Monday, 21 January 2013
Breakspoll 2013: Voting Open - Our predictions
The shortlists have been compiled and voting for Breakspoll 2013 is now officially OPEN!!
We've obviously had our ears to the ground over the last year (which explains why my teeth are broken and I have chewing gum in my hair!), so here is a run down of who we reckon could do well when this year's awards are handed out on March 2nd! You know what, the Funk and Filth predictions weren't too far off last year, let's see if we can do even better this time around!
We've picked out our top picks from the Breakspoll shortlists, and highlighted our favourites too! Where you see the Juno Player, use the |< and >| buttons to listen to different tracks from that category. Some free downloads from those involved included along the way too . . .
Click here to buy tickets for the awards in London on 2nd March 2013
2012 saw some seriously naughty tunes, too many to list here, but Soul On Fire by Electric Soulside is hard to beat!
*Electric Soulside - Soul On Fire
UFO Project - Play Me
Nick Thayer - On Top Of The World
Mafia Kiss - Who's This
Kid Panel - R U Ready
A little bit in love with the Krafty Kuts / Ed Solo collaboration at the moment, so going to have to go for that!
*Deekline & Tim Healey - Creeping (Ed Solo & Krafty Kuts Remix)
UFO Project - Take Me To The Top (Beta Remix)
Backdraft - Revolution (Davip Remix)
Mord Fustang - Lick The Rainbow (Miles Dyson Breakfest Edit)
Deenk Feat Kyla - Funky Shit (Leuce Rhythms Remix)
Three of our top five are absolutely free to download! How bloody brilliant is that?! Click on the album names to go through to the free downloads! Icons Vol 3 destroying it this year!
Breakz R Boss Family: Part II - FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD!
Colombo - Abandoned Factory
Elite Force - RVMPD2 - FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD!
Featurecast - Run For Cover
*Ghetto Funk Presents Icons Vol 3 - FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD!
Massive respect for all these guys, as well as the ones who we haven't included in this shortened shortlist! With the likes of James D'Ley, Specimen A, Pyramid and Far Too Loud on their books, Funkatech were always going to have a really good year! Click the label names to listen to all their releases.
Breakz R Boss - FREE DOWNLOADS BELOW!
BEST NEW LABEL
With releases from Funk and Filth favourites JFB and B-Side we've got to go for Radical Mixtape here, funky breaks at it's best!
The dude from Atlanta, the one and only REL1, king of the Re-Filth, has surely got to be in with a chance for this award!
Ben & Lex
Far Too Loud
*REL1 - FREE DOWNLOADS GALORE!
BEST NEW PRODUCER
There's no shortlist for this one, but the nod has got to go to our boy Deckscar! Check this man out, some serious skills! Check out the tune below, and click here to download it for free!
Only one guy is gonna take this crown as far as I can tell, the number one in this year's Funk and Filth Hall of Fame, Adam A.Skillz Mills!!
Marten Horger - Exclusive Interview and Free Downloads
Mr No Hands
DJ Chamber - Exclusive Interview and Free Downloads!
James D'Ley - Exclusive Interview and Free Downloads
BEST BREAKTHROUGH DJ
Again, no shortlist for this category, but if we had to pick our best new DJ from the last 12 months it has to be The Sickbot! That's if the Breakspoll police will let this loose cannon be involved! ;) Massive shout out to Se7en Deadly Breaks too, who must surely also be in with a shout!
BEST FREE TRACK
The Free Track shortlist took a while to appear, but it is there now! If you want some of the best free tracks, the Funk and Filth Exclusive Re-Funks and Re-Filths are the best you can get! Vote for REL1's Re-Filth of Smack My Bitch Up if you get a chance, that thing is awesome!! Click here to get your grubby hands on them all for free!
But from the original shortlist, our favourite has to be the Niko & Lyall Remix of Love Island, what a tune!
BEST LARGE EVENT
We've kept our shortened shortlist for this one purely to UK events this time. There are some truly epic events around the world, but there hasn't been much Funk and Filth international travel this year (The Funkjet is in the garage!). Bestival was next level this year!! Check out Slamboree's set below, it's a free download!!
Evening With Krafty Kuts
BEST SMALL EVENT
No shortlist, but by a distance the best small event this year for us has been the Elite Force Boat Party, except it wasn't small, it was fucking MASSIVE!!! Watch the video below and judge for yourself! Sideshow Kuts is another seriously funky up-and-coming event, and well worth voting for!
BEST WEBSITE / BLOG
Let's not be silly, if you're reading this then you clearly have impeccable taste in music and blogs/websites [#ironicMEGALOLZ!] so we won't patronize you by suggesting you vote for Funk and Filth! ;) There are some other great blogs/sites out there too though, and you can see our favourites in the links in the right hand column on the Funk and Filth home page!
BEST RADIO STATION
These are the people who keep the beats pumping 24/7 and they all do a quality job! Our shout has to go to Kane FM though, if only for the awesome Fresh From The Sewer Sunday afternoon show with Turtle and Fringe Of Steel!!
BEST RADIO SHOW
As just mentioned, we are all over Fresh From The Sewer, check out all the past shows on their Mixcloud page!
BEST LIVE ACT
There have been some BIG live performances this year, but it's got to be neck and neck between High Rankin Live (your hosts on the night at the Breakspoll awards 2013!) and the dangerously brilliant Slamboree! Both well worth checking out!
And that's it! Enjoy all the tunage we've just thrown your way, and make sure to head over to Breakspoll.com to vote for your favourites (including Funk and Filth as best website/blog yeah??), then check back here in March to see if we predicted anything right, or if we were more wrong than sharing a bath with a relative!!