They can't mix for shit on this one but it hardly matters when the tracks are this good.
That Petchy mix and this are keeping me going with the funky at the mo.
I'd almost thought Petchy had died or something.
― jimitheexploder, Thursday, 20 October 2011 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
*Funkystepz can't mix for shit on the fader mix I mean
― jimitheexploder, Thursday, 20 October 2011 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
they've never acted like mixing was the slightest part of their game tbf.
idk if i can really claim that petchy set is worth putting up with that tosser at the start for, really basic and dare i say halfhearted selection. petch doesnt care about funky at all.
― r|t|c, Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
although whats that track at the end ? v decent.
― r|t|c, Thursday, 20 October 2011 19:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
The best thing about the Petchy set is Shantie's new rhymes.
Downloading the Funkystepz now.
― Tim F, Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
I was disapointed Petchy kinda fell off and went all regular house, when he spins the funky bits he still has a good vibe going though. Plus his MCs are the best when it comes to riding funky for me. No idea why he just kinda dropped off like that.
The Funkystepz mix from Boiler Room yp thread prob... he sounded a lot tighter in the mix.
I'm feeling that last track too, can't place it right now though.
― jimitheexploder, Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hehe there's a few shaky moments in the Funkystepz mix for sure.I kind of agree that the MCs are the main strength of the Petchy set and that tune-wise it only really comes alive for the last few.
― Mr Andy M, Thursday, 20 October 2011 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
OMG "XTC" is amazing.
― Tim F, Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hello, thought I'd share this here too. Part 1 of the Funkystepz January takeover on 1xtra - the remixes mix. Even if you know most of the tracks here its still worth listening cos this is how they're meant to be heard. Even the Bruno Mars mix is fantastic!
http://www.mediafire.com/file/feaqp2...2ac/Funkystepz Jan 2012 - 1extra mix 1 (remixes).mp3
Rihanna — We Found LoveFunkystepz MixGyptian — Hold YaFunkystepz Rock Da House MixChocolate Doll — Who's That GirlFunkystepz Anthem MixThe Hi-Fives — What you doHottest By Far Funkystepz Anthem MixJin Akinishi Feat Jason Derulo — Test DriveFunkystepz Dub MixSix D — 2 SecondsFunkystepz Anthem MixNew Boyz feat Feat The Cataracts & Dev — BackseatFunkystepz Billionaire Club MixKlic & Lokiboi — I Won'tFunkystepz MixDelerious Feat Noeva — A FoolFunkystepz MixBruno Mars — It Will RainFunkystepz MixWeeknd — Rolling StoneFunkystepz MixWeeknd — GoneFunkystepz MixVybz Kartel — Half On A BabyFunkystepz MixScrufizzer — HoodyFunkystepz Anthem
― Benny B, Thursday, 12 January 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh hai Benny.
― Mr Andy M, Friday, 13 January 2012 11:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
hullo andy. this threads been very quiet lately, but funkystepz have been doing alot recently. Anyone else feeling the Bruno Mars remix? I love it!
oh, and theres a boiler room set here http://boilerroom.tv/funkystepzs-75-min-mix/
and 1xtra again tomorrow night :)
― Benny B, Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
This mix is fantastic!
― Tim F, Sunday, 15 January 2012 02:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Sébastien, Sunday, 15 January 2012 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
Funkystepz mix for Mary Anne Hobbs 14 Jan 2012:
Radar – FunkystepzRoyal Rumble – FunkystepzFuller Refix Reserved – FunkystepzWarrior – FunkystepzDirty Dutch – FunkystepzSection-5 – FunkystepzThunderbolt – FunkystepzTrouble – FunkystepzBounce Refix – FunkystepzFor U – Funkystepz Feat Lily MckenzieStar 9 – FunkystepzPhantom – FunkystepzI Won’t (Funkystepz Mix) – Klic And LokiboiClass A – FunkystepzIt Will Rain (Funkystepz Mix) – Bruno MarsRolling Stones (Funkystepz Mix) – WeekendCircles – Funkystepz Feat Lily MckenzieMondo Bizzaro – Funkystepz
― Tim F, Monday, 27 February 2012 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mondo Bizzaro – Funkystepz O_O
― moullet, Monday, 27 February 2012 19:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
this is fantastic. almost overwhelmingly so! perhaps not something best listened to lying in bed wearing headphones.
how much funkystepz stuff is officially out there, as opposed to being on mixes here and there?
― shart practice (Merdeyeux), Monday, 27 February 2012 21:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Our service is currently unavailable in your country. We are sorry about that."
― marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Monday, 27 February 2012 22:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
physical releases:Trouble EPFuller / Hurricane Riddim 12"
others:Deep Roller EPFace Off EPReFix EP (weak)Sounds Of Malibu
I think For U (ft. Lily McKenzie) and Circles (ft. Lily McKenzie) were released too.
