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Fila Brazillia is an electronica collaboration from Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire in North-East England. Formed in 1990 by Steve Cobby and David McSherry. They play electronica, ambient, techno, rock, funk and dub, and are often described as downtempo.

Their early releases on Pork Recordings (also based in Hull), Old Codes New Chaos, Maim That Tune, Mess, Black Market Gardening, Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight and Power Clown followed. After creating their own music label with Sim Lister, Twentythree Records, they released further albums A Touch Of Cloth, Jump Leads, The Life And Times Of Phoebus Brumal, Dicks and Retrospective.

They also released a DJ mix album for the Azuli Records Another Late Night series, Another Late Night: Fila Brazillia in 2001 and Another Fine Mess : Fila Brazillia in 2002.

Their collaborations include working with Harold Budd and Bill Nelson to release Three White Roses & A Budd (Twentythree Records, 2002).

They co-produced the first Twilight Singers LP Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers with Greg Dulli in 2001.

Cobby and McSherry have produced more than 70 remixes for artists including Black Uhuru, Busta Rhymes, DJ Food, Lamb, Radiohead and The Orb.

Bill Hicks, the controversial American stand-up comedian, satirist and social critic 'appears' on Fila Brazillia's album Maim That Tune (1996) and the album is dedicated to Hicks.

Their music has made its mark both on small-screen blockbusters (such as CSI and Sex and the City) and cult cinema films such as Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants and Once in a Lifetime (documentary), a 2006 documentary about the New York Cosmos soccer team.

One of their more well-known songs, A Zed and two L's, appear on Jam, a black comedy sketch show by British satirist Chris Morris.

After releasing their "Retrospective" album in 2006, Cobby and McSherry quietly ended their longtime partnership.

Currently, McSherry is a lecturer in Audio Production at the University of Lincoln.

Cobby went on in late 2006 to form Steel Tiger Records with Sim Lister. Over the course of 2007, the label saw various digital releases by J*S*T*A*R*S (Cobby and Lister), Peacecorps (Cobby and guitarist Rich Arthurs) and by The Cutler (Cobby and ex-head of Pork Recordings David "Porky" Brennand).

The first formal album by The Cutler on Steel Tiger Records is to be released on July 7, 2008, distributed by Kudos Records Ltd.

Contents

Discography

Albums

Singles

EPs

Compilations

Remixes

  • Brazilification - remixes 95-99 (Kudos, 1999)
  • 12 Brazilliant Remixes
  • B2 - 21 Brazilliant Remixes (Twentythree Records, 2003)

DJ mix albums




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