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Friday, 30 November 2012

The Brand New Hall of Fame Starts Tomorrow!

We're 24 hours away from the start of the brand new Funk and Filth Hall of Fame, the countdown of the funkiest and filthiest people who've been rocking our world all year and have therefore earned their place in the #fandfHOF for the next 12 months!

Check back to www.funkandfilth.com every day between now and Christmas Day for your Funk and Filth fix, as each day we'll be unveiling one more funky badass and one more filthy wrong'un in the best musical advent calendar the world has ever seen! Free Downloads all the way too of course! :)

For anyone who missed last year's #fandfHOF you can see the countdown right below here, and this year promises to be even bigger and better!

Last Year's Funk and Filth Hall of Fame Looked a Little Somthing Like This:

Filth #1 - Datsik & Excision

Funk #1 - Krafty Kuts

Filth #2 - Tony Anthem & Axl Ender

Funk #2 - Deekline

Filth #3 - Skrillex

Funk #3 - Keith MacKenzie

Filth #4 - Figure

Funk #4 - A.Skillz

Filth #5 - 12th Planet & Flinch

Funk #5 - DJ Fresh

Filth #6 - Afghan Headspin

Funk #6 - REL1

Filth #7 - Freakmasterz

Funk #7 - Tim Healey

Filth #8 - Hironimus Bosch

Funk #8 - Snatch The Wax DJs

Filth #9 - Noisia

Funk #9 - The Freestylers

Filth #10 - Elite Force

Funk #10 - DJ Yoda

Filth #11 - Pretty Lights

Funk #11 - Opiuo

Filth #12 - Pyramid

Funk #12 - Vent

Filth #13 - Specimen A

Funk #13 - DJ Fixx

Filth #14 - Klaypex

Funk #14 - Colombo

Filth #15 - Jack Beats

Funk #15 - Mooqee

Filth #16 - Chase & Status

Funk #16 - Featurecast

Filth #17 - Toddla T

Funk #17 - B-Phreak

Filth #18 - 601

Funk #18 - Datadex

Filth #19 - Nero

Funk #19 - Benji Boko

Filth #20 - Stanton Warriors

Funk #20 - Plaza de Funk

Filth #21 - Knife Party

Funk #21 - Telephunken

Filth #22 - Ben and Lex

Funk #22 - Beatsmack

Filth #23 - Tomlinson

Funk #23 - NAPT

Filth #24 - The Qemists

Funk #24 - Slyde

Filth #25 - Kouncilhouse

Funk #25 - B-Law

Funk and Filth Exclusive Mini-Mix - by Deckscar by Funk and Filth



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Saturday, 24 November 2012

The Free Funk and Filth Mobile App


Funky gentlemen and filthy ladies everywhere, we would like to invite you to be one of the first to get your hands on our awesome new mobile app and, like pretty much everything else here at Funk and Filth . . . it is FREE! Group hug!! :D


The free Funk and Filth Mobile App fills your pocket with the following . . .
- access to all the awesome content on www.funkandfilth.com . . . reviews, exclusive interviews and of course loads of the best music!
- a live playlist on your phone. We are updating the music in the playlist all the time, so check the app regularly for more tunes to play on your phone for free!
- browse and share any or all of the photos from the Funk and Filth gallery (again, frequently updated!)
- follow all the Funk and Filth updates with instant access to our Facebook and Twitter feeds - Like, Comment and Share from within the app.
- treat yourself to something tasty from the Funk and Filth Shop via the app!


We are releasing the Funk and Filth Mobile App (Powered by Conduit) as an advance preview to Android users (phone or tablet!) so please, get involved and let us know what you think! Once it is perfected we'll get it out to Apple and Windows phone users too!

Check out our video introducing the app, and also some of the app screenshots taken whilst using it on a Nexus 7 tablet, looks pretty sweet doesn't it!?

HOW TO GET THE FREE FUNK AND FILTH MOBILE APP:
STEP ONE - Visit this page that you are reading right now using your Android device (this page can be easily accessed by typing this link into your phone/tablet browser - bit.ly/FFappPage - the link is case sensitive, so get the capital letters in there!)
STEP TWO - Then Click this download button below using your Android phone/tablet and hey presto! The app will be downloaded for free!
Download free Funk and Filth App



Friday, 23 November 2012

Funky Friday : Funky Filthy Mix From Snatch The Wax

The undisputed daddies of the Funk and Filth sound have released another musical masterpiece . . . . and it's absolutely free to download of course!

