FunkyStepz on MTV Wrap Up

This young production trio have spent many years mastering their individual crafts and are now finally reaching a point where they‘re able to reflect in hindsight, and see what recognition they have accomplished and plan for future steps to further their achievements. Funkystepz, also known as Maxsin (23), Stimpy (21) and Renay (19), came to know of each other through their own musical capacities and eventually joined together to become a reckoning force of producers/DJs within the UK funky circuit. Together, the trio have found a niche for themselves that has taken them on a journey that they’re happy to continue…

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Meet the faces of The ‘4’ Fives!!

Their music has been heavily showcased and now it’s time to meet the faces of

The Fives!!

Find out exactly who they are, their backgrounds and how this quartet got their name. Also find out who these guys have got a lot of love for within the UK Funky scene…..

Check it out…..

The Fives….. The Who?

It keeps happening everytime I mention their name so I thought I’d share some of their music to make you all aware….

It’s What You Do (Hottest By Far) has already featured, but there is more out there from these guys, have a listen:

Don’t ever say you didn’t get a bringing!! LOL

Believe when it’s said to keep a look out for these guys….. Also keep an eye peeled for the upcoming interview with QoS & Parks, when you’ll get to have a proper introduction.

MA1 in HD

He stormed on to the scene in it’s early days and made a major impact with ‘I’m Right Here‘ when he teamed up with Sophia, then he followed it up with ‘Give It Up‘ when he teamed up with Sim Simi….. DJ/Producer MA1 first featured when he gave us the details of his musical background and his thoughts on the future of the UK Funky scene (read here). Since he has produced heavily favoured instrumentals (Waterfalls, High Definition and Tribes of Africa), done more across seas bookings and teamed up with DJ Supa D for the release of the ‘I Love Funky‘ compilation released on the Rinse FM label. DJ/Producer MA1 is continuously earning and retaining his stripes on the scene.

Here’s the big man talking about what he has been up to himself, including what he thinks about the music scene at the moment and what he has planned for the future:

QoS meets Kosha…..

QoS meets up with Kosha alongside co-host Parks and this is what went down……

Also with an audio edit which includes 2 EXCLUSIVE forthcoming tracks……

Find more interviews, both visual and audio from the ladies here: QoS & Parks

Meeting Roska…..

Roska

His music had phenomenal effect on first impact. The kicks, snares and broken basslines have many in a trance, unconsciously singing “Roska, Roska!” while involuntarily swinging heads side to side, screwing up faces, as to savour every last decibel passing through the ear drums.

Roska the producer became a highly respected figure in the scene not only for his work, but his forward thinking regarding his music, always ensuring tracks were readily vailable for those who wished to purchase.

Shortly after gaining recognition as a producer, Roska showed signs of exploring the DJ profile which has optimised his success in ways that could never have been imagined, playing across the globe on soil within the ambitions of many DJs of the club scene.

Take a moment with me, as I caught up with the man that goes by the name of Roska….

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QoS meets Donaeo Prt 2…..

Many had got used to the short time periods between Donaeo’s singles, causing a constant look out for a new banger with every release. Then came release of the album and single both titled Party Hard. As Party Hard took the club scene by storm in many different ways, Donaeo kind of went quiet on the releases front but kept his name present via PAs and features with other musicians.

Then came word of a new single and video shoot As I entered the building, the dancefloor was being prepared and the dancers were all getting their make up applied. Shortly after they entered and took to the dancefloor following instructions of choreography from Lazara Storm who also featured as the main girl in Donaeo’s Devil In A Blue Dress video. These girls were going at it, over and over again, under the heat of the intense lighting.

A while later Donaeo appears taking his place on a carefully located white armchair, dressed very swaggerific as usual. The girls are still in shot and they’re going at it again, over and over…

At this point I decide to check out who else is in the building…

This shoot isn’t like the previous shoots, this shoot has various mediums of media floating around getting their own account of behind the scenes footage. Admittedly, today I’ve shown up to provide some support to Donaeo, Luke Van Boom, Reggie and all the other members of the MyIsh family, but after Donaeo greets me and thanks me for coming, we both agree that it’s time for the dictaphone to make an appearance and for me to do QoS meets Donaeo part 2.

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Da-Mju:zik Magazine Volume 8: June 2010