DJ Bassel gave me a bio, and I hated it. I hate most things, so perhaps it was good.

I met Bassel in Tennessee in the woods somewhere backstage at a festival, and he seemed oblivious of his position. As I was speaking with the guy, Funkmaster Flex was playing his edit of ‘Grove St. Party’.  RIGHT BEFORE MY FLIGHT TO ATLANTA, I’m driving around listening to the prime time DJ on the biggest hip-hop radio station drop a dubstep remix. Given my involvement with ‘Thugstep’, and my years in the game, this never really completely settled properly in my head. A DJ with 5 gold records was playing dubstep on a rap station that broadcasts to 8 million listeners. Perhaps I was thinking too much about it.

If Bassel continues at this pace, he is undoubtedly next to blow. His edits are phenomenal, and I will cross my fingers that someone convinces him to leave Chattanooga and adopts him into a major city so he can get the crowds, spins, and attention he deserves. Another genuinely good soul making great music.


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