Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Filewile

Andreas Ryser (Dustbowl) and Daniel Jakob (Dejot) started out in 2003 as mobile laptop street musicians at the gates of the Sonar festival. This swiftly gave their freshly minted group, Filewile, an international reputation.

During endless rehearsals for a Flamenco theatre-dance piece under the hot sun of southern Spain, DJ Dustbowl and musician and singer Dejot come up with the concept for Filewile, by following a strict DIY strategy. Music, production, distribution, concerts, merchandise would all be done by themselves allowing them to enjoy all the freedom, but take on all the responsibility as well.

Six years on, their DIY approach is successful as they have a handful of tunes, and two albums under their belt. Now, just a few months after the release of their sophomore album, Blueskywell Filewile are back yet again with a new single entitled Number One Kid.

Truth be told, the single is just about unclassifiable. It's a whole host of electronic influences smashed together into something that's twisted and tuneful and very worldly. It's electro and hip influenced, but it's so much more than just has a vibe that aspires to be something more and it succeeds not only because it sounds different but because it's also quite good. The single features mixes by Robot Koch, Algorythm & Blues, Mercury and Ramax and comes with a wonderful video clip by Jan Muehletaler (Roja Media).

Download: Number One Kid
Download: Number One Kid (Mercury Remix)

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