Thanks for your time FFM!
Now that we are almost at the end of 2017, what are some words you would use to describe this year?
Scotty: Aggressive, Bold, Never underestimated, Consistent
Renato: Truly Blessed and it Flew By…
Timothy: Great Music and Production Family Time
What have been some of the highlights for the label?
Scotty: Taking FFM from a Brand that hosted Mixes and Shows..to a World Wide record label. From it`s inception till now, we have and always will Honor the true pioneer of BB Rick West. He is the Reason it started and will Continue. R.I.P Rick West.
Timothy: Definitely having 4 or more tracks in the beatport top 100 for several months at a time. Also having a label has had us involved with some pretty amazing shows over the past few years.
Renato: Staying In Top 10 for 4 months with Heart Player Colombo. Working with Colombo on a couple of Projects. And working with New Artists..like JRok and Nerve
What’s in store for 2018 for Funky Flavor Music?
Timothy: In 2018 we will be gearing up for our 100th release. Stay tuned…we have something special in store.
Scotty: FF Has and will continue to be at the forefront of consistent releases. Also adding label compulations, full alblums and multiple track EPs.
Renato: Just keep grinding finding New artist that will fit in the FFM Family. And getting our Main website done and working smooth.
What made you decide to create Record Label?
Timothy: It just seemed like a natural next step after all our mix series were doing so well. We also owe the idea of starting Funky Flavor Music to Orlando’s own breakbeat legend D Xtreme.
Scotty: Funky Flavor and FFMusic were born to legendary DJ/Producer Rick West. After attending Rick’s memorial in Tampa I knew I wanted to continue the Legacy of Rick West and Flavored Beats
Renato: With a Record Label you can really step up your presence and more Passion to a World wide Platform…Also we can reach out to Talent that might get overlooked. I Enjoy developing and helping new talent that have passion for the Music. Nobody ever reached out to me as a DJ/Artist…So I try to do the Opposite and give back.
How did you come up with the name?
Timothy: The name Funky Flavor was the brain child of Scotty after he attended the Rick West memorial party. He wanted to find a way to pay his respect to a legend. Since we already had the branding with Funky Flavor, Funky Flavor Music was an obvious choice for the label name.
What was the first album that you ever bought?
Timothy: Some random spanish trance track, I cant remember who it was by, but the song title was “Universo”
Scotty: Master Of Puppets Metallica
Renato: Actually It was 3 pieces of Vinyl from Vinyl Frontier Cliff Tangretti sold to me DynaMix Give The DJ a Break Bass Bin Twins Green and A1 Love
What album are you most proud of in your label?
Timothy: Definitely very proud of the Forever West track and all the amazing remixes that came from it.
Scotty: Forever West Colombo
Renato: Heart Player EP feat. Colombo and Renato Guirao
In your years in the music business, what is the best thing about being involved with it and the worst?
Timothy: The best part for me is giving new artists the platform to get their music out to the masses. The worst part is that my day job is very hectic and with new releases every week, I try to give every track the promoting they deserve, but sometimes I just cannot.
Scotty: The Best…is knowing that people I have never met are positively impacted by the music we release. The Worst….Trying to keep up with the ever changing EDM world…I love all music..Can’t listen to it all.
Renato: Its all good…. when you are involved with something you love:)
What’s your most memorable experience inside the label?
Timothy: Definitely being a part of some really great shows. From our wake N break series of events to big shows like the Reunion. Def looking forward to the Prismatic new years eve party!
Scotty: When DJ Rob-E called me on Apr1 2015 and asked to do a mix for FF
Renato: Getting to work with Colombo
What does your day-to-day look like?
Timothy: Busy, Busy, Busy. Did I mention busy?
Scotty: Music, Mixes, Artist, Producers and the best Music. I would not trade for nothing..I Love It
Renato: Blessed with NO Stress
When looking into potential new artists to sign, what are some of the qualities that you find exciting
Timothy: Creativity, good energy, flexability and great attitude.
Scotty: I would Say the Same…
Renato: I Agree
Do you have any advice to offer up to incoming artists/djs/bands?
Scotty: Yeah …Know your History, Roots, Do your own thing but don`t be cocky because their is always someone better Take Advice and have Fun
Renato: Stay Humble and treat people how you would like to be treated and Learn the word RESPECT
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about the Records?
Scotty: Play some Skynard Man!!!!!
Renato: Two Roads diverged in the wood…and I took the Road less Traveled…