― moullet, Monday, 27 February 2012 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Heaps! They've really addressed this issue over the past 18 months or so with a series of EP releases. Plus most of their remixes are officially released.
Royal Rumble EP out next month! Finally I will have "Warrior" (and the title track) in full.
― Tim F, Monday, 27 February 2012 22:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Can some wonderful person be a hero and make that available to us Estadounidenses?
― marissa explains it all (The Reverend), Monday, 27 February 2012 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
go on thenhttp://www.mediafire.com/?lwbn41x2q6yydlg
― Number None, Monday, 27 February 2012 23:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
how about LOVERS?
― moullet, Monday, 27 February 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
One of them intimated on another thread here that they're unlikely to release it now :-(
I think they're kinda over that 2009-ish rolling snares sound, they think it's dated or something.
A shame, as it's their finest vocal tune!!
― Tim F, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 00:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
i like the fact that they're releasing things but their mixes are astonishing.. the guest mix @ fireworks is my favorite by them, so high energy
― moullet, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah I think increasingly their sound is boiling down to <ridiculously colourful and convoluted hopskotch patterns around a 4X4 groove> such that itheir tunes sound best piled together in two minute stretches one after the other, rather than in discrete 5 minute settings.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 02:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I really enjoy Funkystepz, I think they're some of the best producers aroiund today, not just in UK Funky, but in any genre. It's almost ridiculous how many good tunes they have,and they continue to put out a steady stream of great mixes, EPs, remixes, and refixes. Just check out the tracklisting for the Royal Rumble EP: http://soundcloud.com/funkystepzuk/funkystepz-royal-rumble-ep. That's four certified bangers right there!
― Astrochimp32, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
their transitions (in mixes) still works flawlessly
"girls go wild !!!"
― moullet, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Fuller / Hurricane Riddim 12"
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Fuller is amazing.
― oppet, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 22:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Some Funkystepz bits and peices. First, Royal Rumble EP's out April 2nd. Second, found this on soundcloud, it's short and sweet vocal track, unfinished, but still good: http://soundcloud.com/tizzy-k/tizzy-go-high-ft-funkystepz. I also wanted to mention Scufizzer. Scrufizzer was one of the original members of Funkystepz, they've done a couple of collabrations with him, and plan and doing more. Some of you have probably heard Fizzy Flow, produced by Renay: . I heard this on DJ Target's show, I could only find this clip: . These tracks are heavy and grimey, but still have that bubbly. effervescent Funkystepz sound, and Scrufizzer is talented enough to not be overwhelmed by their beats.
― Astrochimp32, Saturday, 3 March 2012 06:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Almost forgot. Their remix of Drake's "Motto" is up for download on their soundcloud, it's quite good! Does anyone know where I can hear "Lovers". I've heard it hyped up a lot on this thread, but I got into Funky after Funkystepz had their Rinse.FM show, so I've never gotten to hear this fabled track. If anyone has any of their old radio sets with "Lovers" that they could post, I'd be very grateful!
― Astrochimp32, Saturday, 3 March 2012 06:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
is it sung by Louise Williams?
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 3 March 2012 13:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
This is a clip from Cameo's 1Xtra show in Feb 2010, rebroadcast in Dec 2010 -
Untitled - A.L Bennet – Drifting (Produced By FunkyStepz) (Live at Maida Vale)Louise Williams — Lovers (Produced By FunkyStepz)
FUNKYSTEPZ MIXFunkyStepz - Rihanna — Rude Boy (Remix)Funkystepz — Piano StormFunkystepz — Bounce InstrumentalFunkystepz — Mr BandicootFunkystepz — BubblyFunkystepz — Malibu RemixUntitled (FunkyStepz - Hurricane Riddim)Untitled (FunkyStepz - Loca Moca)Untitled (FunkyStepz - Deeper Love (Remix))Untitled (FunkyStepz - Victoria Falls)Funkystepz — Switching Rolls (feat. Lilly Mckenzie)Miss Fire — Part Time Lover (Live at Maida Vale)
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 3 March 2012 14:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just to add to the mixes and general love, here's a link to stream all of their guest mixes for Target on 1Xtra:http://soundcloud.com/funkystepzuk/sets