The Snatch The Wax boys have just released their latest mix, which chucks insane bassline after insane bassline at you from all directions, and it is so damn naughty that it deserved it's own post here!

Containing tracks from the likes of KOAN Sound, Kairo Kingdom and Save The Rave, grab this little bad boy right now and turn it up!!!



In other Funk and Filth news, who would like a free app for their phone/tablet?

Click Here to get the free Funk and Filth Mobile App!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Win a DJ set at Cable: And the winner is . . .


A couple of weeks ago we shared the news that the Bombstrikes guys were offering one talented chap (or chapess) the chance to DJ at Cable alongside some of the biggest names in bass (Read our post here). Well, they've been locked away in an underground bunker listening to all the entries (we shared some of the best ones on the Funk and Filth Facebook page) and have come up with a winner . . . . here is the winning mix from FunkyDrop, who you'll now be able to catch in the Bombstrikes room at An Evening With Krafty Kuts at Cable on 1st December (TICKETS HERE)!



The Romanian-born, Cambridge-based funkster FunkyDrop was up against some stiff competition, so the Bombstrikes guys chose the following 5 runners-up (in no particular order)

DJ Richy J
Soulninja
Trashtray
Cockney Nutjob
Tosses & Varvez

Funkydrop will now be playing in the Bombstrikes room at Cable on Dec 1st as part of Krafty Kuts’ Night alongside the likes of Krafty Kuts, Utah Saints, Tantrum Desire, A.skillz, Mooqee and many more. If you fancy coming along for the party grab your tickets now they are selling fast for this night, get yours now at Cable or Ticketweb. Priced £10, it will be more on the door. Hopefully see you there!



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Monday, 19 November 2012

Funk and Filth File o' Facts : Marten Hørger Exclusive Interview

He may seem like a relative new kid on the block, but Marten Hørger has been on the scene longer than you think, and has gained support along the way from some of the best DJs and producers in the business, thanks mainly to his textbook remixing, quality production, party animal reputation and just generally being an all-round nice guy!


From his earlier days DJing as a 15 year old in underground venues in Germany, Marten has partied his way around the world taking any crowd brave enough along for a ride to remember, and picked up many friends along the way. Championed by Funk and Filth favourites Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts and DJ Icey, amongst many others, he has recently teamed up with best-bud Leeroy Thornhill (yes, him what used to tinkle the ivories with The Prodigy) as Smash HiFi, churning out some monster beats and bass lines.



We grabbed some precious moments with one of the busiest men around at the moment, to talk through some important shizzle...

Looks like you’ve had a pretty busy 2012 so far, and delivered some great sets and mixes. What has been your highlight of this year up until now? What else have we got to look forward to from you before the end of the year?

Thanks! And yes, it´s been a great year so far. I love what I do even more than ever. Despite all the amazing travels and awesome events that I was able to be part of this year, my absolute highlight was that I was really taking time to make music in the studio.
I concentrated more on that this year rather than trying to play as many gigs as I could. I´m not the guy that makes music on the road so these are two separate things for me
That being said I was able to get so much done, so there will be a lot of music coming out, I don´t want to talk about it until it´s really happening




What do you use as the main inspiration for your music? Was there a particular genre or artist that you listened to a lot of when you were a kid?

I grew up with 90s HipHop, i´m still in love with the warmth and the groove of those tracks. Then The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Plump DJs etc came along, and then I stumbled into all things techno/electro in Germany. (I mean the real oldschool electro!)
In terms of inspiration I have to say I listen to EVERYTHING back home.


You get to DJ all over the place, to crowds of all sizes. What’s your favourite venue or event to play, and what makes it so special? Is there one country at the moment that’s more mental than all the others?

My favourite event this year was Kazantip, on the Crimean peninsula on the Black Sea. It´s just the wildest thing I´ve seen in my whole life. Eastern Europe in general is awesome, also Australia & Canada are always amazing for me and of course my beloved south Germany.

Do you have one tune that you always have in your back pocket, ready to drop into a set to destroy the dancefloor? How has your choice of killer tune evolved over the years since you started out?

There´s a few of them. But lately I´ve been trying to steer a bit away from the obvious and get a bit more clever with my choices. On the other side it´s important to just remember that a party is a place where people want to have fun and playing something that pleases people is not a bad thing.. that´s the goal!

You can do a back-to-back set with any DJ in the world. Literally anyone. Who would you pick?

I think I would always pick my buddy Leeroy Thornhill, he´s just the best guy to hang out with. Every single time we get to play together is monsterfun!

This is a big question now . . . not musically related but very very important to us! Footwear. What’s the coolest pair in your footlocker at the moment?

Always been a fan of fashion, but never really got into footwear. So this might sound pretty stupid to sneakerfreaks but I would have to say my havaiana flip flops, just because wearing them means that it´s summer and I´m near a beach.. I love beaches!!!



Music production isn’t easy (I’ve got some pretty embarrassing early efforts to prove it!). What would be your one tip for an aspiring DJ or producer? What is the most important thing to get good at?

I think the one most important thing is to try and become unique in what you do. Try to find your own ways of doing things, take inspirations in everything you like but don´t try to be someone that is already out there. You might not be the most popular in the first place but making things different is the only way to really make your mark and move something in the long term.

. . . and finally, an important question, when you woke up this morning, were you feeling more funky, or more filthy? (Musically of course!)

Filthy . . . just like every single day for the past 30 years!! :)

What people are saying about Marten:
MIXMAG: “THE FUTURE OF BREAKBEAT”
WESTBAM: “MARTEN IS A WONDERKID, I WANT TO HAVE MARTEN HØRGER REMIXES OF ALL OF MY TRACKS”
PLUMP DJS: “OUR FAVOURITE DJS ARE: MARTEN HØRGER & CARL COX!”
KRAFTY KUTS: “MARTEN HØRGER has been exceptional for me this year”
STANTON WARRIORS: “HØRGER is our favourite!"

Read more Funk and Filth Exclusive Interviews right here!



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Monday, 12 November 2012

Funky Filthy Earphone Roadtest

Music is fast becoming an essential part of everyday life for many of us . . . whether we need some big fat beats to get us pumped for the day ahead, or require some deep bassline action to drown out our fellow commuters or boring work colleagues/classmates, a smartphone or MP3 player is always within reach, and these things are useless without a quality pair of earphones to pipe the tunes through!

The standard earphones that come with most phones and music players are normally only good for listening to the top end of most tunes, and as soon as you introduce any sort of meatiness to the lower frequencies you lose the good stuff! So, you want to replace the crappy headphones that came with your phone, you want something that will do justice to your funk and your filth, but you don’t want to break the bank – well fear not, because we are here to test four of the best sets of in-ear earphones around, and they all cost less than £100! Bargain! Read on to see how these sets handle these four monster basslines!






SoundMagic E10 – RRP £39.99

Big beefy sound is chucked out of these respectably priced earphones – the Funk and Filth Re-Filth of Deadweight sounds pukka! Basslines that actually vibrate your ears without deafening you and proper crisp top ends demonstrate why this set recently won WhatHiFi’s award for best in-ear headphones under £40, when pitted against stiff competition from some big brands. Looks-wise the E10s are well designed and pretty easy on the eye, with a bit of hunting around online you can probably pick up a pair for around £30, it would be money well spent!
Best for: all-round value

Dre urBeats – RRP £79.99

The Beats set seems to channel most of its effort to the bottom end, as you would expect, giving a very enhanced bass feel. This does however seem to have a negative effect on the clarity and overall quality of sound, which is a problem I've noted with a lot of Beats products. They definitely look cool, but for this price you'd expect to be getting top notch sound all round, which you don't.
Best for: posers

Digital Silence DS-421D - £99.99

The Digital Silence pair may not have the looks that some of the others have, but the price-tag is justified by the seriously cool and effective technology that sets these guys aside from the rest. There's a little box of noise-cancelling magic halfway down the cord that, in communication with two tiny microphones on the back of the earpieces, works out how much noise there is around you and cancels out any potentially disturbing background noise (such as incessant chatter or aeroplane engine noise!). Add to this the fact that overall sound quality is very good and you can see why this pair is the most expensive of the lot. The Feature Cuts remix sounds awesome through these badboys!
Best for: those who have the extra money for a proper bit of technology

