2020 is FatKidOnFire’s 10th birthday and we’re excited to be kicking the year of #FKOF10 with the latest addition to the FKOF fam. It’s another new artist to the roster, and it’s the first British artist on either imprint since March 2019’s FKOFd037 from the mighty Phossa.
Mike ‘B-Say’ Bissett has been on the rise over the last few years with a smattering of releases on well-respected labels like Badman Studios, Instigate Recordings and Substantial Audio. He’s also built a loyal fanbase with his bi-weekly radio show on the ever-impressive Subtle FM. We’ve been working with B-Say over the last twelve or so months (thanks for your tenacity, Mike!) to pull his FKOF Records debut together, and we’re really excited to introduce you to his heavyweight FKOFd042.
‘Empire‘ announces the four track EP with its suffocating lows and spiky synths, but it’s the keys that really set this one apart. Power. Track two, ‘Fever‘, is an infectious, rolling swell – continuing with the synths with a few sharp percs added for flavour. Things really warm up with ‘Lost Control‘, which promises to do what its title suggests in the dance with its meditative bassline – remember the beats, bass and space recipe and you’re good. B-Say clearly has with this one. We close out with ‘Richter‘, which brings its punchy sub and smoky atmospheres for good measure. It’s a well-rounded release and one, we think, does well to demonstrate why B-Say should be on the wider 140bpm radar.
We’ve got a lot coming over the next year or so as we mark our first decade, and we’re really pleased we get to mark the beginning of FKOF10 with these four tunes from B-Say. They’ve been doing damage since we got the masters back and we know they’ll continue to do so. Big up B-say!
FKOFd042 is available from the FKOFd Bandcamp and Juno from 14/02/20. It goes on general release (via all other good electronic retailers) two weeks later. 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!
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- B-Say – Lost Control [forthcoming FKOFd042]
- Mungk – Mood Swings [dub]
- Beatsforbeaches – Wydah [dub]
- Saule – Trouble Pending [HOTPLATES005]
- B-Say – Emparedado [forthcoming ???]
- Cartridge – Cashmere (Lord Jabu remix)
- N-Type – Way Of The Dub (Caspa remix) [Dub Police]
- Headland – The Judge [IMRV026]
- Lord Jabu – Swarm [dub]
- The Greys – Falcon 9 [Anti-Vision]
- B-Say – Empire [forthcoming FKOFd042]
- ??? – ??? [dub]
- Kryo – Chain Shot [dub]
- B-Say – Heritage [forthcoming ???]
- Phossa x Soukah – Through The Walls [dub]
- B-Say – Richter [forthcoming FKOFd042]
- Sebalo – Attain [INSTi023]
- B-Say – Shapeshifter [forthcoming ???]
- Chokez – Stumble [FKOFd029]
- B-Say – Fever [forthcoming FKOFd042]
- Phossa – Sully [dub]
- BNKRGBY – Jelly Face [dub]
- Thumper – Sea Tweeter [dub]
Producers, if you’ve got tunes for us, please feel free to send them our way.
Peace, love and respect.