MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #146 - Dub Mechz
Back in February, after a few weeks’ of discussions, Wil and I decided to call time on the MIG x FatKidOnFire feature series - after a prolific 3+ years and 145 features. We left the series at an unsuspecting end (albeit a high one with Calski/ Lamont’s brilliant feature) with one or two outstanding interviews and feature requests floating about. One of these was with DEEP MEDi’s...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #145 - Lamont
It has been a while since our last MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature, so we figured it was about time to release the next one. Peep the interview below, and don’t forget to download Lamont’s mix! Easy man, you good? All good! Can’t complain. For those that don’t know you, who is Lamont? I’m a bass type music producer from Bristol, UK. You’ll be widely known as...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #144 - Snare Surgeon
Having only just recovered from our event on Friday at Cable for GetDarker’s new album launch party, we thought it was about time we got our next MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature up! Before we begin, got to say a massive thanks to everyone that reached and all the artists that played. Vibes were flowing! So, lets begin. Next up in the spotlight is Leeds based DJ/producer Snare Surgeon. He...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #143 - Genetix
Matt and Rich, aka Genetix, have led a fairly unconventional production life. Their first dubstep track, ‘Squid Attack’ was picked up by Funtcase, the Circus Records lot and eventually Nero - receiving Radio 1 airtime and millions of plays online in the process. Since then, the Genetix guys have wracked up almost 20,000 fans on Facebook and over 10,000 followers on SoundCloud and have...
Loud Noise @ Cable - 08/02/13
Loud Noise are back at Cable on the 8th Feb, their first event of 2013! With such a killer line-up this is set to go off! Advance tickets £12 - here. MOTD.For more information, check out the facebook event page.
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #142 - Juss B
So it’s about damn time to kick this year’s MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series off. We’ve had our eyes and ears on Juss B for a good long time now - and in our continued efforts to find decent new labels and support their releases, we caught up with Torrey as his latest EP dropped on Vulcan Audio… Yo! What’s good? Ez bro, been real good! Thanks. Introduce...
KARTEL Launch @ Plan B [Brixton] - 19/1/13
Brought to you buy the people behind THEM, KARTEL is London’s first Electronic music event dedicated to African sound. Music ranging from the cross-pollination of UK Electronica and African music, to the more authentic African styles Kuduro, Highlife and Afro beat - the perfect mix to dance to, on a Funktion One sound system and with dedicated visuals all night – for just £5. Advance...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #141 - Wayfarer
There are few artists in the world who can say their debut release got a wheel at Mala and VIVEK’s System. There are even fewer artists who can say they’ve been supported by the likes of Joe Nice, BunZer0, Kryptic Minds, Biome, Kaiju, Killawatt, Perverse and N-Type with a single release under their belt. That list is indicative – and justification – of the hype around Wayfarer, a young...
Urban Nerds x Snowbombing Christmas Boat Party -...
This Saturday sees the Urban Nerds collective team up with Snowbombing to bring you a wicked Christmas party… and here’s the twist, it’s taking place on the Stubnitz, a German deep-sea fishing vessel. Tickets are £10 and are available here. For more information, check out Urban Nerds on Facebook and Twitter.
Loud Noise 'End Of The World Party' @ Cable -...
Our friends over at Loud Noise are back with their last party of the year… and maybe ever (if you believe in that stuff). With such a killer line-up, it’s bound to be a memorable night. Make sure you grab Jakes’ exclusive mix for Loud Noise. Advanced tickets are £10, available here. There will a limited number on the door. For more information, follow Loud Noise on...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #140 - Lost
We have been following the one and only Lost for a long, long time – and we’ve been trying to grab him for a feature for almost as long as we can remember. Luckily, Justin had a bit of time in his touring/ production schedule a few weeks ago to sit down and have a chat with us and mix the first of two additions to the MIG x FKOF mix series… Thanks to Chris for the awesome artwork and...
Blynk - Metropolis EP [OUT 4/12/12]
Sam Pemberton (AKA Blynk) has featured on MakeItGood a few times now, and we are pleased to hear that his next EP ‘Metropolis’ is out 4th December and will be available for free for 30 days, via the Sincerious bandcamp page. ‘The title cut is a bittersweet slice of sublime modern techno, with one foot in Detroit’s ice-cold analogue past and the other in the fractured...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #139 - Truth
The following MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature has been a long, long time coming. One of our goals/ ambitions with the MIG x FKOF series is to push the sounds of the young up-and-coming producers, labels and DJs in dubstep – but also (try to) feature the more established artists in the genre (and bass music as a whole). We first started talking to Tristan and Dre from Truth back when we were...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #138 - Disonata
Our next feature is with Disonata. We’ve been hearing bits from Karl Disonata in mixes and from other producers for as long as we can remember; he’s released tunes with some of the best smaller labels and been on collabs that have been long-term residents on our iTunes archive. We’re pretty pleased to finally caught up with him and added him to the list of producers we’ve...
