Raised in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and a descendant of a Polish soldier, Olav Basoski is one of the biggest names in house music. His career as a DJ started when he was just 15. Buying his first recording equipment in '87 he starts producing his own material. His first contact with housemusic was when he went to a club and heard Inner City's "Big Fun" in 1989, it blew his head off. Ever since "Windows" (Rhythm Records) first touched down, his productions have become dancefloor anthems. He has churned out a string of banging tunes under a wide array of pseudonyms (Sil, Yokiboys, Samplitude, Pancake).
Olav has remixed everyone from Moby to Hardfloor to Apollo 440 to Phatts & Small. Many labels are lining up to have him re-construct their tracks. Look further below for a (NOT COMPLETE) list of his remixes and productions.
In February 2000 Dutch label Work sold 9000 vinyl copies of his latest production "Samplitude Vol. 7", within days of release with Judge Jules immediately spinning opener "Pack Up" in his new BBC Radio 1 shows and top UK music magazine 7 calling it "a real monster. His latest "The Way U love me" under the moniker Laroche is out now via Dutch Spinnin'Records. Overwhelmed with remix requests and concentrating on his own productions he had to cut back Dj-ing but he may be found behind the decks again very soon in clubs around the globe!
Olav's mixes and productions have carved him a niche and a reputation but he is intent on
expanding his production capabilities.
He is now ready for the next step-up producing his eagerly anticipated debut album which should see light winter 2001 and he can be found behind the decks again from end October 2000.
Olav started as a 'Bond van doorstarters' mixer and made a couple of mixes for the BVD-yearmixes and the Tros ClubMixes. He mixed a lot of Arcade's Houseparty mixes (Dj-sets) and made mixes with DJ Erick E(erdhuyzen) : the Works-series & the Samplitude series (both Dj-sets too). And a lot of garage/hardhouse productions. And also a lot of remixes for some big artists. It's hard to keep track in Olav's productions; his remixes are usually DJ only and hard to find for non-DJ's.
Club Monza, Utrecht