July 22nd, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Soundproof - FKOFd011

Feature

Soundproof – FKOFd011

FatKidOnFire Presents

July 21st, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

EshOne x FatKidOnFire

“There are always going to be Ups & Downs”

EshOne x FatKidOnFire

"The elk (or wapiti) is one of the largest species of the Cervidae or deer family in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and eastern Asia." Fittingly enough, elk-obsessed EshOne's sound, one we've featured before, is almost as large as the land mammal he named his record label...

July 17th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Demon - Demon EP (WHEELYDEALY45)

Demon – Demon EP

FKOF Review

After our write up of Truth's How Strange EP on Tempa last week I wasn't sure if there was another of the big labels to add to our FKOF Promo feature hit list. And then N-Type got in touch with Wheel & Deal's next release... For those of you who've followed FKOF over the years, you'll know we...

July 15th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

RIP Cris Fern

Cris Fern – The Groove

[Artist Highlight]

We've written about Chris ‘Cris Fern’ Ferrantello many, many times here on FatKidOnFire since we first discovered his music. It's still not quite sunk in that he's no longer with us to pop up to discuss his latest cat video, update our shared Dropbox folder or sign another release contract - but,...

July 14th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Lost - Body Bag EP (RVR002)

Lost – Body Bag EP

FKOF Review

Dubstep has evolved significantly since the early days. If you've spent longer than 30 seconds following FKOF you'll know that. But it's the rate of change over the past 12-18 months that has really caught my attention. New producers coming through, new labels popping up seemingly every week and the sound...

July 14th, 2014

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30 minutes of Bass education #2

30 minutes of Cyrus

A Bass Education

Cyrus has been around since the early 2000s, part of the Croydon crowd who were instrumental in creating what has become today's dubstep sound. With a (mostly vinyl) release catalogue stretching back to 2007 - and a few imprints to his name - Cyrus is a valuable addition to our efforts in bringing you an...

July 9th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Truth - How Strange (Tempa085)

Truth – How Strange EP

FKOF Review

In my mind, there are two things worth noting about the following post. First, the label that's releasing the EP we're reviewing. To have an imprint like Tempa on these pages is a real, genuine milestone for FatKidOnFire - and one I'm not sure I'd ever imagined we'd reach when I first started doing...

July 4th, 2014

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Mantra Music's MANTRA001

Contemporary bass music with a Classical twist

Mantra Music x FatKidOnFire

A few months ago, ST Holdings - one of the key distributors of independent vinyl record labels - announced they were scaling their business back. This obviously meant that a number of labels that had signed up for vinyl deals were being dropped and their contracts cancelled. The move inspired a few...

June 30th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Digital Tunes

The Curation of Quality Content

Digital Tunes x FatKidOnFire

I've often been intrigued by the benefits and detrimental effects technology and the digital world has on the music industry. It's a topic of interest that I seemingly share with a few contacts I've gained over the years - so I'm always keen to find new people to talk to. Having worked in digital...

June 30th, 2014

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30 minutes of Bass education #1

30 minutes of Loefah

A Bass Education

Dubstep, in all its permutations, is a very special sound. Having grown from the depths of Croydon in South London to the mainstream stadiums of America (and Glastonbury), it is also a truly global sound. It has many names, many supporters and many haters - but whatever your opinion, there's no...