• Kinda

    Christmassy

    We know, we know … “Already?!”, you cry! But hear us out. It’s called Kinda Christmassy … as in ‘not Overtly Christmassy’ … so don’t shudder … embrace! 25 twinkling tracks of uplifting warmth and shivery beauty via wondrous solo piano tracks and delicate orchestral pieces. We also put together 10 carol renditions with a touch of Funky Junkies magic sprinkled in. Consider this an early, cosy Christmas present! Now then … what have you got for us? ;-) Kinda Christmassy … magical, festive, wintery, warm.

  • Retro

    Rewinds

    Once upon a time, The Junkies were looking through their old record collection when they suddenly thought “Cor … some of these choons are right ripe for some sampling, cutting, pasting and scratching!” So they took some vintage tracks, added some beats, did a bit of scratchin’ … and pressed record on the tape player. Old skool style! Retro Rewinds .. it’s Big Beat, Lounge, Electro Swing, Hip Hop and some Eclectic Sampledelia … PHEW!

  • Funky

    Cuts

    Somebody call a doctor! 27 cuts of the finest, funkiest tracks this side of 1976! Mmmmm-mmmn! Greasy bass lines, cheeky drum breaks, freaky brass … we got down, got dirty … the TFJ studio was SMOKING! Recorded straight to tape, us Junkies made it like it should be made … red raw … with bumps and bruises! Funky Cuts … so funky it hurts!

  • New

    POPVIRUS

    releases!

    Have a butchers and get your lug holes ’round three new releases from POPVIRUS. Rockin’ guitars, speedy freaks and anthemic vibes are the order of the day! Ahhh … and Drone Shop will get your brain ticking! Noice!

  • Do

    you

    like

    to

    WATCH

    ...?

    Ever wondered what us Funky Ones do all day? Well wonder no more! Click though to our live JunkieCam and see us in all our glorious Technicolor. If the cameras offline it’s probably because we’ve gone into town for some fish and chip s or something … but don’t worry … we’ll be back after a ciggie break or two!

  • Old

    Skool

    Latin

    Spirits

    o … Brazil ain’t all mankini’s and feathers y’know?! No, no, no! Chilled out bars, street life culture, cool cafes, tucked away record shops … you know there’s even a massive rainforest? So we drew upon all these great traditional latin vibes and got them laid down on wax all special like! Fancy something a bit more bangin’? Then Nu Skool Latin Spirits is your friend! Senhoras e Senhores Deputados … Old School Latin Spirits … it’s Retro-latino-agogo!

  • In

    House

    Composers!

    Are you troubled by a lack of tracks in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your office or edit suite? Have you or any of your colleagues ever wished your music could be better? If the answer is yes, then don’t wait another minute. Pick up your phone and call the professionals. The Funky Junkies! Our courteous and efficient in-house composers are on call 24 hours a day (yes … really!) to serve all your choonage needs. We’re ready to believe you!

  • Nu

    Skool

    Latin

    Spirits

    Crack open the Cachaça … we’re The Funky Junkies … and we’re up for the party! Colourful canavals, big time clubbing, some sunbathing on the beach … we absorbed as much of the Brazilian lifestyle as we could muster so you didn’t have to … all in the name of production music! This album all a bit too full on for ya? Don’t worry … check out Old School Latin Spirits! We think of everyone, bebê! Nu Skool Latin Spirits … it’s party time!

  • Licensing

    -

    EASY

    STYLE!

    You can now get quotes and license our music using the new Library Licence Manager from the MCPS/PRS on THIS link. It’s an excellent tool to get a great price for our music … and your license … in just a few clicks! If you have any questions then give us a tinkle or you can phone the media licensing team on 0207 306 4500. Bang on!

  • The

    POPVIRUS

    has

    landed!

    New to The Funky Junkies we welcome, all the way from Germany in Europe, the one and the only … POPVIRUS! These guys are quite simply as quirky, cool, upbeat and down right sexy as us! Everything you could possibly think of (and, yep, a lot you couldn’t dream up!) is in their library! Browse albums or get on The Choon Finder and do a search adding “Popvirus” at the end … you’ll recognise Popvirus tracks in searches by seeing a little PV Star icon next to the results! Have fun … the POPVIRUS has arrived!

