Atlanta based production team/hip hop artists, FKi is known for creating heavy bass, trapstep and edm inspired hits for industry heavyweights like Tyga, Iggy Azalea, T.I., Juicy J, YG and Jeremih. The two led a 12 city tour early 2013, The Certified Trap Tour, powered by Livemixtapes and Mad Decent to promote the trapstep genre as well as the artists and DJs that pioneer the trend.
FKi, comprised of SauceLord Rich and 1st Down, got their start in the music industry engineering after receiving degrees from Full Sail University in 2009. After engineering for several artists and perfecting their craft, FKi had the opportunity to work at Collipark Music; Atlanta based production studio and record label responsible for artists like Soulja Boy. It was there where the two met producer Mr. Hanky who then introduced them to Travis Porter. One thing lead to another and FKi found themselves producing hits “Make It Rain” and “Bring it Back” for Travis Porter.
FKi’s early work consisted of a blend of glitch hop, hip hop, drum and bass - trap music making it difficult to limit their fan base or genre of artist you may hear over an FKi production. This sound was first heard heavily on FKi’s premier mixtape Transformers in the Hood. TNTH, presented by international DJ and Mad Decent curator, Diplo, garnered much deserved attention from electronic, hip hop, and trap music forums throughout the US and abroad.
From engineering to executive producing, FKi went on to produce Iggy Azalea’s entire Trap Gold EP in 2012 and DJed her European tour. FKi also collaborated with producers like dubstep producer Borgore, Flosstradamus, The Jackie Boyz, The Invisible Men and Diplo to name a few.
FKi continues to make music by drawing inspiration from the world around them. What’s next for FKi? More MUSIC! executive producing and artist development, new production and collaborations with today’s top producers.