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Monday, 28 October 2013

Mix Of The Year Winner 2013 : Neon Steve


Massive congratulations to Neon Steve for swooping in to take the highly-coveted Funk and Filth Mix Of The Year award for 2013, thanks to his deeply chilled and deliciously bassy Pleasensations mix!

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The most chilled-out mix on our shortlist saw away competition from some seriously big hitters and some other dangerously good mixes! Stanton Warriors saw their epic boat party mix take second place and, after taking an early lead in our poll, the fantastically funk-fueled mix tape from the B-Side & Detta tagteam took the bronze medal!





All the mixes were top notch [scroll down to listen to the whole shortlist], and there were so many more damn tasty mixes that so nearly made the shortlist! But Neon Steve, the man who glows in the dark, is a worthy winner for the stand-out mix that is definitely something pretty damn special! Beautifully bassy, and chilled out to a degree we didn't think was imaginable, Pleasensations is the perfect remedy to be played the morning after the massive night before!

Neon Steve can spend the net 12 months with his head held high, secure in the knowledge that he is a confirmed Funk and Filth winner! And he'll be getting his pick of anything he wants from the Funk and Filth shop as a small token of our appreciation! ("Oooooh", "Aaaaaah", and other impressive noises!).

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PLEASENSATIONS TRACKLISTING:

Givers - Up Up Up (Body Language Remix)
Theophilus London - Flying Overseas f. Devonté Hynes & Solange Knowles
Tweet - Oops (Pella)
Prototype Raptor - 26th
Common - I Used to Love her (Tall Black Guy Remix)
The M Machine - Faces
Supervision - Arcane
Mt. Wolf - Life sized Ghosts (Catching Flies Remix)
Bondax - All Inside
Phantogram - when im small (Antennae remix)
Talamak - Toro Y Mio
Washed Out - New Theory (RAC Remix)
QOTSA - Make it Witchu - (VMM Remix)
Diplo - About That Life feat. Jahan Lennon
Lux - Northern Lights
Dirty Gold - California Sunrise
Poolside - Why you Wanna
M83 - Midnight City
Local Natives - Breakers (Superhumanoids Remix)
Edward Sharpe - Home (RAC Remix)
The Shins - Sleeping Lessons (RAC Remix)
Pedestrian - Mask
Crazy P - Heartbreaker
Asaf Avidan & The Mojos - Losing Hand (Crussen Edit)
Humans - Possessions
DrDr - Wrong
Slow Magic - On Yr Side
Vondlepark - Come On
Lykke Li - Tonight
M83 - Steve McQueen (Drankenstein Rub)
Joker - On My Mind
First Aid Kit- Winter Is All Over You (Baauer Remix)
Vondlepark - Seabed
Kraak & Smaak - The Future Is Yours (Ambassadeurs Remix)
Sun Glitters - Wasting Time
GoldRush - Closer feat. Evar After & Eileen Esposito


Here's the full shortlist of our top 12 mixes of the year . . .



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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Mix Of The Year 2013 - VOTE NOW CLOSED

It's been 12 months since we compiled our last Mix Of The Year shortlist, so here we are with a brand new set . . . and this time we need your help to vote for your favourite!

VOTING NOW CLOSED - Click here to see who won!

There have been so many awesome free mixes shared this year that getting it down to our favourite 10 was next to impossible. In fact it was impossible, which is why we could only get the list down to 12! Massive respect to the likes of Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Deekline, REL1 and loads of others who (despite giving us looaaads of monster mixes) don't make our final shortlist this year - and if those guys couldn't make the final list then that goes to show what a special selection we've got for you right here!!

> LISTEN to the mixes below
> DOWNLOAD your favourites (they're all FREE to download!)
> VOTE for the ONE mix that you think should take the title of Funk and Filth's Mix Of The Year 2013

The voting options are on the right-hand side of this page (not visible when viewing on mobile phones), all you have to do is click next to the mix that you think is the best, then click VOTE!
You can also leave us a Facebook comment here, or Tweet us using the hashtag #FunkAndFilth.