Audio Doughnuts 2nd Anniversary - 30/11/12
On the 30th November, AD (Audio Doughnuts) will celebrate 2 years of parties and releases with their biggest party to date…With legends, new talents and some expected very special guests. Taking over Fire and Lightbox, as part of The Upfront Project, this night is set to be a memorable one. We recommend buying tickets in advanced, as this event is likely to sell out. For advanced...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #137 - The Attic Project
The next feature sees us catch up with the latest interviewee in the MakeItGood x FKOF series. We’ve been a fan of The Attic Project ever since Gus first sent us his tunes a few months back – since then there’s been a two track FKOF EP and now there’s a lot of words to go with his amazing mix. Hit play on the mix or EP below and read on… Easy Gus, you well? I’m...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #136 - Boofy
As the backlog of MakeItGoodx FatKidOnFire features slowly start to clear, we’re fast approaching the ideal frequency for posting new mixes and interviews. Once #137 (the feature following the one below) goes live, we’ll be uploading new mixes and interviews once a week - usually on a Monday or Tuesday. Oh, and we’ve started producing custom artwork for each of the features (a...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #135 - Billy Widz
Today’s feature is a long and thoughtful interview with a promoter, DJ and producer from Athens. Billy Widz hit us up just after getting back from Croatia where he and his parter at Big Bang Athens played the Ballroom with a mix out of the blue. We had a listen and we had a chat and things progressed to what you’ll read below. This one’s a long (but interesting) read so skip down...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #134 - BunZer0
It’s rare to come across a character who’s described as positively by literally everyone we’ve heard talk about him. Mentor, legend, badman, boss, hero - a few of the adjectives used to describe the following interviewee. Regarded as a father figure to many new and upcoming producers thanks to his seven year residency on Sub.FM, BunZer0 is also a bit of a hero of ours. He hit us...
Regulate - 26/10/12
Tomorrow, Regulate are celebrating their 2nd birthday, and boy are they doing it in style. Taking over Vauxhall club Covert, this really is going to be one hell of a celebration (just look at the line-up)! Advanced tickets are available HERE. For more information, check out Regulate on Facebook!
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #133 - MAKZ
Today’s MIG x FKOF feature sees us sit down with M.A.K.Z., a DJ/ producer/ blogger/ SoundCloud group administrator and all round badman. Oh, and he’s given us a FKOF free download as well… Who is M.A.K.Z.? M.A.K.Z. is a producer/DJ that uses influences from all over to create the most natural, organic sounding tracks and mixes. What got you into mixing and producing...
KRYPT - Beezy / J. Robinson / Content [9/11/12]
Birmingham based KRYPT are back again at club P.S.T in November, offering a night of deep, minimal dubstep. This time round, they have invited our good friend Beezy and head honcho of Tribe12 J.Robinson. Free before 11pm, £5 after. For more information, check out the Facebook event page!
Big Eyes, Liminal Sounds @ Rhythm Factory -...
Liminal Sounds presents Big Eyes, Little Soles’ 2nd Birthday. Big Eyes, Little Soles is a sneaker blog and European wide collective, dedicated to the female fiend. Since the site’s inception in 2010 the community has continued to grow exponentially. They have been voted one of the Top 5 sneaker blogs by Guardian Online as well as being featured by the likes of Vice and Mint Magazine. ...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #132 - Gamma
Today see’s the latest MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature with Bristol’s Gamma… Who is Gamma? Gamma is Nathan Gamlin, a 23-year-old producer and DJ from Bristol. What got you into mixing and producing dubstep? How would you describe your production style? Well I was into band-oriented music when I was young (ranging from metal, indie and rock) but I got into some drum and...
THE MINE @ Volks with Tunnidge, Occult, Sparxy &...
