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, 29 June 2011

Fruit of the Boom Out 30th June

I realise I've been a little slack with this blog for a few weeks... busy boy at the moment... so apologies. there are a few cracking releases that I have neglected to tell you about, and I apologise. Omegaman, Fab Samperi and Suonho have all released brilliant music in the last 2 weeks so get on Juno and search them out!

Out tomorrow is the 3rd release from my mate Ben's label Riddim Fruit, and it's a pearler! Definite dancefloor fillers up in here, including a storming one from Funk Ferret (who is rather underrated in my book) and my mate Chamber:

Thursday, 23 June 2011

funky FREE track from Jayl Funk

Mr Funk has been blessing us with several free funk jams that really hit the spot, and this is the latest: I Got Ya.

As always it has his signature tight production and dancefloor stirring funk in buckets... get on it!

I Got Ya (Free Download) by Jayl Funk

Thursday, 16 June 2011

New remix for Pulpfusion - on a Bristol Sound tip

For my latest remix for Pig Balls records label boss Pulpfusion, I opted to create a really Bristol sounding track, with intricate layers of haunting samples, lots of percussion and some heavy bass... I think it's come out pretty good! And totally different to my last remix - it's nice to be diverse!

Pulpfusion - Street Art (Ewan Hoozami remix) by Ewan Hoozami

Colliding Bass - heavy new mix!

I was asked to do a guest mix for the excellent Colliderscope Radio show on Space Invader Radio, and this is the result... 36 tracks in 50 minutes spanning Hip-Hop, Ghetto Funk, Moombahton, Dubstep and Breaks... it's the heaviest mix I've ever done. Get out yer screwface!

1) Moods and Grooves - Funky Music
2) PUTS - Trippin at The Disco
3) DJ Zeph - Cuidado Muchachos feat Lauryn Hill
4) DJ Twister - Ready or not Express Yourself
5) Mr B.I.R.D - I Feel like shifting gears
6) Ewan Hoozami - Straight out of Charleston
9) CMC & Silenta - Funkytown feat Penny (Nick Thayer Remix)
10) Stickybuds - Crowd Murder
11) Daft Punk - High Life (WBBL Remix)
12) J Roc - Mr Big Stuff
13) Ray Charles/Opuio - Good Thymes
14) Funkanomics Vs DJ Detta - Jucachavecczx Stand Up
15) Loopus Amadeus Freqnik - Work
16) A-Mac - Long Train to Moombahton
17) Adele - Rollin in The Deep (DJ Groovematic remix)
18) Ewan Hoozami - Explicit Pieces (Vent Vs Del)
19) Flore - Raw
20) A-Skillz - Tip up Ya Cup
21) Featurecast - Party Starter
22) Ewan Hoozami - Boob Job (it's a funky feeling)
23) Zed's Dead - Rude Boy (DJ Money$hot's 110 refix)
24) Foreign Beggars/Noisia - Contact (Featurecast Gold Dust Mashup, re-imagined by Electric Infection)
25) Jack Beats - Elevator Music (Efendi's Up and Down remix)
26) TC - Where's My Money? (Featurecast re-edit)
27) Parker - Where's My Monkey?
28) DJ Kriptix feat Ivy Cairo - Mechanized
29) Nogiard - Black Pearl
30) Cut & run - Outta Space
31) Vent - Shogun of The Dark
32) The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Fixed Point's dubstep remix)
33) Blue Foundation - Eyes on Fire (Zed's Dead remix)
34) Skream Vs DJ Detta - Get Your Freakin Boat Party On
35) Cassius - I Love You So Much (Krusha Remix)
36) Tiplo & Diesto - Busta's Jungle Surprise

Monday, 13 June 2011

Frenic's new EP drops today!

My good friend Frenic is back with a belting new EP on Pig Balls Records... SoulBass has his trademark soulful sampling and deep beats, but this time he's cranked up the bass and set lasers for 'dance'... 'like hip-hop on MDMA'... so if that sounds like your cup of tea (you're here, so I assume it does) check it out:

And BUY it today!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Brisfest promo video feat my track

Revolution. from Oliver Mochizuki on Vimeo.

