Steve Basil (USA)

Steve "Baze" Basil is a multi-instrumentalist/producer who plays bass and keyboards in the group Machine Gun Kelly. Born in Rochester NY, he began playing classical violin and jazz piano at a young age. He began playing piano professionally in a Salsa band at 14, and joined a Reggae band shortly after. During this time that Baze joined a Hip-Hop group and discovered his love for instrumental production.

Steve Basil

He spent two years at Berklee College of Music honing his production skills before dropping out to take a job at Spider Studios in Ohio. After a relocation to Cleveland, he spent a year writing and recording with Downtown Records-signed band Some Kinda Wonderful before getting the opportunity to work on rapper Machine Gun Kelly's 'Black Flag' mixtape. He became the band's bassist/keyboard player the next tour.

Baze has since worked extensively on Machine Gun Kelly's music, including the sophomore album 'General Admission' which reached #1 on Billboard, and co-produced the rapper's 2016 single "Young Man” with Brandon “Slim” Allen. Since then, the two have extensively collaborated, producing songs on the certified gold 2017 Album ‘bloom’ such as “The Gunner”, “Golden God”, “27” “Let You Go” and “Habits”, as well as the majority of the 2018 release "Binge".  He also received songwriting credit on the seven time platinum hit "Bad Things" ft. Camilla Cabello. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


Associated acts

Machine Gun Kelly