We catch up with the main man behind Basement Freaks, Georgios Fotiadis!
With a hectic touring schedule, new DJ mix and loads of new music in the making he is one incredibly busy guy but has taken some time to answer our questions. Make sure you check out his latest mix ‘Booty Shackin’ and download one of his exclusive mashups featured in the mix below.
1. Hey Giorgios, it’s been just under a year since we last spoke. Whats been happening in the world of Basement Freaks since then?
YeahI’ve released a new album “Funk From The Trunk”, my second second album out on Jalapeno Records and full of rocking hip hop beats, funky wah wah guitars and funky as flip vocals (You can stream the whole album HERE) and I have also been touring to Canada and Europe.
2. How was the recent tour? It was a long one right?
The European Tour followed the Canadian so it was 2 months on the road. Absolutely fantastic times.
3. Any particular highlights?
Romania was off the hook. We had some really crazy parties down there.
4. So now the touring has paused for a while are you back in the studio?
Yeah right on! Have been working on lots of new music and I am stoked to present it soon.
5. Any collaborations on the horizon? Who would you like to work with?
Been working with some new vocalists from Hamburg coming from the States & Jamaica.
6. What’s your most treasured piece of studio kit?
7. You have just had a track released on the wicked Jalepeno Funk compilation. Tell us a little more about it.
Funk For Freaks remix version was a different version of the original track for our live sets on the “East Block Tour” and we are really happy to have it released on the labels successful Funk series.
8. And what about the free track we’re hosting for you?
Yeah i ve been playing the Xchong edit for a while in my sets,i love the breaks feeling that remix had but i felt that it kneeded a more punchy beat and bass so i did add it on, played the tune already and its a stomper.
9. Thanks for answering our questions Giorgios. Anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks for your support mate its really very much appreciated.
02. Featurecast – Fried Chicken (Basement Freaks Edit)
03. Basement Freaks – Insane Brains VIP
04. Luniz – I Got 5 (Basement Freaks vs Xchong Edit)
05. Neon Steve – Next episode VIP
06. Anita Baker – Ring My Bell (Kill Paris Remix) (Featurecast Edit)
07. Bryx & Neon Steve – Loves Me
08. Neon Steve – We Hold That Down Ft. Emotionz
09. Marten Horger & Funkanomics – Oh Girl (Lewd Behaviour Remix)
10. Basement Freaks feat Mustafa Akbar – Shortie (Acapella)
11. Kraze – Selekta VIP
12. The Spank! – Getting Things Done
13. Timothy Wisdom & Busta – Ready, Set, Party! (Lewd Behavior Remix)
14. Hotline Zero – The Hot Leper
15. Basement Freaks feat Mustafa Akbar – Gimmie More (Acapella)
16. Earth Wind & Fire – Shining Star (Featurecast Remix)
17. Basement Freaks – Booty Shackin (Acapella)
18. Dirty Dubsters – Girls Pon Mi Mind (Spenda C Remix)
19. Kill Paris – Ghostbusters (Basement Freaks Edit)
20. House of Pain – Jump Arround (Basement Freaks & Busta Edit)
21. Basement Freaks – Qualified
22. Howla – Full House
23. Basement Freaks – A Blues Thang (Acapella)
24. Rebel Sketchy vs Pon De Belafonde – So It Goes (feat Bukue One) Basement Freaks Edit
25. Major Beatapella
26. Von Don – Bijoux
27. Major Lazer feat Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial (Vato Gonzalez Remix)
28. Buraka Som Sistema – Yah feat Petty
29. Slyde – I Cant Help It feat Makiin (Deekline & Laidback Remix)
30. Mobin Master – You and I (Stanton Warriors Remix)
31. Skiitour – Going Fast
32. Tropkillaz & Craze – Fire!
33. Neon Steve – Breathe
34. Milo & Otis – Festmunch
35. James Brown feat Dead Prez – I feel Good with this Hip Hop (Basement Freaks Cut Up)
36. Howla – My Friend Moe
37. Tonic – Informer
38. Nick Thayer – Like Boom feat Wizard Sleeve NFA Kaba Jones
39. Stickybuds & South Rakas – Bouncy
40. Booty Shackin Badass Electronic Funk Outro