We'll include your votes along with our internal voting at Funk and Filth HQ when we decide on the winner!


What a year for Stanton Warriors! So many quality mixes to choose from for these guys, but it's their August boat party set that makes the cut. This is the shit!



Ed Solo is another one of the big boys to deliver a set so damn good that we just had to include it here!



From the first time we heard it this bouncy, dirty, rolling mix from DJ Lady Bex it was always going to be in the final shortlist!



The last year has seen Exclusive Funk and Filth mixes from some serious beat-botherers! [Check them all out here]. We couldn't include all of our own exclusive mixes [much as we'd like to!], but the monstrous mix delivered by Dylan Sanders is just so damn naughty that it had to make the list!



Warning: Severe filth incoming! This mix from Sanxion contains some tracks so nasty that they incited sporadic outbreaks of tourettes around Funk and Filth HQ! Some quality, rave-inducing breaks!



After the aural annihilation just delivered by Sanxion we thought we had better include something to bring you back down to earth, and encourage granny to come out from under the bed! Of all the more chilled mixes we heard this year, this offering from Neon Steve is the cream of the crop! Still plenty of bass to be found, but a much needed softer vibe for those mornings after a messy night!



Datadex DJs know how to deliver a top notch, energy-packed breaks mix: fact. They've had some impressive highlights this year, including an exclusive free track for Funk and Filth, but their guest mix for Lady Waks back in July is the jewel in their mixtape crown. Textbook stuff!



The 1s and 2s at Shambhala 2013 have spawned some of the best mixes of the year, as you'd expect! It seems as though everyone who graced the decks there was on fire, but the best of the bunch was definitely this delicious set from J-Roc. This is the Funk and Filth sound at it's peak people!



Not to be outdone by our brothers on the other side of the pond, the Brit boys are demonstrating that they can match the likes of J-Roc set-to-set when it comes to funky, filthy beat blending! The turntable tag-team of B-Side and Detta punching out ghetto funk sounds and big-ass basslines relentlessly in this epic, epic mix!



And now a piece of history for you! The first set ever played at an official Funk and Filth night! Doctor Hooka opened proceedings for us back in August with a set that threw down the gauntlet for all those to follow! Damn fine basslines flying at you right, left and centre in this legendary mix!



Joining fellow Aussie Dylan Sanders on the shortlist are Beatslappaz! If you (or anyone you know) are having difficulty shaking your asses, then these are the guys to help you out! I'm not sure the awesomeness of this mix can really be described in any other words, just listen to it for yourself!



Completing our dastardly dozen is this bouncy beauty from Kwerk. Gumshields in, elbow pads on people. Its a face-chewing elbow-swinger and it's bloody beautiful!



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And that's it! That's the whole list! Yes, there were loads of other awesome mixes out there in the last 12 months (most of them will have been featured here on Funk and Filth at some point!), but we had to boil it down to our favourite dozen, and here they are for you to listen to, download for free and vote for your favourite!

You'll find the voting buttons on the right hand side of this page (not visible when viewing on mobile), and you can also leave a Facebook comment on this page, or Tweet us using the hashtag #FunkAndFilth.

Hope you enjoy all the mixes and massive thanks to all the DJs and Producers for another year of sumptuous beats!

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Slamboree : New Track (feat. Deekline) + Free Download

When our favourite pyro-circus-rave-massive team up with one of our all time DJ heroes there is only ever going to be one outcome . . . some downright stupidly good and infectious party beats!

And when Slamboree and Deekline indulged in musical copulation, a big, bouncing, beautiful breakbeat baby was conceived! This week their creation, Cheeky Peepers, hits the Beatport shelves, so you lucky lot can get your grubby little hands and ears all over it finally!

We've seem both Slamboree and Deekline up and down the country at various festivals and blurry nights over the last couple of years, and this remix brings together the best of both worlds: Slamboree's plainly bonkers dancefloor assaulting breakbeat attitude, and Deekline's unmistakable touch of kick-snare mastery . . . all topped off with Kathika's bang-tidy lyricism - what more could you ask for!?