LOVE this locally run festival, always had a great time... so I was honoured to be asked to provide a song for the official promo video... check it out!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Cheesy happy summer tune from me - remix for Johnny Pluse

This track is ridiculously happy... it's as cheesy as I'll ever go so make the most of it!
I was asked to do a remix for crack, or perhaps craic, Irish producer and Bulabeats label boss Johnny Pluse, for a great track off his new album, and next single, 'Drinking in the Sun feat. Youth Mass'.
The vocal has a slightly folky Irish charm, and, well, I dunno.... my remix just came out really cheesy, happy, summery... which maybe doesn't sound like a good thing... but give it a couple of listens and I guarantee you'll be humming along!

Johnny Pluse feat. Youth Mass - Drinking in the sun (Ewan Hoozami remix) by Ewan Hoozami

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hame One, Jakatak & Antidote on Solid Steel - big mix

These boys have been rocking out on t'other side of the world the past few months, out in Whistler, were by all accounts they've become something of a sensation... and no surprise to me - when they were in the South West they were already a fiendishly tight turntable team! Hamish is a mate from Bristol days so it gives me great pleasure to blog their latest mix, which graces the hallowed vaults of that Ninja Tune radio shabang, Solid Steel.
It's a top, top mix that incorporates turntablism and tight cuts with lots of bassy shenanigans ranging from hip-hop to dubs, bass music and dnb. Check it!

Shhh! Mixtape 2011 by Itchy & Skratchy Djs

Opiuo _ Off Chops _ Addictech
JPOD _ Hobblestone _ Swing Set Sounds
Roots Manuva _ Witness Dub _ Big Dada
Lords of the underground _ Tell me what i'm after _ unknown
Kenny Dope _ Get on down _ KDP
Nas _ Nas is like _ Columbia
Wu Tang Clan _ Method Man Remix _ Loud
Das EFX _ Real Hip Hop _ Goodgroove
Naughty by Nature _ Hip Hop Hooray _ Tommy Boy
People under the Stairs _ Trippin at the Disco _ OM
Digital underground _ Humpty dance _ Tommy Boy
Main source _ Fakin' the Funk _ Wild Pitch
Jurassic 5 _ Whats Golden _ Interscope
Nice and Smooth _ Hip hop Junkies _ Rush
Fu-Schnickens _ La Schmoove _ Native Tongues
Jurrasic 5 _ Jayou _ Interscope
Doug e Fresh _ La di da di _ Cooltempo
Gangstarr _ Code of the streets _ Chrysalis
Showbiz & AG _ Party Groove _ Showbiz
Jurassic 5 _ The Influence [Acapella] _ Interscope
JPOD _ Particle Path _ Swing Set sounds
A Skillz _ Flow Banger _ Insane Bangers
Krafty kuts & Mooqee _ Funk Machine man _ Bombstrikes
Mooqee vs Beatvandals _ Shooting _ Bombstrikes
Leisure all-stars _ How we Roll _ Leisure Recordings
Bryx _ Eradicate VIP _ unknown
Dr Dre & Snoop dog _ Next Episode - Neon Steve re-rub _ unknown
Nick Thayer _ Get up _ Bombstrikes
Vato Gonzalez _ Badman Riddim _ Ministry of Sound
Josh Wink _ Higher state of consciousness _ unknown
Tomb Crew _ Bigger than _ unknown
Sharps _ Girls sweat [Electro wobble step mix] _ Promo Records
Jinx in Dub _ Rockerz _ Bassrock
MJ Cole _ Sincere [Nero remix] _ Profilic
Giant _ Drumstick [Ashes remix] _ unknown
Excision & Datsik _ Swagger _ EX7
DJ Kool _ Let me clear my throat _ American Recordings
Neighbour & Spiltmilk _ Get with his [Opiuo remix] _ Addictech
D*Funk _ The Boss _ Gritz n Gravy
Nosia & Foreign Beggars _ Contact _ unknown
Ed Rush & Optical _ Pacman _ Virus
Bad company _ The Nine _ BC Recordings
DJ Zinc _ Super Sharp Shooter _ Ganja
Featurecast _ Sniper _ Ghetto Funk
AC Slater _ Hello [Neon Steve remix] _ unknown
TC _ Wheres my Money [Featurecast re-dub] _ unknown
Dead prez _ Its bigger than Hip Hop [Adam F & Fresh remix] _ Breakbeat Chaos
Nick Thayer _ Just let it go [Matt the alien remix] _ unknown
Bassbin twins _ Woppa _ Bassbin Records
Rack n Ruin _ Soundclash _ Black Butter
Azzido da bass _ Dooms night [Stanton warriors remix] _ Central Station
Prodigy _ Breathe _ XL
Alter ego _ Rocker [Stanton warriors remix] _ unknown
AC Slater _ Jack got Jacked [Jack beats remix] _ unknown
Mr Ozio _ Flat Beat _ unknown
AC Slater _ Jack got Jacked [Freddy Pimms re-rub] _ unknown
Ray Keith _ Chopper [Shy FX remix] _ Dread
Opiuo _ Petrichor _ Addictech
Dizzie Rascal _ Sirens [Bezwun banger mix] _ unknown
Stickybuds _ Bass Now VIP _ Ghetto Funk