  • The

    MAIN,

    the

    BED

    ...

    and

    the

    BASIC!

    Oh … and the 30″ Edit and Stings! All The Funky Junkies tracks come with hyper usable alternative mixes! The Main Mix is full on, the Bed Mix has loads of space for a voiceover and the Basic Mix has LOADS of space for sync sound too! We’ve also got lots of other mixes in the TFJ broom cupboard should need them – no vocals, no beats … you name it … we remixed it! Check them out using the drop down menu on each album page or using the new mixer icon … easy, innit?!?

  • Get

    a

    foot

    in

    the

    door!

    The Funky Junkies are starting up a new ‘composer initiative’ to help young composers get a good start in the production music world … and stop them falling into the trap of ‘royalty free’ composing. If you are a young music composer and would like to know more then drop us a line and we’ll tell you what the initiative is all about!

  • NEW

    WEBSITE

    FEATURES!

    Oh my! We’ve tweaked and tinkered with it, we stroked and cuddled up with it! And we love it! With our updated website, you can now favourite tracks, check out remixes, download entire albums, share and email links to individual tracks and find choonage ultra fast using our super boosted Choon Finder! Wanna know more? Chat with The Funky Junkies LIVE using the CHAT button down the bottom of the screen! Phew!

  • Brasil

    2014!

    Em apenas alguns meses, haverá algum futebol que está sendo jogado no Brasil. Mas … hein … GRANDE COISA! O que nós estamos indo para é a festa! A dança, as meninas, a música ao vivo … os espíritos latinos, baby! Bangers Phat dança, funkeiros sensuais e refrigerados fora vibage verão! Futebol? O que o futebol? Espíritos latino … é hora de festa!

  • The

    Choon

    Finder

    -

    BOOSTED!

    Take one rocket. Stick it up a Choon Finder’s jacksie. Waddyaget? A new, improved, faster, speedier, cheekier Choon Finder! Our search has been massaged, tweaked and given a nitrous boost! And with our new search bar, we’ve made things even easier. Your bestest results should come up top … whilst things get quirker lower down the list. The Choon Finder is also continually and dynamically doing clever maths stuff out the back to return even better results all the time! Boffins we are … geeks we be! Check it out!

  • The

    Funky

    ...

    WHO?!

    The Funky Junkies, baby! We supply music to the film, tv, radio and advertising industries all around the world, innit! Our music gets used by the likes of the BBC, ITV, loads of BSKYB channels, Channel 5, Channel 4, production companies, all types of national and local radio stations and websites … the list keeps getting bigger and we keep getting funkier! Not in the UK? Check out our overseas agents if you wanna get busy with us!

  • New

    to

    the

    Junkies'

    office

    ...

    A new Junkie staff member as arriven! Rhianne Starbuck has joined us as Head of Marketing … a role which involves taking out clients for drinks, giggles and late night McDonalds while the rest of us are stuck in the studio! Wanna hook up for a coffee and sticky bun? Give us a ring and tell us what ya need!

  • Piano.

    For

    Film.

    Ahhhh … here’s an album that does exactly what it says on the tin! (Apologies … see artwork … I just type in what I’m given … it was a poor pun … I know it, you know it!) But honestly … this album is sublime. Gorgeous piano and touches of strings played exquisitely by the Junkies, with rhythm, pathos, love, class, regret and with questions unanswered. You’ll have the punters crying in the aisles in no time!
    Piano. For Film. … delicate themes and underscores.

  • 15

    Songs

    by

    Emme

    Packer

    Those that know The Funky Junkies intimately will know we’re country girls at heart. So when we discovered the beautiful Americana of Emme Packer from a small farming community in Utah … we just had to get her music to a wider audience. Emme has a heartbreaking back story of her own which you can read about on her blog. Whilst she battles with that, we’ve promised we’ll do our job and get her songs heard by you. Love, loss, break ups and make ups … it’s all in there … just like our lives … and just like yours.

