Bas as a producer
Bas got his first record deal in 1998 at Basic Beat Recordings under the artist name Sebastian K.
This experimental house song, Liquid Friction (b-side Expander), was only released on a compilation cd.
In 2017 a remix of the original version came out under it's original name: Spirit of XTC. This song was received very well.
Under the alias Cepheus1 Bas created a trance track named "Cut d Midrange", inspired by the "Orange theme".
This song was put out under Dynamics Records and was even 20 years after it's initial release played by DJs in many countries.
The techhouse/house/trance track "Clubsystem" under Bas's alias Noisefloor, changed his life. Literally.
Put out by Combined Forces Recordings, this record was played by the biggest DJs in the world, like DJ Tiesto, Mauro Picotto, Fedde le Grand, Marco V. and many, many more!
Due to the international success of this song, Bas signed with EMI Music Publishing. This deal meant he could quit his dayjob and go fulltime into music.
Noisefloor's "Ultrawave" was released November 2001 on the Voltage-label of Virgin UK. This second single by Noisefloor, was well received.
Also "Liquid Intelligence" was released under the artist name Noisefloor.
Beside the project Noisefloor, Bas had another music project at Combined Forces.
Under the alias Cassini, Bas put out several tracks like "Infinity", "Parallax", "Synthesis"
In 2000 Bas met Nightlive Maastricht resident DJ Dimitri M.
The men started to work on some tracks for Dimitri.
"Discotrain"(b-side: "Slammin'") was released by Ala Bianca Records.
April 2002, Bas' project with DJ Jeroenski "Artist Invisible" reached the eighth position in the Dutch dance charts.
This song, Absolute, is a cover of "CLS's can you feel it" and is highly recommended and played by numerous DJ’s.
Just a month after the release Japan signed this song exclusively.
The organization behind Limburg’s Love Parade approached Bas to write the theme songs for the 2002 and 2003 editions.
So the songs “Back da Funk” and “Algorithm” evolved.
Bas Kunnen (live)
For the 2004 edition of the Limburg Loveparade, Bas wrote the song Desire.
Whereas this song was sung by former Close II You singer Nadja Nooijen.
This track was "made" with over 74% on radio538 at the "Maak 't of kraak 't" show.
For his experimental Drum n Bass project, Bas decided the call himself 1-a-B (Pronounced 'wannabe', as this style and sound is far off his standard work).
Under the alias Geert Ruidenberg, Bas puts out techhouse remixes, mostly of his own work.
For his releaese on Cloud9 Music, Bas needed a new artist name. As he had been asked several times if he is a DJ, he thought it would be funny to call himself DJ...But then as the French name "Didier", which is pronounced the same. Just a joke. Funny, huh?
Since 2007 Bas works on a regular basis with DJ Idriss.
By combining their different musical backgrounds, Bas and Idriss created their wellknown "Grande Vue"-sound.
In 2011 the project "NRG" was setup with singer Stéphanie and MC I See.
In 2012 the project was signed to the German label "Mental Madness Records"
Since 2018 Bas decided to change the sound and style of NRG.
NRG is now the new version of Bas Kunnen Live with other bandmembers.
Sunset Music Crew
By starting a recordlabel for deep melodic downtempo house and lounge, Sunset Music, Bas decided he needed an name for that work as well.
Next Dimension was Bas' thirth artist name when he started producing music.
His first name was "The Progeny", after his big influencers "The Prodigy".
When friends advised him to use another name, it first became "4th Dimension", after The Prodigy's Out of space sample "I'll take your brain to another dimension.
He discovered that name was already taken, and changed it to "Next Dimension".
Nowadays the name is only used for 90's productions.
Caisha is the projectname of Bas putting out more commercial songs with vocals.
Bas focusses currently more on the other projects.
October 2002 the organization of the new Club “Vizion” asked Bas to write the theme for the grand opening on the 28th of November 2002.
Also from April 2004 Bas composed and produced music for the Shakespeare theatreproduction “Tempest”.
In 2020 Bas wrote the opening of the new HQ of ING Bank in Amsterdam.
Kunnen & Vantijk
In the 90's Bas met producer Fethi Vantijk in Weert and invited him to his studio.
The men started to work together on some material and did some remixes.
On of their remixes was for The Vengaboys.
Working with other people
Also Bas is active as a producer and remixer for other artists.
Bas worked with Fedde le Grand, Mark van Dale, Erik de Koning, Jeroenski, Peter Gelderblom, Benny Royal, Randy Colle, Vincent de Moor, Vengaboys, T-spoon, Dr. Kucho, Math North, Scooter, Paul Veth, Marco V., Benjamin Bates, RoBBert Corsten, Ronald Molendijk, and many more.
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