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MARIO & VIDIS
The unique partnership is the brainchild of Lithuanian dance music aficionado DJ Vidis. He teamed up with Mario Basanov in 2007 to form the most influential local production combo and to deliver what could be the freshest sounding and truly adventurous House music in Lithuania and around.
Their first production effort, a remix for Atjazz and Robert Owens’ song Love Someone, caused a stir – it was picked and banged by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Pete Tong. And their first solo track called Test was featured on triple Defected Presents: Gilles Peterson In The House compilation even before being signed and released as a single. It was also faved and played by Jazzanova, Atjazz, Laurent Garnier, Ewan Pearson, Toby Tobias, and the likes.
Vidis’ and Mario’s first vocal track and video I’ll Be Gone featuring young Lithuanian singer and songwriter Jazzu quite unexpectedly became national phenomena on it’s own right. Hitting number one in radio charts, not leaving MTV Baltic Top 20 for half a year, and becoming the most blogged and Youtubed Lithuanian music video ever says it all.
Second video single, and yet another cooperation with Jazzu, Who’s Shot the Silence?! was an artistic contribution getting through the message for Silence – a record label and a music movement founded and nurtured by Vidis.
And the single featuring British songstress Kathy Diamond as well as vaguely provoking black and white video cemented their reputation as the local institution and the purveyors of top quality deep sounds.
With duo’s debut album released December 2010 on Silence Music as well as a few singles being lined-up for early 2011 on top notch international labels like Japanese Endless Flight, Australian Future Classic, German Best Works, and British Crosstownrebels also remix work commissioned from Soul Clap, John Talabot, Andre Lodemann, Marcus Worgull, and Softwar the future looks bright and bold.