Basto at Paaspop Festival 2013
|Birth name||Jef Martens|
|Also known as||B---- Boys, Candyman, Dirty Bunch, DJ Basik, Lazy Jay, Jin Sonic, Kings of Porn|
January 8, 1975 |
|Genres||Electro house, progressive house, house|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, musician|
|Years active||2005 – present|
|Labels||Wandu Records, Spinnin' Records, Just Entertainment, ARS, Be Yourself Music|
|Associated acts||John Dahlbäck, Lasgo|
Jef Martens (born 8 January 1975), better known by his stage name Basto, is a Belgian musician and DJ specializing in electro house music and signed to the ARS label. He has also been known by various aliases such as Bitch Boys, Candyman, Dirty Bunch, DJ Basik, Lazy Jay, Jin Sonic, and Kings of Porn. He is also a current member of the Belgian dance group Lasgo. He is best known for producing Azealia Banks' hit debut single "212" under the alias of "Lazy Jay", together with his brother Toon. Martens also co-produced with the band Lasgo in 2009 and 2010 on a numbers of singles.
He started DJing in 2005, finding local success in Belgium and the Netherlands through "Rock With You" (2005) and a later cooperation with Peter Luts in "On My Own" (2008). It was with "Gregory's Theme" (2011) that Basto found chart success in France. The song was originally written as an orchestral piece, in homage to Hugh Laurie's iconic TV character Gregory House, and was later transformed into a dance record by Basto. After some well-received remixes for well-known artists, including Kylie Minogue, Moby and Sander Van Doorn, he gained international fame through a successful dance hit, "Again and Again" in 2011. Basto! dropped the exclamation mark from his name to be known as Basto. He also produced Scream & Shout for will.i.am and Britney Spears in 2012.
- Live Tonight (2013)
As lead artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Rock With You"||2005||24||22||—||—||37||—||Non-album singles|
|"On My Own"
(with Peter Luts)
|"Gregory's Theme"||2011||12||50||36||—||47||—||Live Tonight|
|"Again and Again"||86||22||52||18||42||22||Non-album singles|
(vs. Yves V)
|"I Rave You (Give It to Me)"||83||46||45||29||96||—||Live Tonight|
|"Dance With Me"||—||—||—||161||—||—||Live Tonight|
As featured artist
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(John Dahlbäck featuring Basto!)
(Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay)
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
- AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling (Basto Remix)
- Angellisa – Hard to Breathe (Lazy Jay Remix)
- Lasgo – Hold Me Now (Basto Remix)
- Sander Van Doorn featuring Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness (Basto Remix)
- Ian Van Dahl – Just A Girl (Basto Remix)
- Kylie Minogue – Put Your Hands Up (Basto Remix)
- Moby – The Day (Basto Remix)
- Adrian Lux featuring The Good Natured – Alive (Basto Remix)
- Ed Sheeran - Drunk (Lazy Jay's Wasted In London Remix)
- The Wanted – Warzone (Basto Remix)
- Labrinth - Express Yourself (Lazy Jay Remix)
- Chic Flowerz – Gypsy Woman (Basto Remix)
- Starkillers and Nadia Ali – Keep It Coming (Basto Remix)
- Lil Jon featuring LMFAO – Drink (Lazy Jay Remix)
- Flo Rida featuring Sia – Wild Ones (Basto Remix)
- Keane – Bend and Break (Basto Remix)
- "will.i.am featuring Britney Spears – "Scream & Shout"". will.i.am's Official YouTube Channel. November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
- Ultratop.be: Basto page
- "Czech peaks".
- LesCharts.com: Basto page
- Dutch peaks
- Schweizer Hitparade
- "ARIA Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 30th April 2012". ARIA Charts. Pandora Archive. p. 4. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- "Discografie Azealia Banks" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- "Discographie Azealia Banks" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- "Discography Azealia Banks". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- "Top 40-artiest: Azealia Banks" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- Peak chart positions for singles in the United Kingdom:
- Peak chart positions for singles on the UK R&B Singles Chart:
- "British single certifications – Azealia Banks ft Lazy Jay – 212". British Phonographic Industry. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2014. Enter 212 in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Search
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