Next Saturday, The Mine are talking over Volks (Brighton) to bring you a night of deep, dark dubstep! Our resident DJ Sparxy is playing, alongside Deep Medi’s Tunnidge, and Occult. 11pm - 7am, £5 before 12pm, more after. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
Quantum Soul - Tribe12 EP
Those who have followed dubstep from its early days will be familiar with seminal Leeds based label Ranking Records, whose 2nd release in 2007 featured a collab between 4 of the stable’s producers entitled “Captain Hawkeye”. The release has remained one of my favourites not least because of it’s engaging and original sound, but also because it introduced me to the sound...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #131 - Funky Whisky
We’ve seemingly had a pretty decent run of interviewees in the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series recently – a trend that looks set to continue for quite a good few weeks yet. Always nice when that happens! Today’s interview sees us sit down with Funky Whisky, a DJ who’s spent a while in Buenos Aires spreading the dubstep sounds but is now back in London. FW sorted an awesome mix...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire - Subreachers
Last time we caught up with Subreachers, one of Belgium’s premier dubstep producer/ DJs, in the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series back in October of 2011, they came correct with one of my favourite mixes from the entire series (and it still is). Things have changed for the duo since then, and with a new physical/ digi release on Belgium-based imprint Warriorz Records dropping earlier this...
Soltek @ Hidden
After residencies at the CAMP Basement and the Gramaphone, during which they’ve showcased eminent artists such as Commix, Phaeleh, A1 Bassline, SpectraSoul, Nu:Tone and Coat of Arms, Soltek kick off the end of the summer with a brand new show at Hidden under the renowned FOUND series. Recognised for the crossover appeal of their parties, SOLTEK have put together a lineup that emphasises their...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #130 - J.Robinson
I’ve had my eyes and ears on Tribe12 for quite a while now, so when I got talking to label boss J.Robinson about possibly doing a MakeItGood x FatKidonFire feature and he said he was interested I was pretty damn stoked. Tribe12 have been releasing some fairly hefty tribal bangers for a while now (T12EP003 being a personal favourite of mine) – and J.Robinson’s mixed together a selection...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #129 - Kinzy
The following feature in the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire has been due for a month – but we’ve finally got around to the post being ready to publish. Sorry for everyone waiting to read the words to go with the awesome mix that went up a few weeks back! Kinzy first hit me up back in April with the news he recently had an EP signed to Wheel and Deal. We got chatting and he sent a few links over....
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #128 - Skeptix
We’ve been waiting a while to upload the next MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature – on the one hand to give the mixes and uploads on the FKOF SoundCloud time to breathe and on the other because the past few weeks have been manic. But it’s time. Time to talk to the Skeptix duo and hear what they’ve done in their stupidly good mix for MIG x FKOF… Who is and what is Skeptix?...
Urban Nerds Carnival Special
Whistles and horns at the ready – Urban Nerds turns up the heat this August with an immense lineup for its annual Carnival warm up party! On Saturday August 25th, Urban Nerds is gearing up for a special Carnival event to remember! Known for big lineups and a taste for even bigger basslines, the Nerds have pulled out all the stops, bringing in a torrent of talent that literally leaves you gasping...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #127 - Droid Sector
The following interview to join the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series has been on the target list for a pretty long time. After featuring his label co-founder back in November 2011; it’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally managed to get Requiem Audio’s Droid Sector down for a feature… Who is Droid Sector? Droid Sector is a single individual from Melbourne,...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #126 - Ollie 303
It’s been a little while since the last MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire feature but we’re back on it with the latest interview, mix and FKOF free download… we first started hearing about ollie 303 from Sparxy a few weeks back when we were finalising his own MIG x FKOF feature. Matt had dropped a few ollie 303 dubs in his mix and we were pretty much blown away with what we heard. So we...
Synchronicity Records 002 - Thology
Our mates at Synchronicity Records have just dropped their 2nd release and it’s a corker! Thology, otherwise known as Peter Carr from High Wycombe crafts five inimitable atmospheric pieces for Synchronicity on his first otherworldly release. Opening piece ‘Conquer’ beautifully melds classical melodies with swinging percussion to create a sweeping dreamlike composition....