  • Particularly

    Hipstery

    Hipsters of the world Unite! Every coffee shop, every sunny day at the park, every Genius Bar … they shall be ours! Take to the road on your fixies, grow your facial hair as awesome as possible, wear your fluorescent, leopard print skinny jeans with pride. We are the hipsters, the dudes, the dweebs, the geeks, the nerds, the dorks … and of course The Junkies! And we shall inherit the Earth! Particularly Hipstery … so not mainstream!

  • We

    Mean

    Business

    You might have noticed over the past few years that the economy … well … it’s buggered! And you might also have noticed that no one seems to be able to pull their finger out and turn things around! But have no fear … The Funky Junkies are here … and we (the people) are gonna get it sorted! It ain’t gonna be plain sailing … but we bring pure determination, brainstormed inspiration, team motivation and clever innovation to the table. You? You bring the biscuits! We Mean Business … aiming for success!

  • Charidee!

    Every year we pass on some of our music royalties to some people who won’t spend it on studio gadgets! We’re proud to have supported Jigsaw4u10 Million MetresThe Music Therapy Charity, ‘Help Me Hear‘, ‘International Disaster Volunteers‘, ‘Berkshire Festival of Music Arts‘, ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People‘ … these people do good stuff! Check ‘em out!

  • Posh

    Stuff

    Can we be serious for a moment? Lovely … then we’ll begin. Sublime and sophisticated, glassy and classy. Produced, particular, pretty and plush. We dimmed the lights when recording this one and kept them low when mixing it. Gorgeous grooves meet mellow melodies with hints of orchestras, trip hop, chill and organic acoustica all cuddling up alongside one another … and a few snooty things to boot. Nice. So sit back, relax and get the runner to order in a gourmet burger this time! Posh Stuff … keeping it classy.

  • Phat

    Bangers!!!

    No one can stop it! The rise of E.D.M. keeps, um, rising! Of course us Brits did it all 25 years ago … but things have changed a lot in that time! Look, we’re not talking subtle here, ok? Expect the ruff, the epic, the cheeky, the deep. There are some lighter choons in the middle but overall this one is havin’ it … large … BIG STYLE! Watch ya bass bins! Phat Bangers … explosive electronic dance music!

  • ANOTHER

    Winner!

    MASSIVE congratulations to Martin Gent over at AETN who was only TWO away from guessing our pill jar jar had 1805 pills contained within it! We think it was all skill … and luck had nothing to do with it! He has won an iPad 3 but because we are nice, we swapped it for 500 quids worth of Apple Store vouchers! He owes us a very large beer!

  • The

    Choon

    FINDER!

    Life. It’s difficult enough without searching for music! What you want is to find it! So boys and girls … we made The Choon Finder! It’s pretty simple. We stayed away from those over complicated search systems and steered clear of the ‘oh so groovy’ ones too! We made it eeeeasy! Press a combination of buttons for the type of choon you’re looking for … and you’re done! BOOM!

  • Going

    MOBILE,

    baby!

    During our website re-rub we made sure that it was coded for for your iPad, your iPhone and all manner of other mobile devices that you might own! You can browse our albums on the bus, demo our tracks on the train … and you can use The Choon Finder on a first date! That’s how we like to impress … and so should you!  Try and keep your iOS and other browsers as up to date for best results! Enjoy!

  • It's

    a

    Conspiracy!

    We’ve built our bunker, we’ve stocked up on supplies … The Junkies know the end of the world is coming! Do you? Come on! We’re not talking meteors and aliens … we’re talking bankers, governments … the Illuminati, man! They’re out to get us, they’re out to get you … we know it! So let’s have it … time the 1% get the message. We The People! It’s a Conspiracy … and the truth will out!

  • The

    Swingers

    Party

    Dinner parties. One minute you’re passing around the After Eight mints … and the next minute you’re removing your best mate’s wife’s bra! We’ve all been there! So at TFJ we had a rummage through some drawers and came across some tunes we bashed out years ago! Swingtastic! Put your keys in the bowl … and pray you don’t get Mr Watts from number 35! The Swingers Party … it’s sex in the suburbs!

