The 80s boogie/electrofunk force is strong in this one! ‘Popular’ itself features a half-sung, half-spoken R&B vocal from Mustafa Akbar that’s reminiscent of early 70s Curtis Mayfield, but places it atop a background that’s all about that early 80s synth squelch. If you really want to transport yourself back to the days of white socks, high-top fades and shiny Mr Byrite suits, though, then ‘Your Love’ is the place to head, a string-drenched and brass-flecked affair that sits right on the disco/boogie cusp, augmented by some killer Joey Negro-esque stabs. All you need now is a sticky carpet and some plastic palm trees! https://fanlink.to/popu
The Bomb Strikes team return on this one with another powerful slice of new school funk as they bring together this explosive two track project from Basement Freaks. We begin this one by saltering lazily into the stripped back grooves and rhythmic twists of ‘Let It Be You’, which features some fantastic additional vocal work from Everyman. On the flip, we are blessed with another smooth original, as ‘Jungle City’ descends with a bag of vibrant synthetic energies, matched by super punchy drum designs and the tracks expansive use of reverberations. An awesome pair of originals here. https://fanlink.to/Byou
The album title alludes to the fact this record was made with a concerted effort to keep things old school and the production was undertaken using analogue tools to emulate the same techniques that were used for the funk greats that influenced the record like George Clinton, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield and of course the aforementioned Godfather Of Soul.
The Freaks have dedicated the album to the memory of their friend Jon H (of Fort Knox Five) who sadly passed away in 2015 whilst the record was being written.
Basement Freaks attempt to redress the balance with their second studio album Funk From The Trunk which shows the boys in full P-Funk flow.Producer George Fotiadis won a lot of fans as a leader of the burgeoning ghetto funk scene and while that scene is still big internationally, there are no wobble bass lines here, just block rocking hip hop beats, funky wah wah guitars and funky as flip vocals from longtime collaborator and fellow Freak Georges Perin as well as guest spots from Mustafa Akbar of Nappy Riddem, Charlie Funk and MC Rayna.
George has been killing it for the last few years on some of the world hottest labels dropping breakbeat science for nu-funk scene leader GoodGroove , US funk breaks outpost Funk Weapons (run by All Good Funk Alliance) and Smoove’s Wack Records as well as Washington DC’s ESL, Austria’s Innvision, San Francisco’s Aniligital, Breakbeat Paradise and hot newcomer Manmade. On top of this his Bombastic Jam label is one of the most sought after labels on Beatport & Juno.
Basement Freaks is such a versatile producer and his new album has something for everyone, from downtempo almost ballad like vibes to club bangers. Dubstep, House, Glitch, Trap and everything in between all with Basement Freaks signature blues and funk vibes, a beautifully produced album
A concept album which penetrates in a unique way the city rhythms and imprints the sounds of urban Jungle, from the personal viewpoint of Basement Freaks. An album with freestyle attitude which unfolds through the absolute funky beats, afro and latin grooves, bossa and jazzy elements and all this put together using dub techniques.
Having remixed Smoove & Turrell’s Beggarman single – Jalapeno got wind of the fact the there was some new original Basement Freaks material in the offing and made a swift offer to pick up the Disco Life EP after giving it just one listen. SOLD OUT
Something Freaky is the killer track featuring the Prince–like vocals of Georges Perin who alongside soul singer Jazzmin make up the vocalists for the project. SOLD OUT
After the success of the Disco Life EP and the release of their first single on Jalapeno, Basement Freaks’ long awaited album is about to drop. It’s a funked up treat of a album, bridging the gap between disco, funk, and breaks and is full of quality party music for the Jalapeno faithful. SOLD OUT
Suport coming from Krafty Kuts, Featurecast, Lady Waks, Fort Knox 5, The Funk Hunters, Mooqee, Hong Kong Ping Pong, DJ P and many more
White Hot (feat. Kylie Auldist) is the first single off the new Basement Freaks album – Time Machine . Released on Jalapeno Records in Feb 2016.The track is an upbeat funk-fest that comes complete with sizzling guitar chops, punchy horn stabs, jazz funk flute leads and even a tasteful guitar solo – you couldn’t cram any more into this tune if you tried.
Single from the Debut album “Urban Jungle” feat remixes from Quasamodo , Timewarp Inc & Headson Groove