Andreas Ryser (Dustbowl) and Daniel Jakob (Dejot) started out in 2003 as mobile laptop street musicians at the gates of the Sonar festival. This swiftly gave Filewile an international reputation.
During endless rehearsals for a Flamenco theatre-dance piece under the hot sun of southern Spain, DJ Dustbowl and musician and singer Dejot come up with the concept for Filewile, – following a strict DIY strategy. Music, production, distribution, concerts, merchandise – all done by themselves... enjoy all the freedom, take all the responsibility. Disappointment from previous project and the current state of the music business leave none but this way forward.
From 2003 Filewile release a free track online every month, while blasting the streets with their battery driven mobile sound-system.
Based in Bern, they soon play Clubs in Vienna (Dubclub), Berlin (nbi), London (Cargo), Zurich (Zukunft, Dachkantine)...
The Filewile sound keeps evolving: Dub influenced Electronica, twisted Hip Hop, Space Funk with Kalimba and plastic guitars, cut up Farfisa organ sounds and jangling percussion from mistreated echo devices with cheesy synthesiser sounds mashed up on top to create the rockin' Filewile sound!