July 30th, 2014
We've followed (and covered) the rise of Seven's Uprise Audio imprint here on FatKidOnFire since the early days of the label. As many suspected when it first surfaced, UA has gone from just another dubstep label to one of the most important new labels - homing some of the older, more established artists...
July 29th, 2014
FatKidOnFire Presents #14
Following on from our recent interview with dubstep originator Quest, I wanted to sit down with frequent collaborator Silkie. The two of them are responsible for many amazing sets together live, a superb Dubstep Allstars compilation and much more. Oh, and they're both at Fabric this Friday...
I had a...
July 21st, 2014
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 4th, 2014
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
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 23rd, 2014
FatKidOnFire Presents #12
We like to think discovering (and subsequently supporting) new producers has always been a key part of the role FKOF plays in bass music. But it’s only in the last few years that that role has extended to working with new or upcoming record labels – be that through our FKOF Promos, Release...
June 17th, 2014
Gomes x FatKidOnFire
Gomes is a renowned figure in the Dutch bass music scene. His involvement over the last ten to fifteen years has been quite a fruitful one, having been responsible for the establishment of both Oi! Recordings and the Oi! nights in Amsterdam venues like the Paradiso and Melkweg.
His love for UK...
June 14th, 2014
FatKidOnFire Presents #13
It’s rare to find a producer and host/ MC completely comfortable straight from their first few shows together. But that’s exactly the situation Leon Switch and the Toast MC have found themselves in.
Separately, they need no introduction. Leon Switch came through from the DnB world as the dubstep...
June 9th, 2014
We rarely come across a producer (let alone a producer duo) who’s sound feels so natural in its early stages. Back when we were hosting the very first FKOFOKUS session in London, we heard their beats getting dropped by our boy Beezy - and we've kept a close eye on them since.
Discovering that the...
May 27th, 2014
As far as dubstep veterans go, Quest is up there as one of the most respected and favoured producers from the "foundation sound" days. And, unlike many of his peers from the era, the producer is still actually making the same level of quality tunes that first brought him to our attention all those years...