We may have missed a release in the first month of 2015, but having done fifteen releases in fifteen months we hope you’ll forgive us for taking a few weeks off. And, as we like to do, we’ve made up for the holiday by coming out with all guns blazing…
“The Netherlands is one of the countries we keep a close eye on when hunting for production talent. Much like New Zealand around the time Perverse (and their fellow countrymen) broke through, The Netherlands is producing some of the best dubstep musicians we’ve had the pleasure of working with recently. We’ve seen the likes of TMSV, Proxima, Icicle, The Illuminated and many, many more blow up over the last year or so – and we’re pretty sure our latest FKOFd artist will be included in this list if his recent material is anything to go by.
“We’ve watched Dubbacle grow in both stature and skill throughout 2014, but his talent’s never been in doubt. With releases on Altered Records, Indigo Movement, MWM Recordings, Dubstep Rotterdam and Underslung Audio, the young producer’s making a name for himself as one of the Dutch bass musicians to look out for. And, if FKOFd016 is anything to go by, Dubbacle’s on a trajectory that’s rocketing skywards…
“Dubbacle’s FKOFd016 EP opens with Jah Fire, a haunting stepper that sweeps through with its relaxed flows and meandering synths. Bezerk is a tune that stays true to its title, exploding with the drop as percussive hits and a wall of sub induce a fit of madness. Control is the most laid back tune on the release; rolling atmospherics, crisp drums and a soothing sub. It’s definitely one of our favourite Dubbacle productions! The producer, as we’d hope he would, plants his flag firmly in the ground with the final inclusion on the release. Restless asks more questions than it gives answers – an addictive track that’ll keep you coming back for more but never quite getting enough…”
Dubbacle’s FKOFd016 is out via Juno on 02/02/15 and goes on general release from all good electronic retailers from 16/02/15. The release follows the new look we established earlier this autumn. We’re working with the team at Pirate Radio Creative to rethink our artwork – along with a few other bits and pieces…
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 wouldn’t be here without you!
Peace, love and respect.