Author: Fila Brazillia

Fila Brazillia Versus A Certain Ratio

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. Maxi – TCDS 19. 12″ – T019. Format: Maxi/12″. Country: UK. Artwork: The Designers Republic. Release Date: 22 April 2003. Track listing: 1) Starlight (Mixed By Fila Brazillia), Vocals Denise Johnson. 2) Wild Party (Fila Brazillia Remix), Vocals Denise Johnson. 3) I’m A Very Busy Man (Mixed By Fila Brazillia).

Saucy Joints (Fila Brazillia plus Djini Brown)

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. Maxi – TCDS 17. 12″ – T017. Format: Maxi/12″/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: The Designers Republic. Release Dates: Maxi – 15 October 2002. 12″ – 01 August 2002. Track listing: A1) Dipper – 05:57. A2) Lifesavers – 04:32. B1) Momma – 04:46. B2) Concorde – 05:43.

Three White Roses & A Budd

2011 – Scoundrel / Discogs “Fila Brazillia teams up with the ambient piano of Harold Budd and the New Wave art rock of Bill Nelson on the THREE WHITE ROSES & A BUDD EP. The opening track, “No Shade, No Shadow,” has the drifting, sad quality that one would expect of Harold Budd, and as it loops over the length of the track, the other contributors overlay it with ominous electronics. “Adrift Amidst Les Odalisques” has a much dreamier feel to it, like sunlight dappling through leaves, and the Fila boys lay a gentle groove on top. Bill Nelson’s guitar comes to the fore on “The Airless Time,” like a howl of pain, with Budd’s piano following beside. “Blue Locus,” the final track, is almost a reflection of the opening track, but one that opens up into sparkles. Beguiling, and a fascination diversion for the Fila boys.”

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T016. Format: Maxi. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 27 August 2002.


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Jump Leads

“Considered a pre-cursor to the downbeat and trip hop movement, Fila Brazillia have explored the relationship between organic instrumentation and electronic sensibility throughout the 90′s arriving logically at Jump Leads. As pioneers of a post-punk northern England musicality, their journey has been defined simply by their musical insight rather than genre specification. Dub rhythms, house beats, drum n’ bass syncopation, ambient chords, and funk arrangements have all found their way into Fila’s sound without falling into the clichéd territory of ‘eclecticism’.”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat Nos. CD – T010. LP – TT010LP. Format: CD/LP x 3/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: Photograph: LEF. Design: David McSherry. Release Date: 05 March 2002

Because of it’s popularity DNA from the album Jump Leads has it’s own micropage.


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Spill The Beans

Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. T011. Format: 12″/Download. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 01 August 2001. Track listing: A1) Spill The Beans/album version – 04:26. A2) Spill The Beans (Richard Dorfmeister Flyin Dub Mix) – 06:51. B) Motown Coppers/album version – 04:41.

In 2009 ‘Motown Coppers’ was chosen by Nokia to promote their N97 phone. See the advert on YouTube, visit the Motown Coppers micropage.

Another Late Night (USA)

Another Late Night

Another Late Night opens with John Barry’s hauntingly rich “Persuader’s Theme” and takes the listener deeper into mood with “Firefly” by Homelife. Next is the old skool hip hop “Hero Theme” from the Infesticons who keep it underground and interesting with lines like “post my testicles on virtual e-mail.” Prince Alla’s dub track, “Bucket Bottom” lifts the tone to upbeat & mellow rasta dance grooves. “Get A Move On” by Mr. Scruff is one track you will not forget, ever. Thirties style muted jazz trumpet combines with downtempo beats and early jazz period vocals. This track alone is reason to own Another Late Night.”

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Label: Kinetic Records. Cat No. 67728-54681-2. Format: CD/Compilation. Country: USA. Release Date: 05 June 2001.

Another Late Night (UK)

Another Late Night

“We wanted to make the music the sole focus,” offers the amiable Cobby. “Admittedly, it was a kind of purist, almost Stalinist approach, but it’s not that we were ever wilfully reclusive. A lot of people had us down as Syd Barrett or something, but we never wanted to force our ideas down people’s throats, ’cause there’s a subtle approach to the music…. It’s important for us to remember those tapes we did for our friends when we were growing up, that attitude, just that beautiful variety. Real people at home have got collections with lots of different things, but DJ culture suggests that everybody should be a specialist. I just find that turgid. I want to be excited and surprised and mystified by a DJ!”

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Label: Azuli Records. Cat Nos. CD – ALNCD01. LP – ALNLP01. Format: CD/LP x 3/Compilation. Country: UK. Release Date: 2001

FB@V&A

FBVA

“It’s not traditional FB sounds either. There are no beats, no bass, in fact – no rhythm section to speak of. This is pure ambient music – bloops and bleeps, with the odd sampled strain of music to bring you back to some familiar ground. However, that’s all it is – for 50 minutes. On the plus side, however, it’s lovely, unobtrusive background music – you know it’s there, but you’re not completely aware of it. It adds to, rather than creates an atmosphere”

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Label: Twentythree Records. Cat No. TO12. Format: Maxi. Country: UK. Artwork: David McSherry. Release Date: 08 April 2001

Recorded 3rd November 2000. The ‘concept’ behind the show was to create a piece using 4 DJ CD players, a DAT tape and 2 mixers. The CD’s were prepared beforehand and consisted of various random sequences. The 2 sets were unrehearsed and resulted in these two ‘beatless’ 20+ minute pieces. Submariners, astronauts and bee keepers should love it.