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.

Monday, 6 December 2010

My album - ON SALE NOW!

As you may know, I have been working on an album for quite a long time! It's finally ready to drop, and I'm delighted to say it has been signed by Swiss funk label Pig Balls Records for worldwide release in December.

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Here's what people have been saying about it so far:

"A rousing sermon of finely chopped beats and intricately layered samples, all hail Bristol's 'vicar of funk!'" - Parker (Rocstar / Goodgroove / Jalapeno)

"Ewan Hoozami manages to use classic hip hop MPC production styles while also dishing up a fresh and progressive sound... An impressive debut that has been in my shows all summer" - DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel / Rane)

"a quality album of well put together samples and punchy beats, something for the head and dancefloor, top stuff" - Aldo Vanucci (Good Living Records)

"Strictly breaks, dancefloor bombs and crafty sample workouts from the king of the chopped beat. Lurve it" - DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel/Big M/Proto Hype Records)

It's ON SALE now at all good online stores, so go grab a copy today!

Buy it on Juno HERE

Wildebeats - the debut album (Pig Balls Records) by Ewan Hoozami

Monday, 22 November 2010

Nice review of my album here - CLICK

EWAN HOOZAMI: Wildebeats LP – 2010

It’s ‘next generation’ time for the Bristol sound as rising producer Ewan Hoozami, (like Parker before him) batters on the genre’s door with his refix of the mild, mild west’s beats n’ bass heavy sonic template for the dubstep and nufunk/ ghettofunk era. Basically that means tempos are up, percussive patterns are a little more detailed, basslines go wonky and the dancefloor is invaded more times in one album than in Massive Attack’s entire back catalogue.

Wildebeats is an eleven-tracker that veers from dreamy soundscapes to funky uptempo dancefloor breaks and everything in between. Opener Déjà Vu brings a thunderous bassline that alone sets the tone for the LP but is augmented with big drums, a hammond loop and a wealth of vocal samples. Next up is Tijuanasaurus Rex which demonstrates Hoozami’s signature heavily-syncopated breakbeats while Hopscotch heads into ‘nu-skool breakz’ territory and Falcon Punch recalls The Prodigy in their less cheesy moments. Stand-outs are the classy Soul Step which, as the title implies, comes on like dubstep might if it was made in the late sixties in New Orleans, the crazy-heavy scattershot funky-soul breaks and dusty vocal sample of the crowd-pleasing Drinking Song and the even crazier scattershot percussion of Love Loves Karaoke which rinses a sample of Professor Longhair’s ancient funk 45 Big Chief. Then he goes and wraps things up with something much more along the lines of the mid-nineties Bristol sound – the chilled hip-hop of All Quiet showcasing the vocal talents of rapper Blacksmith.

I’m still not sure if you pronounce the title with a long ‘i’ like in ‘wild beast’ or with a short-one as in ‘wildebeest’ as the (rather nice) cover art would suggest but I imagine big beat hunters everywhere will want to track down and acquire this particular piece of musical game to show off on whatever device people play their music on these days…Press guff below links…
(Out 6 December, 2010 on Pig Balls Records)

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Breaking News! My album signed to Pig Balls Records!

Scheduled for release 6th December... my debut album has been signed by fantastic funk label Pig Balls Records!

Wildebeats by Ewan Hoozami

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Guest mix for Ukraine's Night Light Radio Show

A guest mix for the fantastic Night Light Radio show in Ukraine...
Tracklist:
Yellow Magic - Firecracker
Wiley - Retro 46
The Killer Meters - Freak Out
Library Vultures - Ronnie's Groove
Dirty Dubsters - Swing it brother
Ewan Hoozami - Side Fork Ska
DJ Dend - Around
Caribou - Sun (Suonho vintage Sun-Rays)
The Scribes - Cicero
PPP - Dancing on a cloud (Mr Bird remix)
Ewan Hoozami - Drinking Song
Breakestra - Joyful Noise
Kings Go Forth - Get a Feeling
Ewan Hoozami - Love Loves Karaoke!
Pulpfusion - Stop & Shake
Jean - Pierre Massiera - Jean Clude L'interrogateur
Ron Buford - Babyback
Ewan Hoozami - Tijuanasaurus Rex
Ewan Hoozami - Hopscotch
Diplo - It's all part of a bigger plan
The Pirrhana Sounds - La Turbie Pirrhanienne
Massive Attack - Babel
The Doors - My Wild Love (Z-Trip remix)

