Fila Brazillia

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(From Fila Brazillia's website):
"In 1990 David 'Man' McSherry and Steve Cobby began to record as Fila Brazillia. Hitherto their collaborations had been infrequent and ultra-spontaneous. Both had maintained positions in conventional bands but needed to trade the constraints of the "write - rehearse - gig - record" treadmill for a more fluent, and ultimately enjoyable approach. A nursery period for a music culled from sonic experiments and ideas quickly put to tape emerged. A treatment of all sounds as "objet trouvé" and a hobbyist attitude prevailed.

When Dave Brennand a.k.a. Porky heard a piece composed on a wet Wednesday, he asked to release it. They happily agreed. As previous unreleased work hadn't warranted anything but comedy monickers - "Dada Black Sheep" being one - a name was needed. At that time the media's "killer dog frenzy" was in full swing and a breed known as the fila brasiliero was the subject of a debate in the Commons. This was misheard on the radio by Steve, proposed and accepted for the single and eventually the name stuck. The track "Mermaids", was Fila Brazillia's first single, released in Spring 1991, and marked the beginning of a decade which saw Fila yield seven highly acclaimed albums and a skip-full of singles on Pork Recordings and over 60 remixes."

Steve Cobby's current projects (2009) include establishing Steel Tiger Records with Sim Lister; home to J*S*T*A*R*S and The Cutler (Cobby collaborations with Lister and Porky).
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Albums

PORK 014 Fila Brazillia - Old Codes New Chaos album art Fila Brazillia Old Codes New Chaos (Album) Pork Recordings PORK 014 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PORK 027 Fila Brazillia - Maim That Tune album art Fila Brazillia Maim That Tune (Album) Pork Recordings PORK 027 UK 1995 Sell This Version
pork 031 Fila Brazillia - Mess album art Fila Brazillia Mess (Album) Pork Recordings pork 031 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PORK 037 Fila Brazillia - Black Market Gardening album art Fila Brazillia Black Market Gardening (Album) Pork Recordings PORK 037 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PORK 045 Fila Brazillia - Luck Be A Weirdo Tonight album art Fila Brazillia Luck Be A Weirdo Tonight (Album) Pork Recordings PORK 045 UK 1997 Sell This Version
PORK 055 Fila Brazillia - Power Clown album art Fila Brazillia Power Clown (Album) Pork Recordings PORK 055 UK 1998 Sell This Version
T001 Fila Brazillia - A Touch Of Cloth album art Fila Brazillia A Touch Of Cloth (Album) Tritone (3) T001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
T012 Fila Brazillia - FB@V&A album art FB* [email protected]&A(CD, Album) Twentythree T012 UK 2001 Sell This Version
T 010 Fila Brazillia - Jump Leads album art Fila Brazillia Jump Leads (Album) Twentythree T 010 UK 2002 Sell This Version
T033 Fila Brazillia - Dicks album art Fila Brazillia Dicks (Album) Twentythree T033 UK 2004 Sell This Version
T032 Fila Brazillia - The Life And Times Of Phoebus Brumal album art Fila Brazillia The Life And Times Of Phoebus Brumal(CD, Album) Twentythree T032 UK 2004 Sell This Version
FBRA 001CD, 5050580696051 Fila Brazillia - Played In Japan (Live / 30.7.2000) album art Fila Brazillia Played In Japan (Live / 30.7.2000) (Album) Not On Label (Fila Brazillia Self-released), Not On Label (Fila Brazillia Self-released) FBRA 001CD, 5050580696051 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PORK 002 Fila Brazillia - Mermaids album art Fila Brazillia Mermaids Pork Recordings PORK 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
PORK 005 Fila Brazillia - Rankine album art Fila Brazillia Rankine(12") Pork Recordings PORK 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
PORK 007 Fila Brazillia - Fila Funk / Rankine (Live At Bounce) album art Fila Brazillia Fila Funk / Rankine (Live At Bounce) Pork Recordings PORK 007 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MF 002 Fila Brazillia - Pots & Pans / The Sheriff album art Fila Brazillia Pots & Pans / The Sheriff Pork Recordings MF 002 US 1994 Sell This Version
PORK 017 Fila Brazillia - Slacker album art Fila Brazillia Slacker Pork Recordings PORK 017 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MF 004 Fila Brazillia - Brazilification album art Fila Brazillia Brazilification Mindfood Records MF 004 US 1994 Sell This Version
PORK 021 Fila Brazillia - A Zed & Two L's / Harmonicas Are Shite album art Fila Brazillia A Zed & Two L's / Harmonicas Are Shite Pork Recordings PORK 021 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MRB001T Fila Brazillia - Pelé / Sócrates album art Arakatuba + Ballistic Brothers / Arakatuba + Fila Brazillia Arakatuba + Ballistic Brothers / Arakatuba + Fila Brazillia - Pelé / Sócrates (Single) Mr Bongo MRB001T UK 1996 Sell This Version
mf010 Fila Brazillia - Sycot Motion EP album art Fila Brazillia Sycot Motion EP (EP) Mindfood Records mf010 US 1996 Sell This Version
PORK 033 Fila Brazillia - Soft Music Under Stars / Blood album art Fila Brazillia Soft Music Under Stars / Blood(12") Pork Recordings PORK 033 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PORK 040 Fila Brazillia - Wigs, Bifocals And Nurishment album art Fila Brazillia Wigs, Bifocals And Nurishment Pork Recordings PORK 040 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Pork 056 Fila Brazillia - The Speewah / Feathery Legs album art Fila Brazillia The Speewah / Feathery Legs Pork Recordings Pork 056 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PORK 060 Fila Brazillia - Throwing Down A Shape album art Fila Brazillia Throwing Down A Shape(12") Pork Recordings PORK 060 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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vinylot

vinylot

June 18, 2017
Almost 2 years since this crew last received the "discogs review" praise they truly deserve.
I have yet to hear any production or remix of theirs that is not worth hearing, at least, or owning.
Exceptional talents - though I will profess to preferring their mellower, druggier output to their more uptempo jungly stuff.
Either way you won't be disappointed - light up, drink up, or do neither, but DO put on your headphones and dig the sonic journey they will take you on.
kraff

kraff

July 2, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
They're different - since day one. combination of everything what's weird, funny, nice, mellow and fresh - that's Filla. Music for headz? Yes! If you're deep into downtempo, trip-hop, mo'wax stuff you should know each LP or 12;inch of Brazillia Cru. They suddenly disspeared. Maybe it was a right move. For me "Jump Leads" is like a most beatiful thing in my life.
snapyshot

snapyshot

October 2, 2013
edited about 1 month ago
Fila Brazillia are far too underrated. I can hardly describe what they give to me. Their output is/was constantly changing in style yet everytime surprisingly convincing. What's connecting most of their releases is a kind of strange peacefulness. I have nearly every release of them.
elnork

elnork

December 20, 2011
second comment, is pretty surprising the lack of comments, anyway, fila brazillia's sound is so great, you cannot miss anything from them, i think almost their whole production is full of gentle soul warming sounds, they are their own genre.
hal8999_

hal8999_

October 23, 2011
Wow, no comments for Fila Brazillia? I would put them in the same league as Thievery Corp and Kruder and Dorfmeister, stylistically as well as in terms of quality. Go listen to "luck be a weirdo tonight" and you will be shocked at the quality of musical production

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