July 21st, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

EshOne x FatKidOnFire

“There are always going to be Ups & Downs”

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 14th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Bass education #2

30 minutes of Cyrus

A Bass Education

Cyrus has been around since the early 2000s, part of the Croydon crowd who were instrumental in creating what has become today's dubstep sound. With a (mostly vinyl) release catalogue stretching back to 2007 - and a few imprints to his name - Cyrus is a valuable addition to our efforts in bringing you an...

June 30th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Bass education #1

30 minutes of Loefah

A Bass Education

Dubstep, in all its permutations, is a very special sound. Having grown from the depths of Croydon in South London to the mainstream stadiums of America (and Glastonbury), it is also a truly global sound. It has many names, many supporters and many haters - but whatever your opinion, there's no...

June 24th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Gristy - DMZ (FKOF recap)

The Art of Selection

Trying something New

It's not often we get pitched guest content here on FatKidOnFire - but when we do it occasionally demands attention. Such was the case after we recently received a message from occasional FKOF Artist Highlight DJ Dubjunk. He got in touch to say he'd put together a new mix, traversing a range of bass...

June 23rd, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

FKOF Presents 12 - Bakir

Bakir

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

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By: FatKidOnFire

DJ Gomes

‘Dubstep is here to stay’

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

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By: FatKidOnFire

FatKidOnFire Presents #13 - Leon Switch ft. Toast

Leon Switch ft. Toast

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

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By: FatKidOnFire

Kloudmen (David in focus)

Kloudmen x FatKidOnFire

[Artist Highlight]

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

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By: FatKidOnFire

Quest

Quest x FatKidOnFire

[Artist Highlight]

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...

May 15th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Nomine (photo by Ben Donoghue Photography)

“I no longer limit myself”

Nomine x FatKidOnFire

"There's astonishing depth contained within Nomine's music. His three releases to date - two for Tempa and the Jahpan EP on Dubzilla - have displayed a vast breadth of ideas and an intrinsic ear for space and sound design. His is an immediately distinctive sound: echo-drenched melodies that drift like...