  • Baggy,

    Britpop

    and

    Beyond

    Ahhh … the hazy days of the 90′s. We remember them like it … no, hang on … we don’t remember them that well at all! Our Junky brain cells ain’t what they used to be. But we DO remember the music! Music that had riffs. Music that had melody. Music that made you wanna dance, mosh and sing-along! Oh well … at least we have One Direction to fill that gap now! Baggy, Britpop and Beyond … halcyon indie from the 90′s!

  • Totally

    Zen

    Here’s a fact … we love to party! But even The Junkies need some R&R from time to time! A good rub down, a piece of fruit … failing that six weeks in The Priory! So along our rehab travels we got inspired to write a tune or two. 34 chilled out vibes, keeping the new age dial set low and the holistic knob cranked all the way to the right! Totally Zen … relaxing drones, tones and soundscapes!

  • Beyoncé

    w,

    w,

    w,

    w,

    WINNER!

    HOORAH! Congratulations to Gareth Cash @ BSKYB who won two VIP tickets to see Beyoncé. Commiserations to everyone who didn’t win … we had a silly amount of entries but as always it’s first out of the hat … Gareth was the one that to shake his jelly that time!

     

  • FIX

    it

    in

    the

    r,

    r,

    remix

    ...

    All of our tracks download with underscores and alternative mixes. But if you need one of the tracks tweaked then get on the blower and let us know! We can either get it changed in our state of the art 1980s studio or we can supply you with the stems and you can be all Superstar DJ yourself! Limo from the airport and champagne on ice not included!

  • Energy

    Buzz

    Ok … we’re bang on it here! We’re talking blood, sweat, tears. We’re talking no pain no gain and plenty of training. We’re talking like … no Greggs’ Cheese Pasties for a whole month! But if you want be the best then (as we know) dedication is what you need! Powerful beats, bouncing basslines, meaty guitars and lots of endorphin fun! Bring. It. On. Energy Buzz …. fully charged and ready to go!

  • And

    the

    winner

    is

    ...

    Congratulations to Ashley Randall over at Disney who has won 500 quids worth of Apple store vouchers via Joke Off prize draw in September! Ashley … we like the look of the new iPhone … no wait … the iPad … um actually we like that MacBook Air … oh … it’s so difficult to choose?!??! Well done you lucky man with love from your new favourite music library! x

  • Subtle

    Little

    Things

    Sometimes, us Junkies like to do something Posh. For Subtle Little Things we lost the beats and those banging bass lines and pulled out a brand new Alba microphone to capture some truly beautiful music! Halcyon countryside holidays, chilling out with friends in the park and delicately fragile moments. And you thought we didn’t have it in us?! Pfff!

  • CHOOSE

    us,

    USE

    us!

    So here’s the deal. Use our music and get free stuff … it’s as simple as that. Some would call them bribes, others would call them incentives … we call them KICKBACKS! If you can prove that you’ve slipped some of our funky vibes into your productions, or given us a good idea, then you may just get something extra funky from the Junkies!

  • Winning

    Indie

    Everyone knows by now that The Funky Junkies are the rock stars of library. Just the other week Trucker Trash was out until 1am and had to get the night bus all the way back to East Dulwich! So … who you gonna turn to if you want some “fist in the air” indie rock anthems fit for a sports stadium or two?! Well … it’s obviously gonna be us innit! Winning Indie … plugged in stadium anthems!

  • 8

    Bit

    Trips

    We plugged a ZX Spectrum into an Atari into an Amstrad into a BBC Micro Computer into a Speak ‘n’ Spell into an Akai S900 into a handheld Donkey Kong game into a copy of Space Invaders into a vocoder synth into a guitar amp. Then we typed into the ZX Spectrum >10 PRINT “THE FUNKY JUNKIES ARE SKILL” >20 GOT0 10. Then we hit record on the tape machine! 8 Bit Trips … addicted to bytes!

  • And

    the

    BLOG

    goes

    on

    ...

    Fancy keeping up with the random rants and musings of us here at Junkies HQ? Then why not follow our blog where we’ll be setting the world to rights from time to time over a particularly fine Pouilly-Fuissé and Café Creme cigars! (Don’t expect daily updates … even monthly would be pushing it!)

