Ron Basejam is the anagrammed alter-ego of Crazy P co-founder, James Baron.
Started as a ‘no pressure’ side project in 2006, Baron wanted to capture the more diverse and quirky sides of his musical tastes and create underground music with character, personality and humour.
Musically, as well as showing his love of disco and House, the project allows Baron freedom to explore more diverse musical avenues and textures. You never know quite what you’re going to get from a Basejam production which keeps things interesting in the studio and on the dance-floor.
His first 12” release – ‘For the People, By the People’ on Winding Road immediately got noticed for it’s infectious hook and anthemic vibe and is now considered by some to be a fore-runner to today’s slo-mo house sound.
Constantly working on material whilst pedaling his wares with Crazy P it wasn’t until 2010, when his solo album ‘Deep & Meaningless’ was released on Yam Who’s ISM imprint, that things started to take off. ‘Into my Life’ off the album was picked up by Gilles Peterson for his Brownswood Bubblers series. Such was his love affair with the tune, Giles could not help dropping it on three consecutive Radio 1 show’s. Praise indeed.
The project has recently gathered pace and seen a string of original releases for Wolf music, Razor n Tape, Futureboogie, Classic and House of Disco as well as high profile remixes for artists such as Fouk, Lovebirds, Kelis and The White Lamp, amongst others. He has also recently teamed up with Manchester’s Neil Diablo for the acclaimed ‘Pedre son Eclat’ 12” on Futureboogie. A studio match made in heaven they are currently working on New Material.