(Electronic Chaos, EC-Multimedia, Kontaminated Recordings - NYC)
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, this former Graffiti Artist turned DJ has been an influential part of the underground music and culture scene since the early 90’s. credited by his peers as being NYC's first and possibly the east coasts first hardstyle DJ he has been the one person really pushing this sound the longest, John is considered one of Brooklyn's originators for the harder styles of dance scene. On top of being NYC’s first hardstyle dj and producing, Bas is also the founder of Electronic-Chaos. Throwing countless underground hard dance events in the mid to late 90's through today. Many of which have been at his own expense to help expose the hard genres to newcomers at low or no cost to party goers and has had some great success even sparking NYC's 2010 BOOM. and help grow the hard dance scene at home. John trully helped create the foundation for the hard dance scene we know and love today. After cementing his name in history with Electronic-Chaos as one of Brooklyn's best rave promoters, awarded the honor by HUGE magazine in 1998, John later turned his attention to, and concentrated on, spinning.
Beginning his career as a Hardcore DJ in 94, he has rocked the decks and shared the stage alongside such east coast legends as Lenny Dee, Delirium, and Rob Gee. However, it wasnt until after a trip to Holland in 1999, John discovered a new sound of music, that would later be named Hardstyle, and immediately fell in love. John knew instantly that he wanted to deliver this new sound to the masses here in America, and while he is extremely humble, John is considered by many to be one of the best, and one of the first, DJs to play Hardstyle here in the United States.
A veteran of almost three decades, known for rocking dance floors as if it is going out of style, John has proven himself repeatedly over the years. Holding residencies at some of New York City's top nightclubs back in the day, like Avalon, Limelight and Tunnel, there is no question that John Bas is one of New York City's premier underground DJs! John is also one of the first Hardstyle artists on Beatport to release his tracks for download. With Tracks like "Feel It", "Take Me To The Top", "Locked Inside Your Mind", and "Kick In The Bass", “The Power of XTC”, “Stumbling Drunk” his live mix series “Hardstyle is my Style” and even more production hits like that to his credit combined his superb track selection, it's no wonder why Bas is one of Brooklyn's underground favorites.
For those of you who cannot wait for John to hit the stage, I have a bit of good news for you. John is back yet again with a new mixed CD release entitled "Hardstyle Is My Style". Even better, you can download it free at www.johnbas.com. In addition, Bas promises to bring it hard, fast, and on point, when he steps to the decks. So get ready to tear the walls down and dance your ass off to the one of the NYC Underground's best kept secrets, John Bas!!!
John Bas’s tracks