James Welsh

Saturday 6 October
The Kraak Gallery opens a new term of deep house with Basement Manchester welcoming fresh DJ/Producer James Welsh. We were blown away by his debut EP ‘Air Valley’ when it landed at Basement towers and scrambled to book him as soon as we heard it..

The EP earning plaudits from fans such as Gilles Peterson, Ben Westbeech and Jimpster whilst he’s also got releases up coming on Wolf Music and Join The Dots.

Being brought up on a mixture of Blues and Bluegrass, James Welsh was going to gigs before he could walk. A guitarist since the age of 8, experimenting at the age of 14 with multiple tape recorders and Future Music cover cd’s led to him travelling to Texas to take over electronic duties in post punk outfit ‘The Rise’.

He then signed as ‘Ocelot’ to Mark Jones’ Wall Of Sound label, playing everywhere from main stage Creamfields to rooftops in Miami. Officially remixing Rob Zombie, Depeche Mode and a pre-bald Britney Spears, It could be said, James Welsh has had quite a career already.

When he isn’t producing for other people or larking around on bikes, James is now making music on his own terms.

You’d best take a seat I guess.

The usual first class backup will be provided by –

Josimar (Basement MCR/Love Dose)
Craig Campbell (Basement MCR)
Carlos (Basement MCR)