'The last FKOF Records release of 2020 sees us both journey to an entirely new geography and welcome an entirely new artist to the roster. And with FKOFd048, we return to our roots with an absolute stepper of an EP from the shores of the Baltic Sea.
'Our resident A&R manager Olaf (you may know him as Korrupt or Signalfire) is known for his moments of brilliance in the FKOF Records team - finding diamonds in the rough in places no-one else was looking. Slava, aka q100, is one of these absolute gems. We signed this release back in August, and its 4 tunes have been a staple draw on our monthly FKOF Sessions shows on Subtle Radio ever since. Cold, dark, brooding 140bpm material that cuts like we like it. This is FKOFd048.
'We launch the EP with 'Coleslaw', which (if you ask us) is definitely not the pickled cabbage it might sound like it is. It's beats, bass and space. And it absolutely bangs. Next up, we have 'Cuticle' - which continues where the EP opener left off. This is rolling subs, punchy kicks and crisp atmospherics. It also happens to be the first tune that caught Olaf's ear and led to this release. Track three, 'Steppin', is (for us, anyway) the standout tune on the record. It does exactly what it says it will. If Slava keeps building tunes like this, you'll be hearing a lot more from the Estonian producer. Last, but definitely not least, we have 'Yasno'. FKOFd048 closes with the darkest of the four tunes, all horror story vibes and about as stripped back as you can get before complete nudity. It's a lot - one for the dark times.
'2020's brought a lot of things to forget, but we'll be holding onto this FKOF Records debut from q100 for as long as possible. We hope it won't be the last release we support from Slava and you'll understand why on first listen of FKOFd048. Get to know because this guy is going places.'