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Far Too Loud

Posted in Uncategorized at February 25th, 2008 / No Comments »

The rise of Far Too Loud within the breakbeat scene so far has been nothing short of impressive. With each release they have received a bigger response and reached a wider audience, ensuring no Breaks DJs box is without one of their records. Snapping up the “Best Single” award at Breakspoll 2007, only a year and a half after their first release, confirmed that these boys are serious players, especially as they were up against the some of most elite artists in the scene!

Far Too Loud began life as three students on one of the worlds leading sound engineering courses sharing an interest in electronic dance music, particularly the breakbeat sound which was going through a huge surge in popularity at the time. Armed with a solid knowledge of the technical side of music making and all hailing from strong musical backgrounds, it did not take long for the team to hone their productions skills. Summer 2005 saw the lads crash onto the scene with their debut release ‘Whole Lotta Hate’ on Aquasky’s 777 label, a collaboration with the mighty Ctrl Z. This received massive support including Radio 1 airplay and was soon followed by singles on established labels Broke and Funkatech, all to similar acclaim. In 2006 a string of releases and remixes firmly established Far Too Loud in the scene and gained the respect of an expanding audience. These included collaborations with rapidly rising stars and Funkatech label mates Specimen A.

The Funkatech label gave the group the chance to push their sound further with a 3-part EP deal, resulting in the “Louder Than Life” series. The fresh sound of the first EP release turned heads from all over the scene, from Anne Savage to The Breakfastaz, and paved the way for part 2 which gained the lads even more support from the likes of Meat Katie and Jay Cunning. Not only was part 2 of the EP selected as best breaks single of the month in DJ Magazine but it went on to win “Best Single” at the 2007 Breakspoll awards, in which Far Too Loud were also nominated for “Best Newcomer Producer”. As if all that were not enough recognition, part 3 of the EP was selected for best breaks single of the month in Mixmag and iDJ magazines!

Having got this far the Far Too Loud boys had no intention of resting on their laurels and instead turned out what has undoubtedly been their biggest single yet, “Play It Loud”. A vinyl repress was ordered within the first week of its release and was the best selling breaks tune in a number of online music stores including Beatport and Juno. Once again it received the top tune spot in DJ magazine and slipped into the playlists of DJs all over the scene including the Plump DJs and Eddy Temple-Morris.

The attention gathered with each release has resulted in an increasingly busy gig schedule for Far Too Loud, including a number of UK festivals over the summer of 2007 at which their trademark psychedelic influences have seen them billed with some of the biggest names in psy-trance, as well as among established breaks artists. Additionally 2007 has seen FTL guest mixes on Kiss FM and Radio 1, with the Radio 1 mix being aired a further time as part of a ‘best of’ show.

With such a successful two years under the belt there is no doubt that the future is looking promising for Far Too Loud. As they continue to diversify their sound and tighten their production you can bet that the heads of the dance music world will turn in anticipation of what is to come next from these rising stars. Be sure that you don’t miss it!


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