Restock Due: 17th January 2020
TEK 9 album that brings the creative mind of dego to wax.
This album brings a variety of sounds and experimental beatz from the man himself. The obvious stand out tracks for the floor are The Last One, OOman, Adventure Game, Winking & Knightmare. The album contains tracks from 1995 to 2019.
Be sure to grab this LP as there will be no repress on this limited run.
a1. Tek 9 - OoMan
a2. Tek 9 - Winking
b1. Tek 9 - Knightmare
b2. Tek 9 - '96 Demo
b3. Tek 9 - One
c1. Tek 9 - Your Last Chance
c2. Tek 9 - A Bit Much
d1. Tek 9 - Adventure Game
d2. Tek 9 - Weirdo Leirdo
d3. Tek 9 - Get In Then Get Out
Release Date: 31st January 2020
a1. Saule - Ghettotech
b1. Saule - Trouble Pending
Repress Release: 17th January 2020
a1. DSC - Aunt Wendy's Wedding In Wales
b1. DSC - I C Jangles
Release Date: 17th January 2020
I know it sounds completely obvious and all that but it really does feel like a bit of a landmark to be putting out the 10th Holding Hands record. What started as an outlet to release my own music has become so much more already, namely small family of artists who I believe are writing some of the music exciting dance floor slammers in the world. Almost everyone on the label is a long time friend of mine, often reaching back 10-15 years and it is a real privilege to be able to put out this amazing music and to watch it get such a great reaction from all you legends out there!
The 10th release comes from two of my best mates, Gallegos who I have known since he came up for a weekend of ridiculousness in my second year at Leeds to stay at another close friend Conor’s house. He is one of the best story tellers I have ever met and if you ever get to know him then you can look forward to many a riveting tale. He is also a criminally under appreciated producer and I hope that this release will do something to help get his name onto many more people’s lips.
He somehow manages to get the perfect and very difficult to achieve balance of melancholy, ferocity and banging-ness into his music. I find myself playing it when I’m driving home late at night after a show and getting totally transported to places far and wide. One minute you’re crying and hugging your best friend along to SHOULDACOULDAWOULDA and the next second you find yourself pulling shapes and faces you didn’t know you could whilst Blue Mountain or B45 slam you straight in the face.
Baby Rollén is another close friend from Leeds who I have shared a residency with for 8 years at Flux. We have appeared a couple of times together as collab artists, once on Holding Hands for I C Jangle, on Nick Hoppner’s Touch From A Distance for Glixen and on Futureboogie for the Beta Burner EP. He is a total genius on the buttons and one of the slickest DJs I know. On top of that he is total joy to write tunes with in the studio (See pouring sparkling water and flicking his finger in his cheek on I C Jangles for further proof) His mix downs are as to it as a tiger and sound reedonkulous in the club. Just check out B45 and Underwater Excursions and see what I am talking about.
These ones are face melters of the highest temperature so please wear the appropriate goggles and masks when listening.
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you
a1. Gallegos - Blue Mountain
a2. Gallegos & Baby Rollén - Underwater Excursion
b1. Gallegos & Baby Rollén - B45
b2. Gallegos - SHOULDACOULDAWOULDA
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: 10th January 2020
This one’s straight out of ‘96 – or is it? Taking you back deep down to the sounds of now, it’s DLR on Total Science’s CIA Records, with three slamming cuts to possibly jam your radar – but sure to pleasure your senses.
DLR is on another plane with his sonic capabilities, with an almost unmatched ability to capture that contemporary big room sound. Match him with rave luminaries Total Science and you and The Doc may as well have parked the Delorean outside Stratford Rex. Going in deep with a few of the more obscure old skool breaks, big bold rave pianos and classic samples – you’re sure you maybe heard this one before? And that big big bass to just take apart the place. This one’s danger.
The One More Record EP houses three killer cuts from DLR, the lead track ‘Spluurge’ alongside Total Science. They all capture the jungle vibe perfectly, yet sound bang up to date, and are sure to feature in any DJs set that values that 90’s vibe and needs to take the roof off the dance.
a1. DLR & Total Science - Spluurge
b1. DLR - One More Record
b2. DLR - It's You