Born and raised in South London DJ Bailey has
been exposed to the contemporary underground scene since the age
of 11. His passion of beats started with Hip Hop in the early eighties.
Bailey’s South London stomping ground was littered with sound
systems, one of which he joined, DJing at house parties and making
mix tapes.Becoming bored with the mellow hip hop of the late eighties
Bailey discovered something new and harder; Acid House – the
culture which engulfed him, leading him to the rave scene. It was
acid house path, in around ’91 that he found a turning for
hardcore, inspired by the breakbeat element. At the end of this
road he entered the door for Drum & Bass.
Bailey was soon gaining steam as a DJ by playing on a local pirate
station ‘Energy FM’. It was his ability on that very
station that impressed Kemistry and Storm, resulting in them inviting
Bailey to play at one of the first Metalheadz club nights at the
old Blue Note in 1996. Through moving on the circuit Bailey joined
forces with other influential South London selectors and MC’s,
forming the Inta Natty crew which consisted of himself, Grooverider
and MC Flux amongst others.
Bailey soon joined the Groove Connection booking agency which is
known for managing Fabio, Grooverider, Jumpin’ Jack Frost,
Bryan Gee, Storm and Calibre.
His bookings have brought him to conquer the world of Drum & Bass
by playing in South Africa, Japan, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand,
Canada, America and the majority of Europe. As for the UK, Bailey
has been all over the mainland showcasing his DJ skills at many
events, some of which include: One Nation, AWOL, Movement, Creamfields,
Valve, Fabric Live, The End, Dreamscape, Slamming Vinyl not forgetting
Goldie’s club Metalheadz and Fabio’s club Swerve both
at which he is a resident.
His gift for precision and his natural intuition for what the people
want has lead BBC 1Xtra to secure Bailey as part of their core
starting line up, every Sunday night (11pm – 1am) and in
2003 he won the award for ‘Best Radio Show’ at the
Knowledge Drum and Bass Awards.
Always having a flare for mix tapes Bailey was the natural choice
for many projects including mixed CD’s for Knowledge Magazine,
Ministry of Sound, France’s Black label with MC GQ and Americas
premier Drum & Bass record store Breakbeat Science.
Bailey has also delved into production completing remixes for Roni
Size & A Guy Called Gerald gaining the interest of Valve label
boss Dillinja and in 2004, set up his underground D&B label
Intasound, releasing tracks from cutting edge acts such as Equinox
Bailey is now an established necessity to the Drum & Bass
fraternity, he has the capacity to create a sound through sheer
mixology to make an impression and stand out from the crowd of
Drum & Bass DJ’s out there.
His skills have gained him the accolade that every DJ aspires to – recognition