Funk From The Trunk (LP)


Not enough albums open with the majestic rasp of a harmonica. 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.

JAL 157 Basement Freaks – Funk From The Trunk Release date 27 May 2013

******************************************************************************************* Basement FreaksFunk From The Trunk CD is OUT NOW ******************************************************************************************* JUNO RECORDS KUDOS JALAPENO STORE JPC.DE WELTBILD ******************************************************************************************* DIGITAL SHOPS ******************************************************************************************* ITUNES BEATPORT JUNO DOWNLOAD AMAZON TRACK IT DOWN SOUL SEDUCTION GOGOYOKO ZERO INC CLONE NL **************************************************************************************************** Not enough albums open with the majestic rasp of a harmonica. 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. From opening track A Blues Thang to the last gasp of album closer The Last Train – you know you are listening to young soul rebels who have found their full funky 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. Opener A Blues Thang was the standout track from a vinyl sampler EP released by the Freaks at the end of last year and is distinctive for its deep south harmonica lead and blues drenched vocal. Which part of America’s deep south are these boys from you ask ? Thessaloniki I answer. Greece is the word. Moving on to the guestsMustafa Akbar is a mic killer who first came to our notice here at Jalapeno Towers providing the funk for our DC Brothers Fort Knox Five. Basement Freaks reached out to him to work with them on FFTT. Mustafa liked the flavour of their funk and sealed another international connection providing a special flavour to the album and bringing the DC love to 3 tracks. Work It Out featuring MC Rayna is a big heavy hitting slice of hip hop and street soul. The aggressive twang of MC Rayna gives the track an edge that will have clubs jumping from Atlanta to Hamburg where the Freaks are now resident. The Moondoo club in Hamburg is an important melting pot for artists who can bring the heat and it was here that the Freaks met Charlie Funk who plays regularly at the club. A night in the studio later and Funk For Freaks was finished and it was down to the Freaks to mix and master their second album for Jalapeno. Funk From the Trunk is a step on from Something Freaky – their debut. That album spawned a hit single which was licensed to a US TV show further upping the Freaks credibility over in Hollywood. Their debut album charted in the US college radio charts and Basement Freaks are looking to build on that success this time round. Basement Freaks are touring their live show round festivals and clubs this summer. Expect to see them rocking a field / dancefloor / basement near you soon. For More information contact   ******************************************************************************************* INTERVIEWS ******************************************************************************************* Metrojolt Freebreaksblog ******************************************************************************************* ALBUM REVIEWS ******************************************************************************************* InYourSpeakers FestivalsForAll Monkeyboxing Manalogue Metrojolt Soul Guru Sounds Theaureview Thedigitalfix HangoutAltsounds Free Breaks Blog Iyezine (Italian) Fonkadelica (Francais) 1Beat Blog (Deutche) Sonorama (Spanish) Soul Spain (Spanish) ******************************************************************************************* RADIO PLAY ******************************************************************************************* RadioZ (Nurnberg/Germany) RadioX (Frankfurt/Germany) Funkhaus Europa (Cologne/Germany) Up n Loud webradio (Greece) “Grundfunk” on Radio Wave – Czech Republic “Wicked Jazz Sounds” on Radio 6 – Netherlands “Kohti Valoa” on Radio Helsinki – Finland

Recording New Album


Yeah thats right! The Basement Freaks are once again locked down in the studio recording their new album witch will be available thru Jalapeno Records early next year!

With the sneak preview coming out on vinyl on the 5fth of December the “Soul Digga” EP you certainly have an idea of what you should be expecting.

But just an idea cause you haven’t heard yet the new collaborations with Africa Islam aka Charlie Funk,Mustafa Akbar (Nappy Riddem) & our Bombastic brother Timothy Wisdom.Stay Tuned!

Basement Freaks return to Jalapeno with a 4 track EP of killer funk, heavy, heavy beats and deep blues vocals. Always one of the serious players in the Funk / Breaks scene – his music has always been able to transcend genres and gets dropped in clubs and parties round the world.

Basement Freaks – Sou Digga available 12″ on Juno Records after 5th of Dec

Something Freaky (L.P)


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. 2010 has been a great year for George after gaining huge support and demand for his music on Jalapeno and remix work for other respected labels.

Something Freaky (Jalapeno Records)

Release/catalogue number: JAL 104
Release date: Jan 31, 2011

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Urban Jungle (Debut LP)


Music Kitchen presents the debut album of BASEMENT FREAKS, 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. The album brings together top musicians including New York funkmeisters MILO Z. The Reputation of Basement Freaks spreads with fast rhythms and and international reception has been enthusiastic…
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome Basement Freaks and enjoy Urban Jungle, one of the best funky groovy albums ever to come from Greece.

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