Release Date: 10th January 2020
Our last release (across both formats) of 2019 is a vinyl release with an artist we’ve sung high praises for earlier this year. Hailing from the Czech Republic, WZ is an artist with many talents - talents we demonstrated with his FKOF Records debut on FKOFd038.
As we said at the time, David sent us a batch of material over the summer and we (for the first time in our ~10year history) signed a digital and vinyl release without too much thought. Here he is, with his debut vinyl release, across three anthemic original mixes. And, for the first time ever, we welcome the mighty Ishan Sound to FatKidOnFire with the sort of firepower only the Young Echo artist can bring. This is FKOFv003...
a1. WZ - Headcleaner (Original Mix)
a2. WZ - Know That (Original Mix)
b1. WZ - Dossier (Original Mix)
b2. WZ - Headcleaner (Ishan Sound remix)
Release Date - 8th March 2019
With life sometimes getting in the way, we’re no longer rushing out releases to tight deadlines or expected timeframes, but we continue to always be sticklers for doing things our own way, in our own time. It's been an eventual journey, but we're hoping the almost year-long wait for the follow-up to our debut physical release is worth it. We've already got 003 almost ready for mastering, so the next one won't take as long...
“We're back. We've got another record for you and, we think, FKOFv002 is full of wall-to-wall bangers. Sheffield's finest, Dark Harmonics, are rejoining the fold (after their heavyweight FKOFd18 way back in 2015), alongside Subaltern Records' bossman Otz, who we welcome to the family for his debut release. Their collab, the mighty ‘Voidwalker’, has been doing the rounds for a hot minute, with support from a number of our sound's champion selectors. It's monstrous. The A-side wraps with 'F*cking Spiders'. One listen of its second drop and we knew it was for us. Absolute goosebump material.
"You know who the legendary J:Kenzo is, and we're proper proud to have him also joining the FKOF family with his sublime remix that leads the B-side. Beau at Ten Eight Seven has, once again, tweaked the tunes to perfection with his awesome mastering effort. We're really pleased with FKOFv002, and we hope you are too..."
a1. Dark Harmonics & Otz - Voidwalker
a2. Dark Harmonics - F*cking Spiders
b1. Dark Harmonics & Otz - Voidwalker (J:Kenzo Remix)
Release Date: 6th October 2017
When we launched our digital imprint in 2013, one of our explicit reasons for doing so was to fund a vinyl label. It may have taken us four years to get to this point, but we re finally here FKOFv001 is upon us. The debut FatKidOnFire physical release sees new artists join our roster. Taiko's Untitled Grime has been blowing up the dances for a hot minute; championed by the likes of Truth, Spooky and many more. Spooky even named the tune in his Fact Mag top ten 'most prized dubplates list! We linked Taiko up with Mancunian wordsmith Skittles (currently smashing it with the Levelz crew), and 'Don't Be Stoopid' is the anthemic result. FKOF fam and producer extraordinaire District adds an industrial grime-esque flavour to his remix for a killer one-two punch. The two producers collaborate, for the first time ever, on the B-side, entitled Yoakai . It s a tune that demonstrates why we signed both musicians incredible atmospheres, depth and weight. Beau at Ten Eight Seven, as ever, has mastered the tunes to perfection. We re proud of this release and, on first listen, we hope you ll hear why...
a1. Taiko - Don't Be Stoopid (Ft. Skittles)
a2. Taiko - Don't Be Stoopid (Ft. Skittles) (District Remix)
b1. Taiko & District - Yokai