Goji Tinchy Stryder: On Cloud 9 - £22.49

They look pretty sweet, but don't immediately feel as though they have the build quality of the Beats or the E10s, but let's see how they sound. The bass is certainly big, this is definitely where Goji have applied their efforts in these but, similar to the Beats, it seems as though the effort spent to dial up the bottom end has resulted in compromises on sound in the mid and top range - Undertaker sounds pretty damn beastly through them though! There's not much between these and the urBeats, so I'd rather have these in my pocket along with an extra nifty rather than the Beats.
Best for: price

Standard issue iPhone earphones – free with device

So this is what we've been comparing against and, whilst they are fine for conducting a phone call or watching a movie, you really lose all the best bits of any bass music when you're listening using these. Compared to any of the other sets above the basslines are almost non-existent and without any sort of cushioning they don't feel as snug in your ear as the other pairs reviewed here. In short, if you've got a spare £40 I'd get a pair of E10s, if you can stretch to £100 and aren't fussed about not having the coolest looking pair then get the real deal with the Digital Silence earphones.

Cheers for reading, you can check out a couple of our other reviews here:
- Read our Funky Filthy SoundDock Roadtest here.
- Read our Funky Filthy Headphone Roadtest here.



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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A Journey Into Filth: Exclusive Re-Filths From REL1!

This is a story fraught with danger.

This is a story packed with peril.

But above all, this is a story absolutely dripping in bass!!

It started when we were walking through the wilds, when we came across a wild DJ, known to terrified locals as REL1. Using berries we managed to coax him from his lair and cowed him into submission with a sharpened stick, the whole time taking our lives in our hands! But why, I hear you ask, why would we put ourselves through such terrors!? Well, we needed to tame him to use his legendary skills to craft a new weapon for DJs across the land.


We needed something that could destroy dancefloors and send crowds mental.

We needed beats beyond belief and basslines that would make the weak of heart weep.

We needed him to re-filth some already nasty tunes with his trademark bassline badass-ery!

And did REL1 deliver? Oh hell yeah! Not one, but TWO weapons of bass destruction, re-filthed exclusively for Funk and Filth, and served up right here, right now, for you two download for free!

First up is his Funk and Filth Re-Filth of Mr Nice Guy by Bro Safari & Knuckle Children and - those of a nervous disposition be warned - there are only a few who can appreciate what is about to happen!


CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD

And if that wasn't enough to have you dangerously hyped or a quivering wreck in the corner already, the man from Atlanta has also applied the same treatment to Deadweight by Zomboy, demonstrating that he can take something already grimey as hell and crank it up another notch!


CLICK HERE FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD

As the wild man from Georgia retreats back to his lair to stir his cauldron of dirty ass beats we say, arm yourself with these DJ weapons for in todays world, it is best to fight filth with filth! ;)

If you like this, then check out the free Funk and Filth Minimix that Deckscar smashed together for us, free download right here.



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Friday, 2 November 2012

Win a DJ Set at Cable Alongside the Best in the Business!


Think you’ve got some skills on the decks? Fancy DJing alongside the funkiest and the filthiest at one of London’s tastiest clubs? Then you’ve got two weeks to submit a mix to the Bombstrikes Records DJ Competition, and if you win then on 1st Dec 2012 you’ll be lining up alongside Krafty Kuts, Utah Saints, A.skillz, Tantrum Desire, Rack N Ruin, Elite Force, Mooqee, Featurecast and loads more to chuck out some beats to a packed Cable dancefloor!

That sounds awesome!


THE PRIZE: A set in the Bombstrikes room at “An Evening With Krafty Kuts” (Facebook event page) on 1st Dec 2012. You’ll also be added to the Bombstrikes promo list, and the lovely guys will cover your travel within the UK and give you a couple of guestlist places for the night too. Two runners up also get a spot on the promo list.

HOW TO ENTER: Head on over to the Bombstrikes Facebook page now, and click the DJ Comp tab. You’ll find the link to submit your 30 minute DJ mix showing off your skills. Make sure it’s a 192kbps MP3 and make sure you submit it by 14th November 2012!!!

The Bombstrikes boys will judge who is the winner by 22nd November 2012, so within literally a few weeks you could be destroying the dancefloor in a massive London club. I might even dust off the old decks and have a go at entering!! :P

Now grab yourself some free music right here from the guys who you could be playing alongside on the night!

If you want to come to the night on 1st Dec at Cable then tickets are available here.










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