US producer BAILE catches all the right eyes and ears this month in joining Sasha on brand new release ‘Singularity’. The Brooklyn-based producer debuts on Last Night On Earth, with an exquisite remix, on what is Sasha’s return to the label for the first time in over a year. We were lucky enough to catch five with the man himself this week as he talked us through the track, his local hotspots and the upcoming REFRACTED:LIVE tour with legendary DJ and label boss Sasha. What’s more, set your ears on the very first play of his much adored ‘Singularity’ remix only on When We Dip today!
Hey BAILE, welcome to When We Dip! Thanks for speaking with us. Where in the world are you right now?
Thank you for having me! I’m in my apartment in Brooklyn, NY with my newly-adopted dog, Gus, posted up uncomfortably close to me.
You’re based and born in Brooklyn if we’re correct?. Can you tell us a couple of your favourite haunts in the area? Best coffee place, best record shop, best club..
I am based in Brooklyn, yes, but I was actually born in Northern Virginia. I’ve lived in Brooklyn for about 7 years.
There are so many places it’s almost impossible to pic favorites. As far as coffee goes, I’ll almost always choose Olso Coffee. Although I live too far away now to get it on a regular basis, it’s where I went almost every day for the first year or so of my time here, so there’s a very strong nostalgic pull to their coffee. Gimme Coffee was a regular spot for me for a while as well.
Human Head Records is a great little record shop nearby my practice space in Bushwick, BK. And we recently (a couple years back) got a Rough Trade which is a great venue, in addition to being a really quality record store.
As far as clubs go, Output (Williamsburg, BK) always has amazing sound and consistently great acts coming through it. Elsewhere (Bushwick, BK) is also a great venue that just recently opened up—I’ll be playing for the first time there next week with my other project, Haulm.
We’re premiering your remix of Sasha’s new track ‘Singularity’. We love this track, you’ve really put your own spin on the original. How long did it take you to create it? What did you want to bring to the original with your version, and do you think you achieved that?
It took me a couple weeks of working on and off on the ‘Singularity’ remix to complete it. There were some really interesting soundscapes and textures in the original that I chose to build off of. I never really have any concrete plan when attacking a remix. Usually I let my favorite pieces from the original dictate the direction and begin by freely throwing ideas onto the ‘canvas’. I’d say that I often attempt to create tracks that are emotive and spacious, but also ‘dance-floor friendly’ and I think this remix achieves that balance quite nicely.
You’re going to be supporting Sasha at his REFRACTED:LIVE show in the UK in February. That’s big! How did this come about?
I’m very excited about the opportunity to support Sasha on these shows! He had discovered my music a few months back and after a couple conversations offered the opening slot to me. Strangely enough, these sorts of things often are that simple.
What can people expect from your performance at the live show? Tell us a little bit about your DJ/live set up (if you can share!)
For these shows I’ll be playing live sets. When I play in NYC I often have a small ensemble (drums, synths, vocals) but for these shows I’ll be playing solo with a handful of samplers. I’ll also be focusing on showcasing my more House/Techno-influenced material. I’m excited at the prospect of being able to reshape my live show for a slightly different type of performance.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
I’ve got a slew of unreleased material that I’m planning on putting out over the next couple years via an EP or two and eventually a full-length. I’ll also be putting out an EP with my other project, Haulm, in March. Beyond that I’m hoping to start playing live & DJing on a more regular basis. I’ve spent the last couple of years very fixated on writing, so it would be nice to balance that out with a renewed focus on engaging with music in a different way.
Sasha – Singularity EP is out January 26th. Buy here.