Makes Me Wanna Scream (Digital / Jalapeno Records)


Basement Freaks return with a P-Funk influenced cut taken from their debut album, Something Freaky. With the Prince style vocals of the band’s lead singer, this funk number has the retro feel of the classics but delivers a modern sound that is blowing up in many current DJ sets.

First on the remix tip is the Dancefloor Outlaws. A collective of DJ / Producers who have remixed the Dub Pistols for Sunday Best and have releases on Ed Solo’s Disco Cakes and the Ghettofunk label. Next up is Canadian DJ Wood whose moombahton spin will definitely find a home in the DJ’s digital crate. Finally, Blend Mishkin’s take is a Dancehall inspired Ghettofunk riddim.

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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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Something Freaky (12 / Jalapeno Records)


“Greece is the word … its got groove it’s got meaning.”

Ok so Frankie Valli wasn’t talking about the country when he wrote those lyrics but he should have been because Greece has quietly upped its game to become one of the world funkiest club outposts.

Sweden can keep the house mafia – Greece has got the ghetto-funk massive and leader of the pack is Thessaloniki’s George Fotiadis the man behind Basement Freaks.

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.

Having heard his remix of 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 project after giving the first ep a listen.

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.

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Crowd warming gold. Thessaloniki based Greek-Funk don, George Fotiadis gets busy in the studio with the Prince inspired vocals of Georges Perin and soul singer Jazzmin to create some sleaze driven early doors grime. Bad-ass funkadelic remixes from Colombo, Max Sedgley and heavy weight contender, Pimpsoul. Winners all round. 3/5
Mr No Hands – Mixmag Breaks

Basement Freaks’ soon to drop album is something lots of people are getting very excited about,
and Jalapeno ramp up the anticipation here by releasing the title track along with some storming remixes.The awesome original is about as close as you can get to a modern day prince sounding track.Think ‘Push Up’ with an extra dose of funk and you’re almost there.
Remixes come from label cohort Max Sedgley who keeps the funk levels sky high then adds a gnarly bassline to toughen things up a bit,whilst breaks don Columbo turns
in a rolling techy mix with jackin’elements that works really well.
Pimpsoul steals the show though with his trademark phat beats and even phatter basslines
to keep the ghetto-funk crowd happy.

I-DJ MAG breaks


Rennie Pilgrem (TCR – Worldwide)
‘I still love the original best and have reviewed that one and bigged-it-up in the current issue of IDJ Mag.’

Fort Knox Five (Various – USA)
‘Really hard to choose a favorite on this blinding EP!! It is a toss up
between the original, the Pimpsoul, and Max Sedgley. They are all dope!
The Basement Freaks are at the top of the game right now!! RESPECT!!’

Mr No Hands (Mixmag Breaks / Various – UK)
‘Super tight , ultra funky lot, cant choose a fav mix, all rock!’

Graeme Park (Various – UK)
‘Yes, yes, YES! In next week’s show. No question about it!’

Aldo Vanucci (Various – UK)
‘Max sedgely wins that round. Wicked mix.’

Ursula 1000 (Various – USA)
‘Nice 1—-i’m all over this—yum!’

Plaza De Funk (Various – UK)
‘Original and Pimpsoul remix for me!!’

Mooqee (Bombstrikes – UK)
‘Pimpsoul smashes it on the remix…great stuff’

Parker (Various – UK)
‘Banging package, feeling Max’s remix the most.’

General Midi (Various – Worldwide)
‘Really feeling this, dead heat between the Sedgley / Pimpsoul mixes’

The Crystal Method (Various – Worldwide)
‘All mixes are strong but the Original and Max Sedgley remix are my favs. Loving this!’