This Friday’s FACT mix is a session of bottom-heavy UK Funky by DJ Champion.

You can expect to hear a lot from DJ Champion this year. In 2009, the year that saw the breakthrough UK Funky acts from the previous Summer find a wider audience and broaden their own horizons, Champion filled up the space left in the underground with a series of anthems, ‘Lighter’, ‘Tribal Affair’ and ‘Motherboard’. As he told FACT in a recent interview, he spent the next year tied down to a deal that didn’t seem to go anywhere, but he’s back with a vengeance for 2011, with EPs penciled in for release through his own label and Terror Danjah’s Hardrive.

This Saturday, Champion will be headlining our room at the Sunday Best & FACT party at South London’s Cable, alongside three more up-and-comers from London’s underground club scene, Logos, Brey and Ossie. Sunday Best bring Photek, Actress, Bullion and more to Room 1. More details here.

We’re waiting on the tracklist for Champion’s FACT mix [update: we now have it!], but we can tell you that it features plenty of his own productions, cut and chopped into tracks from Joe, T. Williams, Funkystepz, Ill Blu and more. It’s smooth, but it’s nice and tough at the same time. Which, let’s face it, is how both of us like it.


S – Tee – Crunk VIP (Champion dub)
LR Groove – Childs Play (Champion dub)
Beat Bullys – Bounce (Champion remix)
Funkystepz – Shocker
Champion – Motherboard
Joe – Claptrap
T. Williams feat. Terri Walker – Heartbeat (Mosca remix)
Funkystepz – Hurricane Riddim
Swindle feat. Roses Gabor – Spend Is Dough (Roska remix)
Breach – Fatherless
Champion – Lighter VIP
Ill Blu – Overdose (Champion remix)
Encore – The One (Champion remix)
Champion – Untitled vs. Like a G6
Funkystepz – Cut Above
DJ Naughty – Champagne
Joe – Rut
Addictive – Bad Girl (Champion remix)
DJ Naughty – 5th Gear
DJ Naughty feat. Songbird – Get Down (Champion dub)
Funkystepz – Fuller
Platnum – Signals (Champion dub mix)
Serious – Ghost
Troublesum – Boot Install
Champion – 1994
Funkystepz – Caution
Champion – Lose Control
Addictive – Domino Effect (DJ Naughty remix) (Champion dub)
Champion – Lose
LR Groove – Buckshot
McLean – Finally in Love (Champion dub)



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