As this is Funk and Filth, there's always something FREE for you to grab as well! Here we have our favourite Slamboree track ever, Big Bada Boomtown, which contains a little bit of everything that makes Slamboree awesome!
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Monday, 21 October 2013

Funk and Filth File 'o Facts : HerbGrinder

The most elusive of the Bombstrikes bunch, HerbGrinder has clearly been working away hard behind closed doors, as this week sees his first solo EP released upon the awaiting masses!

The Nod EP contains a trio of earlobe threatening basslines that are sure to do some damage! Lead track 'The Nod' is a journey into Bass Funk heaven and is guaranteed to blow up many a system while Indonesian Youtube sensation Lloyd Popp joins HerbGrinder to deliver one of his trademark talkbox vocals on 'The Shake', which delves into P Funk territories. Rounding the package off is speaker worrying 'The Rumble' and as the title suggests, it has the balls to do damage!


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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Big Beat Bronson - Exclusive Free Track

We love repping talent from around the world here at Funk and Filth, but there’s always that extra bit of special love for homegrown talent from here in the U.K., which is why we are even more hyped to be linking up with Big Beat Bronson for this latest EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD! [Scroll down for download links].

Since forming in 2012 the North-eastern musical conglomeration have seen their stomping, breakbeat, hip hop, bassline sound supported more and more in recent months, with plays all over BBC Radio and XFM and collaborations with the likes of Foreign Beggars and Lex One!

Check out the video for their brand new single Nothing, out in November. This inch-perfect, jungle-infused mayhem is dusted with guitar riffs, beautiful vocals and some tight bars, as well as what can only be described as big, BIG, beats – unsurprisingly!


But the BIG NEWS is that we have an exclusive free track from the Big Beat Bronson troupe! For those of you who might be recovering from a big night last night “exclusive” means you can only get it here on Funk and Filth! And ‘free’ means it won’t cost you a penny! Smashing hey! Download Impact for free using the links below! It’s a dutty bassline roller peppered with their tidy vocals and is going to be thumping out of bassbins right, left and centre! Get it now!



    

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Best of the Best : October 2013

There’s loads of free music all over the internet, problem is, a lot of it is shit! But a lot of it also awesome too. That’s where we come in . . . we strap on our wellies and wade through all the shite to filter out only the best beats and bass each month, then we load it into funk bombs and fire it from the filth cannon directly into your face! So here you go, there are loads of FREE DOWNLOADS included, just read on and enjoy the Best of the Best for October 2013!

Check out our last few Best Of The Best posts using these links:
> April 2013     > May 2013
> June 2013     > July 2013
> August 2013     > September 2013




This month we're sharing deviously good free music from the likes of Krafty Kuts, Kid Digital, Ben & Lex, Elite Force, Camo & Krooked, Sadhu and loads more! Read on . . . .


Kid Digital delivers a banging breaks mix for compatriot Lady Waks’s Record Club Show. Rammed full of his own tracks and bootlegs you know it’s gonna be a banger! Free download too!



Ben & Lex have unleashed a brand new exclusive Funk and Filth mix! That’s right, it's FREE, and you can only get it here! They’re also joining Dub Pistols on their upcoming tour, so check the dates, and go see them if they’re near you!


Adding a well needed touch of funk to this month’s playlist is Canada’s Stickybuds. This remix is literally oozing with the funky stuff, and we’re lapping it up!



Neon Steve has added his bassline magic to one of the anthems of 2013 and, as we’ve come to expect from him, it’s pretty damn tasty.



There are few people who provide a funkier mix than Krafty Kuts. With this latest free download he’s reminding people that he’s been at the top of the game for over 10 years, with a hark back to the funky side of 2003!



The heavyweights really are throwing their musical weight around at the moment, and Elite Force is no exception, serving us up a free download of his Wickerman set from the Scottish leg of his festival dates! Nice one!



SkiiTour & Slynk have combined forces to deliver a serious contender for our favourite free download of the year!! Get your stomping boots on and have a bounce to this one!



A fresh REL1 Re-dub is always a thing to behold! He’s performed his usual magic on this latest nugget!



