July 29th, 2014
FatKidOnFire Presents #14
Following on from our recent interview with dubstep originator Quest, I wanted to sit down with frequent collaborator Silkie. The two of them are responsible for many amazing sets together live, a superb Dubstep Allstars compilation and much more. Oh, and they're both at Fabric this Friday...
I had a...
July 28th, 2014
A Bass Education
From the deepest corners of Japan's chip-beat and noise scene in the early ‘00s to the dubstep phenomenon, straight from the streets of London, Goth-Trad (Takeaki Maruyama) remains one of the most conscious and influential producers in underground electronic music.
His breakthrough came with the Mad...
July 21st, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...