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, 23 December 2013

Ramp FM: Choice Cuts feat. Ewan Hoozami



New Mixtape!

I was asked to do a mix for Ramp FM's Choice Cuts show. Big ups to Paddy for the invite. Having not done a proper studio mixtape for quite a while I thought I'd go to town on this one. Also, it is the first mix I recorded with my new set up of one turntable, Rane TTM56 mixer and fully primed MPD32. It was a bit weird without the right hand deck at first, but it's also really cool having much greater live looping, FX and beat-doubling options to hand. I'm definitely going to stick with it.

Anyway, hope you dig the mix. It's dedicated to my beautiful fiancee Hayley.


Support the artists that made the music in this mix by following the links and purchasing the tracks... music will die unless we feed it.

Tracklist:
1) Wax Tailor - Down in Flames feat. Sara Genn (Wax Tailor www.boutique-waxtailor.com/)
2) J-Dilla - Body Movin' (Stones Throw itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-shi….../id307367687‎)
3) Grand Theft - We Run Dis (Top Billin' Top-billin – Grandtheft-we-run-this-free FREE DOWNLOAD)
4) Flume - Sintra (Future Classic itunes.apple.com/au/album/flume/id564046963)
5) Ewan Hoozami - Through With Love (Dub - 2013 remix Ewan-hoozami – Ewan-hoozami-through-with-love FREE DOWNLOAD)
6) Pretty Lights - My Other Love (Pretty Lights Music prettylightsmusic.com)
7) Super Combo Funk - Don't Need No Dope (Funk Against Fascism) www.junodownload.com/products/funk-…sm/1852106-02/)
8) Edan - Emcees Smoke Crack (Lewis Recordings www.discogs.com/Edan-Sprain-Your-…ck/release/356737)
9) Frenic - Nature Blues (Frenic Frenic – 4-nature-blues)
10) Tom Showtime - Spaces & Places feat. Lotek, Gift of Gab & Ash One (DJ Maars reggae re-skank) (unreleased Djmaars – Tom-showtime-spaces-places)
11) B.Visible - Priceless Smile (Riddim Fruit www.junodownload.com/products/disko…-02/?trackid=2)
12) David Shaw & The Beat - Infected (Her Majesty's Ship www.beatport.com/release/infected-ep/872645)
13) Ewan Hoozami - Moneylenders (unreleased)
14) Hartley & Wolfe - Walk on the Wild Side (BBE Bbemusic – Walk-on-the-wild-side)
15) Souleance - Georgian Kiss (First Word souleance.bandcamp.com/track/georgian-kiss)
16) Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay (Funk Ferret re-edit) (unreleased Funkferret – If-you-want-me-to-stay-funk FREE DOWNLOAD)
17) Wu Tang Til Infinity (Wick-It remix) (unreleased Wick-it – Wu-tang-till-infinity)
18) Featurecast - Going, Going, Gone feat. C. Reid) (Jalapeno www.beatport.com/track/going-goin…inal-mix/3336831)
19) Ewan Hoozami -All Quiet feat. Blacksmith (Substatic Remix) (forthcoming, Pig Balls Records)
20) Ewan Hoozami - Brouhaha (Dave Remix Remix) (forthcoming, Pig Balls Records)
21) DJ Alias - Funkrion feat. Dephicit (Riddim Fruit www.junodownload.com/products/dj-al…ep/2108019-02/)
22) Lea Lea - Dead Girl Walking (Wah Wah 45 lealea.bandcamp.com/track/dead-girl-walking)
23) Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You (Elektra www.discogs.com/Womack-Womack-Bab…ou/release/714560)
24) Roast Beatz - Pour Me feat. Mystro (Jimi Needles Remix) (Boogie Boutique www.junodownload.com/products/roast…ep/2179748-02/)
25) Ewan Hoozami - Skin Too Deep (Mr Bird remix) (Forthcoming, Pedigree Cuts)
26) Ta-Ku - Closer (Soulection Soulection – Ta-ku-closer-1 FREE DOWNLOAD)
27) Bonobo - We Could Forever (Ninja Tunes itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-sands/id416292276)
28) Kraak & Smack - Hold Back Love (Neighbour & Elan B Remix) (Jalapeno Kraaksmaak – Hold-back-love-feat-lex-1)
29) Ewan Hoozami - Skin Too Deep (Handprint & the Time Twins Remix) (Forthcoming, Pedigree Cuts)
30) Ill Blu - Chelt (Red Eye records www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/19301-N…-meltdown-ep‎)
31) Leon Vynehall - Homage (Well-rounded Records www.beatport.com/track/homage-original-mix/3480744)
32) STEGA - Her Love (Is All I Need) (unreleased @stega-bass FREE DOWNLOAD)
33) STEGA - Could Be Mine (unreleased @stega-bass FREE DOWNLOAD)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Robot Soul Video Teaser now up!


