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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Getting Tongue Tied with Tigerlight and Slamboree

If history has told us anything, it's that Tigerlight + Slamboree = Awesome. Plain and simple.

So imagine the elation spreading at Funk and Filth HQ when we heard that, not only was there a brand new Tigerlight release dropping imminently, but that it also comes with a Slamboree remix!

But there's more big news to share. The brand new Tigerlight release, Tongue Tied - out 31st March, preorder here - heralds in the launch of the tiger's very own brand new record label: Tightlight Musik. So expect plenty more sugar-coated basslines curated and released under the new brand!

The Slamboree remix itself is exactly what you'd expect from this winning combination. A sultry build up, Tigerlight's delicious vocals chopped up and flung into an inch-perfect bassline drop - this is masterful stuff from Freear.

The release is completed with accompanying remixes from familiar faces Rain City Riot, who deliver a house roller, and Tracy Rhodes providing some atsmospheric groove to complete the set. Here's what the lady herself has to say about it . . .

“Electronic music is so beautifully full of different colours with a multitude of shades that it would be a shame to not be able to play with many at once and watch as they create new and exciting intensities. With ‘Tongue Tied’ I sought to blend and draw out new textures and musical pathways, working with individual elements to weave sounds and stories together.” – Tigerlight

Catch Tigerlight Live at Berlin To Brighton at The Green Door, Brighton on March 31st, The Magic Garden, London on April 14th and the Shindig Festival, Bath on May 27th 2017.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Beat Assassins are killing it once again - [Free Mixtape]

For many of us Beat Assassins are legendary in the field of raving. Rising to the top of the breakbeat pile throughout the second half of the noughties there were far too many nights to count when the main stomper on the dancefloor was a Beat Assassin bullet! Direct Hit for example was (and still is!) a firm favourite for letting loose too!

As the noughties became the - hang on, what do we call this current decade? - well, the current decade, Jimmy and Joe started off in their separate directions, as we indicated right here on Funk and Filth five years ago. Joe headed off to work on some little side project called Sigma, ever heard of them? And Jimmy smashed on with the Beat Assassins moniker, flirting with trap and other bass genres, keeping the quality as top notch as ever all the time.

Click here to download Beat Assassins - Retrospective Mix for FREE

Around a year ago in 2016 Beat Assassins (although actually only the single assassin nowadays) plunged headfirst back into the DnB pool and aural pleasure receptors far and wide started tingling all over again. With some monster tracks including War Dem, Deny, Ramm Out and Drop It Hard, and remix work from the likes of TREI, DJ Rap, DJ Callide, 1000DaysWasted and Funk and Filth legends D'Silva and Toronto Is Broken, it's an empressive arsenal of dancefloor weaponry being forged at Beat Assassins HQ!

The Beat Assassins Retropsective Mix (free download by the way) contains most of the recent big guns and should be in your ears by now really. If you haven't pressed play/download already then what is wrong with you!? And the TiB remix of of See Ma Gun Go feat Miss Stylie is by far our favourite of the current crop. Enjoy.

1. Space Yardie Intro
2. Metrik - Worldwide ft The Ragga Twins - Hospital Records
3. Beat Assassins - Deny ft ELi - Mofo Recordings
4. DC Breaks - Breath ft Gibson (Adam F Remix) - Ram Records
5. Beat Assassins - See Ma Gun Go ft Miss Stylie - Mofo Recordings
6. Beat Assassins - Wake Ya Whole Block - Mofo Recordings
7. Beat Assassins - The Raid - Mofo Recordings
8. Beat Assassins - To The Top - Mofo Recordings
9. Friction - Bring it Back ft Stylo G - Shogun
10. Turntable Dubbers - Be There For You ft Doctor (T & Sugah Remix) - Nice Up Records
11. Beat Assassins - War Dem ft Miss Stylie - Mofo Recordings
12. Beat Assassins - War Dem ft Miss Stylie (TREI Remix) - Mofo Recordings