his friends ? Walid E. and Amine B.?to support the young Moroccan talents, including themselves. Today Basics is the Dj resident of Le Carre Club (Casablanca) one of the most famous club in Africa and you can listen to his weekly radio show “Let’s touch the sky” available on ITunes.
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