“We’re ending our first year with a FKOFd EP from one of the most exciting American producers we’ve found. Malleus may not be quite as well known as some of his Stateside compatriots, but we think his FKOFd012 release will change that.
“Inspired by the foundation sound, Malleus has created an EP that places alongside early dubstep material while still sounding new and fresh. It’s a homage to the Big Apple days, built with a 2014 perspective. Vodun opens the EP, full of foreboding atmospheres, sharp percussion and unnerving synths that prepare you for the force of the second drop. Wall To Wall is the newest tune on the release, one most comfortable when played on the biggest sound system possible. The Message is a firm fan favourite, a tune that commands the reload with its hypnotic sampling and driving sub. Body Heat closes FKOFd012 with a minimal yet spacious structure and an almost volcanic bassline.
“As far as producers in the new wave of American dubstep go, Malleus may not have been the first producer you’d think of. But that might change with the Virginia-based musician’s FKOFd012…”