BIOGRAPHYBas Kunnen V2.0After releasing his debutalbum Lucid Dream early 2004 on his own label x-ceptional music and the following successful albumtour, Bas Kunnen decided late 2004 there had to be a big change. He wanted a new challenge he explained in different interviews. Not only his way of working, also his sound, look and live act were totally changed. Beside that, his studio was rebuild to a hypermodern digital laboratory.Was he positioned late 2004 in the styles club, trance and techhouse, his new style is more between dance, electro, funk, soul and pop. Live he will no longer play solo; on structural basis he plays with several people. These include keyboardplayers, bass-players, drummers and vocalists. He wants to make the live act many times bigger and more spectacular.In 2007 Bas releases his new albums "Back da Funk" and "Lucid Dream-the remixes".Who is Bas KunnenBas Kunnen (Weert, 29-01-1975) has always had a great passion for music. As a 5-year old he started his formal training as a classical pianist. As a teenager he was the drummer of the pop band "The Noisy Tools" and when he first heard the Prodigy’s “Out of space” he was instantly fascinated by dance-music. Bas started out as a DJ in local clubs, later as producer and music-publisher and finally as a successful live performer. In 2004 Bas started his label X-ceptional Music and put ourt several tracks and albums over the years.Next to that Bas was a boardmember of the Conamus Foundation (now: BumaCultuur), Foundation Popmusic Limburg, presented radioshows (Radio Decibel) and works on a regular basis as talentscout, manager and advisor for new artists. The ADE Next, a program for starting DJs and producers during the Amsterdam Dance Event, is one of Bas's ideas during his boardmembership of the Conamus Foundation. Bas was teaching music production on the National Popacademy in Utrecht in 2010 and 2011.Bas as a producerBas got his first record deal in 1998 at Basic Beat Recordings. Other record deals followed, in 1999 at Dynamics Recordings and with his international hitrecord “Clubsystem” by the project Noiseflloor in 2000 at Combined Forces Recordings. This song established Bas’ reputation as a producer in the dance-music Industry.Noisefloor's "Ultrawave" was released November 2001 on the Voltage-label of Virgin UK. This second single by Noisefloor, was well received.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, 2003 and 2004 editions. So the songs “Back da Funk”, “Algorithm” and “Desire” evolved, whereas the last one 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.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.
Name: Bas Kunnen
Lives in: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Company: X-ceptional Music Productions
Occupation: Sound Mixer, Producer, Music Composer and Manager
Unique traits: Over 15 years experience in Live Performing, Mixing and Producing music. Over 150 releases (singles, remixes, compilations)