In case you missed the first Artist Highlight from last week, I’m running shorter feature posts on brands and artists I like the look of – without running full features/ interviews.
The more popular the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series becomes (and hopefully that’s set to continue – given I uploaded the first #100 mix tonight!), the more contact I have from record labels (both new and established).
Inna Riddim (not to be confused with Innamind) was one of those labels to recently get in contact. 9 releases old, this “British-grown and Australian-based” label caught my eye after they started following me on SoundCloud. They’re pushing a range of bass music (just look at the genres they’re supporting on the Facebook page!) and are definitely ones to watch…
You’ll soon be hearing much more from this polished up & comer and his touted swift rise up the ranks. Backed by dubstep’s pioneers, having already receiving the stamp of approval from scene stalwarts Hatcha, Cotti, Plastician and Ntype to name a few and with regular radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Kiss FM and Rinse FM, Cato is about to take over.
At the same time we caught wind of Cato’s musical prowess, so did Sin City’s Hatcha who snapped up his seminal ‘Who’s Cato?’ for his ‘100% Pure Dubstep Vol. 2’ compilation, which was swiftly followed with a vocal rendition of the track renamed ‘Spotlight’ featuring Lucy Randell and an accompanying music video currently in production.
The ‘Funky Steppa EP’ is Cato’s second release and features a solid range of 4 tracks. ‘Dizzy Cow’ is quite possibly the most foot-stompingly good tune I’ve heard in ages! Guaranteed to get even the most boring person in the rave nodding their head. The release is is out digitally on Friday 16th March (FKOF’s 2nd birthday!) via most decent digital retailers including the usual suspects (Beatport, Juno and iTunes). I’ll be picking this one up, will you?
Peace, love and respect.