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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Exclusive Freestylers Interview - Serious Bass Business!

We get to catch up with all sorts of musical talent and sometimes (just sometimes!!) everyone is sober enough to have a proper conversation! That's kinda what happened when we bumped into Aston Harvey from the legendary Freestylers, and we ended up quizing him on the death of dubstep, forming the musical Avengers dream team and their live performance this May that has been 12 years in the making!


We're joining Aston and the rest of the Freestylers, along with Deekline, Danny Byrd and a whole host of funky, filthy talent for a night of epic live music, naughty DJ tricks and other bass-enduced tomfoolery! Come join us at Brixton Jamm on Sat 10th May 2014, it's going to be mayhem!

But in the meantime, this is what the funky fella had to say when we caught up . . .


You’ve got a packed schedule this spring! We’re hyped to be joining you at Brixton Jamm on 10th May, any chance of a sneak peak at what you guys have got for us on the big night??

Well we’ve got Tenor Fly and Navigator performing their classic tunes we made with them which is going to be amazing. I think the last time we had them both on stage together was about 2002 so it’s been 12 years in the making. It’s scary how quick time has flown by. We’ve beefed up the tunes slightly without taking away any of the original feel, so we’re looking forward to what the reactions are going to be. SirReal and Valerie M will also be performing on the nite so it looks like it’s gonna be one big party on stage. We’re gonna bring the rawkus!!

This will be happening on the night!!! Click here to get tickets!

Festival season is also on the horizon! We bloody love a good festival, all that messing about in fields, getting out of your tree with new best friends and tearing out to the best music. What is your favourite festival (or other big event) on the musical calendar?

We’ve been very fortunate over the years to play at some of the worlds best festivals either Djing or as Freestylers Live so it’s hard to pick one. Glastonbury, Big Day Out, Sziget, V, Leeds/Reading, EDC have definitely got to be up there with our favourites though.

Is there a particular country where you think they are particularly “having it!” at the moment? Which nation knows how to party the best?

I would say Russia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Australia and Canada are pretty much having it right now.USA has it’s moments but it depends where and and what you’re playing but they certainly know how to party



If you could form an ensemble, go back-to-back with any DJ or collaborate with any artist in history, who would it be with? And what sort of stuff do you think you’d make?

Is this like the Avengers of music? Haha… Mozart would be interesting. We could create some Urban Funk Classical fusion. Maybe throw in some Scientist for some Dub and Rock Steady Crew to give it a BBoy feel!



We like to think we’re pretty sharp at recognizing upcoming talent in the bass music industry, and you must have recognized a few too. Is there anyone (DJ, musician, vocalist, producer . . . ) who you think we should keep our eyes on? Who is going to be big in the second half of 2014?

You need to keep a look out for all these guys. Special Request, Pirate Jams, Dusky, Tantrum Desire, Mafia Kiss, Congo Natty, Chords, Memtrix, Petey Clicks. All of them are making big noise in Bass, either Bassline House, Breaks or Drum & Bass




Any general musical predictions for the rest of the year?

Think Dubstep is slowly falling away but I think it will come back in another guise of the evil son of Satan.Trap looks like it’s getting bigger and I think the Bass/Breaks thing is going to have a revival.

What is your favourite bit of DJ/live music kit at the moment? Got any new gadgets to add even more punch to your performances this year?

My USB is my favourite piece of kit right now. Hours of music compressed into a tiny stick that you can take around the world with you and plug into a CDJ2000 is beyond genius.



We definitely suffer from a footwear fetish at Funk and Filth, so we’ve got to ask (we ask everyone!). What’s your favourite pair at the moment, what’s the coolest thing in your footlocker?

When I was in LA recently I went to this Converse store that had all these brand new designs that aren’t out over here yet so I grabbed a couple of pairs.


And what else can we expect from you guys this year?

Lots of DJ and Freestylers live shows. We’re working on loads of new Freestylers tunes and generally all things music. You can keep up to date with everything we’re doing with the website, Facebook, Soundcloud or Twitter!


Catch the Freestylers LIVE, with room 2 hosted by Funk and Filth! Brixton Jamm, Sat 10th May 2014.
Click here or click the flyer for full details and tickets!


Sunday, 20 April 2014

REMIX COMPETITION VOTING CLOSED - Remix 'Grinding Dust' to Win a Release on Radical Mixtape Recordings!

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who voted!

POW! Some seriously sexual remixes have been submitted and we'd like you guys to help us pick a final shortlist! Please use the buttons in the top right of your screen to VOTE NOW for your favourite Grinding Dust remix! Voting closes Sun 20th April!

(Voting buttons may not be visible if you're viewing this site on a mobile phone or tablet, so use your computer browser to vote please!)

Here are the awesome entries that you need to choose from . . .


Be part of the biggest London party this year! Click the flyer for more info and tickets!



Funk and Filth have teamed up with Crashgroove and Doctor Hooka to bring you an exclusive remix competition with a chance to win a release on the awesome Radical Mixtape Recordings! BOOM!!

It's easy-peasy to enter, here's what to do:

1. CLICK HERE to download the stems
2. Smash together your best remix and upload to Soundcloud
3. Post the Soundcloud link to your remix on the Funk and Filth Facebook page


Upload your remix by Sat 12th April 2014, we will then open a public vote to help us compile a shortlist of the best 5 remixes, and then Funk and Filth and Radical Mixtape will pick a winner!

The Prize:
> The winner will have their remix released on Radical Mixtape plus an E.P. deal, promo list, back catalogue and Radical Mixtape stickers!!!
> The runner-up will have their remix released on Radical Mixtape, plus 12-months promo list and stickers too!!

The Rules:
> Get as creative as possible! Feel free to include other samples along with the stems and we're open to pretty much any funky, filthy genre (just please, pretty please, no happy hardcore! ;) )
> All remixes must be uploaded to Soundcloud (feel free to use the artwork image from the top of this page for your Soundcloud artwork) and must be posted on the Funk and Filth Facebook timeline by 23:59 (UK time) on Saturday 12th April 2014.
> We will then open the public vote on Monday 14th April and close at 23:59 on Sunday 20th April. Check back here between these dates to cast your vote! Make sure downloads are SWITCHED OFF (as your remix may end up being released!) and your Soundcloud description text should include a link to www.funkandfilth.com so people can get here easily to vote for you!
After the public vote has picked the shortlist, Radical Mixtape and Funk and Filth will choose a winner and runner-up.
> In the event of any voting anomalies or suspected foul-play, the final decision will be made by judges at Funk and Filth and Radical Mixtape Recordings.
> The decision of the judges will be final.
> Full details of the release schedule and terms will be determined by Radical Mixtape Recordings.

Here's the track you'll be remixing:

Click here to check out a load more Radical Mixtape Recordings releases!

Some of the entries so far . . .


Monday, 14 April 2014

Free Mixtape CDs from the fantastic Miss Fifties!

Who remembers the 90s?? Who wants an awesomely nostalgic meander down musical memory lane?

Did you watch Dawson's Creek? Did you and your friends beat each other up pretending to be mutated turtles? Did you see Jurassic Park at the cinema? Then you most likely remember the nineties! Hopefully this will take you on a wee trip down memory lane with this fine selection of cuts. In true 90's style Fifties is also making it available on free CD so hit up the little lady by emailing her at louise@juicebox.org.uk to grab your FREE copy!

And check back soon, because we hear she is already working on Vol 4!!

Now check out THIS for a tracklist! Drop her an email pronto to get your CD copy!!

1. Sneaker Pimps - Post Modern Sleaze
2. Depeche Mode - Home
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
4. The Wanna Dies - You & Me Song
5. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
6. The Cardigans - Carnival
7. 808 Ft James Dean Bradfield - Lopez
8. Fatboy Slim - Drop The Hate
9. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
10. Pulp - Do Remember The First Time
11. McAlmont & Butler - Yes
12. Republica - Drop Dead Gorgeous
13. Placebo - Teenage Angst
14. Greenday - Basket Case
15. Bjork - Hyperballad
16. Aftershock - Slave To The Vibe
17. In Stereo - Superchumbo Remix
18. MJ Cole - Sincere [Naked Music Mig's Petalpusher Vocal Remix]
19. Chicane - Off Shore
20. Kings of Tomorrow - Finally (Danny Tenaglia's Time Machine On Mix)
21. Mory Kante - Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)
22. Dylan Rhymes - Naked and Ashamed
23. Prodigy - Poision
24. INXS- New Sensation (Acoustic Version)

Come and join us for our massive party in Room 2 at Brixton Jamm this May! Click the flyer for more info and tickets!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Best of the Best : April 2014

We like to think we know a thing or two about naughty, dirty, funky, filthy bass music . . . well, we listen to enough of it, so we should know the good from the bad!!

There is plenty of shite out there, but you won't find any of it here!!! Our Best of the Best posts round up all the best bits that we're going to keep pumping throughout the next month, so you don't have to search for it, we've done the hard work for you! Aren't we lovely?! :)

Check out previous Best Of The Best posts using these links:

> April 2013     > May 2013   > June 2013   > July 2013
> August 2013    > September 2013   > October 2013
> November 2013   > December 2013   > January 2014
> February 2014   > March 2014

This month is a MASSIVE EXTRA LARGE EDITION of Best of the Best! What can we say, there's so much good stuff out there we got carried away! We've got FREE DOWNLOADS from Stanton Warriors, Father Funk, Deekline, Retropolis, Mafia Kiss, Howla, A.Skillz, Fifties, Eli Crust, James D'Ley and loads more! Get stuck in . . . !

Leave us a comment to let us know what you think of this month's selection of beats...


We've been fans of Deekline from back in the day when we had a whitelabel I Don't Smoke spinning on the decks, and we still bloody love him! Check out his latest free download mix and garage-inspired track Unplugged! You can also catch Deekline do his thing at our massive upcoming night at Brixton Jamm!! For more details, tickets and free music from the other DJs playing on the night (including Freestylers and Danny Byrd!) Click here!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Massive rolling basslines and big chunky beats have seen Howla smash his way onto the scene recently, and with free tracks like this he's more than welcome to set up home and stay for the long run! Fuck it, we'll even lend him our slippers!!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Stickybuds, and Featurecast, on the same tune? Errrr yes please!!! Can't get enough of this one, pukka stuff as you'd expect!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Someone else who has come thundering onto the breaks scene within the last year is UK-based Retropolis!! With his old school style of ravebreaks, mishmashed with electro and monstrous basslines he's a firm favourite at Funk and Filth HQ! So we just had to get an exclusive mix from the filthy fella, and he did not disappoint! A beast of mix, enjoy!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Current holders of the Funk and Filth Hall of Fame number 1 spot, Stanton Warriors have released another beat-laden mix of dangerously succulent proportions, and they've hooked up with Red Stripe too! We like Stanton Warrios, we like big bassline warfare, and we like Red Stripe. Understandably, this mix makes us very happy! :)

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Another fella who'll be joining us to tear up Brixton on May 10th is Brighton based beat smuggler Mass Evil!! The cheeky chap has spliced together an absolute stonker of a free mixtape, exclusively for Funk and Filth, as well as a punchy re-edit of Skrillex's Coast Is Clear! This is some tasty exclusiveness right here!
Click here to download both the mixtape and the edit FOR FREE!




The daddy of all things funky, Father Funk celebrated his impending Ghetto Funk E.P. with this fan-funking-tastic mixtape! Seriously, this is bloody brilliant, get on this now!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Doctor Hooka will also be joining us to tear up the dancefloor at Brixton Jamm on May 10th, and he celebrated being added to the line-up with another of his funk-crammed mixtapes, a tasty little peek at the sort of set we'll hear on the big night! Just what the doctor ordered! ;)

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


The First Lady of Funk, little miss Fifties, has been doing her thang again and delivered another brilliant 'versus' mixtape! This time it's Punks vs U&A and, as you would expect, it's tune, after tune after choooooooo-ooooon!! Nice work! Free download as well! :)

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Step into the mind of a complete fruitcake!! No, not Sketi himself (well, maybe, who knows!) but his Mad Scientist! Be warned, this breaks banger is pretty monstrous!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


He's been around for a while, but Bryx came thundering onto our radar in a big way when we discovered his impressive back catalogue of extra-large free downloads!! Check them all out here, but our favourites are . . .
[And if you like these, check out his latest release here!]

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Have you got your tickets to our big London rinse-out yet??
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & FREE MUSIC


That young ragamuffin Mafia Kiss has been pedalling his wares around the USA and Canada, under the watchful eye of the ever-trustworthy Deekline (yeah, right!). Here's his mix showcasing the beats he was thumping out on the other side of the pond!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


We've launched our first ever remix competition, and the entries are all sounding damn fine so far! Check out the competition details for your chance to win!!

CLICK HERE FOR COMPETITION DETAILS


DJ Dub:ra was celebrating this week, and he was nice enough to spread the love with this 3-track E.P. of freebieness!! Some big ghetto funk sounds in here!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Our buddies over at Free Breaks Blog unearthed this little beauty from back in the day! Breaks legend B.L.I.M. doing his bad thing on Radio 1 eleven years ago! Shit!! Eleven years ago, seriously!!! :O

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Bass music's beautiful beatstress (yeah, we made a new word) Tigerlight brought another luscious mixtape into the world, and we can only thank her for it!! Top notch stuff from the tiger!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Currently smashing things up right, left and centre, Funkatech's badboy James D'Ley teams up with MC Raff to delight us all with another onslaught of a free mixtape! Cheers JD!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


A.Skillz doing what he does best . . . delivering dileriously funky beats laden with basslines that make you want to cry with joy! His latest release features 2 tracks - one a FREE DOWNLOAD collaboration with the funkiest man in the southern hemisphere Nick Thayer! and the other track features Kymberley Kennedy on one of the best tracks of the year - no lie!! Well worth the quid or two that Beatport are asking for!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DROP THE FUNK FOR FREE - CLICK HERE TO BUY ON BEATPORT


Whilst we're on the subject of the southern hemisphere, another of Oz's finest exports is the Sangers & Ra Big Bass Party podcast! Your weekly dose of basslines to feed your cravings! This week's edition was a Breaks special, which understandably made the residents of Funk and Filth Towers extra happy!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE


The ladies really are on FIRE this month! Showing the fellas how it is done! After great stuff from Tigerlight and Fifties, we've now got Janette Slack doing something pretty damn special to Thrift Shop! Check it out, we think you'll like!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


Hotline Zero clearly mean serious business!! Trampling their way onto the scene with another beautiful array of beats in their new April mixtape! We'll let the tunes do the talking on this one!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


And we're wrapping up this month's run-down with this badass vinyl set from Eastern European beard stroker Eli Crust!! The boy has got some serious ammo in his weapons and he's unloading them all in this exclusive free Funk and Filth mix! Enjoy!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Have you cast your Breakspoll 2014 votes yet?? If you're having trouble deciding, click the pic below to find out who we're voting for! Please feel free to vote Funk and Filth as best website! ;)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Breakspoll 2014 - Food For Thought


Breakspoll 2014 is steaming towards us like Deekline in a milkcart! But who to vote for? Who to goddam vote for???

If you're having trouble deciding who to vote for then fear not, we've narrowed the choices down a bit for you, check out some of the badmen below!


To start with, those cheeky Freerange boys have stitched together this beautiful blanket of beats as warm-up fodder for the big night! Feast your ears on the Official 2014 Breakspoll Podcast by the Freerange DJs!

(It's a FREE DOWNLOAD too!)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

Now, onto the voting! Once you've perused the following selection of beats CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTES in Breakspoll 2014!

Best Track

There are some seriously big hitters in this category, but there was only one tune for us last year, the phenomenal Hold Me Now by Retropolis! This track has everything!

Retropolis - Hold Me Now


We were (understandably) also massive fans of :

A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Tricka Technology 2013

Deekline - Good Life

Dubaxface - Push It

Marten Horger - LGFU

The Hustle & Mafia Kiss - All My People



Best Remix

So many great remixes it's hard to choose, but we'll definitely be giving our vote to one of these bad boys!

Deenk - Open Your Mind [Too Dusty Remix]

Freerange DJs - You Won't Find Me [Electric Soulside Remix]

Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumping [Krossbow Remix]

Slamboree - Cheeky Peepers [Deekline Remix]








Best Album

So much funk was flung in 2013 that this is going to be another hard-fought category! These 3 were in constant rotation at Funk and Filth HQ, so we'll be voting for one of these:

Dancefloor Outlaws - Delusions of Grandeur

Mooqee - Bass Funk Vol 1

Pimpsoul - Funk & Beats Vol 1

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE



Best Label

Strong performances from a diverse array of labels . . . I think Hot Cakes just edge it though! Awesome work all round from loads of labels, but especially:

Bombstrikes

Diablo Loco

Elektroshock

Funkatech

Hot Cakes



Best New Label

Relative Dimensions have come in flying, but our current remix competition partners, Radical Mixtape, have also made a huge splash in the bass music pond! For your chance to win a release on Radical Mixtape Recordings click here!



Best Producer

Oooooh, do I have to pick just one!!? I want to pick loads! Strong stuff from sooo many, really can't decide between this lot! Gonna need another drink before I decide! ;)

Fisso & Spark

Deekline

Mafia Kiss

Stickybuds

Marten Horger

Stanton Warriors


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE



Breakthrough Producer

This is the fella to watch . . . KWeRK! He's been on the scene a little while now, but 2013 was the year he really arrived! Watch out 2014, Kwerk's gonna get ya! We've nabbed him to play a set of his breakbeat badassery at our upcoming night at Brixton Jamm (May 10th). Grab your tickets now!


Click Here for FREE DOWNLOAD of Playing With Knives Re-Werk.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS MIX FOR FREE



Best DJ

This is virtually impossible to choose from! The world of breaks is crawling with epic DJ talent! This is the short list fighting it out for our vote:

A.Skillz - current title holder and consistently awesome funk flinger!

Ben & Lex - the filthiest duo on the planet? We think so!

Deekline - the legend himself! Can't wait to see what he's going to give us at Funk and Filth vs Hot Cakes on May 10th!

Ed Solo - his set at Bestival May have been locked down after 20 minutes . . . But that's all he needs to show he's the shit!

James D'Ley - the innovative and enigmatic funkatech fella who can smash out an unforgettable set!

Krafty Kuts - erm, he's Krafty Kuts, I don't think we need to say anything more.

Mafia Kiss - potentially the biggest and fastest rising star in Bassland! Never kiss a Mafia Kiss!

Nick Thayer - Oz's finest funk merchant peddling his delicious wares worldwide!

Rennie Pilgrem - the legend that is Rennie Pilgrem! Only Krafty has won this award more times than him, and his monstrous set at the Funk and Filth Summer Party showed exactly why!


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS MIX FOR FREE



Breakthrough DJ

Sanxion made a massive impression on us in 2013, forcing his way into our Mix Of The Year Poll! But Kwerk is definitely one to watch too, fo shizzle! When it comes to breaks these boys are seriously hot property! See what the fuss is all about at Brixton Jamm on May 10th, where Kwerk will be joined by other rising stars and established fellas including Mass Evil, Mr Tumnus, Deekline, Freestylers, Floored Capri & Robi Wan, Doctor Hooka and loads more!


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS MIX FOR FREE



Best Large Event

Awesome stuff going on worldwide! Our short list includes European, Canadian, American and UK events, still not 100% sure where our vote is going!

Boomtown Festival UK

Burning Man US

Exit Festival Serbia

Shambhala. CA

Boardmasters UK


Best Small Event

The Elite Force Boat Party is always a beast of a night, and will be hard to beat in this category! Awesome setting on the Thames, the best DJs hand picked by Shack and, most importantly, one of the best crowds of people you're likely to meet on a night out! Summer 2013 also saw the first ever Funk and Filth Summer Party, which was a night of thunderous bass from DJs including the godfather of breaks Rennie Pilgrem! Can we challenge the big boat party on this one??


Best Website/Blog

We know you guys clearly have impeccabe taste when it comes to website and blogs, so we don't need to provide any recommendations ;)


Best Radio Station

Another extremely internationally competitive category! The Lost Art are representing stateside, and their live streams have been an ever-present accompaniment to activities at Funk and Filth HQ, but Russia's Radio Record also has some tasty output, and closer to home the Kane FM boys are smashing it, along with Rough Tempo and the delectable array of talent available all the time on NSB!

Kane FM

NSB Radio

Radio Record

Rough Tempo

The Lost Art


Best Radio Show

Repping NSB we have Doctor Hooka's Surgery as well as the monthly bassline masterclass from Fifties!

But the Kane FM boys are going to be hard to beat with Floored Capri and Robi-Wan's Floored Fillers Show and Turtle and The Fringe's Fresh From The Sewer dishing out massive portions of beatcake every week!

You know what! Let's call it a draw, and the winner can be decided on May 10th when we have Doctor Hooka and the Floored Fillers boys on the same line-up at Jamm! Who will emerge victorious!? ;)



CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS MIX FOR FREE



Best Free Track

Our favourite category! :) Finding the best free tracks and dishing them out is what we are all about, so we were ecstatic when one of our Funk and Filth Exclusive Freebies took this award last year!

Current holder REL1 is in the running again with another Funk and Filth exclusive Re-Filth, but there are plenty more that are well worth grabbing hold of too!

Xilent - Boss Wave Funk and Filth Re-Filth

Freefall Collective - System Check

Disclosure & Sam Smith - Latch Mafia Kiss Edit

Slynk & SkiiTour - On Top


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE



Best Live Act

When it comes to live performances you don't get much bigger than the Freestylers! But Slamboree have been touring around, dispensing breaks, beats, bass and other related lunacy in healthy doses, always to extatic crowds ! Any of these 4 would deservedly take the crown . . .

Freestylers

Slamboree

Dub Pistols

Born Ina Barn



Catch Freestylers LIVE at Brixton Jamm on May 10th 2014.