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 In Stereo — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's In Stereo (Album) Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 494309 8, 494309 8, 4943098000 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
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506395 4 Burnin' Sneakers — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Burnin' Sneakers (Album) Epidrome, Epidrome 506395 4 Bulgaria 2002 Sell This Version
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260 042-4, 986 804-4 Reverse Psychology — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Reverse Psychology (Album) Polydor, Universal 260 042-4, 986 804-4 Ukraine 2004 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

EPD 666195 6 Uprocking Beats — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Uprocking Beats (Maxi, Single) Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 666195 6 Spain 1998 Sell This Version
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EPD 666858 6 B-Boys & Flygirls — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's B-Boys & Flygirls (Maxi, Single) Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 666858 6 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
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DIDP 101852 Freestyler — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Freestyler (Single, Maxi, EP) Epidrome, Epidrome, Epidrome DIDP 101852 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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SAMPCS 7170 Sky's The Limit — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Sky's The Limit(CD, Single, Promo) Epidrome SAMPCS 7170 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
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EPD 668883 1 Other Emcee's — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Other Emcee's(CD, Single) Epidrome EPD 668883 1 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
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EPD 667668 2, 6676682000, 667668 2 Rocking, Just To Make Ya Move — Bomfunk MC's 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
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SAMPMS 105316 Super Electric — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Super Electric (Maxi, Single) Epidrome SAMPMS 105316 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
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44-3316 Spiritualized / Freestyler — Bomfunk MC's Finley Quaye / Bomfunk Mcs* Finley Quaye / Bomfunk Mcs* - Spiritualized / Freestyler(12", Single, Promo) Epic, Columbia 44-3316 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
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EPD 672776 2, EPD 672776 5 (Crack It) Something Going On — Bomfunk MC's 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
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EPD 673263 1, 673263 1, 6732631000 Back To Back — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Featuring Z-MC Bomfunk MC's Featuring Z-MC - Back To Back(CD, Single) Epidrome, Epidrome, Epidrome EPD 673263 1, 673263 1, 6732631000 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
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EPD 672430 1, 6724301003, 6724301000 Live Your Life — Bomfunk MC's 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
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0-06024-9867765-0 No Way In Hell — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's No Way In Hell (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Polydor, Universal, Universal 0-06024-9867765-0 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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06024 9870138 6 Hypnotic — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's Hypnotic (Maxi, Single) Polydor 06024 9870138 6 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
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none Turn It Up — Bomfunk MC's 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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none In Stereo Album Sampler — Bomfunk MC's Bomfunk MC's In Stereo Album Sampler(CDr, Smplr) Sony Music none Finland 1999 Sell This Version

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robotronic

robotronic

January 3, 2005
edited over 18 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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