  • Other

    Worlds

    Aliens. If you know anything about us then you’ll know that we’d be believers! But after years of sending telepathic messages to the E.T.’s … they still haven’t come to get us! Enough is enough. Time to go find them ourselves! So grab your Space Raiders (only 20p!), fasten your seatbelts and join us on The Funky Junkies’ magical mystery tour to the stars! Other Worlds … it’s like … really spaced out, man!

  • Seaside

    Rock

    If you’re anything like The Funky Junkies, you’ll be tightening your belt and swapping the Seychelles for the Seaside this year! So we rustled up 37 summery, guitary tracks (yeah … 37, baby … we don’t mess about you know!) to take along for the ride! With the Fun Button firmly taped down on the mixing desk, we made sure that we covered every eventuality! Seaside Rock … a bumper load of summer fun!

  • Beds,

    underscores,

    edits

    and

    tings!

    Don’t forget that all the tracks have lots of alternate versions for you to delve into. Screeching synth line getting in the way? Bin the Main Mix and use the Basic Mix! Vocals not needed. Lose them quick smart … and use the Bed Mix! It’s like Speed Dating but with choons instead of double-baggers. Not that we’ve ever been Speed Dating … ahem …

     

  • Cranked

    Kids

    Natural this, no colourings that, free from preservatives … blah de bloody blah! Where’s the fun in eating all that rubbish? No wonder kids today look so ill all the time! What they need is the staple diet what made us Junkies the fine figures we are today! Sugar. Colourings. Fat. Flavourings. Preservatives! Those things make you feel good ‘innit!? Cranked Kids … 100% artificial everything!

  • Coffeeshop

    Vibes

    Right then. Take one tall, skinny, 180 Degrees, Half Caff Macchiato. Add a touch of caramel and a sprinkle of grated chocolate. Take a seat. Roll up a Colombian Doobie. Light it. Order a couple of space cakes and chow down. Come on … we’re all adults here! You thought we meant coffeeshop as in Starbucks? You do know we’re called The Funky Junkies right?! Coffeeshop Vibes … 27 mellow flavours!

  • Funky

    Jams

    So the brief from the Boss Man Tim went something like this. “Right. Here’s an old drum kit, some guitars, a bass, a horn section, some breakbeats, a keyboard and sampler, a crate of dusty vinyl and a pair of decks. Get jammin’!’ Junkies enter studio. Junkies exit studio 79 minutes later with this little lot. Junkies smugly return to telly and KFC bucket. Funky Jams … sticky, lickin‘ fixes!

  • Want

    to

    be

    our

    FRIEND

    ...?

    No Junky is an island as the saying goes. We might be massive show offs giving it the big one but we also like to listen to you from time to time! So using this new fangled interweb thing we can stay in touch everyday! Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN … we’re on them all! We can’t guarantee that we’ll be coherent 100% of the time (especially before 11am!) but we’ll try our best … ok?

  • Proper

    Soccer

    Footballers. They’re overpaid. They’re underworked. They’re non-stop shaggers! And you know what us Junkies say?! Nice work if you can get it! But glory don’t come easy. It takes trials, training, plenty of punditry and some big match moments. So until you’ve done your time and proved you’ve got real talent … get stuck in and give it some welly! Proper Soccer …  this ain’t no fantasy football …

  • We

    want

    YOUR

    music

    ...

    !

    Think you’ve got what it takes to be one of The Funky Junkies? We’ll be the judge of that! Get over to Soundcloud and send us your demos. We’ll either have a right laugh at your expense or we’ll offer you a lucrative recording contract … all the peanuts you can eat!

  • Sex,

    Drugs

    and

    Rock

    n

    Roll

    ...

    Here we go! The Funky Junkies‘ first release starts as we mean to go on  namely a hedonistic mix of bass, beats, guitars and debauchery! Each and every track has been designed to get your crotch, teeth and axe grinding … all at the same time! You want it big? You want it hard? You want it so, so bad?!?! Careful what you wish for because with SDRNR … resistance is futile.

  • Feed

    your

    ADDICTION

    ...

    !

