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Elefante 05:04
Red Hook 06:36
Three Sided 05:03


“As the continent slowly comes round to the idea of more bass less brostop, there’s a large number of American producers gaining recognition for pushing the deep and meditative sounds we all know and love. There’s also a handful of American dubstep labels supporting this explosion of home grown talent. While most of you may know Brooklyn-based TUBA founder Bakir for his work with the label (and its roster of both American and European artists), it also turns out he’s a pretty accomplished producer…

“Bakir’s FKOFd008 is our first ever release from an American producer – and we’re pleased to announce Ric’s come out all guns blazing. Elefante sets the tone of the release within its first few seconds, opening with snappy percussion that descends into a deep and sensual halfstep number. The EP-opener surprises with the second drop, paying its respects to Bakir’s numerous musical influences by breaking into full on skank out territory. Numbers Go Up was the first tune of Ric’s we signed, a perfect example of his skill in taking the foundation sound and putting his own stamp of authority on it. Red Hook continues where Numbers left off, full of stuttering vocals and dreaded out synth hits. It’s a tune we hope will find many a happy home on soundsystems across the world! Fourth and final inclusion Three Sided rounds off Bakir’s FKOFd008 by nudging up the BPM while retaining the rest of the EP’s eyes down and gun fingers aloft ethos.

“The Americans, without doubt, are finally here. We couldn’t be happier about it. And if you’re in Brooklyn on May 24th, we’re joining forces with Ric and the rest of the Tuba family to celebrate Bakir’s debut FKOF release with our first ever event on American soil. Safe to say we’re bringing a line up worthy of the occasion…”


released May 5, 2014

Written and produced by Bakir.


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