'FKOFd052' sees London-based Darkfella release what we think is his first solo EP of 140 material. The producer cut his teeth in the late ’90s on acid house and hardcore, before discovering both jungle, breaks and drum & bass at the turn of the millennium. As a DJ, Darkfella held down regular spots on Rude FM, Future FM and even Rinse FM as the genres combined, evolved and developed into exciting new sounds that resulted in what we know today as grime and dubstep. Darkfella’s used that extensive experience to produce material that evokes the genre’s early days while feeling as fresh as 2021 sound does. These tunes landed as cold demos and we’ve been super excited to work with Darkfella on what’s become FKOFd052.
'Revolver' kicks things off with its low, swinging stepper of a vibe. Dub sirens, rolling weight and crisp drums. Track two, 'High Note', is early dubstep material through and through. The samples, the percussion, the space. It’s everything attendees to venues like Plastic People, Mass and Melkweg were hearing in the early 2000s. 'Black Salute' takes a slightly different step, stepping up the energy but maintaining the beats, bass and atmospheres we know and love. We close with 'Zoid', a frenetic and adventurous end to the release which maintains the level of quality we love to see from producers we work with. Eyes down, subs up.
Stumbling on absolute gold like these four tunes from relatively unknown producers like Damian is part of why we do what we do at FKOF Records. It took us a while to pin down the release but we’re so glad we got these demos and worked up one of our favourite EPs from 2021. Thank you Damian for trusting us with your music and we hope you all enjoy these as much as we do!
Unreal and extremely versatile EP from Yoofee... very different from what I'm used to hearing, but each track stands out and is a proper signature roller as per usual from the Yoofmeiser. 'Czeck Mystik' gives me some serious Men In Black MIB vibes. dankndirtydubz