Twelve months, twelve EPs, fourty eight tracks, a handful of chart-toppers and empirical proof dubstep is alive and well. When we released FKOFd001 none of us thought this venture would or could work – let alone go the distance – and, a year later, here we are.
Our past 11 releases have documented the range and quality available in 140bpm bass music. We’ve worked with producers from all over the world, doing our best to show just how global this little genre has become. Your support, no matter how big or small, has been integral in FKOFd. It’s been an amazing joint effort and is as much thanks to you as it is to us and the artists. FKOFd’s success is testament to our fans and followers who, on the whole, have bought into and supported what we’re trying to do.
But enough about looking back. What’s next?
“We’re ending our first year with a FKOFd EP from one of the most exciting American producers we’ve found. Malleus may not be quite as well known as some of his Stateside compatriots, but we think his FKOFd012 release will change that.
“Inspired by the foundation sound, Malleus has created an EP that places alongside early dubstep material while still sounding new and fresh. It’s a homage to the Big Apple days, built with a 2014 perspective. Vodun opens the EP, full of foreboding atmospheres, sharp percussion and unnerving synths that prepare you for the force of the second drop. Wall To Wall is the newest tune on the release, one most comfortable when played on the biggest sound system possible. The Message is a firm fan favourite, a tune that commands the reload with its hypnotic sampling and driving sub. Body Heat closes FKOFd012 with a minimal yet spacious structure and an almost volcanic bassline.
“As far as producers in the new wave of American dubstep go, Malleus may not have been the first producer you’d think of. But that might change with the Virginia-based musician’s FKOFd012…”
This release also marks the end of the FKOFd007-012 artwork template. We’ll be moving on to a different theme (potentially still working with Gritsy’s Huy Cao and the team at Pirate Radio Creative) for FKOFd013 onwards. We’ll be collaborating with Pirate Radio in the coming months for some new FKOF tees as well…
As always, Korrupt and I will be looking after FKOFd – 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!
And, as always, we’d like to say a huge Thank You to everyone supporting FKOFd. Juss B’s FKOFd010 is one of the best performing releases we’ve had over the past year – spending its first month firmly anchored to #1 on both of Juno’s Dubstep and Deep Dubstep sales charts. It’s even Juno’s best selling dubstep release from the last eight weeks. An amazing achievement. Soundproof’s FKOFd011 hit #1 and is still top 5 – so a huge Thank You to everyone who’s purchased, shared and enjoyed the release!
Here’s to another amazing year of dubstep – safe to say we’ve got some amazing releases lined up…
Peace, love and respect.