Bas Bron

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Bas Bron

Bas Bron is a musical artist and a producer of mostly electronic music from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastian[edit]

Bas Bron is perhaps best known in the Netherlands under the moniker Bastian. As Bastian, he scored a modest national hit in 2001 with the song "You've Got My Love", which was accompanied by a music video showing the song's lyrics on shirts worn by dancing women, showing only their upper chest. The song reached #17 in the Dutch Top 40.[1] Later in 2001 the debut album Ready was released, filled with electrofunk and electropop-influenced music enhanced with Commodore 64 sound effects. Two years later the second album It's All Downhill From Here came out. The title referred to the buildup of the album; the theme of the songs would gradually become darker and heavier.[2] In 2007 he released the album IV. The name of title refers to the fact that all songs on the album are exactly 4 minutes in length.

Live, Bastian performs as a band rather than a solo artist, with the band currently consisting of 8 members.[3]

Seymour Bits[edit]

After two EPs, Bas Bron released the album The Booty Pop Phantom under the pseudonym Seymour Bits in 2006. The electrofunk album, quoted as reminding of Prince by several critics,[4][5] was generally well received.[6][7] Bron made up a fake persona of Seymour Bits,[8] a 23-year-old computer programmer named Seymour Jackson who travelled to Zanzibar and Tanzania to pursue his dream of making electronic music. Seymour Bits still performs frequently, and released a new album in 2010.

Comtron[edit]

Together with drummer Rimer Veeman, Bas Bron forms the group Comtron. The duo was formed in 2002, posing as higher management of a big evil stock trading cooperation, rich but disillusioned by the corporate world. This theme can be found in most of their songs as well; dark, heavy, electric funk. In 2002 and 2003, Comtron released two underground 12-inch singles. Their full-length debut album Follow The Money was released in 2007 by Rush Hour Recordings.

Other aliases and activities[edit]

Bas Bron has also released music under the pseudonyms Fatima Yamaha and Gifted and is a member and the producer of De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, who had international success with their single "Watskeburt". Occasionally he performs with the Spaarndammerbuurtkliek as rapper Dubbel B and as Majoor Vlosshart: de Neger Des Heils, who also makes their beats. He also appeared on rapper Brainpower's second album Verschil Moet Er Zijn.

In 2005, he started the music label Magnetron Music.

Discography[edit]

Bastian[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Ready (2001)
  • It's All Downhill From Here (2003)
  • IV (2007)
  • There's No Such Place (2011)

Singles[edit]

  • You've Got My Love (2000, 12" vinyl)
  • You've Got My Love (2001, CD single)
  • Anything (2001)
  • Love Is Incredible (2001)
  • Paper Love (2003, 12" vinyl)
  • Paper Love (2003, CD single)
  • Downers (2003)
  • Flight of the Starglider (2004)
  • Sturdy (2007)

Seymour Bits[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Hit Me with Technology (2004)
  • Bonparapara Attack! (2005)

Albums[edit]

  • The Booty Pop Phantom (2006)
  • Seymour Bits (2010)

Comtron[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Follow The Money (2007)

Fatima Yamaha[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • A Girl Between Two Worlds (2004/2015)
  • Araya (2017)

Albums[edit]

  • Imaginary Lines (2015)

Gifted[edit]

EPs and singles[edit]

  • Positive Contact (1996)
  • Lost (2002)

Albums[edit]

  • Held Back By Inferior Technology (2002)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Biography Archived February 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. by 1001artiesten, Dutch, retrieved at January 8, 2007
  2. ^ Interview Summary of an interview by VPRO 3voor12, Dutch, retrieved January 8, 2007.
  3. ^ Biography Archived February 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. by Popinstituut, retrieved January 8, 2007.
  4. ^ Interview[permanent dead link] (mentioned reference is in introduction) by Partyscene, Dutch, retrieved on January 8, 2007
  5. ^ Review Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. by Platomania, Dutch, January 8, 2007
  6. ^ Review by VPRO 3voor12, Dutch, retrieved January 8, 2007
  7. ^ Review by Revu, Dutch, retrieved January 8, 2007.
  8. ^ Magnetron Music official site, reference to be found under Artists -> Seymour Bits -> bio, retrieved January 8, 2007

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