― Mr Andy M, Saturday, 3 March 2012 21:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Week 1 - Remixes:Rihanna — We Found Love (Funkystepz Mix) Gyptian — Hold Ya (Funkystepz Rock Da House Mix) Chocolate Doll — Who's That Girl (Funkystepz Anthem Mix) The Hi-Fives — What you do Hottest By Far (Funkystepz Anthem Mix) Jin Akinishi Feat Jason Derulo — Test Drive (Funkystepz Dub Mix) Six D — 2 Seconds (Funkystepz Anthem Mix) New Boyz feat Feat The Cataracts & Dev — Backseat (Funkystepz Billionaire Club Mix) Klic & Lokiboi — I Won't (Funkystepz Mix) Delerious Feat Noeva — A Fool (Funkystepz Mix) Bruno Mars — It Will Rain (Funkystepz Mix) The Weeknd — Rolling Stone (Funkystepz Mix) The Weeknd — Gone (Funkystepz Mix) Vybz Kartel — Half On A Baby (Funkystepz Mix) Scrufizzer — Hoody/The Funkystepz Anthem
Week 2 - UK Bass mix:Funkystepz — Circles (feat lily McKenzie) (Roska mix) Funkystepz — Fuller Dr Gonzo — Bust Dem Up DJ Zinc ft Ms Dynamite — Wile Out Funkystepz — Phantom Champion — War Dance Funkystepz — Warrior Major Notes — Jungle Book Funkystepz — Star 9 MJCole & Scrufizzer — Southern Electric Mosca — Bax Dj Naughty — Blown Ramzee — Go Loco (feat Mighty Moe) (Prod. By Funkystepz)
Week 3 - UK Funky Vocals:Champion ft Ruby Lee Ryder — Sensitivity KOF ft Wiley & Chelcee Grimes— Fire It Up (Funkystepz Mix) Cobra Krames & Pink Cash — We Not The Same (Funkystepz Mix)T. Williams ft Terri Walker — Heartbeat (Mosca remix) Funkystepz ft Rhian Moore — Our Love Donae'o — Im Fly (Funkystepz Special)HeavyFeet ft Raze — All I Want Funkystepz ft Lily McKenzie — Circles Todd Edwards — Saved My Life (Promo) Greenmoney ft Rose Gabor - Into You (Funkystepz Mix)Fuzzy Logic ft Jada Pearl — All My Love
― Mr Andy M, Saturday, 3 March 2012 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oops just remembered Benny already tracklisted 1st week of these, oh well.
― Mr Andy M, Saturday, 3 March 2012 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Much thanks for that Tracer! "Lovers" is a big tune, very nice, but I can see Funkystepz's point about it not fitting in with their newer aesthetic. Maxsin mentioned on Target's show that they make something like 10 new tracks per WEEK! I can't imagine all the gems of theirs that will never get a proper release.
― Astrochimp32, Sunday, 4 March 2012 02:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Those 1xtra mixes are big! Hopefully Funkystepz put up the final DJ Target guest mix on their soundcloud. It's an instrumental mix, and like the others, it's really good. It has a couple of new instrumental tracks as well. With all the new instrumentals they've premiered in these mixes, like XTC, Radar, Mondo Bizarro etc., they have easily enough material to put out a killer EP every 2-3 months throughout 2012. They get plenty of love here and on dissensus, but I wonder when they will start to get some attention from the mainstream?
― Astrochimp32, Sunday, 4 March 2012 03:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mentasms! Can't say I thought much of the original, but this is good.
― MikoMcha, Sunday, 11 March 2012 15:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have just realized that said riffs are in the original. As you were.
― MikoMcha, Sunday, 11 March 2012 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have just discovered "Circles" (I know, very very belatedly) and it is making me very happy, not just a perfect house track but a brilliant pop song.
― boxedjoy, Saturday, 17 March 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
did anyone download the remix of 'climax' that was on their soundcloud for a while? i came home looking forward to it after a weekend of only phone internet access, and then it was GONE.
― Boo-Yaa Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
I recorded the Climax remix before it got taken down. I've never uploaded anything but here goes nothing, hopefully Funkystepz don't have a problem with me uploading this here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yd4yn3aztbv8vvy . As Benny mentioned over on dissensus, they've hit this sweet spot between UK Funky and UK Garage, their recent remixes (and everything else they've done) has been so good. Everybody be sure to pick up the Royal Rumble EP on Monday, you won't be disappointed!
― Astrochimp32, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Boo-Yaa Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
they've hit this sweet spot between UK Funky and UK Garage,
This is a pretty spot on description of their current sound.
― Tim F, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Royal Rumble EP is finally out!http://www.junodownload.com/products/royal-rumble-ep/1938276-02/
Dunno how to do the drudge siren but if I did it would be in full effect right now.
― Mr Andy M, Monday, 2 April 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
"warrior" is such a banger but i always prefer their remixes to their instrumental tunes (same goes for ill blu too)
― lex pretend, Monday, 2 April 2012 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
apart from "we found love" which not even funkystepz could salvage
I think this is their strongest EP yet.
Even though "Jigga" is a bit "I see what you did there" it's hard not to love their sheer gumption - who else would even attempt it?
― Tim F, Monday, 2 April 2012 21:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh man "jigga" is fantastic
― J0rdan S., Monday, 2 April 2012 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink