Budding Dubstep Star MASTADON Rebrands as MARAUDA
August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019
James first expressed his love of music through jamming with his schoolmates, taking his energetic and aggressive drumming style from death metal as well as being heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, growing up to a background of Helter Skelter and Dreamscape mixtapes.
Along came Music 2000 and James discovered the world of electronic sound, before an introduction to Reason opened up his eyes to a whole new world of music production beyond pre-made loops.
After hearing ‘Bandwagon Blues’ by Twisted Individual, James fell in love with the drum and bass sound and began to focus his talents on producing. Sharing his tracks with D&B radio stations led to the first recognition of his foot-thumping talents, and a first digital release ‘Unleash’ on Hammer Records followed in 2007, under the alias DJ Dose. He started working with Sensa and Jayline, with several more releases following, and James began to DJ to promote his own sounds.
In 2009 James began to dabble with producing dubstep, giving his tunes a big energy by incorporating the drum and bass layering technique into his dubstep sound. His first track ‘Make Our Day’ was quickly signed to 4:20 Records. And so began the raw sound that is ‘FuntCase’.
It wasn’t long before FuntCase began trading tracks with Doctor P, and an offer soon followed to bring James into the Circus Records camp with the release of his famed track ‘So Vexed‘, with ‘Mattress Punch‘ on the flip, in 2010.
Releases rapidly followed including ‘Gorilla Flex VIP’ on GetDarker’s Compilation ‘Pure Dubstep’, ‘Fuuuuk!’ on Dubsaw Recordings, and remixes for Ali Love and Marco Del Horno, the latter featuring on the Ministry of Sound’s compilation CD ‘The Sound Of Dubstep 2’.
With support from some of the biggest artists in the scene, the future looks bright for FuntCase. Highly sought after for his high energy sound DJ sets, and as a recognised member of the Circus Records crew, FuntCase now travels the globe promoting the dark side of dubstep, working hard, playing hard, travelling hard – doing his thing!