Grass is Greener (GiG) Launches the first of a series of our music, food, and art series that hosts a careful selection of artists from the culinary, hospitality, and music industry at Nirbana, Sri Lanka, a luxury private estate set in the heart of Ahangama.
BAS.i (LDN) aka Bas Ibellini is a London based artist, signed to Tuskegee, Crosstown Rebels, and founder of the “Peculiar” party. If we followed Bas Ibellini around the world over the past few years, our memories might be stained with sweaty heaving crowds, beaches in Ibiza, dancefloors in New York, after-parties in London, and festivals in Mexico. In recent years, he has had the opportunity to perform at venerable night clubs including Fabric, DC10, Fuse Brussels, and Output New York; alongside invitations to appear at key festivals including Sunwaves Romania and BPM in Mexico.
A deep-rooted love for music, passed down from a musical family, has placed Bas in a fortunate position. Years of hard work, from pushing himself to become an expert turntablist as a youngster to putting on his own ‘Peculiar’ parties in East London, have laid the foundations for his growing success. When Bas isn’t touring or in the studio, organising the perfect party for friends and booking world class acts is his passion. Previous guests have been Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, The Mole, Herodot to name a few.
On the production tip, Bas has taken a considered though enthusiastic tact, spending days on end toiling away in the studio. Learning the craft inside out, he prefers to take his time to release music. Over the last three years, he has released on Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers’ Tuskegee imprint, and Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label.
February 2022 saw him take on a new creative project in the backstreets of Oxford St, London where one of the cities most talked about culinary and music art spaces has emerged. The Tent has fast become a popular hangout, where creative minds from around the world experience food inspired by the middle east and Mediterranean, fused with a relaxed late night lounge bar atmosphere that takes diners on a journey under the stars before they head downstairs in the club where you’ll find one of London’s best sound systems and an eclectic array of artists, musicians, and selectors.
After a busy year jumping between the venue, studio, and touring the world, Bas fled the cold London winter to explore Asia with a whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Asia which wraps up in Ahangama Sri Lanka, one of the worlds fastest emerging food and music scenes.
You can catch Bas Ibellini alongside Paloma, Emanuel and the Tropical Wax DJs on Saturday 21st performing live afternoon extended set at GiG (Grass is Greener) at Good Story Nirbana during the day stepping up for a late night party at Trax Ahangama.
About Grass is Greener – Day + Night Partys
After a busy week there’s no better way to start the weekend than with bubbles, bloody Mary’s and a tasty brunch. Chill by the pool and watch the birds play over the Ganga while listening to a carefully curated selection of chilled jazzy beats and music from around the world.
GiG by the Ganga, water the garden with cocktails and take a mouth-watering journey around at our East Meats West BBQ, hosted by international artists BAS.i (LDN), Paloma (IN) and a magical live act that warms you up for the official Saturday night after-party, Night Trax.
BAS.i LDN (Bas Ibillini)