I’m excited to announce the forthcoming of my new LP Champagne and Kittens, out on 1320 Records at the end of November. We recently shot and edited a video for a track off of this upcoming release, DoubleRainbow (Featuring Chris B). My favorite part is the end. Check it out!
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I am excited to be a part of the Brazen Panda, Chron 4 mix now available as a free release from 1320 Records. This free mix also features Ben Samples, Ill Esha, The Polish Ambassador, NitGrit and more. Look for the Get Lost remixes compilation album dropping in September. Get the Brazen Panda mix free Here!
Knowa is excited to be part of GruntWorthy and Groove Style Entertainment Presents the Elevated Frequencies Tour 2011. Knowa will be accompanied by some of the best up and coming glitch/dubstep artists on the west coast including Addictech’s Bird of Prey.
The first part of this tour will feature seven different west coast shows including an exciting one-night show with David Starfire at Denver’s prestigious Cervantes Theatre. For more information visit GruntWorthy.com or GrooveStyleEnt.com. Knowa will be touring in support of his new EP “Sound Paintings” out now on Muti Music. Buy it Here!
Get it Here: http://www.addictech.com/p/76651
On Knowa Knowone’s new EP Sound Paintings , released July 1st on Muti Music, Middle Eastern vibes, Hip Hop and Gypsy Folk music all become a unique mix of hoppy, earthy beats with glitch and bass thrown on them for good measure, taking a listener to some very friendly places. This is a tremendous follow up to Knowa’s last EP Free Energy. Knowa will be tearing it up in July at his performances at the Stilldream Festival, Mystic Garden Gathering and multiple other west coast events. Check out his new full length track from Sound Paintings, titled Fire on the Roof.
I am excited to announce that my new collaborative track Ill Knowledge with Ill Gates is now out on False Profit Records. The track is available for sale via http://falseprofitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/schmunday-school-ep! More new tracks coming at you soon with my new EP Sound Paintings out July 1 on Muti Music.
I’ve taken Adham’s original, Balkan/Gypsy tune from a housey meander into a full bass bounce; UK Funky style. Inspired by my trip to England and the Secret Garden Party, this is my tribute to the fun and quirky UK culture. Violins, flutes, accordions, drums and bass should make this the biggest bloody Balkan anthem of 2011.
Knowa Knowone and Street Ritual team up with Critical Beats and musicians from the Amazon to raise awareness and funds for rainforest preservation. 100% of the money donated is going directly to groups working to preserve the Amazon Rainforest and the indigenous cultures of the people that live there. All the music is gifted, the indigenous tracks, my work, its all given for the benefit of the forests. Get more info at www.CriticalBeats.com
Donate directly and download the songs here:
Also check out the blog review and exclusive interview at Gotta Dance Dirty!
This music is truly progressive, weaving indigenous Peruvian songs into modern electronic virtuosity. The result is intended to connect listeners to the hearts and prayers of indigenous Amazonians and inspire them to join the struggle to preserve our planet’s most precious ecological resource. Knowa’s trademark dirty basslines, hypnotic drum programming and swirling sound design surround a beautiful collage of natural sounds and human life. “Amazon Secrets” plays with elements of dark glitch, summertime dub and that unmistakable West Coast flavor; while “Girls Initiation” grinds on a slow, exotic vibe, with sparkling melodies and meticulously crafted breakbeats chopped up around an unrelenting, heavy low end.
Mr. Roachclip is a man of wisdom, cultural diversity, and complex values. Based on his worldly travels he has influenced many, as shown in this diverse collection of tribute songs. Bay Area crunkologist, Knowa Knowone, provides the slick “2k remix” of ‘Mr Roachclip’ which includes some studio parts recorded by NYC’s Zebrakatz Mc and engineer Mike Dextro. Known for his work on Street Ritual and Muti Music, Knowa drops the tempo, with a grimey 70bpm bass heavy dubstep rendition layered with Zebrakatz’s blunted lyrics and vocoder tricknology.
Coming from the open plains of Fresno, California, house producer P-rez provides an acid-filled house remix, layered with psychedelic synths and serious dancefloor boogie.
BF label co-founder Scottie B who had the initial inspiration for this project, pounds the floor, with a deep techno composition with a driving minimal vibe.
Blunted Funk Recordings: BF018 – Mr. Roachclip Ep
a1: Mr. Roachclip (f. Mike Dextro & mc Zebrakatz) “Knowa Knowone’s 2k remix”
a2: Mr. Roachclip (f. Mike Dextro & mc Zebrakatz) “Knowa Knowone’s 2k instr.”
a3: Mr. Roachclip “Scottie B’s dankfunk remix”
a4: Mr. Roachclip “P-rez zig-zaggin’ remix”
Digital release: exclusive Feb 1st on Beatport; everywhere else February 21st, 2011
Update: Soundcloud free downloads have run out. Get the tune for free here: http://music.knowaknowone.com/track/sullen-sultry-knowa-knowone-remix
Here it is, a hot free download to follow up the new Ill-Esha release on Street Ritual: Kitsch vs. Glitch.
About the new Ill-Esha single:
Once upon a time in the Pacific Northwest, Miss ill-esha was meticulously crafting away, knitting together threads of jazz, ethnic and electronic music. Half a world away in Europe, Miss GiGi provoked the scene with her tantalizing mix of performance art and musical experimentation, creating visual projections in an array of costumes. One day this Queen of Kitsch descended from her starry cloud to encounter the glitchy soundscapes of ill-esha. Digging in her treasure chest for Kitsch Palace’s finest gems, ill-esha warped and wobbled to her heart’s content…
Elements from the resulting collaborations were originally featured on the electro-pop-influenced Kitsch Palace album, “Tales from the Wonderground”. Sliced with surgical precision by ill-esha’s glitched-out scalpel, both tracks find a fresh energy. The story of a reckless Mata Hari takes on a new groove with warm, heavy bass, uplifting pads and funked-out syncopation. Eurodance-influenced “Shiki Miki” is draped in loungey velvet, surrounded with lush harmonies and purple-tinged atmospheres. Both tunes feature ill-esha’s trademark R&B-laced melodies blended with a sassy splash of Kitsch.
Soundcloud Preview Set Link: http://soundcloud.com/street_ritual/sets/kitsch-meets-glitch-ep/
Addictech Product Link: http://www.addictech.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=67277
Cheers from your friends at Street Ritual!!
Check these crazy cats out, C-Mon & Kypski is a 4 piece dance rock band from Amsterdam. I’ve mashed almost 50 stems from their tune into one wild bass’d out west coast banger.
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