Tasha Baxter

Based: Johannesburg

Over the past few years, Baxter has built a reputation as a multi-talented artist, lending her songwriting and vocal skills to many high-profile projects, albums and songs. Chief amongst these was Roger Goode’s ‘In The Beginning’ off his album ‘Coming Up For Air’. It was Baxter who contributed lyrics and vocal melodies for the track which turned into a bonafide global smash hit, earning a chart-topping spot on 5fm’s Top 40 chart and a remix from none other than internationally recognized house DJ and producer, Ferry Corsten.

What many people didn’t know at the time was that Baxter had contributed vocals and songwriting to four other tracks on Goode’s album – including ‘Little Angel’ which she wrote for her daughter, and ‘To Move You’ – more than proving her strength as a composer along the way.

Alongside her work with Goode (which still continues through Baxter’s presence on his Saturday Surgery show), Baxter has made a substantial impact on the Cape Town and Johannesburg music scenes, working with the likes of drum ‘n bass producers, Counterstrike (on the track ‘Questions’), as well as featuring on the Soulsistas album. Her raft of corporate work – composing tracks for commercials and more – is as impressive and she has also performed alongside some of the biggest names in the DJ world, including DJ Vadim, Roger Goode, Diesel Boy, Aphrodite, Cut La Roc and Raiden. Baxter was also resident drum ‘n bass DJ/MC at Trailer Park in Melville, Johannesburg for years and her continuing passion for being behind the decks has seen her play in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

From her days as a teenager in Cape Town when she would steal away from home to play at house parties and then the likes of Sublime, to seeing the release of her album, Baxter’s trip through music has been diverse and fascinating.


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