February 19th, 2015
With an ever-increasing list of big releases having dropped in the first few weeks of the new year, it’s safe to say 2015 is going to be big twelve months for bass music.
Whether based on the continuing vinyl resurgence or the rising number of digital releases appearing: our scene seems to be a...
February 2nd, 2015
Every year, with every Year in Review, I discover (sometimes surprisingly, sometimes not so much) that the 12 months being recapped have been better than the years before. But 2014 was such a standout year - in pretty much every way - that I'm unsurprised it's been our best on record.
As was 2013's,...
January 18th, 2015
Wheel & Deal x Fire x FatKidOnFire
Things have been a bit quiet here on FKOF over the last two weeks. I've been heads down on getting Chew off the ground (thanks to everyone who's contributed in any way - hugely appreciated), Korrupt's been keeping the SoundCloud ticking over and we've all been pitching in on the FKOF social accounts when...
January 5th, 2015
The DJ's live streaming platform
You may, or may not, have noticed an increase in events (FKOF or affiliated) we've been live streaming recently. If you've wondered why, today should give you a bit of a clue...
I've been working with my good friend Ben (who also happens to be a kickass developer - amongst many other talents) for...
January 2nd, 2015
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 23rd, 2014
With eight releases in its back catalogue, it's safe to say Lion Charge Records is an imprint that's done more than enough in pushing the roots of dub in 2014. It's a label that's released music from a wide range of artists - all of whom are influencing (or will influence) many future generations...
December 23rd, 2014
It's time, unfortunately, for one of - or the last - the final New Music posts of 2014 here on FKOF. We might get one more out of Justify's before the new year, but I think you can all agree he's done an absolutely stellar job of curating some of the SoundCloud uploads he and we have been listening...
December 7th, 2014
“So you laydeez like real dubstep, yeah?”
Yeah, Mr. Smoking Area Man, we do. Despite being relatively 'new' listeners, we've been welcomed with open arms, integrating with ease into the community. We (my friend, M, and I) now live for the packed floors filled with steppers, peaceful vibes and...
November 30th, 2014
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 22nd, 2014
As far as I'm concerned, it's been a pretty good year for FatKidOnFire. The label's done well, this year's album went down well and we've gone from strength to strength with every network we're on (with a collective fanbase of nearly 35,000 people). Not damn bad!
The one area I think everyone...