December 15th, 2014

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30 minutes of Bass education #13

30 minutes of RSD

A Bass Education

If one would speak in terms of (bass) heritage, RSD is arguably the most valuable player yet in the 30 minutes series. As a member of the groundbreaking Bristolian triphop/breakbeat outfit Smith & Mighty, he was involved in laying a foundation for artists like Massive Attack (whose first...

December 7th, 2014

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FatKidOnFire Presents #18 - Proxima

Proxima

FatKidOnFire Presents #18

He's not been long in the game, but the latest addition to our FatKidOnFire Presents series is one of the most prolific producers on the scene. Proxima's responsible for a stupid amount of anthems - both released and dub - and calls the legendary Tempa Records home. Oh, and he's Icicle's cousin. The...

December 1st, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Bass education #12

30 minutes of Vex’d

A Bass Education

The drive for innovation in sound is what signifies Vex’d. The duo, producing a combination of London and Bristol-inspired dubstep, were responsible for a debut album Mary Anne Hobbs described as “the single most accomplished and important record in album form of the genre”...  Roly...

November 30th, 2014

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Surge - Alphawolf EP (BFR016)

Surge – Alphawolf EP

FKOF Review

There are many labels pushing the boundaries of the dubstep sound these days - both new and old imprints flying the flag in their own individual ways. One such label that's been consistently impressing us is Walsh's Biscuit Factory Records. You can track the evolution of the genre with the label - with...

November 24th, 2014

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30 minutes of Bass education #11

30 minutes of Kode9 & The Spaceape

A Bass Education

“At war with the body, at war with time” Samuel Gordon, possibly contemplating his own life, on one of his most recent (and sadly, last) brilliant lyrical flows... In a rare (and therefore highly recommended) interview with Motoko Kusanagi, the vocalist and poet explained his reserved,...

November 3rd, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Bass education #10

30 minutes of Kromestar

A Bass Education

Describing Kromestar in a few words is a frustrating affair - as it always seems to result in an inaccurate description of the producer's grandeur... South London-bred R. Kalsi (does anyone actually know Kromestar’s first name?!) has made music under several aliases, starting off with grime/...

October 21st, 2014

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30 minutes of Bass education #9

30 minutes of Silkie

A Bass Education

Silkie and smooth are two words that have always gone well together. It's a natural pairing. For most of his fanbase, Solomon 'Silkie' Rose effortlessly embodies the smooth musical Beauty in dubstep. Silkie's start followed the path of many early dubstep producers, trying his hand at...

October 6th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Matty G - Photo by Jeremy Conant

Yeah, yeah I’m still about

Matty G x FatKidOnFire

He's been quiet for longer than a hot minute, but if his mix for us here at FatKidOnFire is anything to go by, Matty G's back, raring to go and is once again a force to be reckoned with. About damn time. Having joined forces with longtime collaborator J:Kenzo for his first release on Artikal...

October 6th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Bass education #8

30 minutes of Coki

A Bass Education

Some may say the beauty of dubstep lies in its moodiness and meditational vibe. This, perhaps, implies meditation cannot be achieved by raw, aggressive energy. But you'd be wrong to assume this implication is the case. If there is a producer that embodies this raw and aggressive side of dubstep, it is...

September 22nd, 2014

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30 minutes of Bass education #7

30 minutes of Jakes

A Bass Education

It'd be near irresponsible to document the roots of the dubstep sound without tipping the proverbial cap to the "other side" of what you'll normally find here on FatKidOnFire. It goes by many names - tearout, brostep, dubstep - but it has a ridiculously passionate following and, oddly given where it is...