DJ T. announces his upcoming 'That Beat' EP in collaboration with Kevin Knapp, and MC Acid Driver (aka Mc Johnny Def)
Some summer picks from Kevin Knapp's THICK VIBIN' SUMMER CUTS CHART on Beatport
Kevin Knapp is on 1st and 2nd on Hot Creations Top 10 Chart on Beatport! with his own "Heft" and "Vibrate" feat Audiojack! Keep it up!!
Check out When We Dip's premiere of Kevin Knapp's upcoming EP on Material Series!! with a remix by Jey Kurmis!
Altroverso gave us some nice words about Kevin Knapp's upcoming EP with Sacha Robotti on Lost Records!
New Kevin KnappÂ´s Beatport chart celebrating his latest release with Audiojack 'Vibrate' on Hot Creations
Finally here!! Kevin Knapp and Audiojack's 'Vibrate' is out on Hot Creations!!!
Mixmag premieres Audiojack feat. Kevin Knapp's 'Vibrate' EP on Hot Creations!!
Equally adept in the studio, on the decks and behind the mic, Texas-bred, San Francisco-schooled producer, DJ and vocalist Kevin Knapp has emerged from the bustling Bay Area dance music community to international attention, popping up on a diverse selection of serious dance floor slayers by Matt Tolfrey, Richy Ahmed, Groove Armada and, most recognizably, Audiojack, where the pair declared â€śMy beat will control you.â€ť on one of 2012â€™s most memorable hits, â€śStay Glued.â€ť
But jacking house music swing is just one element in Knappâ€™s musical mixture. Born in Louisville, Kevin discovered his vocal proclivity at a young age in various choral and classical school groups. By adolescents, he was bumping hip-hop along with the rest of his peers, paying special attention to East Coast rhymeslingers like Smif-n-Wessun and Mobb Deep. Though long removed from his current playlist, the boom-bap of golden-era hip-hop still looms large in Knappâ€™s sounds. No wonder fellow rap-loving ravers Claude VonStroke and Eats Everything are among the DJs jocking his tunes on the global stage, along with Seth Troxler, Magda and Jamie Jones.
Picking up a taste for edgy indie rock during undergrad in Austin, Knappâ€™s musical make-up might have been fully formed by the time he arrived in San Francisco for law school in 2000. However, the cityâ€™s thriving club community was too enticing to resist, and Kevin soon found himself balancing the demands of school with the desire to delve into the scene driven by the progressive house sound, but soon about to swerve into the minimal and tech house lanes with parties like Auralism, As You Like It and Housepitality.
It was in this environment that Kevin made his first steps towards his own musical mission, becoming a fixture behind the decks at infamous SF soirees like Satellite and Werd, and eventually unveiling his early production efforts at the start of the decade, including releases on Matt Tolfreyâ€™s Leftroom label, as well as Berlin-based OFF Recordings. From there, it was only a matter of time before Knapp heard the clarion call of the global techno capital, relocating in early 2013 and quickly fielding calls from new neighbors like Pan-Pot and Tiefschwarz, while still solidifying deals with his old homies at Dirtybird for another upcoming release. Heâ€™s also become a fixture on the international circuit, gigging across the globe, from Detroit to New Dehli, San Diego to Seoul, and appearing at industry-leading events like Movement (DEMF), ADE and Off-Sonar Week.
Big in build, talent and heart, Kevinâ€™s fierce love of music and ferocious appetite for life continues to drive his quest for aural rapture. With these sturdy roots to hold him high, it is certain he will succeed.