Thursday, 29 March 2012
Funk Bomb Strikes London This Weekend!
So many of the planet’s funkiest men are going to be under the same roof at the Big Chill House that the funk is bound to overflow into the streets!
Bombstrikes are taking over the Kings Cross venue, partly to celebrate the launch of Featurecast’s new album, and partly just to have a damn good time . . . . and it is FREE ENTRY this Saturday 31st March!
Room 2 is hosted by the beautifully bassy guys from the Life Support Machine Blog.
Click here for all the details.
Bombstrikes Label manager (and Funk and Filth favourite) Mooqee is also headlining on the night, alongside Featurecast and the seriously talented Pimpsoul, but he took a few minutes away from blowing up balloons and positioning party poppers for Saturday night to answer some of life’s big questions, exclusively for Funk and Filth.
Here are some words of extreme Mooqeeness, and also some thumping free downloads from the boys . . .
You guys get to DJ all over the world, to crowds of all sizes. What’s your favourite venue or event to play, and what makes it so special?
I know a lot of people say it but the Fractal Forest at Shambhala in Canada is an amazing place to play. There is something special about the setting in the middle of a woods in the middle of nowhere with an unbelievable up for it crowd and great production. I think the remoteness adds to the party as well as everyone just goes with it. In fact Canada in general is a pretty special place. The other show I always look forward to is in the UK at a festival called Beatherder....which is again in the woods (I guess I’m becoming a woods specialist...I'll be playing a teddy bear picnic next!). We (as Sugarbeat) host a stage in the trees there and the festival is completely non corporate and again an amazing setting and crowd.
Who is your favourite DJ / Producer right now? Is there a particular track that gets your sets flying at the moment?
Oh favourite Dj is always a tough one. There are some amazing ones out there at the moment both established and up and coming. The Utah Saints always put on a great show as does A.skillz. From a different tip I always really like what Justin Robertson does, which may surprise some. As for biggest track at the moment, this will sound like a shameless plug but it is genuinely true, the Tantrum Desire mix of mine & Pimpsoul's upcoming Feeling good release just smashes it . . . he knocked that remix out of the park!
If you had one piece of advice for upcoming DJs or producers who might want to emulate you, what would it be?
Work at it and have a good quality control but try to take the pressure off yourselves and make it fun ... do what you do and if people like it great, if they don’t as least you're having fun. The other things is, try and get an understanding of all sides of the music business. Not many can make it just doing DJing these days, have a go at producing or look into putting your stuff out. It all feeds into itself and helps.
What other big things can we expect from the Bombstrikes guys in 2012? Can you let us in on any secrets?
We're looking to do some more Soundsytem nights across the year so that we can get out to more people. We also have some great releases lined up from our artists; Neon Steve, Pimpsoul, myself and also from a new act called Herbgrinder . . . watch this space. We're also looking at a Bombstrikes compilation later in the year. Plus a regular podcast. Yep, we're gonna be busy.
And finally, the most important question of all . . . Funk or Filth . . . . musically which way are you feeling right now?
I think i have a foot in either camp.. I’m known for my funk I guess, but I’m just finishing off my first ever Drum and Bass track so I do like a bit of filth in my funk sandwich.
Sat 31st March 2012 - Big Chill presents....
Room 1 - BombStrikes Records
FEATURECAST (album launch)
Room 2 - hosted by Life Support Machine Blog
DIVERTED b2b MR NO HANDS
KID CHAMELEON b2b CASUAL BREAKIN
JOEBOT b2b DAMN HORNS
JULIE-ANNE b2b FIFTIES
9pm - 4am
@ Big Chill House. 257-9, Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL (2 mins walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras)