If you’ve been paying any attention to the world of funky breakbeats then you’ve no doubt heard of Basement Freaks – the brainchild of George Fotiadis.
With years of regular releases George has built up an enviable catalogue of tracks including 5 full albums and a slew of EPs and remixes. In addition to this production work he spends an extraordinary amount of time on the road DJing which has contributed to him being dubbed “The hardest working man in Funk” by his peers. George has played shows across 6 continents and his music has been praised, played and partied to all over the globe, with not only himself but every respectable future funk DJ regularly including a Basement Freaks track in their set.
From humble beginnings around 1993 playing in local bands in his hometown of Thessaloniki in Greece, he developed a growing interest and desire in taking more creative control of his art- composing both music and lyrics before getting more involved on the production aspects of recording to eventually become a one man funk-factory all from the studio in his basement. So the Basement Freaks project was born and before long he had releases on the big player labels in the Funk and Breaks space including Ghetto Funk, Fort Knox Recordings, Goodgroove Records and of course his current home Jalapeno Records.
It wasn’t just the labels that took notice as he picked up plays on BBC Radio 1, support from the likes of Mixmag, I-DJ Mag, The Knowledge Magazine and championing from Annie Nightingale, Craig Charles, Don Letts and Nemone.
DJ-wise George has also been strutting his stuff at some legendary festivals with appearances including Glastonbury, Exit and Shambhala as well as rocking club nights at Space (Ibiza), Fabric (London), D.Edge (Sao Paulo) and a monthly residency at Moondoo (Germany). These energetic shows and tireless tour schedules have ensured his fan base continues to grow at a ridiculous rate with his Soundcloud account amassing over 42k followers alone.