June 3rd, 2016

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By: FatKidOnFire

Sonic Boom XL

[Recap]

SONIC BOOM XL, 13 MAY 2016 With Digital Mystikz, Goth-Trad, Kromestar, Las & Mikael, Egoless, Gomes and Brutuzz. Hosted by Atactic & Drew. Sonic Boom XL (photo by Rein Kooyman) Sonic Boom, Brutuzz’s infamous dubstep event, never ceases to amaze with its quality line-ups. But when the...

December 6th, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

The Weekender

DEEP MEDi x Teachings in Dub

Last week, I packed myself into a suitcase and headed to the station for 48 hours of very little sleep and very many vibes. Travelling down to Bristol (via Bath), I knew the following few days were going to be good - but I wasn't quite prepared for just how good the DEEP MEDi x Teachings in Dub...

November 22nd, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

Goth-Trad at The Mine

[Event Highlight]

It's that time again. Next weekend, Brighton and its dubstep faithful are preparing themselves for what promises another absolutely sensational dance at Volks with The Mine. As ever, Duku and the team are pushing our sound with yet another amazing lineup (one that oddly echoes my Lithuanian dubstep...

October 23rd, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

Goth-Trad – Sinker / Sunbeam VIP

FKOF Review

Whenever the wider dubstep community encounters news about a forthcoming Goth-Trad release, the thrilled global response ripples across our shared networks. On a personal note, I’ve woken up to Cut End every day for the last three years (a gentle reminder of the superb experience I had when visiting...

October 29th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Mala, Joe Nice & Process Rebel

True Soldiers Productions x ADE 2014

**Update 03/11/14 - the full event album is now live on FKOF FB** Earlier this month, I found myself stood in the middle of Amsterdam at the doors of Overtoom 301. For this trip I had been joined by Luiza, who had the honour of taking pictures as our FKOF photographer, and my good friend Joost (of...

August 26th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Soundboys at Loftas Fest

[Event Highlight]

Having travelled across a bit of Europe (and even less of America) I'm no longer surprised at the seemingly random but dedicated collectives who pop up and throw some truly amazing dubstep events. Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Lithuania - they're all places with vibrant if small...

July 28th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Goth-Trad

A Bass Education

From the deepest corners of Japan's chip-beat and noise scene in the early ‘00s to the dubstep phenomenon, straight from the streets of London, Goth-Trad (Takeaki Maruyama) remains one of the most conscious and influential producers in underground electronic music. His breakthrough came with the Mad...

April 8th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

Down The Mine

Duku & Sibla x FatKidOnFire

Having first met the duo during my Lithuanian dubstep adventure, and experiencing their skill behind the decks, I've been keen to feature Duku and Sibla here on FatKidOnFire in some form or other since returning from Vilnius. The duo co-founded, and are responsible for, Brighton's The Mine - one of the...

February 28th, 2014

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A Lithuanian Dubstep Adventure

Soundboys x FatKidOnFire

Last weekend, having worked with the collective for almost six months, I journeyed to Vilnius, Lithuania for my first time in the country to experience (and subsequently document) Soundboys in all their glory... Having spent the night in a (surprisingly comfortable) £40 room at the Easy...