HAHA pres. Basic Soul Unit (Canada) – SAT.7.JUL
Saturday 7th July 2012
Basic Soul Unit (Canada) Versatile / Mule / Mathematics / New Kanada / Dolly / Still Music / Ostgut Ton
Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket)
Eric Downer (Thoughtless Music, Canada)
Dean Dixon & Dave Fernandes (D&D/HAHA)
Marrickville Bowling Club
Hong Kong born and raised in Canada, Stuart Li aka Basic Soul Unit has been steadily making his mark in underground electronic music circles since his first release in 2003. Stuart grew up listening to Toronto’s college radio stations and attended after hours parties playing underground house music. He later worked at Cosmos Records store which dealt vintage Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin, Brazilian, Disco, House & Hip Hop to crate diggers both local and from abroad. Reflecting his diverse interest in music, Stuart’s productions can swing from lush and soulful to crunchy jacking house & techno.
He has released and remixed music on respected labels such as Dolly, Philpot, Mathematics, Mule Electronic, Versatile, Ostgut Ton, Créme Organization & New Kanada. 2012 promises to be an exciting year for Basic Soul Unit as it will see the release of his first long player on Chicago’s Still Music as well as an ep on Boddika’s Nonplus+ label. As with his productions, Stuart’s strength as a DJ is his versatility. Depending on the night and the crowd, he can throw down melodic techno, heavy jacking sounds, deep house, disco, and often a combination of these. Stuart’s journey as a DJ has taken him to Berlin (Panorama Bar), Tokyo (Yellow, Loop, Womb), Barcelona, Madrid, Oslo, Glasgow, St Petersburg, New York & more.
The Basic Soul Unit live set debuted in Toronto in February 2012 and in Europe with Glasgow & Stockholm in March. Using a combination of hardware and digital technology, the live set expresses the rawness and honesty of Stuart’s productions. 2012 sees Stuart hitting his stride whether as a DJ or a live performer with shows confirmed in renowned festivals & clubs such as Mutek, Zouk, Decibel & more!
Soul Patterns Ep / Versatile / 2005
Deep Blue Ep / Versatile / 2006
Lotus Roots Ep / Mathematics / 2008
Dank Ep / Philpot / 2009
Basic Necessity Ep / New Kanada / 2009
Things Pass (exclusive track for Panorama Bar II ) /
Ostgut Ton / 2009
Tuff Luv Ep / Creme Organization / 2010
Night Heat Ep / Mule Electronic / 2010
Soulspeak Ep / Dolly / 2011
Deep Diving Ep / New Kanada / 2011