Fila Brazillia is an electronica collaboration from Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire in North-East England. Formed in 1990 by Steve Cobby & David McSherry, they play electronica, ambient, techno, rock, funk and dub, and are sometimes erroneously described as downtempo.
Their early releases on Pork Recordings (also based in Hull), Old Codes New Chaos, Maim That Tune, Mess, Black Market Gardening, Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight and Power Clown followed. After creating their own music label with Sim Lister, Twentythree Records, they released further albums A Touch Of Cloth, Jump Leads, The Life And Times Of Phoebus Brumal, Dicks and Retrospective.
They also released a DJ mix album for the Azuli Records Another Late Night series, Another Late Night: Fila Brazillia in 2001 and Another Fine Mess : Fila Brazillia in 2002.
Their collaborations include working with Harold Budd and Bill Nelson to release Three White Roses & A Budd (Twentythree Records, 2002).
They co-produced the first Twilight Singers LP Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers with Greg Dulli in 2001.
Cobby and McSherry have produced more than 70 remixes for artists including Black Uhuru, Busta Rhymes, DJ Food, Lamb, Radiohead and The Orb.
Bill Hicks, the controversial American stand-up comedian, satirist and social critic 'appears' on Fila Brazillia's album Maim That Tune (1996) and the album is dedicted to Hicks.
Their music has made its mark both on small-screen blockbusters (such as CSI and Sex and the City) and cult cinema films (such as Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants and Once in a Lifetime (documentary), a 2006 documentary about the New York Cosmos soccer team.
"Mermaids" (Pork Recordings, 1991)
"Neanderthal" (Twentythree Records, 2007) Singles
Sycot Motion (Mindfood, 1996)
Three White Roses & A Budd (with Harold Budd and Bill Nelson) (Twentythree Records, 2002 - recorded 2000)
Saucy Joints (Twentythree Records, 2002)
We Build Arks (Twentythree Records, 2002)
One Track Mind (Twentythree Records, 2007) EPs
Music for Freelance (1999)
Retrospective (Twentythree Records, 2006) Compilations
Brazilification - remixes 95-99 (Kudos, 1999)
12 Brazilliant Remixes
B2 - 21 Brazilliant Remixes (Twentythree Records, 2003) Remixes
Another Late Night: Fila Brazillia (Azuli Records, 2001)
Another Fine Mess: Fila Brazillia DJ Mix Albums
The Solid Doctor
The Heights of Abraham
North East Sound System
J J Fuchs
Steel Tiger Records Other Cobby projects