We’re starting 2014, after an extremely successful end to 2013 (with three chart topping releases from Dubfreq, Subreachers and 11th Hour and AKX), with FatKidOnFire’s fourth FKOFd release. And if you’ve been enjoying what we’ve been releasing so far, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve just finalised FKOFd009. That’s right; there are FKOFd releases sorted until June 2014…
FKOFd004 sees us transition away from the strict 140 sounds we’ve been sticking to with FKOFd001-003, picking up the tempo but staying true to the FKOFd vibe, with four truly huge bits from Austrian madmen DubApes…
“After our first three releases laid the foundations of what we’re looking to achieve with FKOFd last year, we’re opening 2014 with what we hope is an equally powerful message of intent. FKOFd004 also marks a slight departure from our norm, with the label’s first few drum & bass-esque releases. But fear not, all four tracks on this EP continue where we left off at the end of 2013…
“We’ve long been fans of Austria’s DubApes, a production and DJ duo who’ve been terrorising Europe with their unique take on bass music for the past few years. Having first caught our attention with a number of well received releases on Bacon Dubs, we snapped up a FKOFd EP we felt best summarised Lukas and Salim’s signature sound. ‘The City’ opens FKOFd004, full of threatening ambiance and powerful percussion. ‘Feel The Tribe’ bridles with tension before unleashing itself as a full-blown skank out riddim, there’s no other way to describe it. ‘Jah No Dead’ takes the EP down a few notches, full of stripped back vocals and floating synths supported by a sublime rolling sub. With its powerful low end and almost Oriental vibe, ‘Endangered Dreams’ brings the EP to a close – albeit one that’s equally at home on the stereo or on the largest of sound systems.”
FKOFd004 is out via Juno on 02/01/14 and goes on general release from all good electronic retailers from the 16/01/14.
And if you missed the news when we announced the releases in 2013, Korrupt and I will be looking after it for the foreseeable future – but the rest of the FKOF gang will be keeping an eye and an ear out for exciting bass-led music. Please send us your music to:
We’ll do our best to listen to it all!
Thank you to everyone who’s supported FKOFd so far – including everyone who’s actually purchased the release from Juno and the other retailers. I’ll be doing a 2013 recap/ review over the next few days charting what we achieved with the label (and everything else we’ve got up to in the past twelve months) but safe to say the response to FKOFd so far has blown me away. Thanks and love!
Peace, love and respect.