Roaming artist, DJ, producer & founder of Slamboree - On a mission in 2013 playing shows, recording & collaborating on the road.
Bristol based, Mike Freear writes & performs a mix of Glitch, Electroswing, Dubstep, Ghettofunk, Breaks, DnB, Balkan, Rock & Rave. He's recently been nominated for a Breakspoll International award for 'BEST BREAKTHROUGH DJ' and has released tracks on Ape, Dub FX's 'Convoy Unlimited', Definition:Breaks and Smudge Music. Plus a load of free stuff u can grab @ ░░▒ FREEAR ▒░░
Hope u enjoy the sounds! However warped messy they may get.
2011 saw my debut release 'Gizmo Stomp' by Ekaj and myself on Ape Music. This launched us into the Beatport charts at #42 with some wicked remixes from Freerange Djs, Snareophobe, Resistance, Ash Howell, Jefr Tale & Tomlinson.
Just before this all happened I finally managed to put together a full live band that I'd been planning out for a while. The idea for it had grown from wanting to combine underground electronic music with a full live band and an underground circus scene. So my mission for 2011 was to collect an army of all my fave musicians to jam with and team them up with an array of stage performers and magicians, with some fire and pyrotechnics in the mix if we could manage it. Basically, a band where there's always something to look at and surprise you, whilst jamming electronic and acoustic music with heavy beats to dance to.
This eventually took shape in March 2011 and became known as Slamboree (www.facebook.com/slamboree). We were amazed for this to quickly result in us touring the British festival circuit, playing at some wicked places such as Glastonbury's Bassline Circus, Boomtown Fair, Electric Picnic, Beatherder & Shambala. Ireland's Electric Picnic was especially good as we were flown out there to be the resident band for Arcadia Spectacular, who design the most cutting-edge stages we've ever seen :)
Cheers again for listening and leavin comments, been an awesome response to this stuff in the last year - thank u!
Track: Freear & Ekaj 'Gizmo Stomp'
Buy link: https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/364310/gizmo-stomp-ep-1
**"Already skankin its way around the world, Gizmo Stomp & its remixes have found success on the dancefloor from San Francisco to St. Helens gaining support from some major players already from Rico Tubbs to Bassnectar to Calvertron!" - (Ben & Lex)**
Track: Dub Fx 'Step On My Trip' (Freear Remix)
Buy link: http://dubfx.bandcamp.com/track/step-on-my-trip-2
**Winning track of Dub Fx 'Everythink's a Remix' competition**
Track: Tomorrow We Sail 'The White Rose' (Freear Remix)
Buy link: http://freear.bandcamp.com/track/the-white-rose-freear-remix
Track: UFO Project 'Dub Era' (Freear Remix)