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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Funk #9 - The Freestylers

Funk and Filth Hall of Fame - Funk #9 - The Freestylers

The Freestylers have maintained consistent levels of awesome for as long as I can remember. The earliest memory of seeing them live was Global Gathering in 2005 (I think!) where they spanked out 'Get A Life' in the Air tent in front of a crowd going absolutely mental! They bring a proper energy to their performances, so if you get a chance to see them when they are in your neck of the woods, Don't. Miss. Out!
The string of tunes over the years is simply immense, and it is only now that I am sitting here thinking about them all that I realise the true brilliance of their back catalogue. Tracks such as: Electrified, Get A Life, Push Up, Painkiller, This City, Fasten Your Seatbelt, Cracks (especially the CTRL-Z Remix, which has been consistently ripping up sets over the last couple of years), Say Yes (check the Ben and Lex remix in an earlier #fandfHOF post!), the list goes on and is a testament to the credentials of these guys . . . Let's hope for more to come in 2012!
Have a lsiten to 'Electrified' below, which is probably one of their funkiest ever tunes and still awesome several years on. There are also one or two pretty good remixes of this track doing the rounds which are worth a listen.
Then I would strongly suggest download the two free mixes below! The 'Best Of' Megamix showcases most of their greatest tracks (the last 5 minutes contains the bestest bits!) and their 'not very Christmassy December Mix' is bang up to date with some absolute monsters from Mord Fustang, Porter robinson, DJ Fresh, Nero and loads more. Both mixes are awesome!


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