Words: Colin Brownbill
The last few years of Julio Bashmore’s career have been prolific to say the least. With the release of his debut album ‘Knockin’ Boots’ in 2015, he cemented his status as one of house music’s most substantial talents, highlighting his ability to write classy vocal tracks like the Sam Dew assisted ‘Holding On’, 'Simple Love' and 'Rhythm Of Auld', as well as those early, defining club cuts which borrowed so cleverly from his hometown of Bristol’s bass scene.
Meanwhile, his label Broadwalk has helped expose the raw talent of fellow Bristolian Shanti Celeste and he also found time to put out an EP with Kowton as Ekranoplan on Glasgow label, All Caps. 2016 has all been about DJ’ing however, and this Saturday Bashmore returns to Glasgow for a night at SWG3, joining aforementioned All Caps founders Bake and Ryan Martin.
Ahead of the event we asked him to pick out five warehouse weapons which you’re likely to hear in his set. From the pounding kick and distorted chords of DJ Hyperactive to Smoove-Jam’s Chicago heater ‘Tonight’, Bashmore is taking it back to the warehouse:
1/ DAVID GNOUY – SPIRAL
“Me and Kowton used this to open our Ekranoplan set at the Art School - weird and wonderful tune with a killer intro.”
2/ D'PAC WITH TERENCE FM – I WOULDN’T
“Organ tracks, standard, sound great in a warehouse; this one more than most.”
3/ DJ HYPERACTIVE – WIDE OPEN
“This track transforms DJ into dungeon master, unleashing the highest level demogorgan into the rave. I like when it gets really distorted.”
4/ ANTHONY PARASOLE – 7EVEN
“I would love to be able to make tracks like this one; I’d likely ruin it with a big saxophone riff though.”
5/ SMOOVE-JAM – WORK THE RHYTHM
“Any warehouse theme needs a healthy dose of classic Chicago. Couldn't find 'Work The Rhythm' on YouTube which is the track I discovered when Serge used it to tear the roof off a party in Rotterdam last year, but ‘Tonight’ is good too.”
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