After longboy's dabble in funky, another of the FatKidOnFire resident Djs brings the same flair back to the FKOF decks. This is Ropper's 7th mix, and it's bringing funky to the fold. In our opinion it's one of his best yet. Peep the download or hit the play button and see what you think.
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If you guys are feeling the mix, hit Ropper up on his Twitter account and let him know – love to Ollie as his Soundcloud has hit 1000 plays! Big tings.
Peace, love and respect.
FatKidOnFire coming soon to a security camera near you.
Ropper returns after his FKOF party #1 set with what we think is his best mix yet. It’s been on repeat since Ollie sent it over last night, and trust us - this is chock full of bangers. There’s not really much else to write to introduce this, so lay back and get ready for 35 minutes of pure dub heaven!
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If you guys are feeling the mix, hit Ropper up on his Twitter account and let him know - he’ll appreciate the love!
Peace, love and respect.
PS - anyone seen these?
Rockers NYC and Actual Pain are collabing to produce their take on the classic Beavis & Butthead tee - entitled “Total Mayhem”. They “combined our love for dark metal and their rocker spirit into one epic design!” and we reckon they did pretty damn well! There are also two mixtapes to go with the drop of the tee; one from Rockers NYC and the other one curated by Actual Pain. Click through to Let Mayhem Begin and download the tapes - let us know what you think!
Although the night was a huge success for those of you who came down and were there to hear Ropper, OhMyJosh and Synamatix spin, we thought it might be a good idea to record each set so those of you who couldn’t come down still got to hear each one. Ropper was first on stage so his set is the first one online. Trust us when we say it’s ridiculously good.
Find out more after the jump
FatKidOnFire party #1 is just over a week away. If you’re available Saturday 28th August (yes, we are aware there are a few other events on that weekend) from 10pm until 6am Sunday 29th feel free to make your way to Mass in Brixton for a night of booze, bass and large amounts of banter. FatKidOnFire Djs Ropper, OhMyJosh and special guest Synamatix are on the decks, along with Sai's Wobble Squad, the Squitty Bubbler boys, Inspector Dubplate (!!!) and many, many more. This night promises to be a night you’ll (definitely not) remember…
Please remember to bring your bassfaces. If you’re not clued up as to what a bassface is, let Fred show you how it’s done:
All the details you need are on the flyer above. Be there or be square. “Nuff said”
[I’ve been listening to this track for ages, Rusko coming through with old school garage vibes! Click play whilst you read - this post’s a bit of a long one]
If you remember the Elephanto interview I wrote a few weeks back, you’ll notice I hinted on FatKidOnFire party #1. Seeing as part of the FatKidOnFire backbone is music (mainly music of teh dutty dubsteps variety), I’d been wanting to get all the FKOF Djs under one roof and throw one mean mother of a party. (This realisation is still a little far off seeing as Dj Scooter, Jah-Killin and Robin aren’t based in England but it’ll happen. One day!)
When my boy Sai approached me with pretty much that exact opportunity I couldn’t quite believe it. I’m pretty damn excited about this! So here it is, FatKidOnFire Party #1…
You had the latest mix from Robin Dunne last night; tonight we turn the bass dial up a few notches and let loose with a bit of teh dutty dubsteps. Ollie Ropper has come through with the latest installment in his FatKidOnFire mixes bringing one of the heaviest track lists I’ve seen in a long time, incorporating some seriously big hitters! He says it’s
"hectic man! I was skanking whilst recording it!”
We’re pretty sure he’s right on this one… It’s hectic!
Now Ollie’s no midget, so not sure this is relevant to him getting his skank on - but if you’re unsure of how to dance to dubstep take a look at this, it’ll teach you everything you need to know
Anyway, let’s put you out of your bass-deprived misery. Allow me to present Ollie Ropper’s third FatKidOnFire mix!
You can also download the mix from Ollie’s SoundCloud page. Give this badman a listen; if you’re feeling the beats give Ollie some props via his Twitter account! Make sure you stay locked on Ollie and his SoundCloud, he’s got a remix going for a special FatKidOnFire fam - more on that later.
Peave, love and respect. “Would you like any bass with that?”
[Pretty picture from Underground Apples]
Having spent what feels like forever writing and attempting to learn my notes for the exams that start in, well, too soon it gives me great pleasure to take a break and present the next instalment (if you missed the first mixtape, catch it here) in our bimonthly dubstep mixes by Mr. Ollie “Ropper” Flint. I’ve just got home from my first day at my internship (more on that later - some point this week I’ll update you all as to where I’m at with life plans, might not be tonight as have to do some revision as sadly feel guilty for not doing any revision yet today) and am listening to Ollie’s mix as I write this - slightly more chilled out so far but judging by the track list it’s another banger!
You can also download the mix from Ollie’s SoundCloud page. Give it a listen; if you’re feeling as always let Ollie know (always good to get positive feedback!) via his Twitter account. Check back at the start of May - there’ll be another Ropper mix waiting for you!
Peave, love and respect. Add bass to season
Now as anyone who knows me personally will confirm, I like my dubstep. After leaving the country life behind me and embracing all that is entailed with life in London, this genre is the one audio experience that I have enjoyed the most. My usual hang out for all things bass-driven is Dark Side of London, hosted by Dropfellas Dubstep (two crazy Italians who always put on a good show!) so if you’re ever in town and at a loose end and fancy a good night out with a great crowd and even better DJs; either holla at me or hit the Dropfellas boys up and see who they’ve got on.
Getting back on track (apologies for the slight digression), I’d like to present the first of many mixes by my boy Ollie ‘Ropper’ Flint. He’s a budding dubstep producer and DJ from Cambridge, but I’ll let him explain a bit of his background…
I grew up in Stoke Newington, London, then moved to just outside Cambridge. I started making music at about 11, when I got hold of a guitar and started jamming to what ever I could think of. I could never read music back then, and still can’t to this day! I started making ‘Electronic’ music in 2006 when I got a copy of Logic Express, but this was just a past time as I didn’t really know how to control such a powerful system. As I grew up with Logic, my understanding of it became better and I started producing simple D&B tunes. As time went by I found myself getting more and more in to many different genres - from 1980’s Funk to UK Garage. But gradually as my view and understanding of music widened I discovered Dubstep, which became a drug to me! I started creating my own Dubstep mid 2009 with Logic Express, but as my style changed I decided to upgrade to Reason 4. This software gave me the tools I needed to create exactly what I wanted!
As time goes on, my knowledge as a producer is constantly growing, I am learning new things everyday, and meeting good people to guide me along the way!
This is my first Mix for the FatKidOnFire Blog, make sure you download and enjoy the good music!
So, this mix… It’s pretty heavy hitting, there are some big tunes in here! I am currently at home for Easter; the two and a half hour train journey usually drags on and on - but listening to this mix it flew by.
You can also download the mixtape from Mediafire ->here<-
Hopefully this will be a bi-monthly audio treat for you all, holla at Ollie and let him know what you think of the first go! There are a few other mixtapes in the works (I’m hoping to start a music section here at FatKidOnFire, encompassing many genres) so please do remember to keep your eyes and ears open and check back every so often!
If you want that Dubstep tee, head over to the Mixing Records webpage and cop it here.
Peace, love and respect. With extra bass