Now I am more than aware that FatKidOnFire HQ has been churning out mixtapes left, right and centre whilst neglecting to publish any interviews. That’s not particularly a deliberate choice of mine but I’m in the process of chasing up lots (and lots) and interviews for you guys to read. Hopefully the wait will be worth it. We shall see!
Anyway, to continue filling the void while I get my act in gear here’s another mix for your enjoyment. I am aware that not everyone enjoys teh dutty dubsteps as much as me or the other dubheads, so to cater to your tastes here’s something a little different. A little more like the kind of stuff you’d hear out on the town on a Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday night (depending on your weekly work schedule or the level of your hardcoreness).
One of my favourite mixtapes of all time (one that I can go back to whatever day of the week it is, whatever mood I’m in) was released ages ago by a Canadian producer/ Dj known as Rynecologist (said mixtape can be downloaded from that link if you’re interested). Rynecologist mixes many distinct genres of music and somehow manages to blend it all into a seamless, and I mean seamless, set that just somehow works. This next FatKidOnFire Dj is sort of the same…
We’ll skip the boring bits about picking up the clarinet in primary school (and not appreciating it as much as I perhaps should have), or being influenced by things like metal and rock after starting high school, and start with my fondness of hip-hop. A friend of mine widened my musical taste when I was 14 by introducing me to real hip-hop, not just the ‘urban’ music you would find on music channels such as TMF or the Hits, and in doing so managed to open my mind to other genres such as funk, soul, disco, all of which are found sampled in classic hip-hop tracks. After digging around for these samples I discovered that similar to hip-hop, house and electronic music was influenced by the same sounds. Again, my close minded approach to the standard thud thud thud of a ‘dance’ tune found on radio or TV had been the problem to me not appreciating the genre, and so I dug deeper until we get to the point where I am today. Simply put, a lover of all (decent) music!
I’m still experimenting and learning, but with an eclectic taste I’m sure theres something everyone will like in my mixes.
This mix then. Coming in at just over 49 minutes long, it’s on the longer side of a minimix but still shows Josh’s skills off superbly. My favourite drop has to be the track that starts around the 21.35 minute mark – so, so random but so good!
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- Mason – Exceeder (Felguk remix)
- Ghostface Killah – Charlie Brown (Acapella)
- Diplo vs. Tiesto – C’Mon
- Kelis – Acapella (Benny Benassi remix)
- Nicky Romero – My Friend
- Dr. Kucho!, Mike Haddad, Royce Haven – Lloras
- Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup – We No Speak Americano
- Squeeeze – Doop
- Major Lazer – Pon De Floor
- Herve – Blaze It (Reset! remix)
- Primary 1 – Princess (Mj Cole remix)
- Norrit – Nobody Baby
- Uffie – Add Suv (Armand van Helden Vocal remix)
- Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You
- Treasure Fingers – What Am I Supposed To Do
- Duck Sauce – The Motion
Josh will be providing FatKidOnFire mixes for as long as they continue being as good as this one. Hope you’re all feeling these vibes as much as me! Turns out Josh has a Tumblr so head over and have a peek. Send him props if you’ve got love for what he’s done!
Peace, love and respect. “It ain’t over ‘til the Fat Kid’s On Fire”