'It seems slightly odd to be celebrating with what's going on around the world at the moment, but we'll do what we can to support our family of artists in these uncertain times. So with that in mind, we're pressing on with our #FKOF10 plans (doing what we can to mark our first decade) and, if anything, trying to ramp up the frequency of releases on the digital imprint.
'Our next FKOFd EP features a fairly prolific up-and-coming musician who's had a good stack of releases - both solo and collaborative - over the last 18mo or so. Ourman joins us off the back of three releases (either out or quickly impending) with DUPLOC, solo EPs with the crews at Instigate Recordings, Noizion, Sub Audio and Locus Sound and a few appearances on compilations. He's been busy. We got talking to Armand after signing his tune on the #FKOF10 release and have been able to pin him down for four choice cuts on the FKOFd043 EP.
'We open with 'Out Here', a gentler affair than the rest on the EP, which goes some way to demonstrate the producers talent across the 140bpm spectrum. Proper chill tune! If you like this one, you'll love Ourman's tune on #FKOF10. Track 2, 'Phantom' takes things down a notch with its grimey synths. It was one of the first tunes in the demos we knew we had to bag! 'Nirdsong' continues with its weight and brooding vibe - watch for the second drop. We close with 'Lost Winds', an atmospheric example of why we've signed this artist. Wicked sampling, great percs and a killer low end. The break is an especially nice touch.
'We've always done our best to support the up-and-coming artists in 140bpm, and we'll continue to do so - whatever happens. There's a lot of wicked music coming your way and we'll really stoked to welcome Armand to the FKOF fam with his debut EP. Keep your eyes and ears on our various platforms as we continue rolling out releases this year and please do what you can to help these artists in these uncertain times!'