FWD>> 11th Bday >> Interview & Exclusive Horsepower Productions mix
Being from a House and Detroit bent, when the emergent dubstep and bass scenes were outing themselves it all seemed a little odd to me. The lack of a 4/4 almost left me cold… As this sound was taking shape way back at the start of the 'noughties', I had a friend that I worked with who was massively into this ever evolving new sound. I won't namecheck him cos I'll just sound like a wanker, but needless to say it was because of him that I began filling my ears with Plastician mix 'CDs' (futuristic we were back then) he used to enthuse about and this in turn led me to venture down to both DMZ in Brixton to consume the speaker splitting and bone shaking bass and to FWD>> at Plastic People with similar but more intimate, low-ceilinged rib-cage shattering frequencies emanating from the ceiling-high speakers of the now legendary instituion.
11 years on and haven't they done well. Bass in its more horrific forms now straddles the upper echelons of the so called pop charts the world over, yet FWD>> remains one of the true underground powerhouses, pushing borders and boundaries… ahead of their 11th Birthday this weekend we had a quick chat with the FWD>> founders plus we've got an exclusive mix from Horsepower Productions for your ears.
Hello FWD! So, you’re about to turn eleven – heading into that awkward gangly phase. Please tell us how it all started out…. Obviously you’ve got a strong relationship with Plastic People that goes back some time, can you tell us how that started and how it’s going?
We started at a venue called Velvet Rooms but as soon as we heard the sound system at Plastic we jumped ship. Luckily Ade from plastic had randomly popped into FWD>> at Velvet Rooms & loved the music. So when we asked we were allowed in!
Left blank but pass your eyes over the leaked line-up at dubstep forum here.
Horsepower goodness below…