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Friday, 14 November 2014

Mix Of The Year 2014 - VOTING CLOSED


Ladies and gents, we have a winner! Click here to see who won!!

It's that time of year again! A look back at the tastiest free mixes from the last 12 months, and your chance to vote for the best!

Any mix from any funky filthy genre that's been unleashed between 1st Nov 2013 and 31st Oct 214 is eligible, and we've got a quality selection right here! From chilled out beats, to face-shredding bass lines, from some of the biggest names in the business to some of the freshest up-and-coming DJs . . . these truly are the best mixes we've heard in the last year!

Our shortlist has grown again this year, proving how much awesomeness there is out there! We had 12 finalists last year, this year we've got 15!!

Here's how you can help decide this year's winner:
> LISTEN to the mixes below
> DOWNLOAD your favourites (they're all FREE to download!)
> VOTE for the ONE mix that you think should take the title of Funk and Filth's Mix Of The Year 2014

The voting options are on the right-hand side of this page (not visible when viewing on mobile phones), all you have to do is click next to the mix that you think is the best, then click VOTE!
You can also leave us a Facebook comment below, or Tweet us using the hashtag #FunkAndFilth.

We'll include your votes along with our internal voting at Funk and Filth HQ when we decide on the winner! Funk and Filth will have the final decision and any dubious voting practices will result in disqualification.

Let's start the list with the reigning champion. Pleasensations Vol 1 took Neon Steve all the way to the top of our poll last year, and Vols 2 and 3 have been just as awesome over the last year. Volume 2 is our favourite, and here it is in all it's beautiful, atmospheric glory!

As soon as we heard this one from DJ B-Side and Sammy Senior we knew it was going make it onto our shortlist! Relentless funk-fuelled mayhem from start to finish, this is what it's all about!

2014 has definitely been the year of the Wuki! His inch-perfect production and mixes like this one have catapulted him to the forefront of the bass music scene, and well-deserved! This is some of his finest work!

It's been another BIG year for Mafia Kiss, dropping massive sets all over the world and dishing out some tidy freebies. It's his Night Selection mix, with it's dark, dirty bass lines, that stood out for us this year. It's awesome, check it out . . .

The Dance-Off Soundsystem came thundering onto the scene this year, with teeth bared, trousers round their ankles, ready to rock! This mix showcases this tear-out attitude at its peak. Big speakers needed!!

We bloody love a Retropolis mix!! We love them so much that we asked him to put together an exclusive Funk and Filth mix, which is truly epic! However, he then went and out-did himself with his monstrous Bass, Breaks, Rave, Repeat series, which is so good it's stupid! Volumes 1 and 2 are damn tasty, but the most recent Volume 3 takes the crown for us. Euphoric, thunderous, bass magic.

A delicious slice of bass cake baked up by Miss Monument. London-based Monument has been found DJing alongside big names like Stanton Warriors, Deekline and JFB, and is cutting her own niche in the bass music scene. Her Breaks Yard mix was one of the stand-out mixes of the year, and when she drops that Kulman remix of Intensity at 36mins you know you're onto a winner!

The undisputed king of funky-ass breaks, Krafty Kuts has dished out some textbook mixes over the last year. Fresh Kuts Vol 7 was another dangerously good instalment in the long-running series, but his promo mix for the Lady Waks Radio show nearly knocked our ears off our heads. What happens at 16mins in is special . . .

When it comes to throwing shit down, the Se7en Deadly Breaks boys are hard to beat, as their Boomtown set proves in spectacular fashion! Buckle up people, this is mental!

When the Headset Heroes get a free run at the decks, you can expect big things! Don't be lulled into a false sense of security with the gentle intro to this badboy, it packs a punch!!

As one of the linchpins of the UK breaks scene, Jurassik can be found sprinkling glorious beats over dancefloors all over the place, and this is a tidy example of the sort of sets that have had us bouncing all year!

Quite simply the best live set we heard this year was played by Leygo in the Funk and Filth room aboard the big boat party in conjunction with Instant Vibes and Hot Cakes! And his warm-up mix was equally as naughty, check it out . . .

Dirty, ruthless breaks warfare, mixed by one of the most respected names in the UK breaks scene! Have a listen and you'll see exactly why this little badboy from Leuce Rhythms had to be included in this year's mix of the year shortlist!

Genuine contender for the title of 'Hardest Working Man in Funk', Mr Jimi Needles is also in the running for this year's Mix Of The Year crown with his awesome NeedleWurk mixtape. You need this mix in your life!

When it comes to pure tear-out breaks, Spanish DJ / Producer combo DubAxFace know a thing or two!! Backing up their consistently awesome production with a mix of this calibre cements their position well and truly as one of our favourites breaks all-rounders!

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There is your shortlist! Who gets your vote?

Of course, there were loads of other awesome mixes out there in the last 12 months (most of them will have been featured here on Funk and Filth at some point!), but we had to boil it down to our favourites, and here they are for you to listen to, download for free and vote for your favourite!

You'll find the voting buttons at the top of this page on the right hand side (not visible when viewing on mobile phones!), and you can also leave a Facebook comment on this page, or Tweet us using the hashtag #FunkAndFilth.

Hope you enjoy all the mixes and massive thanks to all the DJs and Producers for another year of funky, filthy, downright dirty beats!

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