Proudly presented for your viewing pleasure... Snippets of all 11 tracks from the new album mixed with live footage from shows in Bristol, London and Brighton. Robot Soul out Feb 2014 on Pedigree Cuts http://blog.pedigreecuts.com/ http://www.ewanhoozami.com/ https://soundcloud.com/ewan-hoozami Shouts to Alex, Elliot & Hannah at Pedigree Cuts. Props to Onesoul, Colleen Quinn and Ill Literate for additional vocals. Tom Ainscough on drums (live). Brendan White for additional guitar. Jack Baldus for additional synths/piano/rhodes.

Friday, 4 October 2013

New beat alert!


MPC toughness, not sure what the plans are for this yet so it may come down soon... in the meantime, enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Moneylenders (live) - New Video

I'm gearing up for a live tour to promote my forthcoming album, and to give a little taste of my live show, check out this brand new live video where I perform a new track 'Moneylenders'as a 'one man band'. There is also a 'full band' version, which you can hear below this video





Particle Zoo Recordings launched! Free Box Rocket EP!

I'm delighted to announce the launch of my new record label Particle Zoo Recordings!
Created with my good friend Dave Remix, Particle Zoo is a vehicle for our dancefloor-orientated, bass-heavy productions.
To launch the label, we are giving away a series of free EPs. First up is Dave and my production duo Box Rocket 's long awaited debut EP. We have taken cult classics and given them the bass treatment, to devastating effect.
FREE DOWNLOAD!




My Home of Music: Interview on BBC Bristol

I was recently interviewed by BBC Bristol as part of their 'My Home of Music' series. They talked to me about my experiences writing and recording music at home in my studio.
Listen here:

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

OUT NOW! Manorism EP

The first commercial Ewan Hoozami release in over a year is out now!

Manorism is inspired by the funk-fuelled party carnage we create at Funk from The Trunk's annual stage at Boomtown Fair, Funkington Manor.
I believe these 4 multi-genre party jams capture that raucous essence comprehensively... hope you agree




I've also given a free track away in support of the EP... a quite monstrous glitch-hoppy refix of a track I released last year on Bulabeats.

Free for a 'Like on Facebook'

Monday, 10 June 2013

Featured in the Huffington Post!

I'm pretty chuffed that I've been called agenius (twice) in the huffington Post's article on Unsigned Music You Need To Hear...!
Check the full article here. I'm second down (the handsome ginger one)
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kat-jackman/you-need-to-hear-this-_b_3377146.html
"DJ, Producer, Vocalist"... Ewan Hoozami forgot to mention 'bloody genius' on his Emerging Icons profile it seems. The London-based artist couldn't have come to our attention at a better time really- while the whole of the internet still seems to be belching the words 'Daft Punk' from every social media orifice, a tune like 'Skin Too Deep' is bound to settle well. He's dubbed his fresh blend of electronica, funk and hip hop as 'Robot Soul'. Think.... C-3P0 getting a bit gangster to some sexy beats in an impossibly cool nightclub by the light of a glitterball. Awesome, right? While we love the fact he's so eclectic, creative and prone to dabbling in a plethora of samples; we really should also big up the inventive nature of this fella's stage name. If it's not clicked quite yet, try reading 'Ewan Hoozami' out loud. See? Genius.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

New DJ Mixes, Free Remix and Single preview!

New material right here... including some sneaky peaks from my forthcoming album...
First up is the lead single from aforementioned album



A new free download... Lazy Habits - Even Out (Ewan Hoozami remix)



Some new DJ Mixes - Live at KOKO, Ujima Radio Minimix, BBC Introducing Minimix

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

BBC Introducing Minimix now up!



