Darius Bassiray (AUS)

Darius as a producer has released music on many benchmark labels; recently alongside Donato Dozzy’s album on the distinguished Further Recordings, Fade and many many more.

Darius as a DJ he has played most of parties & festivals throughout Australia, and is regarded as one of the best warm up DJ’s in the country, through his attention to detail in relation to programming and knowledge of how records translate to creating a mood for a floor; equally at home playing the warm up for a Danny Howells’ Dig Deeper concept in a night club, before Steve Rachmad at a mainstage Techno Festival, or setting the room up for a Balance Party by the beach in Miami. In the words of Danny Howells in regards to Darius’ warm up abilities  “The top 10 % of any warm up i have had - THE fuckin warm up to end it all"

Darius regularly tours through out the world playing everywhere and anywhere from Kaula Lumpur to Texas, and recently headlined the main room at Pacha in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He was also recently invited to play the warm up set for Deetron at the 2010 Balance Party at the Miami Winter Music Conference.

After moving on from his running involvement with Darkbeat, as well as deciding to DJ solo away from his highly successful 8 years stint as a part of Rollin Connection in 2012, he made the decision to form his own event ‘electric owl’ -  a party which is breathing some much needed life in the Melbourne scene, hosting fresh and innovative acts such as Move D, Fred P, Moodymann, Roman Flugel, Martin Buttrich & Lusine in 2012 alone.

He formed a LIVE outfit in 2012 with Paul Beynon under the guise Text Book Music, which is also their record label.  The two have quickly earned the respect of their peers with the debut performance at world renowned KUBIK, and many other Melbourne shows, and soon to be internationally and interstate.