Today’s music is inspired by yesterday’s music, and will be inspiring tomorrow’s. But what if you made yesterdays music? I’m talking about artists who go through a profound change in musical output, but only after mastering the first one. They don’t just learn the history of some genre. They have a carnal knowledge and experience of it which they use to build a platform and launch something new and exciting. Some of my favorite and most successful artists – Steve Aoki, The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT – all have filthy, rebellious, punk-rock influences which seep through into their music. So its at moments like these, you need to take a step back and say, WHERES THE BLOODY KNIFE PARTY?
Knife Party is to Pendulum what MSTRKRFT is to DFA1979. Its a side project by Rob Swire and fellow pendulmate Gareth McGrillen that takes the raw energy of their DnB/rock roots, and sends it through an evil electronic disco machine. If you have ever been to a Pendulum concert, you know its one of the most insane mosh pits of your life. Now turn down the drum and turn up the bass, crank out some massive electro, dubstep and moombahcore tunes, and you’ve got yourselves the next level of shit-losing dance music.
They have done some huge remixes this summer for the likes of Nero, SHM, and even new guy: Porter Robinson. Along with some neck breaking original production, they also collaborated with electro dubmaster Skrillex for a wobbly moombahton single Zoology. Its clear to me they have been bottling up all the excess electo that couldnt make it into Pendulums albums because its all coming out in a furious assault on the dance floor.
This is a studio mix they did featuring some awesome unreleased singles and a couble of the summers biggest remixes.
ps. dont block Knife Party on facebook.