FUTURE FUNK SQUAD is actually just one person, über-producer Glen Nicholls. One of the most respected figures in the international breakbeat scene, he’s remixed more name artists than you can shake a funky stick at and DJ’d all over the world.
The Prodigy (twice), UNKLE, White Lies, Hybrid, Muse, Mylo, Stanton Warriors and Bomb The Bass are just a few of the acts who’ve benefited from a FFS respray, not to mention some of his childhood heroes such as Yazoo.
Future Funk Squad did become a band in the mid-noughties, producing the acclaimed ‘Audio Damage’ album and touring with a full six-piece live set-up. But lately Glen has taken the FFS sound back to its DJ/producer roots, releasing the ‘Disorders Of Skill’ album and leaving behind the record label that tried to make him go too commercial.
Taking his sound back to its roots, he re-energised his own label Vision Recordings, and set about producing new music that’s, as he says, “more science”.
Glen also undertook some more remixes, revamping The Prodigy’s rave anthem ‘Warrior’s Dance’ as well as tracks by indie stalwarts White Lies and electro-pop singer Ladyhawke.
When ‘Disorders Of Skill’ came out in mid-2009, it was immediately hailed as a breakbeat masterpiece. “This is better than 99% of anything you have heard in breakbeat before,” raved Thisisbreaks.com.
From opener ‘Zones’ (about to feature in the new CodeMasters game 'BodyCount') onwards, ‘Disorders’ is an album full of dancefloor dynamite, yet it retains an almost filmic quality in places – perfect to sync to films, TV shows and video games. It’s no wonder that sync experts Position Music have signed the album for America.
The remix album, cunningly called ‘Reorders Of Skill’, with some of the top names in breakbeat reworking choice album cuts was released a few months later. Glen is currently locked in the studio working on his 3rd studio album and will be escaping every so often to unleash some fresh material on the unsuspecting breakbeat crowds!
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