Bass is Base

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Bass is Base
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Background information
Origin North York, Ontario, Canada
Genres R&B
Labels A&M
Past members Chin Injeti
Ivana Santilli
Roger Mooking

Bass is Base was a Canadian R&B group formed in 1993 in North York.[1][2]


The band consisted of Chin Injeti on bass, Ivana Santilli on keyboards, and MC Mystic (Roger Mooking) on percussion. All three members contributed vocals, Injeti and Santilli as singers and Mystic as a rapper.

In addition to the early single "Funkmobile", which garnered the band a deal with A&M Records, the band had one breakout top 40 hit, "I Cry". Their debut album, First Impressions for the Bottom Jigglers, won a Juno Award in the Best R&B/Soul Recording category in 1995.

Santilli went on to a successful solo career, having now released three critically acclaimed albums. Injeti works as a producer and bass player; in 2005 he produced "hick-hop" artist Ridley Bent's debut release, Blam. Mooking briefly left the music business, and now works as an acclaimed chef in Toronto.[3] He is currently an Executive Chef and Co-owner/partner Eatalia and Nyood. He formerly started, and subsequently sold (December 10, 2010), Kultura Social Dining. He is the host of a new television show on the Food Network called Everyday Exotic.[3] He also released an album of new material entitled Soul Food (September 2008).



  • 1994 "Funkmobile" (Soul Shack)
  • 1995 "Straw Six & Brix" (Soul Shack)
  • 1995 "Westside Funk" (Soul Shack)
  • 1995 "Diamond Dreams" (Loose Cannon/A&M Records)
  • 1995 "Floating"
  • 1996 "I Cry" (Loose Cannon/A&M)


  • 1994 First Impressions for the Bottom Jigglers
  • 1995 Memories of the Soul Shack Survivors


  1. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Bass Is Bass". 2004-11-27. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  2. ^ Charlotte Dillon. "Bass Is Base | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Sunday Spotlight". 2008. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-05.