Bastim Records was set up to provide an outlet for electronic dance music bands based in the Northampton area.
Northampton like many other towns has had a strong dance music scene since the early 90's.
However the backlash of this shift to the club scene has meant many people who once would
have been in a band took up the role of DJ.
Bastim aimed to redress this balance, while working in both the club DJ and Live music environment,
(Indeed many band members were also DJ's).
The key to Bastim's ideal was to produce quality records for DJ's to play at clubs as well as develop the acts for live performances.
Back 2 Mono provided a good forum for many bands to get out of the bedroom studio and on to a stage in front of people.
The key band in Bastim's development was Honeybunny who's members played in indie bands in the 80's, became DJ's in the 90's,
but wanted to make and cut their own records for the dancefloor. Indeed their records have received positive feedback from DJ's worldwide,
particularly in the U.K. and U.S. including such key players as
SASHA, DIGWEED, ANTHONY PAPPA, JIMMY VAN M & CHRIS FORTIER to name just a few.