Mario Basanov is a name that will start to become familiar to many. Already a hero in his home country of Lithuania after winning producer of the year in 2011 in their annual music awards, Mario has gone on to champion the world. Mario rose to fame with his producing partner Vidis who together crafted a string of underground hits such as ‘I'll Be Gone’, ‘Who's Shot The Silence?’, and ‘Changed’ all becoming huge international phenomena. Swiftly followed by their debut artist album ‘Changed’ released to universal critical acclaim in February 2012.
It was back in 2009 Mario revealed his love affair with a more sentimental Disco and Deep House sound. His first solo release came on the respected Australian imprint Future Classic, followed by the unforgettable Balearic sun infused ‘Caribbean Girl’ on UK label Under The Shade. The real turning points were his releases on Needwant, the deep piano stomper ‘Up’ and follow up Lonely Days, featuring Mario’s own vocals, are both just a hint of what Mario is set to achieve with his individual productions.
Today Mario counts the likes of Solomun, Tensnake, Maceo Plex and Soul Clap amongst his music’s fans. His reputation has continued to balloon at the start of this year with sort after remixes for bands such as Metronomy and Crazy P, as well as a brand new single ‘We Are Child of Love’ featuring another two of Mario’s own reinterpretations alongside the original.
It is not only Mario’s outstanding production that make’s people take note but Mario’s scope and versatility. He is just as comfortable producing a pop infused vocal as making tasteful underground dancefloor weapons. House, Disco and Electronica; its all there in Mario’s repertoire. His creativity and abilities show genres appear as names and not boundaries.
Things are only set to get bigger and better for Mario in 2012. He continues to tour worldwide, both as Mario & Vidis and solo, taking in Brazil, Ibiza, London, Berlin along the way. A full solo album is penned and scheduled for the end of the year as well as releases on Nervous NYC, Needwant and Silence Music.
We are just at the start of a long and exciting musical journey.