2011 was a pretty amazing year for FatKidOnFire, the Facebook page broke 500,000 impressions, the SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook accounts all surpassed 1,00 fans and the site had hits from 2/3 of the globe. And it’s only a few short months until the site’s second birthday; which is a pretty amazing/ scary thought!
I thought it’d be a worth taking a look back at last year and see which updates you guys enjoyed the most.
[2011 in pageviews]
Tonight, I’ll recap the 10 most popular MakeItGood x FKOF interviews/ mixes and early next week I’ll go through the brand features (and everything else). Thank you to everyone who’s supported FatKidOnFire over the past year and here’s to 2012; our second birthday and a bigger and better year than the last.
We welcomed Duckem to FKOF; the first Greek to feature here on the site, at the beginning of October. After publishing the feature, I was stoked to learn that Alex’s interview was his first ever – it’s always good to be the first to introduce great talent! His mix is a great combination of his own music and tracks from producers both he and I are huge fans of. Give it a re-listen, re-read the interview and if you want the download hit me up.
2011 was a great year for featuring young talent – both producers and DJs. Bristol’s Jestah is the latter (although he has since upped his production game) but he didn’t hang about with his 40m vinyl-only mix – and it apparently went down a storm with you guys. Definitely worth a re-listen and get in touch for the download if you missed out the first time round!
I’ve been a huge fan of Thelem‘s work; way back before I first met him at the Rood FM x Orientis Recordings event in Reading last summer. 2011 was a fantastic year for Matty and his exclusive feature for MIG and FKOF is still testament to why he’s one of dubstep’s rising stars – as is its popularity with you guys since I posted it in August. Thelem is (still) one to watch for the next 12 months.
TZR‘s feature was only published in mid October of last year – but his dub-littered mix proves that the real deep and dark sounds are alive and well in America. Even if Skrillex is being nominated for 5 Grammy awards. Some people are doing it right! Tom is definitely one of those. Catch TZR’s releases this year, and don’t miss some of the amazing collabs he’s got going on. A rising talent!
Along with Subreachers and the producer/ DJ below, Copenhagen’s RDG delivered one of my favourite mixes from 2011 – a true standout 40m. It’s a beaut; and is more than well worth a listen back. Last year was a great one for Ruben and judging by how 2012 has started (with a release on Denmark’s All Out Dubstep), the next 12 months are set to continue RDG’s increasing popularity. Don’t sleep on his collab project, ROOT, with JB either…
It’d be pretty difficult to find an artist pushing the original dubstep sounds who had a better year in 2011 than Manchester’s Compa did. Supporting the strict vinyl-only dungeon sound took Will to Gothenburg to visit the Dubstep Bastards, saw him playing GetDarker’s live webcast on a handful of occasions and generally taking the world by storm. 2012 is already looking like another stellar year for the young producer, with 4 12″ releases, a nomination for ‘Best New Producer’ at the Dubstepforum Awards and a spot on the main room lineup at GetDarker’s February event at Cable. Get to know Compa. 2012 is his year.
I was more than pleasantly surprised to see Caski featuring this high in the year’s most popular MIG x FKOF features; mainly because his interview and mix only dropped a few weeks into 2011.
His MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire mix is the only one (to date) that’s been blessed by an MC – massive shoutout to Cessman for that one. Caski’s mix is an old one, but listening back to it it’s still one of the best the series has had. Jump on it and get at me for the download if you slept first time round!
2011 was a good year for content here at FatKidOnFire. It was the year that the MakeItGood x FKOF series well and truly took off and the special celebration we had for #75 makes a very welcome start to the top 3 most popular mixes of the year.
I find it hard to describe just how amazing Vandera‘s 60m, 45-track blend of bass music subgenres is. But given it’s the 3rd most sought after mix of the year (with just over 2000 plays and almost 1000 downloads), it seems I’m not the only one who thinks so! Jasper’s contribution is a worthy way to celebrate 75 features and is one of the few truly timeless mixes in the archive.
Another surprise storms into the top 10 most popular mixes from 2011 –arguably the closest thing to royalty I’ve had the fortune of featuring here on FatKidOnFire. Jamie Rodigan‘s dad laid the foundations for dub and reggae in the UK (so much so that David Rodigan has his own version of Marka), and I’m pretty sure I’m not the first to say Jamie’s obviously inherited his father’s selection skills. Even though Jamie’s feature was one of the first posts of 2011, its the 2nd most popular of the year. I’ve not listened to his mix for a while so I’m stoked it’s featured so I can give it another go on the stereo!
1. MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #53 – Perverse
The Perverse boys took 2011 and tore it apart. There’s no other way to describe the heights these two have reached in a few months – and it’s no surprise their MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire interview is the year’s most popular.
Brett and Alex exploded onto the scene and quickly gained support from the biggest names in dubstep. Youngsta, Seven, J:Kenzo, Distance and Biome and more were spinning the Perverse tunes and labels were quickly jumping over themselves to sign them.
If you follow dubstep, you’ll know of Perverse. And if you don’t, at some point in 2012, you will. These boys are taking over – and rightly so.
Peace, love and respect.