BASTO Unleashes Video For 'Keep On Rocking'
Even though BASTO won't be coming stateside this summer due to his hectic European touring and studio schedule, the Belgian artist and producer makes an impact today with his video for "Keep On Rocking" (Ultra Music). The video coincides with the release of the jamming festival track-turned-airwave burner through all digital retailers.
Listen to "Keep On Rocking" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0sS9W2OAJQ
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For the song that merges frenetic dance floor energy--perfect for an all-nighter at your favorite hotspot with a seductively melodic sensibility--BASTO turned to director Andrew Sandler of Riveting Productions to create its video. Shot on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, the clip follows a street dancer on his way to a dance battle for a face off. The twist: both adversaries are not who they seem courtesy of animated faces.
Sharing his stage moniker "Basto" with a cat he adopted, Jef Martens dropped his first smash in 2005. "Rock With You" topped the dance charts in Belgium and Holland, and it took off at radio. As he continued to release singles, he eventually embraced his more classical inclinations with "Gregory's Theme" in 2010. Originally written as a tribute to Hugh Laurie's titular character on "House," the song exploded as a worldwide club phenomenon. Soon, the likes of Kylie Minogue, The Wanted, Keane and Flo Rida sought BASTO out for high-profile remixes, while he eventually dropped his European mega-hit "Again and Again," which currently exceeds 20 million views on YouTube and occupied Beatport's Top 10 for a month upon release. 2012 saw him churn out two landmark songs under the production name of Lazy Jay he shares with his brother Toon Martens. He produced the triple-platinum smash "Scream & Shout" forBritney Spears and will.i.am and Azealia Banks's breakthrough "212." Unforgettable performances at the likes of Tomorrowlandfollowed and he garnered the NRJ DJ Award for "Biggest Revelation" in France as well as being named #37 on the "Most Successful Songwriters of 2012" list by leading industry publication MusicWeek. Now, BASTO is setting his creative sights upon the U.S. with "Keep On Rocking."