Gumshields in. Elbow pads on. Trousers down. It’s Sadhu. Nothing more to say.



Austrian maestros Camo & Krooked deliver a damn fine bass mix to not only launch you into the weekend, but power you through to the other side too! DnB, house, breaks, a bit of everything in this beauty!


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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Ben & Lex - Exclusive Free Mix and Interview

Ben & Lex have been riding high among our favourite DJs for a long, long time now, a position perpetuated mainly by their utterly reckless approach towards filthy, dirty, lovely music! I’ll never forget the day one of the lads’ girlfriends felt physically ill after listening to their remix of Say Yes! This is the proper stuff.

So we hunted the boys down and forced some free music out of them for you, that’s how nice we are to you lot! ;)

We held Ben hostage for several weeks until Lex finally agreed to grant us an exclusive interview, as well as an EXCLUSIVE FREE MIX from the boys . . . but only if we promised never to release Ben again. Ever.

As you'd expect, this brand new, free mix is unadulterated, cutting edge filth, with jungle, breaks, and garage vibes intermingled with full on dubstep warfare - we reckon you're gonna love it!



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Tracklist for the mix is at the bottom of this post.

Read on for the exclusive interview, in which we discuss important topics such as Lex’s filthy bangers, loaning Ben out to perform ‘special services’, and what can only be described as “Big bad dutty bass man ting” . . . . .

So, summer here in the UK is officially over. What were your highlights? Any particular festivals or other events that have provided some awesome (if a little fuzzy) memories?

We definitely enjoyed the Festivals again. We seem to be built for them ☺ Beautiful Days was a highlight as ever – the crowd is just too good. It’s nearly always up there in the fave shows of any summer tbh. – And Krafty & A.Skillz did a nice job of warming up for us ( teehee ;) )

We hear you’ve got a tour planned? This excites us greatly! Where are you going to be ripping it up, and are there any other funky, filthy fellas and bellas joining you on your travels?

Well in fact it’s us joining the Dub Pistols on their tour technically. My lovely mate Mr Barry Ashworth has been kind enough to have us along for the ride for the Southern half of their Winter UK tour…We would have gone up north but I haven’t had my Flu shots and I can’t find my passport ;)


Check out the tour dates here.

Obviously the whole tour is set to be ridiculously good! But is there one date/venue that you’re looking forward to the most?

I think it’s got to be playing the Jazz CafĂ© actually. It’s a bit of a special venue for me as I’ve seen loads of my musical heroes play there but never set foot on the stage myself – No pressure then haha!

There’s a new Ben & Lex album too right? What can we expect? Thrown in any curveballs for our audible pleasure? Got any previews we can listen too? ;)

There is indeed. We are just getting ready to wrap it all up now. Out at some point spring next year I imagine - and there are most definitely curveballs. We wanted to make a proper album – not just a bunch of dancefloor bangers chucked together and called an album. So there are some ‘proper songs’ on there too. But don’t get me wrong there are some filthy bangers in there as well. It is us after all. I think we just wanted it to show the whole spectrum of our musical influences and of how we got here really.



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? Do any of you have any particularly embarrassing skeletons in your musical closet?

Embarrassing wise …plenty I imagine… I’m pretty sure I’ve got some awesomely bad 7”s from when I was a kid that I got given by my nan trying to look ‘cool’…But my first LP I bought myself was 3 Ft High & Rising by De La Soul so I’m pretty proud of that haha! As a kid though I listened to a lot of Blues and Soul as that’s what my folks were into…and then I developed the taste for it too and now have a silly collection of records that takes up four walls in my house….

Are there any other awesome up-and-coming musicians/producers/DJs/artists that we should look out for on the bass music scene? Anyone that we might not have heard of who’s rocking things for you right now?

Everybody should definitely check out the Gorgon Sound boys who remixed our new single AKA Kahn & Neek and their amazing label home Pengsound Records. Joe kahn is making big moves full stop. He has the potential to do some silly big things in his future I think..Well..Even..Bigger things


You can do a back-to-back set or track/remix collaboration with any artist or DJ in the world. Literally anyone. Who would you pick?

