About:

I'm a DJ, producer, crate-digger, MPC basher, vocalist and all-round good egg by the name of Ewan Hoozami.
I've been played on BBC Radio 6, Solid Steel Radio, Radio Popolare (Italy), and BBC Introducing, released music on Pedigree Cuts, Goodgroove Records, Big M and many more, and DJ'd all over the UK and Europe.
I loosely centre my music around Funk, Hip-hop, Disco and Soul. I love basslines. And drums.
When I'm not doing Ewan Hoozami stuff I can be found doing the following (deep breath):
Running Particle Zoo Recordings
Writing & performing:
House/bass as STEGA
Wonky electronic hip-hop as Sirklz
Bassweight remixes of cult classics as one half of Box Rocket
Analogue sci-fi disco as one half of The Mind-Reading Space Lasers.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Dopedemand feat. Ewan Hoozami - Indigo Skyfold EP

"Refreshing, crisply produced and unapologetically genre-agnostic music. Fun lyrics and poolside beats, just in time for summer!" 
Will Sumsuch
 (5 Magazine, Chicago)

"With Dopedemand’s extensive experience in composing and producing, the easy going beats and vibe he’s created is right out of the top draw. The tracks ‘Hold It Like That’ and ‘Tuff’ are two massively blissful and balearic tracks that’ll have you dreaming of good times for ages! The other 4 tracks off the EP are where Ewan steps in and flexes his vocal skills, both in singing and rapping and giving a distinctly British feel to the sound"
Sid Wesley
 (Life Support Machine)





Sometimes the best things happen on the spur of the moment, and so it is with Dopedemandfeat. Ewan Hoozami - Indigo Skyfold EP.


When Dopedemand (AKA Phil Nixon) was approached by Ewan Hoozami (AKA Adam Hignell) to commission some artwork for a new project, neither could have predicted they'd end up penning an entire EP together... or that it would come out sounding so fresh!
Evocative of Golden Era Hip-Hop, Balearic Electronica and Disco, the 6-track EP has an undeniably soulful sound, while Ewan Hoozami's raps give it a refreshingly unpretentious, mature, British flavour.

The EP's lead single, "Ride On", reminisces over Ewan Hoozami's skateboarding past... Weed, friends, sunshine and skateboards feature prominently, with a few nods to legendary landmarks from his hometown of Bristol. Across the EP, Dopedemand's unfussy production sounds a world away from the over-polished efforts of many contemporaries - as you'd expect from a self-confessed old-schooler - and the results are an accomplished body of work with the subtle class that comes from a veteran's touch.


Dopedemand is a veteran Composer, Remixer and Producer / Graphic Artist hailing from Sunderland. Releasing work on Indie labels. Phil also composes unique videogame soundtracks and has been known do the occasional remix.
Ewan Hoozami is a DJ, Producer and Vocalist who has had work played on BBC Radio 6 Music and released 2 full-length albums and several EPs on leading labels.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Cleveland Robinson - Xmas Time Is Here Again (Ewan Hoozami Edit)

Merry xmas ya filthy animals! Here's a festive, free download x

*EDIT* I've shelved this until next year, soz

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

War - You Got the power (Ewan Hoozami Edit)

This is one of my favourite records and I always get people coming up to the decks asking what it is when I play it. So i thought I'd give it a little edit. I've not done too much it but hopefully it gives it a little more bang.
Free Download (just hit the little icon next to 'Share'). Please comment if you're feeling it.

Monday, 19 October 2015

FFTT 10th Birthday Mix!

We celebrate 10 years of party-rocking on Sat Oct 24th at the Plough, Bristol. It's been a wild ride that's seen us DJ across the UK and beyond, supporting some of the world's biggest names in hip-hop, funk and dance music, and for the last 6 years we've run a stage at Boomtown Fair called Funkington Manor. In addition, we've run a longstanding series of club and live events featuring some of Bristol and beyond's finest funky talent.
Some of my highlights include DJing at a snowboard festival in Holland on the snow, with the riders literally jumping over our heads! We've had some mad nights, crazy roadtrips and some of my all-time favourite memories. Massive, massive love and respect to the homie Mr Lingo, the founding father and engine behind FFTT, plus of course my brothers Vallee and Powercut, who for the past 7 years have been the full-time FFTT reps, and of course some of my best mates!
The mix features classic FFTT staples & some new material
DL link https://goo.gl/SIFiIq


Friday, 11 September 2015

New DJ Mix - Live at The Western Front, Brighton

Live recording at my Super Nice Vinyl residency. 2 1/2 hours of unplanned, on the fly selections - There's plenty of mistakes but also some quality records. I can't be arsed to do a tracklist so won't bother unless enough people ask nicely. 
Enjoy!