Stickybuds EP out now!

But vinyl is not dead yet! (See my Eccentric Audio post for that reference)

Stickybuds, my new mate and super fresh producer from that Canada place, has finally dropped his much anticipated EP on Ghetto Funk Records. It's a monster, following on from Featurecast's exceptional GF001 release. You'll rinse the dance with these bad-boys... and fans of DnB rejoice, there's even a cheeky roller in here!

Woah! Nu-Mark on some next level business... with toys!

Um, there is nothing for me to say. Just watch and be amazed. Nu-Mark is the don.

Smoove & Turrel 'Eccentric Audio' out now!

Could someone tell Smoove & Turrel that your second album is supposed to be difficult please?
It's a laughable notion when confronted with their sophomore release, the sumptuous 'Eccentric Audio', out now on Jalapeno Records. If anything, EA is more refined, more catchy and more soulful than it's predecassor, which may seem hard to belive, but it really is astonishingly good.
But don't take my word for it - check the album preview here:
Eccentric Audio Album Preview by Smoove & Turrell
And then buy it here

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

New Tosses & Varvez mix

Big mix from my Italian friends and upcoming producer/DJ types Tosses & Varvez, featuring a remix of me and a remix by me... get stuck in!

Beat 'N Scratch vol.3 by Thirty Thirsty

Turntable On (Ewan Hoozami remix) – Tosses & Varvez [unreleased]
Lando (Funkanomics remix) – Neighbour [2011]
Party People (Danny Massure vs Gopher remix) – Lebrosk [2011]
Zigga Zigga (Nick Thayer remix) – DJ Love feat. Geechi Suede of Camp Lo [2011]
Be with You – Phunktastike [2011]
D-Funk - Nick Fonkyson [2011]
Got Me Burnin’ (Lisa Realeyez re-edit) – Ohio Players [unreleased]
Ready Or Crunk (DC’s Finest edit) – Fort Knox Five vs Opiuo vs The Fugees [2011]
Drop The Bomb (Stickybuds vocal mix) – Santero feat. Credit To The Nation [2011]
Your Thing – BMD [201]
The Finding (Featurecast remix) – The CB’s [2011]
Rock The House (Marcus Dylan edit) – Tom Drummond & Philly Blunt [2011]
When I Left The Party (Telephunken remix) – Prosper [2011]
Get Down Pretty Ladies – Jiggy Joe [2011]
Soul Step (Tosses & Varvez remix) – Ewan Hoozami [unreleased]

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