An introduction, please … who are you, where are you, and what pays the bills?

Hi I’m Basso, sitting behind the dyke south of Hamburg. I’m running a label, an online record store and occasionally travel to play out music.

Where was the mix recorded, and what is the inspiration behind it?

I’ve recorded in my studio, in the heat, under the roof, trying to clam down my temper triggered by the heat wave.

Strictly vinyl? Strictly digital? Couldn’t care less?

I actually don’t care so much any more. But I prefer to play records if the situation allows it. One digital promo in there.

‘Balearic’, seems to be a somewhat overused term these days, but if you had to – and we are asking you to – describe the essence of ‘Balearic’ in one record?

Spanish Dancer!

Favourite place you’ve travelled to? And why?

Japan. The food, the people, the music…

Sunset or Sunrise? And the best place to experience it?

Sunset and sunrise! In the woods near the sea

Most embarrassing record(s) you’ve bought? Most expensive? And your best bargain bin finds you’ve dug out over the years?

1.The Fat Boys And The Beach Boys ‎– Wipeout! … when it came out!
2. Achim Reichel & Machines – Echo
3. This is difficult. Finding bargains in bins is kind of my profession!

Favourite DJ you’ve heard play out over the years?

Jan Schulte, Tako, Vladimir, Moonboots, Rune Lindbaek, Ark, Evil Dee

Anything else we should know about you or what you are up to … and do you have a track listing for the mix you provided?

Growing Bin has recently re-released Eleventeen Eston’s debut, ‘Delta Horizon’, on vinyl, for the very first time. Buy that here.

Track list: ????

Thanks to Basso for taking the time out to answer these questions.