We’re bringing our attention back to the UK for the digital side of FKOF Records’ debut 2019 release. It’s been a while since we last dropped material from a Bristol-based producer, so we’re stoked to welcome a new addition to the family and kick off the new year in true FKOF style with FKOFd037…
Phossa‘s been on our radar for a while now, with his futuristic take on the 140bpm sound – a futuristic effort that still evokes the traditional beats, bass and space approach we love. He’s been raising profiles with last month’s Buried EP on White Peach (alongside frequent collaborator Glume) and has seen label support from a roster of imprints we’ve worked with and are fans of: Subaltern, Instigate and Gradient Audio. His FKOF debut brings four epic cuts to our catalogue, alongside a collab with Portuguese producer 3WA.
We launch FKOFd037 with Null, full of exquisite sampling and synth techniques, with the rest of the audial spectrum washing over you before the track takes an about-turn for the epic second drop. The aptly-titled Drones, which is as addictive as the Thelem version from 2013, continues the adventure as track two. Rolling low end, crisp percussives and the synths that’ll worm their way into your brain for the repeat listen. The third track is a joint effort, produced by (another artist new to the FKOF family) 3WA and Phossa. Heed is full of the deep and meditative vibes you’ll expect from a FKOFd release. Weight, space and vibes. Last, but definitely not least, we have Stygian: a production that brings the grimey vibes with its simplistic yet highly enjoyable experience. This one destroys the dance!
Bristol has always been a UK hotbed of musical talent – and we’re delighted to continue supporting with our latest release. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and we’re excited to see where these two artists go next.
FKOFd037 is available from the FKOFd Bandcamp and all other good electronic retailers from tomorrow, 01/03/19. 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.