Here we are, another year done and another year closer to the next big milestone. Believe it or not; but 2020 is our tenth birthday. We’ve got some big plans and even bigger surprises coming your way!
This next release sees us close out a pretty solid 12 months for both imprints. We’ve got FKOFv002 coming your way early 2019 (news soon) and some truly epic material dropping via FKOFd imminently. On that note, here’s the next EP – the stomper that is FKOFd036…
“Three quarters of the musicians we’ve partnered with to release material via our FKOFd imprint in 2018 call Denver, Colorado home. Not bad going, given before this year we hadn’t worked with any producers from the Mile High City! Our next EP sees us partner with an upcoming artist we’ve got seriously high hopes for – and rounds out a relatively busy year for the label. Hold onto your hats, FKOFd036 has a stepper (or four) inside.
“1137 has less than a thousand followers on SoundCloud, but has impressed with his adventurous US-bred take on combining dubstep and grime – two UK genres – into the material you’ll be hearing across our last four tracker of this year. We’ve spent a bit of time watching the producers stepping between the lines of a number of electronic genres over the last twelve months, and the tunes we’ve signed from 1137 exemplify the music we’re most excited about at the moment.
“FKOFd036 opens with the meditative Can’t Escape It; a near 5m audial journey into the beats, bass and space we love so much. It’s a heads/ eyes down roller, that invites for more than a handful of listens with its warming low end, crisp drumwork and addictive synths. Undefeated follows, with a decidedly grimey approach to its production. It’s a tune that’d welcome an MC over the top of it in the dance, but is equally placed warming up the subs before the gunfingers come out. Watch for its sampling, instrumental placement and the near-roaring bassweight. Terror Dub continues the slide into almost straight grime instrumental territory, with its threatening atmospheres and strings. Watch for the flip on the 2nd drop, this one’s for the bass bins. Last, but definitely not least, we round off FKOFd036 with Engulfed – a track that evokes nightmarish experiences thanks to the keys up top, while crashing about with its sumptuous, enveloping basslines down low.
“We do say it with almost every upcoming artist we work with on releases, but if 1137 continues to produce material like the four tracks you’ll find in FKOFd036 he’s got a very promising future. Denver, this is clearly your time. Keep it coming!”
FKOFd036 is available from the FKOFd Bandcamp and all other good electronic retailers from today, 17/12/18. You can find the release archive across all platforms while you’re at it. And, as always, thanks and love to M7 Grafiks for the visuals and Beat Chef Mastering for the tasty masters!
Producers, if you’ve got tunes for us, please feel free to send them our way.
Peace, love and respect.