Roughly a month after our chart-topping six month anniversary celebration with our friends in The Illuminated, we’re stepping things up again and both rolling out a new look for FKOFd and a brand new EP.
But FKOFd007 isn’t just any EP. We haven’t been this excited about a release in ages (well, since the last one)…
“Of the hundreds of up-and-coming producers we’ve worked with over the past four years of FatKidOnFire, there have been a number we’ve known have been destined for great things. Compa, Perverse, Wayfarer, Kaiju, The Illuminated, Chord Marauders – just a few of the artists we’ve worked with who have gone on to rise through the ranks of bass music. When we discovered a 17 year old Parisian late last year, a producer who’d only been making music six months or so, we knew Argo was another artist to add to our must-watch list.
“We’ve been working with Arnaud since the summer of 2013, after hearing Asylum (a tune that’s seen support from a number of respected tastemakers including Chestplate founder Distance). We’ve followed Argo as he found his feet, helping him create a signature sound that has caught the attention of producers, DJs and fans alike. The young producer has since seen two widely praised releases on Indigo Movement and BASSordeath imprints and a place on Annihilate Audio’s debut compilation – and we’re glad to finally add him to the FKOF roster.
“Argo’s FKOFd007 is one of the finest four track EPs we’ve released in our label’s short history. EP-opener Hundred crackles with intensity, full of soft synth hits backed by razor sharp percussion and a brutal sub. Plan B strips things back to the most necessary ingredients, with a threatening atmosphere to test even the strongest resolve. The third track on Argo’s FKOFd release sees us welcome Living Proof to the family for the first time; with the Leeds-based producer putting his stamp on Argo’s superb Asylum. FKOFd007 closes with Seek; a dangerously minimal roller that signals Argo is ready to start ascending the ranks…”
You’ll also notice we’ve reworked the release artwork; moving away from FKOFd001-006’s template. We’ve stuck with an image from Gritsy’s Huy Cao (not that you’d kn0w it) and have invited Jamie from Pirate Radio Creative to rethink the look of the label for our next six releases. We’ll be collaborating with Pirate Radio in the coming months for some new FKOF tees as well…
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!
And, as always, we’d like to say a huge Thank You to everyone supporting FKOFd. We’ve got four EPs that have gone to #1, one that’s gone to #2 and another that’s gone top 10. You can’t do much better than that! It’s very, very much appreciated. You’ll be pleased to hear we’ve got another six or seven EPs in the bag – so hold onto your hats and keep your eyes and ears open. Oh, and there’s this year’s album…
Peace, love and respect.