First broadcast on BBC Introducing In The West on Feb 16th 2013. I have added an extra track onto the end, and naturally this minimix has none of the interview which ran over the top of it on the BBC Introducing show.
Massive thanks to BBC Introducing for asking me to do the mix, and thanks to you for your support.
The music is taken from my new EP 'Fire In Me' and yet-to-be-released album 'Robot Soul'
Please SHARE this among your friends if you enjoy it. As an independent unsigned artist I cannot stress enough how important each share is.
The Fire In Me EP is free to download here http://ewanhoozami.bandcamp.com/
Tracklist:
1) Treading Water
Music and vocals by Ewan Hoozami
2) Android Pillow Talk
Music and scratches by Ewan Hoozami. Vocals by Colleen Quinn
From the Fire In Me EP http://ewanhoozami.bandcamp.com/
3) Fire In Me
Music and vocals by Ewan Hoozami
From the Fire In Me EP http://ewanhoozami.bandcamp.com/
4) Won't Be Long (instrumental)
Music by Ewan Hoozami
5) The Answer
Music and vocals by Ewan Hoozami with additional guitar by Brendan 'B-Dub' White
6) Lazy Days
Music and vocals by Ewan Hoozami with additional guitar by Brendan 'B-Dub' White
7) Dutty Vibrations
Music by Ewan Hoozami. Vocals by Ewan Hoozami and The Scribes
8) Pull Me Up
Music by Ewan Hoozami. Vocals by Colleen Quinn
9) Skin Too Deep
Music and vocals by Ewan Hoozami with additional guitar by Brendan 'B-Dub' White
10) Talkington Dub (instrumental)
Music by Ewan Hoozami

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Brand new EP out now!

 


Ewan Hoozami
Fire in Me EP
Self Released


Bristol is rightly renowned on a global scale for its rich vein of musical diversity. With an artistic reputation that is rivaled only by London, the city is slowly but surely cementing its status as the place to watch for all things big beat and bass influenced.

Popular mixed genre, heavy beat maestro Adam Hignell aka Ewan Hoozami ("youˈn'hooz'arr'mee") is not only "stupendously well-named", but is currently amassing a loyal and fervent following in both his hometown and internationally. Known as a versatile live performer - encompassing nimble fingered MPC routines, live microphone manoeuvres, loop station lunacy and multi-angled bass assaults - and renowned party smashing DJ, playing Soundwave Croatia, V Festival, Isle ofWight Festival, FBBB Holland, Brisfest, Red Bull Riders, Boomtown Fair, Larmer Tree Festival and Chai Wallahs, as well as a sea of events with massive Bristol promotors and collective "Funk From The Trunk", 2012 saw Adam release a veritable cornucopia of prestige productions. Dropping releases on Big M, Pig Balls Records, Breakbeat Paradise and seeing self-released songs number downloads in their thousands, 2013 is set to be the year that Ewan Hoozami compounds his status as a production force to be reckoned with.

Readying for the release of his long play album "Robot Soul", Hoozami invites listeners to feast upon a delectable free four part EP entitled "Fire In Me". Combining classic boom bap hip hop, breaks, bass, big beat and unashamed pop tendencies amidst a natty ear for samples and electronic elements, the EP serves to whet appetites for his impending album.

Opening salvo "Fire in Me" caters to Ewan's hip hop aesthetic with a robust boom bap bed graced with his lyrical debut. Evoking an old school mic style with dense, intricate linguistics and wordplay, he denotes his emphasis toward creative impulse and individuality in contrast to the current trend for identikit rappers and producers.

"Through With Love" features popular Bristolian rapper Blacksmith. Blacksmith oozes soul whilst expressing his woes at a lost love, displaying a level of maturity and honesty seldom seen in modern rap. The production appears to begin with a classic hip hop aesthetic, before dropping into what can be more comfortably defined as a big beat influenced breaks bass production.

"Android Pillow Talk" sees the EP lean more toward modern pop stylings, with the lush, eerie tones of Substatic vocalist Colleen Quinn. This song hints toward the robotic soul of his impending LP, contrasting the EP's earlier lo-fi slant with creeping electronica and sub-bass aplenty. The result wouldn't sound too out of place amongst the finest work of Morcheeba in their pomp.

EP Finale "The Quiet" sees Ewan return to mic duties over a re-imagining of one of his more renowned indy releases "All Quiet". Again ably assisted by Colleen Quinn, classic spanish guitar and piano elements are fused with arpeggio and rampant bass to create a textured epic with Hitchcock-esq breakdowns. The lulling vocal sample permeates throughout, ending the project on the line "Til you come back to me".


CONTACT: EwanHoozami@gmail.com +44 (0) 7718004327

credits

released 16 February 2013
A. Fire in Me - Produced, written and performed by Ewan Hoozami
B. Through with Love - Produced by Ewan Hoozami, vocals by Blacksmith
C. Android Pillow Talk - Produced by Ewan Hoozami, vocals by Colleen Quinn
D. The Quiet - Produced by Ewan Hoozami, vocals by Ewan Hoozami & Colleen Quinn

Artwork by Tsiou at Kimolia Graphics www.kimoliagraphics.gr
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