Friday, 28 August 2015

New DJ mix - all vinyl psychedelic breaks!


Recorded in anticipation of my first gig at Dead Wax Social, Brighton's new Vinyl Only bar. Me and Chris Headcount will be in the place to be with the records that count on Sunday August 30th for some Bank Holiday booty shaking, so get down if you're around.
The mix was recorded live in one take. Enjoy!

Tracklist:


  1. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - ABDUL HAMEED FEAT NAHID AKHTAR
  2. ANNU MALIK FEAT ASHA BHOSTE & CHORUS - SUN O DILRUBA DIL KI YEH SADA
  3. DILBARA DILBARA - M ASHRAF FEAT NAHID AKHTAR
  4. MOCHA VELVET - JU PAR UNIVERSAL ORCHESTRA
  5. VULCAN PRINCESS - STANLEY CLARKE
  6. SNEAKING UP BEHIND YOU - OCHO
  7. TRIP WIRE - NICK INGRAM
  8. EGYSER - SAROLTA ZALATNY
  9. BERLIN - HEIDI BRUM
  10. GREEN ONIONS - THE EXCURSIONS
  11. ONE MINI JULEP - ERIC DELANEY
  12. RED RIVER VALLEY - JAAP ZEELAND
  13. HE'S A REAL GONE GUY - NELLIE LUTCHER
  14. THE BEST THING FOR YOU - DAVID JACOBS
  15. SOMEBODY BUY ME A DRINK - OSCAR BROWN JR
  16. JUST DROPPED IN (TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY CONDITION WAS IN) - KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIFTH ELEMENT
  17. I NEED YOU - O TERCO / SAME
  18. BLUES TRIP - MORGAN STEVENS
  19. LOVE LOVES TO LOVE LOVE - LULU
  20. BLACK ANT - OSIBISA
  21. WILD CHILD - THE GUILLOTINES
  22. UNITY - OPERATION IVY
  23. 52 GIRLS - B-52S
  24. MOON MADNESS - PASCAL & THE LUNAR-TIKS
  25. WAITING ROOM - FUGAZI
PS - want to download this so you can keep it for ever and ever? https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrmtz8885iezjzr/Ewan%20Hoozami%20-%20Dead%20Wax%20Social%20Mix.mp3?dl=0

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Do What Ya Want - 2015 VIP - Free Download

Here's a cheeky Variation in Production (VIP) of a 2013 track released on Relative Dimensions as part of my Manorism EP... I've given it a tough raw funk refresh... It's free so grab it if you like it and share if you care!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

OMAHD releases live jam video to Ewan Hoozami - Special Update

OMAHD, the drummer from my live band, just threw down a video of himself jamming along to my track 'Special Update'

Look at him go! And give him a little LIKE on Facebook



Our next gig is Live at The Old Market, Brighton supporting the mighty Craig Charles!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

More National Radio airplay!

Shouts and eternal gratitude to Craig Charles for broadcasting the lead track from my Goodgroove Records EP on BBC Radion 6 as part of his '6Music Recommends' Special!

Listen here - I'm 16 minutes in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05gv1h6


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Free Download - classic 80s edit

I've got a bunch of new original music in the pipeline... in the meantime help yourself to a blissed-out edit of this classic:

Thanks to Song Pusher for the early blog support

Sometimes you hear a song that makes you think, “Holy Shit!!!” and then you realize you aren’t imagining those words you actually are saying them. This fantastic remix of the classic Hall & Oates track by Ewan Hoozami literally just did that to me. Have a great Thursday. Slump, smile, repeat :)


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Ewan Hoozami Special on Italian FM Radio "Funk Shui" Show

I was invited onto the Funk Shui show, Italian FM Radio Popolare, for the Jan 30th Show.

Huge shouts to Calamity Jade for the invite.

The show is full of banging funk and soul music, check it out below


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