For those who’ve been following us long enough, you’ll know FatKidOnFire’s birthday is the 16th of March. And those of you who really pay attention will know we release our FKOFd EPs on the 16th of every month.
Which means FKOFd006 – the label’s sixth release – falls just in time to celebrate six months, six artists, 24 tracks and four #2 or higher releases on Juno Download with FKOFd. And(!) four years of FKOF…
“In our (almost) four year history, we’ve worked with a handful of artists we knew were destined for big things – maybe even before they or anyone else did. And, in most cases, we’d like to think time has proven us right. As we’re halfway towards the label’s first birthday, we figured it’d make sense to celebrate six months of FKOFd, and four years of FKOF, with one of those artists…
“We’ve been working with Holland’s The Illuminated since hearing Scavenger, one of their first productions that caught the attention of Skream and Benga on Radio 1, some two years ago. Dyzz, Rebus and Vence’s music is reminiscent of the early days of dubstep – with inspiration drawn from the same places as the sound’s forefathers. The trio may have only been producing together for a few years, but they’re quick on their way to joining the likes of Noisia, Icicle, Proxima and TMSV as internationally known and respected bass music producers.
“FKOFd006 is another flawless release from The Illuminated; demonstrating their skill across the bass music spectrum. ‘Vintage’ is a classic production from the trio, opening the EP with an impressive statement of intent. ‘de_dust’ is a firm favourite amongst some of the scene’s most respected DJs (along with anyone who knows where the name’s from), while ‘Psychonauts’ ups the scare factor with a nightmare-esque second drop. ‘HMU’ draws FKOFd006 to a close, a warming lighters-up-eyes-down riddim.”
As always, Korrupt and I will be looking after FKOFd – but the rest of the FKOF gang will be keeping an eye and an ear out for exciting bass-led music. Please send us your music to:
We’ll do our best to listen to it all! As always, we’d like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who’s supported the label so far – the artists, everyone who’s shared and talked about the releases, the team at Juno and most importantly everyone who’s purchased FKOFd EPs. At this rate, as we’ve hinted in the recent interview with Juno, FKOFv will be happening significantly quicker than any of us anticipated. Keep it up and FKOFv will happen!
Peace, love and respect.