International DJ, co-founder of Soul In Motion Ldn, resident Metalheadz DJ, Serato Artist and Mi-Soul radio, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound Radio presenter and original Inta-warrior, Bailey’s sets today are as full of fresh and innovative music as they were in 1995 when Kemistry & Storm recruited him for Goldie’s now-legendary Blue Note Sunday Sessions. Whether in a club, on radio or online, Bailey’s commitment to shining a light on exciting new musical talent is beyond question.
Bailey’s fixation with electronic dance music began in the early 80s when Street Sounds Electro Volume 1 spun into his hands whilst at school. The beats and scratching he heard on that tape plus the break dancing he saw on the streets inspired him to get involved in this new Hip Hop culture. Bailey’s South London hometown was filled with sound systems’ grooves, so he stepped up playing at local house parties. Bailey also sought out warehouse parties sampling Acid House, Detroit Techno and Hardcore – the emergent sounds of the late 80s/early 90s. The Breakbeat element in this new sound captivated Bailey, ultimately leading him into the world of Drum & Bass.
On the Decks
Bailey gained momentum as a DJ recording
On Radio On Digital
In 2002 Bailey was selected to present his weekly radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra running for 10 years; broadcast worldwide each and every Wednesday from
In the Studio
Bailey began warming to life as producer/DJ in 2003 when he produced a track for Roni Size’s ‘Full Cycle’ record label. This first step into the world of production occurred by mistake. Bailey had requested a tune from the Full Cycle crew. Instead of the track, he received gold dust – a CD of samples to make a remix. So Bailey gave it a shot. The result, a rework of Forget Me Knots by Roni Size was immediately signed to the label. To date, Bailey’s produced tracks for many labels including Metalheadz, C.I.A, A Guy Called Gerald’s imprint
Up in the Dance
Bailey has attained Drum & Bass’s stratosphere. DJing