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Basic Unit is Rick Dallaway and Ben England, UK Drum and Bass artists with 12”s out on Audio Couture, Flex and Deepest Cut. Most recent release: 2003.

Another group of artists going by the name Basic Unit is Yair Etziony (Vermont) and Shlomi Avni (DJ Sola). They’ve been pioneers in the Israeli electronic scene since 2001 with the Micoropeople collective. In 2005 they joined forces to become Basic Unit. Their new creation fusing influences from Detroit techno to German and US-house. Alongside the like-minded Tubi and M1 crew, they initiated the Exercise parties that became the taste maker night for minimal club music in the city. Exercise guests include international artists as Sebo K, Jens Bond, P.toile and Tom Clark.

Shlomi Avni (DJ Sola) was born 1974 in Givaatim, Israel. He started DJing in 2001, and since then has played the most ground-breaking and important venues for electronic music in Israel. In the year 2003 he opened, and managed a new night club, Hatzofe.

For the year it ran, the club changed Israel nightlife, forever. Over the years he has had the privilege of playing alongside the likes of: Anja Schinder (Mobillee), Phonique (Poker Flat), Frank Muller (Beroshima), Dave DK (mood music), Losoul (Playhouse), James Flavor (Dirt crew),Tyree Cooper (DJ International), L.A. Williams (chisel), Apparat (Shitkatapult), Jens bond (poker flat) and Paul Kalkbrenner (bpitch control).His music ranges from deep and minimal house to electro, acid and pumping tech-house.

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