We continue our label showcase series with a deep dive in the Goldfat archives! Started as an outlet for Mitekiss’s solo productions, but quickly expanding to encompass other producers’ work, Goldfat has proved itself a top-shelf purveyor of classy liquid goodness over the last five years. Read on for our favourites from the ‘fat…
We first came across Mitekiss here at DNB Dojo back in 2014, when he released a crisp little single for now defunct Leeds imprint Sub:mission Audio. From there the young producer moved on to running his own label Goldfat, before catching the attention of first Shogun Audio and now Hospital Records. Now he lands on Tony Colman’s legendary liquid imprint for his debut album, and we’re pleased to say it’s everything we’d hoped it would be.
Naturally there’s plenty of that emotive liquid that we’ve come to know and love over the years, with higlights coming via Goolab and it’s effortless cascades of piano, the sultry licks of Body Move and the crispy breaks of Hutan. There are also tasty outings into different stylistic territory to enjoy though; rumbling tech aptly vocalised by frequent collaborator Mr Porter on Lenz and a nod to classic jungle on Human being the highlights.
At first glance Crate Six Seven could be dismissed as just another selection of D&B rollers, well-produced but forgettable, but there’s a lot of depth hidden away in these compositions; give it a few listens and we’re sure that the album will get under your skin, just as it has for us here at Dojo HQ. Check out the clips below and hit up the Hospital Store to grab a copy on vinyl, CD or digital now.
Watching the drum & bass community come together in the face of tragedy and adversity is one of the most heartwarming aspects of being involved in this scene. Whether it’s specific, personal responses like those to the deaths of scene legends like Marcus Intalex, or wider campaigns like Drum & Bass Against Racism, a huge number of figures in the scene are always pushing to make our world a better place, one beat at a time.
On that very tip, our pals at Nurtured Beatz couldn’t simply sit by and watch as survivors of the Grenfell tower disaster were left high and dry by their local authority, so the label bosses responded with what they do best; a charity LP featuring no less than 18 tracks by a cracking selection of underground producers. Label regulars like Kalm & Spindall, Genotype, Interline and Kolectiv bring some gully business to the table alongside other producers like Mitekiss, DBR UK and Mystic State, and there’s even space for hip-hop from Django Mancub and the legendary Chester P, plus an accoustic swansong from Blake Bastion.
We’d be recommending this album even if it weren’t for such a good cause, but given that it is also providing support for people who desperately need it this is a must buy. Hit up the Nurtured Beatz Bandcamp to grab a copy now.
We’re feeling a bit of a warm glow about this one; longtime Dojo favourite Mitekiss, who we’ve been following since his early releases for the likes of Sub:mission Audio has landed an EP on SGN:Ltd! It’s always refreshing to see a young talent move up the ranks and with recent releases for MTA and Skank & Bass in the bag too, it’s safe to say Jonny has a promising D&B career ahead of him.
Fans of his previous outings should find plenty to enjoy across the four tracks here; from the laid back musings of Final Hours, through the spine tingling atmospherics and shimmering bleeps of Chasing and out into darker roller No War Inna Dance, Mitekiss is on top form, showcasing his varied productions while keeping things rolling. Closing track Just Begun says it all really; we’re expecting big things next year from this man! Check out the clips below and hit up the Shogun Store (or your favourite digital retailer) to grab the EP right now.
Goldfat Records are back with another pair of characteristically smooth and emotional D&B rollers as PIN returns for his third release for the label. Walk Into The Sun delivers melancholy pads, a subtle but rugged basslines and rolling breaks for a tune that you’ll easily lose yourself in.
Label boss Mitekiss provides a slightly more upbeat remix of the tune on the flip, retaining the twinkling piano and reverb drenched vocals but switching up the bass and percussion underpinnings.
This one’s out right now at Beatport, and for more from the label be sure to check out their latest mix from Mr Porter below.
Since impressing us with his release last year for Sub:mission Audio, Croydon-based producer Mitekiss has busied himself setting up a liquid imprint of his own in the form of Goldfat Records. Having released two singles of his own material, the label doors have been thrown open to welcome East Londoner Pin to the Goldfat family.
Sticking to the label’s deep liquid aesthetic, Solitude provides the more dancefloor focussed yet still deep and melancholy roller, while When We Were eases back on the gas in favour of softer beats and shimmering, IDM-style synth leads which are drenched in reverb and beauty in equal measure. Blissful stuff. Check out the clips below and watch out for the release dropping August 22nd.
Leeds based imprint Sub:mission Audio continue to impress with another great new single from an up and coming talent, this time in the form of new addition to the label Mitekiss. The Croydon-based producer serves up a pair of effortless liquid rollers – Vaxe on the A-side proves a melancholy, piano-led slice of emotion straight from the school of Tokyo Prose, while Deltica heads for slightly more unusual territory, combining soft pads with odd little FX hits.
Both tracks show an appreciation for the “less is more” stylings of deep liquid D&B and a thoughtful musicality that’s difficult not to engage with. Check out the clips below, and watch out for this dropping from October 15th at all good digital stores.