August 15th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Headland & Sepia – WRDUBS002

FKOF Review

WRDUBS is one of Donga’s record labels; an imprint that belongs to the Well Rounded Records collective, focusing exclusively on the 140 BPM/ dubstep sound. Donga and the team, building on the success of their first sold-out split 12” which featured Foamplate and Corticyte (released in this time last...

August 13th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Kaiju – Seven Sins

FKOF Review

At the end of 2011, MakeItGood’s Lara and I were approaching the 100th feature in our collaborative feature series. As always, I was asking some of the artists I respected and admired if they’d be interested in collaborating — but taking the £100 spot. Beezy was the first to respond — and smashed...

August 4th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

DMVU x IllChill – Green Tape

FKOF Review

“Nothing is sacred.” It didn’t make it into the final draft, but I’m certain that DMVU said this to me in an interview about the side of his musical personality showcased byGreen Tape, now available on Turbo Tape. This is the spirit in which I review the album. The collaboration with Ill Chill...

July 19th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Win a TP of J:Kenzo’s ZAMZAM44

ZamZam Sounds x FatKidOnFire

By now, you’ll know how much we love working with record labels, artists and music initiatives of any size inside dub(step) culture — as long as we can connect with the underlying ethos. Portland’s ZamZam Sounds is a near-perfect blueprint of how to achieve positive impact across the world’s...

July 10th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Bisweed – Baby EP

FKOF Review

These days, the evolution of dubstep is a touchy topic. Despite the clickbait headlines periodically spewed by pop-EDM muckrakers, the genre is not dead — contrarily, the 140 sound has a more powerful global presence now than ever before. Still, within the community, any assertion of sonic creativity...

July 10th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Causa & Shu — Dubhelmet EP

FKOF Review

With their latest release, Infernal Sounds welcome the German masterminds (and FKOF fam) Causa and Shu to the IFS stable. If the previous releases (from Perverse & Sepia) are anything to go by, we know we’re in for a treat from the Dubhelmet EP… Causa’s debut release was our very own...

June 27th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

“London soundsystem culture is our main influence”

Fearless Dread x FatKidOnFire

With an ever-increasing wave of new producers rolling in — all of whom come with their own signature sound — we sometimes discover a musician whose vibration really takes us by storm. One of these producers to recently catch our attention is Fearless Dread, a mysterious duo comprised of two rather...

June 7th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

B9 – Kiburu

FKOF Review

Only a year into operations, Miami-based imprint Version Collective have ventured into new avenues with their latest release. After five consistently impressive digital releases alongside a (free) compilation showcasing many scene favourites, the label are launching their physical outfit with...

May 30th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Truth – War of the Minds

FKOF Review

After Kaiju’s unexpected limited white label (catalogued as MEDi093) dropped earlier this month on Mala’s DEEP MEDi, we were surprised to see the arrival of MEDi092 a few weeks later. New material from New Zealand’s dubstep duo Truth is never a bad thing — especially as Tristan and Andre haven’t...

May 24th, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Oxóssi – Buried EP

FKOF Review

With their debut vinyl release, Silent Motion Records are announcing themselves with a sound that’s coming all the way from Sao Paulo (via Los Angeles). Oxossi, a key member of the new wave of American dubstep, has built a loyal following thanks to his old-fashioned, spaced-out dub music. With...