- Release Date 2015-09-21
- Label FatKidOnFire
- Catalog FKOFD022
Looking back at our history working with Darj, the first interview+review we did with Émilien was also Korrupts first official contribution to the site. Funny how these things work out; collaborating together three and a half years later on a release. Weve watched Émiliens stature within the community grow over the last few years - and rightly so. As the Frenchmans music has matured and evolved, his catalogue of releases has grown - and rightly so. Weve signed three tracks from the producer - and its some of the best work weve encountered from Darj.
FKOF022 opens with Wagwan. Its a summery stepper - full of smokey atmospheres and dub siren-filled spaces. The track meanders its course, rolling along with its languid sub lines and reverberating percussion. The Edge stands on the precipice - before throwing itself off with carefree abandon. Its everything weve come to love about the Frenchmans music. Evocative, deep and repeatedly enjoyable. Track three is the anthemic Submarine Dub. If there was a single track from Darjs back catalogue to summarise his expertise on the buttons this would be it. This ones a firm DJ favourite and you can understand why within the first few bars of the drop. Croatian wunderkind Egoless adds his mark to the final inclusion on the release with his Submarine Dub rework. The tracks flipped to something more future-facing with its technical percussion, tight synth work and cryptic second drop.
Were firm believers in the producers we work with - way back in the early days to now as we approach our sixth birthday. FKOFd022 combines the best of these two worlds, with a long-time collaborator joining one of our newer producer friends to create what we feel is a fantastic EP. We hope you enjoy the release as much as we have putting it together. Out to Darj and Egoless!