playlist #4 with johnny ladd

For the fourth in our series of playlists, we asked bassike HQ’s resident DJ, Johnny Ladd, to put together a list of tracks that he felt reflected the bassike brand. We caught up with Johnny to chat about music and life on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

You will hear Johnny’s mix playing throughout bassike stores for the next month and can listen to it via Spotify below.

bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4

Hey Johnny, how long have you been working for bassike?

It’s been approximately six years.

What were you doing before you started with bassike?

Mostly spending time at the beach catching waves & working for an Australian record label.

What music did you like growing up?

The oldies from the past and hip hop.

Has there been anyone in particular that has been influential in refining your musical tastes?

I wouldn’t say there was one person in particular but Grandmaster Flash was always an influence as well as Maria Ladd (aka my mum) she would always have the radio on at home playing music.

What music are you into today?

It’s pretty broad, but ranges from music you wouldn’t hear on the radio to tracks that are played quite frequently.

When / where did you start DJ’ing?

As a birthday present my folks bought turntables for me and I started playing records at home in my bedroom. The first time I actually played outside of the bedroom was at a friend’s birthday party down the road, dressed up trying to mimic Grandmaster Flash.

What do you enjoy doing outside of music?

Enjoy time in the ocean, working on my cars, riding my bikes, taking pictures, reading and collecting various objects of interest

bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4


1. Baby – Donnie & Joe Emerson
2. My Name – Lhasa De Sela
3. Let ‘Em in – Wings
4. A1 – Darkside
5. No – Nicolas Jaar
6. Le Bracelet – Alain Goraguer
7. Distant Dreaming – Shining Bird
8. Walrus – D.D Dumbo
9. Source – Tycho
10. Under the Sun – DIIV
11. Glider – Tycho
12. Satan – D.D. Dumbo
13. Transient Program for Drums and Machinery – Soul Wax
14. Into the Fire – Clams Casino featuring Mikky Ekko
15. Cry Baby – The Neighbourhood
16. Bloom (Jamie xx Rework) – Radiohead
17. All or Nothing – Chrome Sparks
18. Blast – Clams Casino
19. Safe and Sound – Justice
20. Three Sides of Nazareth – Nicolas Jaar
21. Movin Backwards – A Tribe Called Quest
22. Lips – The xx
23. Red Wine – Common featuring Syd and Elena
24. Juicy 1-4 – Blood Orange
25. A Breath Away – Clams Casino featuring Kelela
26. Loftmane – The Range

27. Subways – The Avalanches
28. Underwater – Porches
29. The Place – Inc
30. Daddy Issues – The Neighborhood
31. Kutless – NxWorries
32. Reverie – Adrian Younge
33. Room in Here – Anderson Paak
34. Sirens - Adrian Younge
35. Oisima - everything about her feat. Annabel Weston
36. Same Ol’ Mistakes – Rihanna
37. Tonight – Canyons
38. Strawberry Letter 23 – Shuggie Otis
39. Timeless – Illa J
40. Feelings of Sentimentality Due to Getting Curved – Flamingosis
41. Casanova – Flamingosis
42. Mobius – A Tribe Called Quest
43. Pain – De La Soul featuring Snoop Dogg
44. Flight of the Flamingo – Flamingosis
45. Horizon – Tycho
46. If I Was a Folkstar – The Avalanches
47. Valley of Paradise – Psychemagik
48. Age of Consent – New Order
49. Genius  of Love – Tom Tom Club
50. The Magnificent Seven – The Clash
51. Loosing the Will to Survive (beyond the wizards sleeve re animation) – Findlay Brown
52. Sunshine – The Avalanches

bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4
bassike playlist #4