After an 18 year career the Freestylers have covered a full 360 degrees in the Bass Music genre, having played all the biggest festivals, the most talked about Nightclubs around the World and even the quintessentially British music show, Top Of The Pops. Having achieved the kind of success most artists can only dream of, they’ve not rested on their laurels.
Aston and Matt started working on Music together in the mid ‘90’s after discovering a mutual love of Hip-‐Hop, Electro and Beats. They released their first two Albums‘We Rock Hard’ and ‘Pressure Point’ on legendary Breakbeat label Freskanova. ’Raw as F**K” and ‘Adventures In Freestyle” were released on ‘Against The Grain” another Breaks Power House based out of Brighton,UK. From being voted ‘Best Band’ by Muzik Magazine in ’98, to touring with Lenny Kravitz on his American Woman Tour (he asked them himself as he was so impressed with their act), rocking a crowd of 30,000 at Glastonbury Festival ’99, performing at MTV’s Times Square Millennium Party,playing Big Day Out ’05 – it’s fair to say these Guys have had one big Adventure so far.
The Freestylers began their career as an Urban Electronic Music Act, and their early Tunes ‘B-‐Boy Stance,’’ ‘Ruffneck’ and ‘Warning’ set the marker. As their Music progressed so did their Anthems with the seminal tunes ‘Punks’, ‘Boom Blast’, ‘Fasten Your Seat-‐Belts’,’Painkiller” and more recently ‘Cracks.’to list a few.In addition to their status as Underground Heroes, they have gained commercial success with their Global Hit ‘Push Up’ and have had their Music synched in many TV Commercials and Films ,including the hugely successful Comedies, Zoolander, Hey Dude Where’s My Car and the more recent Sisters.
Their ever eclectic style and renegade approach to production focuses on everything in the Bass Music Spectrum and was on show with their 5th Studio Album ‘The Coming Storm’.The current single “Spread Love” has been crossing boundaries with it’s Bassline House/Breaks hybrid sound and soon to follow up single Hypnotic Eyez and new EP Club Tracks Vol IV have been designed for maximum dancefloor devastation. The Freestylers are here to stay and are definitely rocking even harder.
Madame Electrifie is the alter ego of breaks/electro/techno DJ Little Jo, fusing together her love of all things vintage with a love of dirty bass driven music.
Jo has amassed some 10 plus years on the decks, playing some of the UK’s leading venues across the years, from Ministry to Turnmills, a once regular at the now legendary Cross and has graced many of the leading London warehouse parties. She has supported some of the biggest names in electronic music from Annie Nightingale to A Skillz, Krafty Kuts to 808 State, Jon Carter to Elite Force and a host of others- splicing tech-funk and dirty breaks with progressive and techy beats.
Take this experience and introduce the vintage edged sounds of Electro Swing, smear with some classic funk and soul, add some crazy showgirl-clad glitter fuelled antics, and Madame Electrifie is born. It’s the glamour of the 20’s meets the filth of the 00’s.
Fusing the best vintage beats with the best of the modern age; Madame Electrifie takes classic grooves and threads through everything from hip hop, to house, breaks and drum and bass to create a raucous dance floor focused party all with that distinctive driving sound that’s a firm nod to her tech and breaks roots. Its swing meets synth, and big band meets bass- all complete with a pin curl and lashings of vintage fused bass ridden fun.