You may have noticed that we’re big fans of Dark0 in this parish.
It’s not just his top-quality Vines or guru-like wisdom that we’re enamoured with – the north-west London boy has been at the vanguard of the current wave of instrumental grime, earning a place in our Grime Producers to Watch list for his self-released I Ain’t A Sweet Boy EP and Zero mixtape, followed by his Sin EP on Visionist’s Lost Codes label earlier this year.
His latest EP arrives on Mr Mitch’s Gobstopper Records, who’ve been on a roll themselves this year with ace records from Strict Face, MattWizard and the label boss. Drawing on grime productions old and new, Fate is a six-track homage to the rich melodies of Dark0’s favourite video game soundtracks, matched with a low-end heft that bridges the gap between headphones and dance floor. Essential listening.
Stream it in full below and buy it from August 22. Meanwhile, check out Dark0 going Against The Clock for FACT TV.