Darius Bassiray

Darius Bassiray
Biography

Darius Bassiray is one of Australia’s most respected DJ’s and producers.   He is an extremely diverse and forward thinking DJ who is widely known around the world for his consistently dynamic DJ performances.

His records have been charted and played by the likes of Richie Hawtin, Magda, Slam, Laurent Garnier, Terry Francis, Dominik Eulberg, Craig Richards, Marcel Fengler, Lee Burridge, Roman Flugel, Hernan Cattaneo, Brothers Vibe, Vince Watson, Clive Henry, Sei A, Mark E, DJ T, and many more.

His records have been featured on John Digweed’s Transitions Radio show & Phil K and James Zabiela have included his track their recent CD compilations.

His technical DJ ability, and superior understanding of programming has allowed Darius to perform at many of the best clubs, festivals and events in the world.

Darius regularly tours around the globe playing anywhere and everywhere from Kaula Lumpur, to El Paso, Bangkok to Texas, from Auckland to Atlanta. He recently headlined the main room for 4 hours at Pacha in Buenos Aires, Argentina alongside Joseph Capriati. He was also recently invited to play the warm up set for Deetron at the 2010 Balance Party at the Miami Winter Music Conference, USA. In Australia, Darius has played the infamous Rainbow Serpent Festival market stage where in 2014 he astonished the Market Stage crowd with his intelligent, risky, and amazingly well received set before Monilogue.

He was a resident at the infamous Sunny, whilst his current residency in Melbourne is at the super exclusive “SloMotion” night at My Aeon where each DJ is personally selected by Phil K – one of the most respected figures in Australian dance music. As a DJ, there does not come much more praise than that.

Darius is equally at home playing the warm up set for the likes of Lusine, Danny Howells, Sven Vath, John Digweed, Steve Rachmad, Apparat, Minilougue, or Robag Whrume. He is the first choice of Australian warm up DJ for Danny Howells when he performs his 9 hour ‘Dig Deeper’ nights, and can get the call up to play on mainstage Techno Festivals, or set the mood for a party by the beach in Miami, through to intimate super underground obscure house events in basements or South American arena shows. His style always remains current and his versatility is evident by his consistent booking schedule for an array of different parties in Australia and around the world.

He started his career as one half of DJ duo Rollin Connection at the turn of the millennium which resulted in the creation of one of Melbourne’s most enduring club nights: Darkbeat. Since then he has gone on to embark on a solo career, and co-founded one of Austalia’s leading touring agencies and event companies – Funf Touring.

Since 2012, in just over two years, Funf has dramatically exploded onto the Australian scene and is one of the most influential electronic music companies in the country. They toured, promoted and facilitated the 2014 tour of Jeff Mills and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall as the headline show of Melbourne Festival as well as organizing, promoting club shows and nationally touring artists such as Axel Boman, Robert Hood, Mathew Dear, Moby, Tiga, Hernan Cattaneo, Petar Dundov, Leon Vinehall, and many many more.

Not content on just being a label owner, Bassiray produces an exquisite strain of deep electronic music which has seen him signed onto many benchmark labels -the most recent being a signing alongside Donato Dozzy’s album on the distinguished Further Recordings,  Chris Fortier’s Fade imprint, Haul Music, Dieb Audio and Manual Music. His records are regularly supported by the likes of Laurent Garnier, Magda, Slam, Terry Francis, Ivan Smagghe, Kris Wadsworth, Dominik Eulberg, Craig Richards, Marcel Fengler, Lee Burridge, Roman Flugel, Brothers Vibe, Vince Watson, Clive Henry, Sei A, Mark E, & DJ T.

Darius Bassiray demands the dancefloor’s attention through his immaculat use of dynamic house music, future influenced groove, abstract electronica   and deep techno. Add to this his uncanny ability to succeed in all areas he chooses to focus his attention on, Darius Bassiray will be a bench mark name for years to come.

Bio by Walter Juan

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