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J Bass

London, United Kingdom



J-Bass: one half of Code Red, and Managing Director of Born Idle Records. Cutting edge breakbeat music, aimed at the dancefloor is the only policy. The label is now jointly owned by J-Bass and Journeyman (Ian Vilarelle). James and Ian have been working together on music projects for the past 6 years, harnessing their original sound.

Since the first release, over 2 years ago, artists and djs including, The Freestylers, Plump DJ’s, Annie Nightingale, Drumattic Twins, Aquasky, The Breakfastaz, Orbital, Napt, Ctrl-Z, Chris Carter, Baobinga, and music press such as DJ Magazine, iDJ Magazine and Mofo Magazine have shown their support.

J-Bass hosts the weekly Born Idle Records Show on, every Monday between 8pm and 10pm (UK GMT) – live and direct from his studio in North West London. Journeyman is resident guest every 2 weeks.

Recent Gigs have included:

  • Blow @ Inigo, London, UK
  • Roentgen, Krakow, Poland
  • C64 @ Clockwork, London, UK
  • Breaks @ Locos, Marbella, Spain
  • Get Punked @ Bushwacker, Chamonix, France
  • Spring Breaks @ Metrolium, Montreal, Canada
  • Rebellion @ Tralala, Bucharest, Romania
  • SubStil @ Tralala, Bucharest, Romania
  • London Calling @ Reset, Partizanske, Slovakia
  • Solid Session @ Kabinet, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hidden Industry Launch Party @ Hidden, London, UK
  • Couch Club @ KofferFabrik, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Glastonbury Festival