Neil Thorpe welcomes Hasan Khan to his new monthly slot at Base Bar, as they reunite for the first time since their days pushing dark and moody but thoughtful Techno as part of Toucan Rave in the UK.
SE.QUENCE shall surprise the listeners, taking you on a journey through to the very early hours – Expect rumbling and throbbing baselines, moody soundscapes and some twisted driving Techno.
Hasan Khan: Warming things up from 9.00pm – 12.00am
Neil Thorpe: 12.00am until the early hours.
Neil has been pushing a forward thinking sound since arriving in Bangkok back in 2011. Originating from England and coming up through the ranks warming up at some of the most established club nights like Mint (Leeds), Back to Basics (Leeds), Were-after (The Warehouse Project after parties Manchester), Sankeys (Manchester), The Egg (London), Ministry of Sound (London) and XOYO (London). This is where the creative element of Neil’s set building has developed from, taking the listener through the low and slow deeper waves of sound, unfolding an hypnotic flow of infectious house, taking you up, turning you down and swinging moods with the complex layers of the mix.
Tightly bleeding the new with the old, journeying into epic soundscapes with moody undertones, Neil finds his inspiration from pioneering producers and Dj’s such as Stephen Bodzin, Tale of Us, Ame, Dixon, John Digweed, Sasha, Mano Le Tough, Recondite, Ripperton, Alex Niggemann, Marc Romboy, Mind Against, Damian Lazarus, Loco Dice, Sven Vath and Richie Hawtin to mention but a few. He now looks to drive forward the melodic landscape of Techno to the dance floors throughout Thailand and Asia.
Since arriving in Thailand, Neil balances a professional career as a Global Financial Wealth Manager but he continues to focus his passion towards music and Dj’ing. He can be found playing out at venues from Mustache Bar, Live RCA, Wax, This is House (Ku De Ta), Oskar and is often delivering a warmer side of his sets at the many pool parties and rooftop nights around Bangkok, which allow him to play chugging Tech House, DC10-esque bouncey party vibes and a lighter more funky House groove.
London based DJ/Producer Hasan Khan has a fetish for all things deep and groovy. His taste spans through most genres of music but anything with a driving bass line and a trippy hook sets him alight.
At just 20 Hasan developed his own night and brand, Toucan Rave in Manchester. Toucan Rave was used as a platform for him to play out and gain recognition for his distinctive sound. There are elements of House, Techno, Minimal, and everything in between, to his sets but they are ultimately based on his mood. A broad taste in music means it’s hard to pinpoint a style, with his mixes varying, and each set being used as an opportunity to experiment. An ability to adapt, change and not being pigeonholed into a genre or style is what makes Hasan stand out the most.
Hasan has built up quite a repertoire so far with appearances at Ministry Of Sound (London), Dim-Sum (London), The Egg, (London), Sankey’s, with a monthly slot for the boundry pushing Disco Electronica night (Manchester), A Bit Catchy (Preston), Deep Jam (Leeds), Kotnstadt (Manchester), Were-after (The Warehouse Project after parties, Manchester), Platinum (London) and Mango (Sheffield) to name but a few.