out soon: Rene Wise | Deano – Split 2.0 [Knowledge Imprint]

 

Artist:
Rene Wise | Deano

 

Title:
Split 2.0

 

Label:
Knowledge Imprint

 

Cat#:
K-I008

 

Release Date:
11th October 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Rene Wise
Mover

A2.
Rene Wise
Primal Fever

B1.
Deano
Rover

B2.
Deano
Final Meter

 

Press Info:
For this second split release on the label, Knowledge Imprint is proud to welcome fast-rising UK talent Rene Wise to showcase his sonic vision alongside label owner Deano. As one of the newest additions to Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver, his production and DJ skills are already highly regarded. With a keen ear for sharp and precise grooves, his tracks make for the perfect pairing with Deano’s b-side offering.

From the first bar, ‘Mover’ locks you into a signature Rene Wise groove. A thumping kick and gently automated percussion build continuously as new layers and textures enter the stereo field. As the tension builds, a hypnotic synth stab begins to creep in whilst the galloping percussion rolls forward – a great tool for any extended transition. Paired with this is ‘Primal Fever’, the angry sibling. Wasting no time, the track lifts off with high energy drum patterns and a loopy synth stab. With elements reminiscent of early 90s tribal techno, this one is a full power assault ready to ignite the listener. Deano’s tracks maintain a similar approach. ‘Rover’ is grounded on a sub-heavy loop over which an FM synth sequence patiently unfolds. With only subtle shifts in percussion and synth automation, this one aims to induce a feeling of hypnotism with a rock-solid groove. On the other hand, ‘Final Meter’ ramps up the BPM opening with a funky kick and bass pattern. As the arrangement progresses, synth sounds begin to open up and percussions become more frenetic ending the release on a high note.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Specials:
Deano – “Oecus Podcast 155”

Rene Wise – “Reclaim Your City 334”

 

Recommendation:
all on Knowledge

 

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Websites:
Rene Wise
Deano
Knowledge Imprint

 

out now: Rèdacs – Mindscape EP [Knowledge Imprint]

 

Artist:
Rèdacs

 

Title:
Mindscape EP

 

Label:
Knowledge Imprint

 

Cat#:
K-I007

 

Release Date:
13th August 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Mindscape

02.
Night Dunes

03.
Counteraction

04.
Infinite Circle

 

Press Info:
Knowledge is proud to welcome back one of its key artists for another full length EP. Filip Sreckovic aka Rèdacs has contributed to the label from its early days and has since had a string of high quality releases on various labels around the world.

For his Mindscape EP, he presents four analog-driven tracks that combine dance-floor functionality with creative and peculiar sound design. Title track ‘Mindscape’ opens things up with an overdriven synth sequence that repeats hypnotically under frenetic drum-machine rhythms. Thereafter, ‘Night Dunes’ strips things back. With a simple 909 kick, hats and an evolving synth arpeggio, the track morphs through groovy rhythms whilst retaining a dark, haunting character. On the B-side, ‘Counteraction’ ramps up the pace with a thick low-end and rolling drums while the synths adopt a more cerebral character. With multiple builds, breaks and crescendos this one is guaranteed to liven up any dance-floor. Finally, closing out the EP is ‘Infinite Circle’, an off-kilter, synth-focused track that patiently ebbs and flows through muffled drums and strange atmospheres. Tailing off with lush, orchestral pads, this sets the perfect conclusion to the package.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Space Wave Radio – Mission 21”

 

Recommendations:
compilation “Abstract Weapons Vol. 5” w/ Rèdacs track on Abstraction
stuff on Knowledge Imprint

 

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Websites:
Rèdacs
Deano, head of Knowledge Imprint

 

out now: Deano – Thyroid EP [Knowledge Imprint]

 

Artist:
Deano

 

Title:
Thyroid EP

 

Label:
Knowledge Imprint

 

Cat#:
K-I006

 

Release Date:
21st June 2019 (digital)
July 2019 (vinyl)

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Seek

A2.
Thyroid

B1.
Thyroid
(Echologist Remix)

B2.
Fortify

 

Press Info:
Deano presents his next full solo release on the label since his inaugural Alternation EP. Going back to the sounds that initially inspired him, he contributes 3 original tracks that combine dance-floor functionality with hypnotic repetition. In addition, this is the first release where he enlists a remixer to give an interpretation of one of the originals.

