We’re quickly approaching the tail-end of yet another year under our belts, with attention slowly but firmly to 2020 and the celebrations it’ll bring. It’s #FKOF10 (a decade of all things FatKidOnFire) and we’re stupidly excited to start sharing what we’ve got lined up to celebrate. But, in the meantime, because it seems our engines are finally firing on all cylinders after a bit of time off, we’ve got the latest FKOFd release for you. And, even if we say so ourselves, we’ve got four more monsters for your eyes, ears and definitely your subs…
But first, a tangent.
Looking back to the roots and early beginnings of FatKidOnFire, there were two DJ mixes that epitomised the 140bpm sound, hooked us in and set the standard for everything we’ve done since. The first, and not much needs to be said about it, is Caspa and Rusko’s FABRICLIVE.37. If you know, you know. The second is Kryptic Minds’ FACT mix 241. FACT241 dropped the summer FKOF opened its doors and has been a consistent fall-back for 140bpm mixes that inspire gunfingers and bass faces ever since. With the duo behind the mix parting ways a few years ago to focus on solo projects both within and outside the genre we all know and love, there was a bit of a gap in bass-led music that evokes the Kryptic Minds sound design, vibe and raw power. Sure, we had a few years of everyone trying to be KM and making ‘dungeon’, but not many got it right then and few have tried since.
But then we discovered Kwizma and all seemed right with the world. Hailing from the musical hotbed that is The Netherlands, Christian has seemingly put an up-to-date spin on the type of tunes Kryptic Minds were making in their dubstep heyday and built a loyal and engaged following around the world while doing so. Quite right too, if you ask us. Stark atmospheres, impeccable sound design, haunting vibes and more pressure than a sub addict can ask for. Here’s FKOFd040…
‘Mariana’ sets the tone with its punchy percussives and rolling low end, clattering through your chest with a warming approach to 140bpm. Next up, we have the murky depths of ‘Sidewinder’, which is 2019 ‘dungeon’ (as much as the term evokes a good cringe) as it should be. Trust us on this one. Then anthemic ‘Tananum’ drops with its kicks, spacious mix and sumptuous synths. Steppers forward for this one! We close out Kwizma’s EP with ‘The Mog’, announcing itself with tribal vocals, raw power and the kind of kick drum that’ll annoy the neighbours (or destroy the dance, your choice).
We’re excited to welcome Kwizma to the FatKidOnFire family, and we’re excited to see what the producer does next. We’ve heard a few more of the dubs he’s sat on, so watch this guy. There’s more heat coming if you dig his FKOFd040 EP and, if we’ve learned anything about you lot over the last ten years, we’re pretty sure you will…
FKOFd040 is available from the FKOFd Bandcamp and Juno from 11/10/19. It goes on general release (via all other good electronic retailers) two weeks later. You can find the release archive across all platforms while you’re at it. And, as always, thanks and love to M7 Grafiks for the visuals and Beat Chef Mastering for the tasty masters!
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- Nomine – Bind Man (Kwizma Bootleg) [dub]
- Kwizma – Trap Card [dub]
- Kwizma – Tananum [FatKidOnFire]
- Kwizma – Mariana [FatKidOnFire]
- Kwizma x Leon Switch – Untitled [dub]
- Boot & Chewie – Only Me (Leon Switch VIP) [dub]
- Kwizma – Giza [self released]
- Kwizma – Lawrence [dub]
- Kial x AxH – Self Replication [dub]
- Flowdan – Welcome To London (Kwizma bootleg) [dub]
- Kwizma – Mammoth [dub]
- Kwizma – The Unspoken [dub]
- Paloma Faith – Just Be (Distance Remix) [RCA Records]
- Leon Switch – Deadlock (Kwizma Remix) [dub]
- Kwizma – Monster [dub]
- Kwizma – Mayday [dub]
- Kwizma – Firefight [dub]
- N?TaN – Untitled [dub]
- Alix Perez – Spooked 
- Leon Switch – Untitled [dub]
- Kial x Section 8 – Mars [dub]
- Kwizma – Sidewinder [FatKidOnFire]
- Ocean Wisdom feat. Dizzee Rascal – Revvin’ [High Focus Records]
- Kloudmen x Teknian x ZeroZero – Kurtz [dub]
- Kwizma – Railroad [dub]
- Nero – Welcome Reality [MTA Records]
- Kwizma – Blizzard [RustOut Records]
- Kwizma – Hitman [dub]
- Kloudmen – Like That [dub]
- Kial x Section 8 – Mars (Kelly Dean remix) [dub]
- Kwizma – T-Rex [dub]
Producers, if you’ve got tunes for us, please feel free to send them our way.
Peace, love and respect.