Azzido Da Bass (born Ingo Martens, 29 August 1971) is a German DJ and record producer based in Hamburg, Germany.
DJ performances
Further inspired by the performances of local and international DJs on tour, Martens began his own DJ career in 1996 under the name Azzido Da Bass. One year later he would secure his first professional job in Hamburg, Germany. The performance was a success, opening the door to additional jobs in northern Germany performing in clubs, competitive events and private parties.
Within four years, Da Bass was a significant player within the German techno music scene, with tours both domestically and internationally.
Da Bass aspired to create his own original music after several years as a DJ. After meeting producer/songwriter Stevo Wilcken in 1998, Da Bass made the transition to record producer. The duo co-wrote their first original song, "Dooms Night", which was released in 2000 at the Love Parade in Berlin.
Although the song did well in Germany, it languished outside the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, until a remix of the song was released by Timo Maas. The remix's popularity sent the track to #8 in the UK chart. Soon after, the song made major appearances around the world, including a headline of the MTV Music Awards in 2000, several American and European commercials, and in the movie soundtrack to Angeled.
Da Bass and Wilcken continued to produce a mixture of original songs and remixes thereafter, including a remix of the song "House of God" by Dimensional Holofonic Sound and their next hit "Speed (Can You Feel It?)" in 2002. The track peaked at #68 in the UK Singles Chart.
In 2005, Da Bass founded the independent record label, Luscious Sound. His goal was to allow music artists to create their material with a minimal amount of interference from above.