    Sign up, get involved, crack open the fireworks and enter our competitions! To thank those who love the Junkies, we’ll be running the odd prize draw for everyone on our mailing list to win some very tasty prizes. Hand over a great idea to us Funky Ones and then we’ll send you some branded junk that we have laying around the office to thank you!

  • Takeaway

    Menu

    lt’s a pretty simple concept. We love music. And we bloody LOVE takeaways. So we mashed the two together! We took some spicy flavas, the odd drum loop or ten, plenty of instruments from around the world and then cooked ‘em up into a taste explosion! Takeaway Menu … hot and spicy … with extra cheese!

  • Want

    some

    CONTACT

    ...?

    Give us your details and we’ll keep you up to date with all our Funky Stuff!  Competitions, new tracks, incentives, news, gossip, deals, parties and pranks! We promise we won’t sell on your details to anyone and will try not to leave them on an unsecured USB stick aboard the 18.39 from Waterloo!

  • Tech

    Heads

    Computers, the internet, broadband connections and (our personal favourite) website streaming. We love ‘em all! Yet every now and again disaster strikes. We’re talking crashes, disconnections, computer viruses and general technology woes. But don’t worry! Help is at hand! Pass the hammer and let The Funky Junkies have a crack at it! Tech Heads … smashed up electronica for shouting over!

  • Them's

    the

    RULES

    ...

    All the Junkies are available for commissions, bespoke writing and composing to picture. And we can also remix our existing tracks, shorten them, make them longer, add vocals … well pretty much anything you need us to do really. We can even come to your office and do a little dance for the right price! Get on the blower or email the Junkies HQ and tell us what you need.

  • Freaky

    Africa

    Africa plus Library normally equals majestic soundtracks and tribal drumming. Oh dear … how boring! We’re The Funky Junkies … we don’t do normal and we don’t do boring! Our formula was quite different. Take a kicking track (dance, rock, funk, indie) then sample up a bunch of African vibes and slap them across the top! Mental or what?! Freaky Africa … welcome to the bizarre safari!

  • Give

    us

    YOUR

    ideas

    ...

    We can‘t think of everything! We’re good … but not that good! So if you have an idea for an album, a track or a feature for our website, email us with your suggestions. Depending on what you come up with, we’ll send you some our Funky Junkies Junk like t-shirts, USB sticks, headphones and other such love.

  • Back

    In

    The

    Day

    Remember the old skool? Baggy jeans, floppy hair? The pills, the thrills, the lights, the lasers? The 303? The 808? Chicago House and Detroit Acid? What’s your name, where you from? Flyers, free raves, hardcore, you know the score? The happy, smiley faces of a blissed out generation? Well here is Back In The Day … and it’s time to take it back …

  • Use

    us

    and

    WIN

    Stuff

    ...

    !

    Wanna win some hand picked, top notch prizes? For every Funky Junkies album release we will be running a competition to win some very tasty prizes. To enter the competitions, just tell us when and where you’ve used our music!

  • Head

    Honcho

    INFO

    ...

    The Master of The Funky Junkies Universe is a geezer called Tim Rushent. Along with being a part-time Ricky Gervais lookalike, Tim sits in the studio with the Junkies pushing the tracks that little bit further. This normally involves panning things around a lot, ordering in pizza, occasionally saying ‘Yeah, that sounds better” when we haven’t changed a thing and generally getting in the way.

  • Destination

    Exploration

    After listening to the completed CD of this album even we sat back in horror and said, “We’ve gone too far this time!” Swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous, this album will help you find new ways to ‘Have It‘ and new ways to ‘Chill’! So pack the choons into your rucksack and head off into the sunset! Destination Exploration … completely lose it on planet earth!

  • Show

    us

    your

    LOVE

    ...

    You diggin’ us? You liking this? You feeling The Funky Junkies vibe, baby? Then help us spread the gospel of The Funky Junkies around the world and link us up to your social network! In return (if we think you’re worthy!) we’ll give away a pair of our very exclusive The Funky Junkies headphones so you can listen to our funky stuff in crystal clear stereo and in our red and white style! Shhhhhexy!