The A-Side begins with ‘Seek’, a full-steam-ahead track that layers a simple sawtooth sequence over frenetic drums, fast-paced hats and a hard hitting low-end. Next is title-track ‘Thyroid’ which takes things in a similar direction but employs a more complex synth sequence that morphs patiently throughout the arrangement. To get the B-Side going, Echologist (aka Brendon Moeller) provides his remix of ‘Thyroid’. As one of South Africa’s most respected underground music exports, he shows just why he has built such a strong reputation. With a cavernous kick and signature analogue synths, this remix is built for the big-room! Closing out the EP is ‘Fortify’. With bleepy patterns and deeper textures, it employs an off-kilter kick drum with an undulating bassline and classic percussion to provide a respite from the straighter tracks before it.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Thyroid (Echologist Remix)”

 

Special:
“Live From Operator Radio Rotterdam – 26 April 2019”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Knowledge

 

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Websites:
Deano
Knowledge Imprint

 

out now: Various – V/A 1.0 [Knowledge Imprint]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
V/A 1.0

 

Label:
Knowledge Imprint

 

Cat#:
K-I005

 

Release Date:
09th April 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
VIL
Golpe de Estado

A2.
Deano
Escape Plan

B1.
Eric Axelsson
Duo

B2.
Tomas Kunkel
Another World

 

Press Info:
For this fifth outing on the label, Deano invites some established and upcoming producers to contribute tracks to Knowledge Imprint’s first Various Artists release. Spanning four corners of the globe, the release aims to represent some of the scene’s most exciting young talent.

The A-side contains ‘Golpe de Estado’, a track by top Portuguese producer VIL. With a tight and powerful groove, the track loops through a dubby stab pattern layered with jacking percussive rhythms. Label-head Deano’s track ‘Escape Plan’ follows suit with a rolling kick and bass pattern that lies under a loopy synth sequence that combines elements of groove and hypnotism.

The flip-side contains two tracks that play with structure and break the loopy character of the A-side. Rising Swedish artist Eric Axelsson contributes ‘Duo’, a track that combines moments of broken-beat with straight-up jacking analogue drum patterns. This track is a full percussive workout with hints of an FM-style synth. Closing out the package is ‘Another World’ by Argentinian producer Tomas Kunkel. With a no-mercy approach, this track hits hard from the onset. Known for his hardware live sets, this track perfectly embodied his relentless but groove-laden style. Expect distorted drums, unconventional arrangement and tweaky synth patterns.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Tomas Kunkel – “Another World”

 

Specials:
Deano – “TOYTOY Invites”

Eric Axelsson – “Substanstiv Podcast 051”

Tomas Kunkel – “KreenRadio Podcast 003”

VIL – “Oecus Podcast 146”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Knowledge

 

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Boomkat
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Websites:
Knowledge Imprint

 

out now: Kaiser – Substance EP [Knowledge Imprint]

 

Artist:
Kaiser

 

Title:
Substance EP

 

Label:
Knowledge Imprint

 

Cat#:
K-I004

 

Release Date:
12th February 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Substance

A2.
Breaking

B1.
Mad World

B2.
Way Out

 

Press Info:
– Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard –

As a label focussing on young producers, Knowledge Imprint is proud to present a full EP from one of Italy’s fasted rising talents. Over the past few years, Kaiser has proven his worth with a vast catalogue of releases on an enviable list of labels. His work ethic is second-to-none and his output is frequent but always of high quality. For this release he presents four dancefloor-focussed tracks. The first three are driving yet hypotonic and provide intense moments of tension and release while the closing track ends the EP in sublime fashion with off-beat drums, filtered cinematic chords and a dreamy outro.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Way Out”

 

Special:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix August 2018”

 

Recommendations:
Kaiser’s “State Of Existence” on KSR
Kaiser’s “Debris EP” on made of CONCRETE
Kaiser’s “Sogno EP” on Voight
all stuff on Knowledge

 

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soon

 

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more soon

 

Booking:
Thrust Agency

 

Websites:
Kaiser
Knowledge Imprint