Over the course of the first year of our little FKOFd imprint, we spent quite a lot of time looking back. Using past collaborations as reasons to look forward if you will. With the next few releases, we’re doing things a little differently – but with the same focus on documenting the broad sound spectrum dubstep represents…
One of the great things about FKOF these days is the number of demos we get sent. Yes, there is a lot of rubbish in the submissions, but there’s also the
not so occasional gem. FKOFd013, the first release in our second year of business, is a perfect example of uncovering these gems.
“The artists behind FKOFd013 have three albums and nearly forty singles, stretching back over the last 11 years, to their name. That’s quite a back catalogue – most of which is DnB. But when French producers Kantyze sent us an email full of 140 tunes, we knew they’d quickly be replicating their DnB following with an all-new dubstep fanbase.
“Igor and Frédéric have followed in the footsteps of other well-known DnB producers to bring their technical expertise to the dubstep sound. And are we excited to bring you their four track EP…
“The release opens with Chokey, a mythical creation full of Eastern influences, tight drumwork and a reassuringly powerful sub. Bring The Core, supported by the likes of Chestplate founder Distance, is the Kantyze tune we signed on the spot. Listen and you’ll understand. Digital Reality opens with some of the best stripped back atmospherics we’ve heard in ages. But don’t get too comfortable, it quickly switches up and fires off some hard hitting percussion. Ruff rounds off Kantyze’s FKOFd013, a minimal roller that seems a fitting end to the duo’s introduction to the FKOF following.
“Kantyze have made the move from DnB to dubstep. And if they keep producing tunes like these, we reckon they’ll fast become a force to reckon with…”
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. We’ve got three EPs in the top 15 on Juno’s most popular dubstep releases over the past 8 weeks (that’s a bit of a mouthful!) and Malleus’ FKOFd012 has been top 5 since it came out. Love and thanks to you all!
Here’s to another amazing year of dubstep – safe to say we’ve got some amazing releases lined up…
Peace, love and respect.