Funk and Filth Hall of Fame - Funk #5 - DJ Fresh
Not only have I been around long enough to remember when DJ Fresh was churning out naughty naughty music like 'Floodlight', but I even remember days when tunes like "The Nine" by Fresh's first ensemble Bad Company were what was spinning on the decks at house parties and raves at places like The Sanctuary . . . .ahh, the good old days! Never would I have thought back then that Fresh, a.k.a. Daniel Stein, would go on to have top 10 hits in the "normal" music charts and provide the soundtrack for a lovely happy Lucozade advert. But this burst of success has, it would seem, been relatevely recent and sudden, and seems to have been marked by a change in genre, moving away from the filth of drum and bass, and into the relatively funky feel of the genre-mashing breaks/dubsteppy type sound he is now working with. See below for a selection of his life's works, arranged in a vaguely chronological order, which charts the progress of one of the biggest names in dance music at the moment. More to come in 2012 no doubt!