How do I feel when listening to Koda’s new EP Night Rager? I feel overwhelmed at how technically skilled Koda is of course, but I’m also filled with a sense of “THIS is what Future Garage has the potential to be.” I wouldn’t release this album if I didn’t think it was special, but I get something very different when I listen to this.
I picked up Koda off of Soundcloud, and at first I knew he was going to be special, but I wasn’t sure how well he would fit into the ethos of our group. Then I started to listen to everything he’d done up until that point, and slowly began to realize that every one of his tracks has a bit of not only his soul in it, but some of FluRex in it, too. He embodies the label’s virtues in such a refreshing way that working with him became something of an escape from other label business. I knew that when the time came for this EP to be released, he would leave everything he had in the tracks. Nothing would be left out. I wouldn’t have to make any suggestions, or fix any problems. What I got when he sent me those tracks, though…
I don’t want to spoil anything. All I’ll say is that I feel like underground electronic music has a bright future, and with artists like Koda in our roster (because I wouldn’t bother plucking someone off of Soundcloud if I wasn’t absolutely sure they were the same as Koda) we stand a shot at bringing this type of music to more and more people, which is why I started FluRex. I wanted to help an already burgeoning scene truly reach its potential.
I think Koda’s EP Night Rager will help us move forward, and will advance Future Garage as a whole. It’s a damn good record, guys.
Don’t take it from me. Head over to FluRex.org and find out for yourself. It’s free, just like every other digital release we will ever produce. I hope everyone enjoys it, because I know I have.