Bomfunk MC's

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The Bomfunk MC's are a Finnish breakbeat hip hop group, consisting of rapper B.O.W. (known sometimes as B.O. Dubb), DJ Gismo and producer JS16. B.O.W. and JS16 had previously collaborated in the group "Soup De Loop", which had split after the departure of its female vocalist Mari Vesala. The group's music rooted in the rapped vocals of B.O.W., but crossed genres such as drum and bass, techno, rock and straight-ahead hip hop.

"In Stereo" was their first album and they admit the style was reached unconsciously. The album was number 1 in Finland (their native country) selling more than 100,000 copies, and reached good entries in many European charts. The album includes tracks such as "Freestyler" (90,000 copies sold in Sweden), "Uprocking Beats" and "B-Boys and Flygirls", where jungle, rap and funk are mixed. Unusually for a band from Finland, the group enjoyed some success in the UK (although for unknown reasons, "In Stereo" was their only album to be released there).

The group's second album "Burnin' Sneakers" had more limited success than "In Stereo", not being released outside Northern Europe. The single "(Crack It) Something Goin' On" (featuring Jessica Folcker) was the official song for Sweden in 2002's FIFA World Cup, which gave the group some wider recognition. Their third and currently final album "Reverse Psychology" had a change to the lineup, as DJ Gismo departed the band and the members of SkillstersPlusOne joined. As a result of the lineup change, the album features less of a breakbeat sound to the others (although it is still present on a few tracks), being more of a mid-tempo album with more collaborations. The lead single "No Way In Hell" was quite popular in Europe, but follow-ups "Hypnotic" and "Turn It Up" were less so, with the latter only receiving a promo release.

The group went on an unannounced hiatus in 2005, primarily due to B.O.W.'s desire to be out of the spotlight. However, the original lineup reformed in 2018, and performed some shows in Finland in 2019. This year marked the first vinyl release of "In Stereo" as well. The group has not ruled out the possibility of new material.

Active Years: 1998–2005, 2018-present
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Albums

EPD 494309 8, 494309 8, 4943098000 Bomfunk MC's - In Stereo album art Bomfunk MC's In Stereo (Album) Epidrome, Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 494309 8, 494309 8, 4943098000 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
506395 4 Bomfunk MC's - Burnin' Sneakers album art Bomfunk MC's Burnin' Sneakers (Album) Epidrome, Epidrome 506395 4 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
5099750639542 Bomfunk MC's - Burnin' Sneakers album art Bomfunk MC's Burnin' Sneakers(Cass, Album) Sony Music 5099750639542 Bulgaria 2002 Sell This Version
260 042-4, 986 804-4 Bomfunk MC's - Reverse Psychology album art Bomfunk MC's Reverse Psychology (Album) Universal 260 042-4, 986 804-4 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EPD 666195 6 Bomfunk MC's - Uprocking Beats album art Bomfunk MC's Uprocking Beats (Maxi, Single) Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 666195 6 Spain 1998 Sell This Version
EPD 666858 6 Bomfunk MC's - B-Boys & Flygirls album art Bomfunk MC's B-Boys & Flygirls (Maxi, Single) Epidrome EPD 666858 6 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
669099 2 Bomfunk MC's - Freestyler album art Bomfunk MC's Freestyler (Single, Maxi, EP) Epidrome, Epidrome, Epidrome 669099 2 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
SAMPCS 7170 Bomfunk MC's - Sky's The Limit album art Bomfunk MC's Sky's The Limit(CD, Single, Promo) Epidrome SAMPCS 7170 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
EPD 668883 1 Bomfunk MC's - Other Emcee's album art Bomfunk MC's Other Emcee's(CD, Single) Epidrome EPD 668883 1 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
EPD 667668 2, 6676682000, 667668 2 Bomfunk MC's - Rocking, Just To Make Ya Move album art Bomfunk MC's Rocking, Just To Make Ya Move(CD, Maxi) Epidrome, Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 667668 2, 6676682000, 667668 2 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
SAMPMS 105316 Bomfunk MC's - Super Electric album art Bomfunk MC's Super Electric (Maxi, Single) Epidrome SAMPMS 105316 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
44-3316 Bomfunk MC's - Spiritualized / Freestyler album art Finley Quaye / Bomfunk Mcs* Finley Quaye / Bomfunk Mcs* - Spiritualized / Freestyler(12", Single, Promo) Epic, Columbia 44-3316 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
EPD 672776 2, EPD 672776 5 Bomfunk MC's - (Crack It) Something Going On album art Bomfunk MC's Featuring Jessica Folcker Bomfunk MC's Featuring Jessica Folcker - (Crack It) Something Going On (Maxi, Single) Epidrome EPD 672776 2, EPD 672776 5 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
EPD 673263 1, 673263 1 Bomfunk MC's - Back To Back album art Bomfunk MC's Featuring Z-MC Bomfunk MC's Featuring Z-MC - Back To Back(CD, Single) Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 673263 1, 673263 1 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
EPD 672430 1, 6724301003, 6724301000 Bomfunk MC's - Live Your Life album art Bomfunk MC's Featuring Max'C Bomfunk MC's Featuring Max'C - Live Your Life (Maxi, Single) Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 672430 1, 6724301003, 6724301000 Scandinavia 2002 Sell This Version
0-06024-9867765-0 Bomfunk MC's - No Way In Hell album art Bomfunk MC's No Way In Hell (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Polydor, Universal, Universal 0-06024-9867765-0 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
06024 9870138 6 Bomfunk MC's - Hypnotic album art Bomfunk MC's Hypnotic (Maxi, Single) Polydor 06024 9870138 6 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Bomfunk MC's - Turn It Up album art Bomfunk MC's Feat. Anna Nordell Bomfunk MC's Feat. Anna Nordell - Turn It Up (Single) Polydor none Europe 2004 Sell This Version

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robotronic

January 3, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
This band is definitely the most pop-looking :) music ever evolved from the beautiful electro culture... The most stupid freestyle tracks with nasty lyrics about unconditional love and sorrows are better than this scrap. I was laughing till death when I heard their interview to MTV when they said something like "...we're the only band which continues electro-scene in Europe." Yes that's the real sense of humor…

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