Tasha Baxter

Tasha Baxter

 Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZAF
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Indie pop perfect, electronica-tinged hook infested anthemic tunes, with shelf life and begging for radio stations! From DnB to disco this singer songwriter having worked with NOISIA, SPOR, PENDULUM,FERRY CORSTEN and more should not be kept a secret any longer! Let Tasha Baxter loose on the world!

Biography

After several years of carving a niche as one of South Africa’s most accomplished songwriters, vocalists and DJs, Tasha Baxter has stepped out from behind-the-scenes, onto the solo stage and has become one of South Africa’s most innovative and successful musicians of the last few years.

As those in the industry who hold her in high regard always predicted - it hasn’t taken Tasha long to make an impression on the South African music scene. Her debut album has bore the hits, ‘Who’s Sorry Now’, ‘The Journey’, ‘Useless’ and ‘Fade To Black’, which was one of the most played songs in 2007/2008 one many commercial and underground radio stations.

The cherry on top came with having been nominated for 4 top SA music award nominations and taking home 2 SAMA’s for best Newcomer and best Pop. This was followed by winning SA’s hottest artists at the Crystal Awards and 2 nominations for best newcomer and hottest SA artist at the You Magazine Spectacular.

As Tasha climbed the ranks of the South African music charts, she could be found at almost every major event in the country, whether it be with the electronically power-pop infused band, behind the decks at some of the countries most renowned drum and bass / dubstep events or on the vocals alongside S.A’s best including Roger Goode, DJ Fresh,NOISIA, Spor,Vadim,Pendulum,Brookes Brothers,Chasing Shadows,Black Sun Empire many more.

Tasha’s music reveals that she is something of an artful dodger, moving with ease through a head-spinning array of musical genres, among them dance, house, trip-hop, pop, funk, drum n bass and dubstep. Recently she has been working with legendary UK producer Spor, producing fresh new tracks for her second album to be released soon. The new material is even more electronically, pop-tastically spellbinding than her first album and is infused with Tasha’s ‘heart on sleeve’ attitude which reads true to her personal journey in life and penetrates the listener with gripping lyrics and diverse sounds.

Over the past few years, Tasha has built a reputation as a multi-talented artist, Tasha’s live shows are so damn pop-perfect that it took a while convincing people she is local. But once they discover she’s homegrown, her indie pop, electronica-tinged music has rapidly become a firm favorite with fans based in the country and abroad, as the growing demand for live performances testifies to.

But for all its sonic sprinklings, at its core, this is a pop band led by an truly gifted musician. It’s not easy to create a sound that moves through a wide-ranging terrain yet retains a sense of coherency, but Tasha Baxter has been able to do just that on ‘Colour Of Me’, in her new material and in her live performances. Central to this is Tasha’s winning voice. As a result Tasha Baxter is as at home on a pop stage or jazz club as in the depths of a dance club or cascading out of a radio.

Discography

Releases:
Funk Country (12") Cr2 Records 2007
Appears On:
Chilled Ibiza III (2xCD, Mixed) In The Beginning (Turn... Warner Strategic Marketing (UK) 2002
Damn! 4 (2xCD) In The Beginning Digidance 2002
Hands To Heaven - Experience The Ultimate Euphoric Sound Of Trance (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) In The Beginning (Ferr... Warner Dance 2002
Hands To Heaven - The Ultimate Sound Of Euphoric Trance (2xCD) In The Beginning Again... Warner Strategic Marketing (UK) 2002
Ibiza Lounge 2 (CD, Comp) In The Beginning Again... Dureco 2002
In The Beginning (Maxi) ◄ (11 versions) Double F Double R ... 2002
In The Beginning (CD, Maxi, Promo) Double F Double R 2002
In The Beginning (CD, Maxi, Enh) Bang On! 2002
In The Beginning .... (12", Promo) Double F Double R 2002
In The Beginning Again (12") Tsunami 2002
In The Beginning Again (12") Double F Double R 2002
In The Beginning Again (CD, Enh) Tsunami 2002
In The Beginning... (CD, Maxi) Double F Double R 2002
In The Beginning... (12") Sounds Good 2002
In The Beginning... (The Ferry Corsten Remixes) (CD, Maxi) Double F Double R 2002
In The Beginning.... (2x12", Promo) Double F Double R 2002
In The Beginning.... (2x12") Double F Double R 2002
Solid Sounds Anno 2002 Volume 02 (2xCD) In The Beginning (Quad... 541 2002
The Chemical Generation (2xCD) In The Beginning (TM C... Warner Strategic Marketing (UK) 2002
Music Is My High (CD) Music Is My High USM Records 2004
Ultimate Trance (4xCD, Comp, Mixed) In The Beginning (Ferr... Central Station 2004
Nemesis / Ghost (12") Nemesis (Featuring Tas... Revolution Recordings 2005
Cr2 Club Classics (3xCD, Comp, Ltd) Funk Country Cr2 Records 2007
Kissdafunk (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Funk Country (Micky Sl... New State Recordings 2007
Conquerors & Commoners EP (2x12", EP) Overdue Lifted Music (2) 2010
Tracks Appear On:
Chilled Ibiza III (2xCD, Mixed) In The Beginning (Turn... Warner Strategic Marketing (UK) 2002
Hands To Heaven - Experience The Ultimate Euphoric Sound Of Trance (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) In The Beginning (Ferr... Warner Dance 2002
Cr2 Club Classics (3xCD, Comp, Ltd) Funk Country Cr2 Records 2007
Kissdafunk (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Funk Country (Micky Sl... New State Recordings 2007
Fresh Goes Electro Vol. 2 (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Bounce Track (Bingo Pl... Soul Candi 2009
Unofficial Releases:
House Arrest (CD, Mixed, Unofficial, Comp) Moving On (Hard Edit) Sleeping Giant Music 2009

Had loads of releases in SA, as well as airplay overseas.

Set List

12 to 15 songs
Around and hour or more depending what the show entails.

Who's sorry now
Ebb n Flow
Bikes
Dont believe in love
Bound by babes
All that i can think about
Dont need money
Fade 2 black
The Journey
Fake the Fall
The Visitor
HEaven knows