Monday, 18 October 2010

RIP Eyedea

Just heard the tragic news that Eyedea has died at the age of 28. Seriously shocked and saddened, the guy was one of the most talented freestylers of all time. I can't believe how young he still was - he's put out so much great music. I must have listened to the Wake up freestyle session a hundred times. Here it is:



Smile:



RIP Eyedea, you will be missed.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A delightful review of my recent downtempo EP:

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"Bristol's very own vicar of funk Ewan Hoozami is best known for his congregation-rousing party jams. This new seven track EP catches him in a more reflective frame of mind, unbuttoning his cassocks for some after-hours downtempo business.
Following the doomy, bestial grunt of 'BRM' with the queasy sweetness of 'Gazi Strip', there's something unsettlingly soul-searching about this record from the off. Highlights include the brooding angst-hop of 'Hope', the heartbroken beach-crawl of 'All Quiet' and the cinematic, horn-laden strut of 'Level'. The pay-off is saved for the end, though, as 'Sunny' peeks optimistically from behind the clouds. Taking it's Georgie Fame piano break from a cover of the Bobby Hebb standard, 'Sunny' steps and skanks it's way to redemption. A must-grab for admirers of DJ Krush, Coldcut and Nightmares on Wax, 'Mildebeats' is only available as a free download. Get your late night gear here!"
4 Stars (Adam Burrows)

Sneak preview of my album!

  Wildebeats by Ewan Hoozami

"A rousing sermon of finely chopped beats and intricately layered samples, all hail Bristol's 'vicar of funk!'" - Parker (Rocstar / Goodgroove / Jalapeno)

"Ewan Hoozami manages to use classic hip hop MPC production styles while also dishing up a fresh and progressive sound... An impressive debut that has been in my shows all summer" - DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel / Rane)

"A future classic - Ewan's unique sound draws the listener in leaving you wanting more and more" - DJ Task (Pirates Anthem / ex-Ninja Tunes tour DJ)

"a quality album of well put together samples and punchy beats, something for the head and dancefloor, top stuff" - Aldo Vanucci (Good Living Records)

"Strictly breaks, dancefloor bombs and crafty sample workouts from the king of the chopped beat. Lurve it" - DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel/Big M/Proto Hype Records)

'Let it be said that the herd of stampeding antelope from which this album takes inspiration are possibly the funkiest, most soulful and hip-hop conscious antelope your ears will ever share listening space with. Put quite simply, Wildebeats is a collection of finely constructed breaks and floor-filling party tunes. Great for any occasion'- Floored Capri (Organik Records)

"Not many people can cut and paste as well as Ewan Hoozami. A real star in the making" - Rory Hoy (Howlin' records, Big M)

The Correspondents are coming to Bristol!


The boys will be rocking Start the Bus on Friday, ably supported not only by my band Syte and the Sound but by my DJ crew Funk From The Trunk!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Great gig at Marisco's in Devon!

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FFTT had a great weekend in Devon, playing the legendary Marisco's club on Sat night to nearly 500 sweaty funk fans!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Boomtown Fair was amazing!

Me @ The Asbo Disco Community Centre
Main Stage during our Funk From The Trunk set
Powercut (Funk From The Trunk) @ Main Stage
The crowd for Funk From The Trunk @ Main Stage
Me @ The Asbo Disco Community Centre tent
Got Back from Boomtown Fair on Monday (feeling somewhat worse for wear)... what a festival! It has to be up there with my favourite ever festivals. There was a great mix of people, bands, DJs and things to do, all set in stunning grounds (Stowe National Trust grounds), and with some amazing on-site decor and design ideas.
Not mention a shedload of mates to get battered with!
I was lucky enough to play several sets over the weekend - in the amazing Asbo Disco Community Centre tent, in the incredible 'Downtown' area, and on the Main Stage on the Saturday afternoon - with Powercut, my Funk From the Trunk homie.
The Downtown area was basically a fake street of amazing little venues and installations - big party styles in every one! I played 3 absolutely rinsing sets over the course of the weekend, pure vibes!
And playing Main Stage to a few hundred happy campers was a treat!
Big up Boomtown Fair, roll on next year!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

BOOTY PIRATES 3 OUT NOW!!!

VARIOUS - 
Volume 3 (Front Cover)

BOOTY PIRATES 3 OUT NOW! FEATURING TWO TRACKS BY ME

Featured on Monkey Boxing!

