“I got very lucky,” says Patrick Giles of the path that has led him from his hometown of Perth, Australia to becoming a Miami-based music producer and assistant director of operations at BASE boutique, though we’d imagine his path has had more to do with vision than simple luck. As a student, he “won several awards and development grants that enabled me initially to travel, study and broaden my musical point of reference. I went on to have a career (which I continue to this day) predominantly in composing film and television music.” Perhaps you’ve heard his albums as HiRO, Life Project, Freak Radicals or his more recent guise, Professor Hush. Or perhaps you’ve stumbled upon BASE, a dynamic collection of fashion, fragrance, music and other goods that has built a reputation as the “epicenter of cool” on Lincoln Road. BASE recently screened the Arcade’s Jeremy Scott mini doc during Art Basel Miami Beach in December (that’s Giles, aka Prof Hush, DJing at the BASE/Art Basel Jeremy Scott pop-up boutique launch in the photo). For our viewers far and wide, we recruited Giles to gift Arcade Players with a riotous mix of what’s got him moving at the moment.
What is your inspiration for the A44 podcast?
I woke up and thought “Today I’m Getting Everybody Rioting!”
No, seriously, music for me is all about telling a story, regardless of whether I’m DJing or composing I pay particular attention to the lyrics and overall tone of a track. I feel like Im always trying to have a conversation with the audience.
BASE has an exciting lineup of music selections. Do you source all the music personally?
We have a very dedicated team of talented people that source the music at BASE. Over the years I have played a serious role in helping shape the genres of music and developing our own unique record label.
How does music fuel your everyday?
Somedays it’s the only fuel I need.
Do you have three must-visit spots in Miami you can share?
What’s got you excited about music right now?
The fact that anyone can make a record. You don’t need big budgets and bigger studios anymore. It enables people around the world to make a contribution where in the past it would not have happened.
Today I Get Everybody Rioting
- En Vill Hest (Prins Thomas Remix) – Casiokids
- Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) – Two Door Cinema Club
- I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)- LYKKE LI
- Beam Me Up (Jaques Renault Remix) – Midnight Magic
- Baby Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Remix) – Lindstrøm & Christabelle
- Nightmoves Featuring Captn K. (Original) – Space Ranger
- Voices Inside My Head (Leo Zero Re-work) – The Police
- Hit The Road Jack (The Loose Cannons remix) – Ray Charles
- Swing Time (David Jones Edit) -Will Gold
- Who The F*** Is Barbra Streisand (Dave Kurtis remix) – 2ELEMENTS
- Groover’s Delight (original mix) – DR KUCHO!
- New Day – (Original Mix) – Olav Basoski
- Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix) – Empire Of The Sun
- Crosses (Jori Hulkkonen Remix) – José González
- Time To Get Away (Gucci Soundsystem Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
- Forever And Ever Amen (Thieves Like Us Remix) – The Drums