Fantasy is the brand new single from Bashy set for release on 19th September 2010. This is the first cut from West Londonâ€™s premiership MCâ€™s highly anticipated second album. 25 year old contemporary, British lyricist, Bashy aka Ashley Thomas epitomises the zeitgeist.
Like Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder he has become part of the new look British pop sphere.
Laying solid foundations: with his inspirational, epic debut single Black Boys back in 2007, hit mixtapes (Chuppa Chups, Bashy.com) and film soundtracks (Adulthood, Shank) and his debut album Catch Me If You Can which was released last year to critical acclaim.
Bashyâ€™s story goes from strength to strength. This year alone has delivered stand-out performances at Glastonbury; solo in the dance tent and a highlight on the Gorillaz headline set with his monumental collaboration with Kano and the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music for the track White Flag.
He is going down a storm as support on the current UK Shine Shine tour with Chipmunk and heâ€™ll embark on a world-wide tour with Gorillaz later in the year.
Bashy will take centre stage in September with his first headline gig date in London at the Islington o2 Academy2.
Fantasy the big, uplifting, new single is produced by Devon The DJ and Afreex and lends a sample from the classic â€˜Let Me Be Your Fantasyâ€™ by Baby D. An of the moment drumâ€™nâ€™bass meets grime banger the track is 100% Bashy, the â€œlife commentatorâ€ at his very best with a flawless lyrical delivery.
The new album is scheduled for release in February 2011 and will draw on Bashyâ€™s wealth of new experiences to create his most accomplished work to date.
The multi-talented, Brit School graduate continues to add to his acting credits.
He returned to the stage earlier this year due to demand as Markus in Jonzi-Dâ€™s production of Markus the Sadist, starred in Mo Aliâ€™s futuristic Shank, Noel Clarkeâ€™s 4,3,2,1 and is currently filming alongside Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla, Prince of Persia) in the new Brit flick from Matthew Hope The Veteran.
Bashy – underground superstar on his ascending into the mainstream.
The new single Fantasy will be released on 19th September 2010
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