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DT655 – Kevin Knapp


There are few DJs who have as much passion and dedication to this industry as Kevin Knapp.

He’s a constant pioneer of the sounds crowds yearn for through his own individual production style and his proclivity for vocal contributions. His stand out vocals turned our heads back in 2012 proclaiming “My Beat Will Control You” with Audiojack and his first Hot Creations cut ”The Drums” alongside A&R head Richy Ahmed in 2013 is still owning dance floors to this day.

As of recent, his track “Drug Birds” out of Sola was heavily supported by UK mainstays Hannah Wants and Huxley. 2018 was a big year as Kevin’s collab “Your Mind” with Shiba San was released with Repopulate Mars and swept across dancefloors. Kevin has taken every opportunity to continue his craft leading him from San Francisco to the capital of Techno: Berlin. 

This is not seen as a day job to Kevin, but rather, it’s a way of life. It’s an attempt to communicate with audiences worldwide through his sounds and passion for human connection and it’s working. Whether that be as small as a vocal loop, or as substantial as a full-fledged EP on some of the biggest house music labels in the world, Knapp will turn his hand to anything in order to continue this journey he’s living day in day out, going BIG in more ways than one.

Today he joins our Podcast series, listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Nuanced, new fire attempting to engage the body and mind.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Justin Martin’s WAVE remix.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Lots of love, focus, and boatloads of swag laden bump.  Per usual, you might sense a slight air irreverence.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Halcyon San Francisco on their Dolby Atmos system.  It was a homecoming of sorts for me as I’m from SF and I loved every minute of being up there.

What have you got coming up?
The release schedule this fall is starting come into focus as I have a Releases on Repopulate Mars and Hotboi Records forthcoming. Hannah Wants and I are just wrapping up an EP and I’ve got a few new solo cuts I can’t wait to unleash on folks.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Turn it up to 10 even when they tell you not to.  It’ll be our secret 😉

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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