Feature Artist: Philthkids
Future Booty crew Philthkids have been making a name for themselves with their distinct brand of absurd ghetto-space party music. Born and raised in east-end Toronto, the kids grew up surrounded by 90s rave culture and local personalities such as Marcus, Mystical Influence, Medicine Muffin and Sniper. Their sound is reminiscent of the early 90′s Jungle era — lush euphoric minor chords and deep penetrating subs — one is reminded of peak historical moments in Toronto’s history as one of the largest Jungle movements of the 1990s.
The Philthkids have worked with many names across the globe including Chrissy Murderbot, Bombaman, Big Dope P and Detroit Legend Dj Assault. In respect to their own productions, you can expect to hear a wide gamut of sounds influenced by genres including Jungle, Detroit Techno, Acid House and the infamously rugged production techniques of Chicago Footwork music. In 2013, the crew expands their reign of ghetto-space with the launch of their own label ‘Philthtrax’, intended as a vehicle for pushing all new original Jungle-Juke hybrid tracks.
The Philthkids first emerged into the global Footwork/Ghettotech community in 2010, with two experimental EPs entitled ‘All Out’ and ‘Liquor Store’ (released on Toronto-based label ‘Intellegenix’). In September of that year, they landed a track on Beatport’s ‘Guide to Juke Trax’ – placing them next to some of the hottest names in the scene such as Slugo, Rashad, Spinn, Nate and DJ Godfather.
In 2011, Philthkids joined the roster on Vancouver-based label ‘Aufect’. Their debut release ‘For the Booty’ gained them recognition among Vancouver’s bass scene. Shortly after, Aufect released a massive ‘For the Booty’ remix EP featuring cuts from HxdB, Bombaman, Big Dope P, Cryogenetic, Frank Grimes, Cure and Detroit legend DJ Assault.
Later that year, their single ‘Mo Fiyah’ went out on France-based label Moveltraxx. In 2012, they released their 5th EP ‘Fluctuations’ on Aufect as well as a cheeky three-track release compiled by Chrissy Murderbot for Chicago-based imprint ‘Loose Squares’.