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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Funk and Filth File 'o Facts : Eli Crust [Exclusive Free Mix]

Beautiful bassline music is a global phenomenon, rupturing from speakers in all corners of the globe, including Belarus! And this exactly where our latest surprise package has been unearthed!

Coming from Belarus has been a massive bonus for Eli Crust, as he's been able to soak up music and vibes from touring DJ's who visit his little oasis (or should we say o-bass-is!? Sorry, really got to stop doing that!) in Western Europe. It's also afforded him the opportunity to tour around and take his sound from Poland to Romania, spreading beautiful beats across Eastern Europe like Nutella across warm toast! Mmmmmm, Nutella!

Eli has flirted with all sorts of styles of electronic music, but Breakbeat is at the core of his sound and his true love.
His latest release is a double header with some of the UK's finest vocalist. 'Machine Gun' features Sirreal (Freestylers & Dub Pistols) and Manners, While 'Ride Wit Me' has vocals from Jay Tuns & Kwame Atteen.

Remixes for this release come from Dr. Verbel (Belarus) & Burnt B (Germany) and you can bet they're just as special! The package of originals and remixes spans the wide spectrum of breaks from 'Booty' to 'Electro'... There is something here for everyone, have a butchers and see what you think, we bloody love it!

In fact we loved it so much that we asked Eli for an Exclusive Free Funk and Filth Mix, to see what else has been tickling his musical fancy! And here it is, an absolute stonker of a mix, including nuggets from the likes of Meat Katie, Plaza De Funk, Tim Healey and Deekline and loooaads more! Grab it for FREE now! [Tracklist at the bottom of this page]


We also had some questions to ask of the hottest thing to come out of Belarus! Find out how he ended up hooking up with SirReal and why he loves the fact that he only plays vinyl in his sets!

You are from Belarus, how is the breakbeat scene there?

Unfortunately, breakbeat is not so popular in our country nowadays. There are a couple of DJ's supporting this style. Less parties are held here now. But I am hoping to bring the sound back to my home by making some great breaks!

You've just returned home from a tour around Europe, tell us your favourite country you played on tour?

Of course I love to perform in Germany, but breakbeat lost its popularity. Poland is more prostrated to this sound, for example with the annual festival Bass Planet hosted by Westbam.

You only play vinyl right? Tell us why?

I'm still one of those old analog audio lovers, conservative DJ that still plays fundamentally only vinyl mainly due to the sound as a whole as well as like to say "direct contact with the music", today's it's become a unique part of my DJ show!

Your new single RIDE WID my MACHINE GUN is out next week. Tell us the vocalists who are featured on your latest release and how you started to work with them?

I prepared this release almost a year and a half ago, the release has changed a few times in that period, but the MC's are still the same: Sirrial (Freestylers, Dub Pistols) and Jay Tuns (Ten Ton Beats, Ben & Lex), on back vocals also with great guys Manners and Kwame Atteen. Admire their voice and way of lyrics: hard and groovy!

So what are your plans for the future?

Still wish breaks music was like it was 10 years ago! I prefer to be more underground, playing little clubs, meeting breakbeat supporters, producing quality stuff! Will continue my climbing top charts to show my skills!

Tracklist for Eli Crust's Funk and Filth Exclusive Mix:
01 The Autobots and Screwface feat MC Navigator - Burn (original mix) [Broke]
02 Control Z Vs Screwface - Stereo Typical [Hardcore Beats]
03 Dada life - Lets Get Bleeped Tonight (Hot Noizes Remixes)
04 4kuba - Dildoes (original mix) [iBreaks Bass]
05 Freeflow 45 - Fellowship Of The Bass (Original Mix) [Bombtraxx Records]
06 Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes - Roll Player (Specimen A Remix) [Lot49]
07 Cut & Run - Confrontation [Cut & Run]
08 Sporty-O - Ill Off 808 (Ill DJ Chris B Original mix) [Illeven Eleven]
09 Plaza De Funk Feat Miss Trouble - Push n Pull [Mofo Recordings]
10 Audiohazard - First Contact (Karton Remix) [Bombtraxx Records]
11 Time Healey and Deekline - Take it Ezy Feat. Bad Lay Dee (Breaks Mix) [Giant Pussy Records]
12 Defkline and Red Polo - Felix Hustle (Breaks Mix) [Hot Cakes]

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