Chad Dubz & friends – FKOFv004 - FatKidOnFire Presents

Chad Dubz & friends – FKOFv004

FatKidOnFire Presents

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It’s been a pretty busy year for FKOF Records. We’ve celebrated our 10th birthday, launched a new digital imprint and, so far, added 8 EPs and an 8 track double album to the back catalogue. And yet, before the end of 2020, we’ll have dropped another 2 EPs and our next physical release!

Our latest record sees four new artists join our roster for their FatKidOnFire debuts. We’ve long been fans of Chad Dubz, Biome, Eddy Seven and DJ Madd – so having all four of these incredible producers on one record is a pretty special moment. Get ready for this one… 

FKOFv004 is the third physical release from FKOF Records in 2020, following WZ’s FKOFv003 in January and the 2x 12” FKOF10 album celebrating 10 Years of FatKidOnFire earlier this summer.

We open with the heavyweight Chad Dubz and Biome collab – 455 – that’s been inspiring gunfingers and screwfaces around the world since being teased online a few months ago. It’s everything you’d hope the combination of two of 140bpm’s finest talents would create: incredible synths, crushing percussive power and atmospherics for days. Pure weight.

“A2 is another Chad Dubz collab, this time featuring Uprise Audio’s boss Eddy Seven on the buttons. Strictly has been doing regular damage on the FKOF Sessions show on Subtle Radio and is exactly what its sample says it is: ‘strictly for the sound system’. We signed this one for the mad switch up and the sub that hits harder than a rollercoaster. You’ll know what we mean when you hear this on the system. Absolute rudeness. 

“The B-side opens with the only Chad Dubz original mix on the record; the relentlessly effervescent Nilaari. It’s a production on the rowdier side of what we’d normally sign, but we knew we had to have it when Chad sent it our way. You’ll need a lie down after this one!

“We conclude by welcoming the legendary DJ Madd to FKOF Records for his debut, putting an old school, stripped back flip on 455. The remix evokes the brooding, dangerous dubstep sound from classic Minimal Mondays sets back in the day on Rinse – or the halfstep vibe from 2010-13. It’s a fitting end to what we feel is an incredible record. We hope you agree!” 

Our next vinyl-only (again, no digital) release is available for pre-order next Friday, 6th November 2020, and drops via general release from the usual suspects two weeks later – 20th November 2020. 

Pre-order FKOFv004 here

A1. Chad Dubz & Biome – 455 (Original Mix)
A2. Chad Dubz & Eddy Seven – Strictly (Original Mix)
B1. Chad Dubz – Nilaari (Original Mix)
B2. Chad Dubz & Biome – 455 (DJ Madd remix)

Chad’s kindly done us a favour and put a fire mix together to celebrate his debut with us. No track list, so no IDs. You can stream it below on SoundCloud and find it on Mixcloud here.

If you’re after our digital back catalogue, it’s available via the FKOFd Bandcamp (and helps fund our vinyl releases) and all other good electronic retailers.

Producers, if you’ve got tunes for us, please feel free to send them our way.

Peace, love and respect.