I reckon Benny would happily do a weird ass minimal techno B2B Dj session with Richie Hawtin or Jeff Mills…..Musically though I could name so many artists I could dream of working with I will in fact name none haha… …Ah f*ck it ..Today I’ll say Erykah Badu or Lemmy from Motorhead. Tomorrow it will be different.

Do you have that one special, never-fail 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?

One tune that has ALWAYS stayed in the box, then CD wallet, then USB that will never leave is ‘Hell Yeah’ by Ed209 and Ken Mac on Hardcore Beats. The Luda sample ( That everyone always used to think was Scotty himself hehe) is a winner then the bassline for me kills it 24/7. Festival winner and no mistake

Hell Yeah by Ed209 can be found in Ben & Lex’s monstrous 15 Years Of Beatz & Bobz Mix – CLICK HERE for free download.


Where do you go to discover new music for your sets, and where do you actually buy music from? Are there any particular sites, stores or people that you get your music from?

It’s hard to find a way through the shops now – navigating your way through all the dross so I tend to go more on what I see/hear around and friends recommendations. And other than that its normally by going digging for dusty 7”s tbh

If you could trademark your own dance music genre, what would you call it?

I dunno man haha…That’s a question that we’ve been asked a lot and I’m still not sure – We were describing what we played as ‘music with shit loads of bass irrelevant of genre’ well before the newly coined term of ‘Bass Music’ came in so something around there really – ‘Big bad dutty bass man ting’…That’ll do ;)

This is a big question now . . . not musically related but very very important to us, so we ask it to everyone! Footwear. Which one of you guys has the best taste in trainers? What’s the coolest pair in your footlocker at the moment? Help us feed our footwear fetish!

Me – Full stop – I have a room for my AF1’s. Benny has two pairs of black special needs shoes. Debate over.

We’ve got a similar fetish for headphones too. What cans do you guys use for DJing, and what do you use in everyday life to drown-out reality?

We use Pioneer DJ 1000’s since the dawn of time tbh …they have never let us down ever. In normal life I use inane banter from Benjamin to drown out reality…..Works every time as he speaks the language of the matrix and I don’t so it’s like that SAS White noise shit coming at you, so all the screaming babies in the world on a train with a hangover can’t get through that… I can loan him out for a fee?

A favour for our budding DJs/Producers please . . . Music production and DJing aren’t easy to be awesome at. What would be your one tip for an aspiring artist, DJ or producer? What is the most important thing to get good at?

I always answer this type of question the same but today I shall do it in the style of Drake haha.. ‘Just do you’… Get good at knowing what it is you want to do musically and stick to your guns… It may take a minute but not doing what everyone else does and making music you want to will pay off in one way or another. Fo deffo.

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

Funky then Filthy…. I wake up to the sounds of Stevie Wonder singing ‘As’ in my head then R.A. the Rugged Man muscles his way in and it all goes a bit , “I'm like "C*nt, p*ssy, lick tw*t, lick d*ck"
No, my vocabulary ain't improved one bit” (Sorry Mum)





Ben & Lex's 'Our Music EP' is out now! CLICK HERE to buy it on Juno, or CLICK HERE for iTunes.

Ben & Lex Funk and Filth Exclusive Mix Tracklist:

- Freq Nasty 'Dread At The Controls'
- Ben & Lex 'Back To The Boom Break'
- Deekline 'Feelin'
- Rain City Riot 'Work The Love'
- Ben & Lex ft Rodeny P 'Ill Not Sick' '
- Cakeboy 'Funkin Marvelous'
- Freerange DJs 'Back To The Old Jack'
- Plump Djs 'Get Kinky (Random Preset Remix)'
- Ben & Lex ft Earl 16 'Our Music'
- Pyramid 'Mr Happy'
- Serial Killerz 'Dutty Sound'
- Ben & Lex 'Soundgal VIP'
- Backdraft 'Pon A Knife Edge (Warrior One Remix)'
- Danny Byrd 'Bad Boy Back Again'
- S.C.A.M 'Put Your Hands Up (Freestylers vs Chris Unknown Mix)'

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