Basto (musician)

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Basto
13-03-29 Paaspop Basto! 01.jpg
Basto at Paaspop Festival 2013
Background information
Birth name Jef Martens
Also known as B---- Boys, Candyman, Dirty Bunch, DJ Basik, Lazy Jay, Jin Sonic, Kings of Porn
Born (1975-01-08) January 8, 1975 (age 39)
Hoogstraten, Belgium
Genres Electro house, progressive house, house
Occupations Record producer, musician
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Wandu Records, Spinnin' Records, Just Entertainment, ARS, Be Yourself Music
Associated acts John Dahlbäck, Lasgo
Website www.basto-music.com

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.

Musical career[edit]

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.[1]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • 2013 – Live Tonight [2]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Charts Album
BEL
(Vl)

[3]
BEL
(Wa)

[4]
CZE
[5]
FRA
[6]
NED
[7]
SUI
[8]
2005 "Rock With You" 24 22 37 Non-album singles
2007 "Another Place" (with Prom*)
2008 "Kiss Yourself" (with I-Fan)
"Savior" (with I-Fan)
"Out There" (with John Dahlbäck) 56
"On My Own" (with Peter Luts) 31 75
2010 "Your Fire"
"When Love Calls" (with Nicky Romero)
"SpaceCake"
2011 "Gregory's Theme" 12 50 36 47 Live Tonight
"Again and Again" 86 22 52 18 42 22
2012 "CloudBreaker" (vs. Yves V) 25 27 22 29
"I Rave You (Give It to Me)" 83 46 45 29 96
"Bonny"
2013 "StormChaser" 32 41
"Dance With Me" 161
2014 "Keep On Rocking" Non-album singles
"Electric Stars" (featuring Maruja Retana)

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[9]
BEL (Vl)
[10]
BEL (Wa)
[11]
IRE
[12]
NL
[13]
SCO
[14]
UK
"212"
(Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay)
2011 68 17 34 7 17 12 12 1991
"—" denotes single that did not chart, or was not released.

Remixes[edit]

  • Keane – Bend and Break (Basto Remix) (2013)
  • Flo RidaWild Ones (featuring Sia) (Basto Remix) (2012)
  • Lil Jon – Drink (featuring LMFAO) (Lazy Jay Remix) (2012)
  • Starkillers & Nadia Ali – Keep It Coming (Basto Remix) (2012)
  • Chic Flowerz – Gypsy Woman (Basto Remix) (2012)
  • The Wanted – Warzone (Basto Remix) (2012)
  • Adrian Lux – Alive (featuring The Good Natured) (Basto Remix) (2011)
  • Moby – The Day (Basto Remix) (2011)
  • Kylie Minogue – Put Your Hands Up (Basto Remix) (2011)
  • Ian Van Dahl – Just A Girl (Basto Remix) (2011)
  • Sander Van Doorn – Love Is Darkness (featuring Carol Lee) (Basto Remix) (2011)
  • Lasgo – Hold Me Now (Basto Remix) (2011)
  • Angellisa – Hard to Breathe (Lazy Jay Remix) (2010)
  • AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling (Basto Remix) (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "will.i.am featuring Britney Spears – "Scream & Shout"". will.i.am's Official YouTube Channel. November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/live-tonight/id745501647
  3. ^ Ultratop.be: Basto page
  4. ^ Wallonia
  5. ^ Czech peaks
  6. ^ LesCharts.com: Basto page
  7. ^ Dutch peaks
  8. ^ Schweizer Hitparade
  9. ^ "Australian Chart Positions". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  10. ^ "Discografie Azealia Banks". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/nl/. 
  11. ^ "Discographie Azealia Banks". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/fr/. 
  12. ^ "Discography Azealia Banks". Hung Medien. irish-charts.com/. 
  13. ^ "Discografie Azealia Banks". Hung Medien. dutchcharts.nl/. 
  14. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:

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