Getting Arty With Bailey

April 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Bailey Intabeats  |  Filed under News

If a graffiti writer/painter contacts you asking if he/she can paint a portrait of you, what would you say? It’s precisely what happened to me recently. Frankly I’d have been an idiot and rude to say no as the asker was not only a fan of what I do but also a gifted artist who goes by the name of Charlie Buster from the talented Graffiti Kings outfit. The Graffiti Kings are a professional graffiti and street art team “Graffiti Artists For Hire” managed & owned by world renowned “London Graffiti ArtistDarren Cullen aka SER. After giving Charlie a firm “Yes!” he got to work. A couple of weeks later we met up at a local pub for the handing over of the the painting, the results of which you can see below. I’m might be being biased here but having checked other hand paintings by Charlie, I reckon this is the best one. Check them out for yourself by visiting his Intagram account here. Big respect Charlie.

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Bailey on Mi Soul Radio 23.03.16

March 25th, 2016  |  Posted by Bailey Intabeats  |  Filed under Audio

Track list:
Surplus and Subdivision – Alpha (Celcius Recordings)
Digital – Lightworks (feat. Klute) (Function)
Serum – Blood Red (31 Records)
SpectraSoul – 4URGH (Ish Chat Music)
Fierce & Zero T – Scatter
Leaf – Dis Style (Smokin’ Riddims)
Chromatic – Lung VIP (Innerground Records)
Spirit – Provider (Rupture London)
Digital – Steady Eddie
Nomine – Blind Man (Om Unit Remix) (Tempa)

Back To 1994 Mix
Aquarius – Dolphin Tune (Good Looking Records)
Frontline Syndikate – Dreams (Drum & Bass Records)
Potential Bad Boy & Chatter B – Vibes (4th World Order)
Noise Factory – Can You Feel The Rush (The Power Mix) (Kemet)
Photek – First Sequence (Photek)
Mastersafe – Rolling With The Punches (Formation Records)

Bungle – Enclosure (Soul Trader Records)
Phase 2 – Thoughts (Intrigue Music)

Lily Alllen – Smile (EMI)
Shirley Bassey – Light My Fire (United Artists Records)
Un-cut – Midnight (WEA)

Bailey feat. Tali – Stargazing
Emperor feat Fats – Thunder
Fierce & Zero T – Always Something
Hive – The Definition (Violence Recordings)
Intelligent Manners & Command Strange – Frontline (Innerground)
The Invaderz – Gruisin
Redeyes & Dave Owen – So Fly
Dub-One – The Great Ship

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Bailey Joins Clinic Talent

March 17th, 2016  |  Posted by Bailey Intabeats  |  Filed under News

clinictalent.com/baileyOfficially announced today, I am now an artist on the Clinic Talent agency. It’s the UK booking agency also responsible for artists such as Makoto, Need For Mirrors, Anile, Bcee and others. Needless to say that I’m excitied about working with them and I look forward to what’s ahead.

For bookings, head to clinictalent.com/bailey or email chrism@clinictalent.com

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R.I.P DJ Derek

March 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Bailey Intabeats  |  Filed under News

Many years ago on a night’s work DJing, I walked into Club 333 in London to play a set. I proceeded down a dark, narrow staircase to the room I was playing in. The thud of Reggae basslines pummelled my ear drums as I descended. I turned a corner and as the DJ stand came into sight I noticed a white, elderly gentleman sporting a shirt, tie and waistcoat behind the decks. He was holding a 1970’s microphone. Analysing the DJ equipment for my set as I approached, I saw two minidisk players resting on the turntable platters. Surely this man wasn’t the source of this reggae music! No sooner had I thought that then did he put the microphone to his mouth and started chanting to the crowd in patois I only usually hear from my family. This man WAS the DJ AND… he was killing it! It totally blew my mind. I played my set after him and left the venue romanced by the deep influence Reggae and black music as a whole has had on the world.

A year or so later I stumbled across a documentary on TV about a white ex accountant for Cadbury’s who one day decided to change his life and follow his passion of reggae, soul and blues music. I caught it halfway through but whilst watching noticed that the main character was the same elderly gentleman I came across at Club 333. He was called DJ Derek. The documentary spilled the details of his musical influence and deep involvement in the Bristol community. I was in awe.

The documentary is called DJ Derek’s “Sweet Memory Sounds”.

A few years later on the way home from a DJ gig, I couldn’t believe it when I spotted Derek on the same train platform as me. I had a little chat with him expressing my encounter with him in the past. We also talked about him retiring as a DJ for the second time. He told me he attempted to retire before when his bookings went through the roof, he couldn’t say no to the demand. I felt privileged that he’d taken time out to talk to me even posing for a photo (pictured above). He was a natural, sweet and unassuming man.

DJ Derek is an inspiration to all who pursue their dreams. You’re never too old, young, white, black or anything else to make it.

Rest in peace.

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Bailey Mi Soul Radio Debut

March 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Bailey Intabeats  |  Filed under Audio,News

Nervous excitement was the call for the day on my debut for the ‘Official Drum & Bass Show’ on Mi Soul radio. As I blasted thorugh two hours of my freshest beats I could think nothing more than how much I loved and missed doing radio shows. Catch my debut show below and remember to catch it live every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (with Jumping Jack Frost doing the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays) at 11pm until 1am on Mi-Soul.com

Future archives of shows can be caught at baileyintabeats.com/radio

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