Loud Noise 1st Birthday @ Cable
The homies @ Loud Noise are 1 year old and celebrating in style at Cable this Friday with a top notch lineup covering all bass music bases… ✿ REDLIGHT ✿ ADDISON GROOVE ✿ DARK SKY ✿ FRENCH FRIES ✿ MICKEY PEARCE ✿ NEW YORK TRANSIT AUTHORITY (AKA MENSAH) ✿ BARELY LEGAL ✿ JACK SWIFT With Support From: Kai Marley, Pineal, Lean, Dubson, Mculo b2b Stefan Molinaro, Wiggs, Levo b2b Vybez,...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #125 - Percept
There are a handful of labels really carving a name for themselves in the dubstep genre – a few of whom I discussed in my recent ‘What is dubstep?’ article. Innanind are one of these labels; as you may have noticed given the number of their artists who have featured in the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series (you’ll find links to some of them throughout the feature below). Percept...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #124 - DCult
Another new feature sees us drop a long overdue interview with one of the most exciting producers to come out of Romford since (potentially) Fused Forces – and that’s saying a lot! DCult’s gone all in with a stellar 3 track EP to go along with the words, he’s definitely not one to hang around… Who is DCult? DCult is Dan Andreetti from Romford, Essex. What got you into...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #123 - Whistla
Our next feature sees us have an in-depth chat with Sub.FM’s boss and L2S Recordings’ head honcho Whistla, which goes with a truly superb mix full of fresh Whistla and LS2 tuna… Who is Whistla? I’m a producer/ DJ/ radio station owner/ label owner (and more) from east London. What got you into mixing and producing bass music? How would you describe your production...
GetDarker & Hedmuk @ Cable
This Friday 3rd August sees GetDarker return to Cable in London with another massive lineup for their ‘Outlook Send Off Party’ and our friends Hedmuk take charge of hosting duties in Room 2 with an equally tasty selection of artists… Hedmuk are running a competition to offer 1 lucky person the chance to win plus-one guestlist entry to the event as well as a brand new Hedmuk...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #122 - Anthologic
I’ve never heard a bad word from Ontario’s Anthologic; always support and positive vibes to anyone he talks to. And, as it turns out, he’s blessed with both stellar DJ and production skills – both of which you can sample below. This feature’s a bit of a long one, so I advise jumping to the bottom, clicking play on the truly amazing mix and scrolling back up to the top...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #121 - Foul Matta
So here we are with the latest MakeItGood x FKOF feature, a fantastic interview with Foul Matta. And to top it off, he’s gone and produced one of the best mixes we’ve had in the series in ages – a 52m, 27 track and 3 deck mammoth… Who is Foul Matta? My name is James Thody, I am 27 and go under the alias of Foul Matta. I’m originally from Hertfordshire but am currently...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #120 - Uzumaki
The first MIG x FKOF feature for a little while is with two new(ish) dubstep producers from Chicago, who’ve been releasing some damn fine podcasts that caught my ear a month or so back. I got in touch with the Uzumaki guys to discuss everything from getting started in electronic music, brostep’s future and the best dubstep track ever made… Who is and what is Uzumaki? ...
THEM presents Swamp81 @ Corsica Studios
THEM return to Corsica Studios on Friday 27th July for a Swamp81 takeover! Loefah - The Swamp81 head honcho has moved on from dubstep which he helped pioneer. Now running the House night Staunch, Loefah’s new sets feature a selection of house, tech house & techno alongside strategic references to his dubstep history. Check out his recent mix on Boiler Room below… Boddika - The Nonplus...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #119 - Facta
Today sees us release our latest MakeItGood x FKOF feature with London/Bristol boy FACTA. We caught up with him to chat about DJing, releases and everything in between. Make sure you follow Oscar on Facebook and Soundcloud. Peep the interview, and download his exclusive mix below. Who is Facta? My name’s Oscar Henson, and I’m a nineteen year old producer and DJ from east London, currently...
Glade Festival 2012
Set in Norfolk (and basically the middle of nowhere), Glade is a dance festival, which originally started out as a stage at Glastonbury. I was invited to go, by the lovely people at Glade, and what a wicked time I had! The one thing that really stood out for me, and in my opinion is really important at a festival, was the energy and atmosphere that everyone had. Walking around, everybody was...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #118 - Gantz
It’s time for the latest MakeItGood x FKOF feature with possibly one of the finest percussive dubstep producers around. It’s safe to say with a 55m mix and a FKOF free download, Gantz is definitely making his mark.. Who is Gantz? Gantz is a 23 year old lifelong music student, who started his education at an early age playing the electric bass and who then gradually evolved into...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #117 - Concave
It’s been a while since we had a Belgian artist in the MakeItGoodx FatKidOnFire series; off the top of my head the last one was ARtroniks back in January! We figured it was about time we supported the sounds coming out Belgium, so we recently caught up with Belgian DJ Concave to talk dubstep, labels and everything in between… Who is Concave? I’m an 18 year old DJ currently living...
MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire #116 - Pretty Neat...
It’s not often you find a stupidy worthy cause to champion – and it’s even rarer that we have the opportunity to do so in the MakeItGood x FatKidOnFire series. So when I got chatting to Pretty Neat Records, I knew the following feature was going to be a great one. If you haven’t heard of PNR; read on, listen to their mix and then do everything you can to support what the guys are...