January 2nd, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

The only good system is a sound system

Soundboys x FatKidOnFire

As far as FKOF events have gone in 2014, we've achieved more than I'd hope we would when I wrote the 2013 Review. We've done shows in Europe, the UK and even tested the waters on the other side of the pond with our first event on American soil. All of the shows we've been involved with have been...

December 30th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

“To me, it’s all still dubstep”

Seven x FatKidOnFire

It's been a while since I've had the time to sit down and talk to Uprise Audio frontman Seven. And given everything he and the team have done with the label this year - not to mention the producer's recent long player - I figured that was an issue that needed fixing... I managed to track Eddy down...

December 29th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of V.I.V.E.K

A Bass Education

In just under a decade, Vivek Sharda - or V.I.V.E.K as you'll probably know him - has become known for his efforts in pushing sound system music and culture. Since the producer's first release (2007's OTE001 via On The Edge), combined with outstanding releases on the Deep Medi and Tectonic...

December 15th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

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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By: FatKidOnFire

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 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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By: FatKidOnFire

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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By: FatKidOnFire

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 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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By: FatKidOnFire

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...