BIG M PRODUCTIONS: Banging Artists Vol. 6

7 AUGUST 2010


It’s ‘Volume 6’ o’clock in Nufunk land at the minute and Big M beat Manmade Records to the draw by dint of fact that this is already out. Funnily enough Manmade label bosses CMC & Silenta turn up on the first track on which they give Papa Was A Rolling Stone a disco-breakin makeover. Then you’ve got Breakbeat Junkie throwing a multitude of ingredients into the nufunk melting pot and Hayz feeding beat steroids to the Happy Mondays. So far, so nufunk by numbers. Happily Ewan Hoozami rocks up at the end with the beefy Drinking Song, a collision of hefty scattershot drums, chopped up ancient scratchy vocal and a cheeky little homage to Rage Against The Machine after a ridiculously long breakdown. Watch this man!
(Out now on Big M Productions)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Friday, 2 July 2010

New mix uploaded! "Weird Beard" EXCLUSIVE to my Soundcloud/website followers

A selection of funk oddities and other strange musics recorded in December 2009.

Weird Beard Mix by Ewan Hoozami


Tracklist:

1. Whichcraft (prod. by Ewan Hoozami) - Martyrs and Sufferers (Strange Gibberish)
2. Dr. Spock - Visit to a sad planet (Dot Records)
3. Turn Back The Time - Time Machine (EMI)
4. The Egg - Jean Pierre Massiera (Finders Keepers)
5. Bang bang - Betty Chung (???)
6. Come Together - Graffiti (Polydor)
7. Soul Heart Transplant - Ebony Rhythym Band (Stones Throw)
8. Na Na Na - David Gold (???)
9. Lupita - Nico Gomez (Afro-Cuban)
10. The spirit of Fela is alive and well (Guynamuk reedit) - Kaleta and Akoya Afrobeat (Mukatsuku)
11. Sing a simple Song - Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)
12. Gimme Some (Part 1) - Jimmy "Bo" Horne (Alston)
13. Song Mortuaire - Jesus (Finders Keepers)
14. Dancing in Outer Space - Atmosphere (MCA)
15. El Nino (GRC Remix) - The Colman Brothers (Wah Wah)
16. There is only so much oil in the ground - Tower of Power (Warner)

Friday, 18 June 2010

2 tunes signed to Booty Pirates Records!

I will be featured on Booty Pirates 3 with 2 sexalicious slabs of funk... more details to follow.

Friday, 11 June 2010

First festivals of the summer!

About to set off for Llama Festival in Devon - my first time - I'm told it's a fantastic, intimate festival spread across several venues and two villages on the coast of Devon. Fingers crossed for some sunshine! FFTT, our good friend Boca 45 and the Fajita Funk crew will be ripping it up at the Festival's official opening party tonight! Can't wait!
Then tomorrow I'll be heading to the Isle of Wight Festival, to watch England destroy USA on the big screen - fingers crossed! - before I play The Strongbow Stage on Sunday afternoon!
Then next week my awesome band Syte and The Sound, fresh from tearing it up at UPfest on Sunday, will be opening up on the BBL stage at the Beach Break Festival, on Thursday 17th June.
As if that wasn't enough, Reading dwellers can see me at the Global Sounds cafe performing a solo DJ set on Friday 18th June, followed by a reunion with my FFTT family at the Big Chill Bar, Bristol on Saturday 19th june!
Gona need a lot of Red Bull!

Friday, 28 May 2010

Bumping this as I've had some great feedback and over 2100 downloads... Hooz Chillin' now featured on Subnav.com - CLICK HERE

Tracklist:
01. arthur lyman - moon of mankind
02. sangkaka degung - kaleran
03. john heartsman and circles - a day in the life of a fool
04. arif mardin - yesteryear
05. poco - don’t let it pass by
06. dj shadow - this time (i’m gonna dub it my way)
07. dwilt sharp feat. lorette fleur - i need you close
08. nina simone (dj obah’s recycled funk mix) - four women
09. david isaac (dubber unknown) - gift of dub
10. darondo - you gotta let my people go
11. shirley-ann lee - there’s a light
12. marlena shaw - california soul
13. kenny salmon - get up and go
14. kid koala - annie’s parlour
15. booker t and the mcs - ode to billie jo
16. air - mr man
17. buddy rich and players - new blues
18. minnie riperton - inside my love
19. boca 45 feat. marc gouvin - creme de la creme
17. rjd2 - ghostwriter
18. ike & tine turner - feel good
19. cher - sittin on the dock of the bay
20. georgie fame - sunny
21. georgie fame - sunny (ewan hoozami remix)
22. whichcraft’s ewan hooz’ outro
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