Hola Beat Faithful, Care to kick it?
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 heads from 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. Beyond vocals and lyricism, it was his production efforts on his debut solo EP entitled The Heft on Hot Creations that catapulted Kevin to collective international attention. 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/ tech house music labels in 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.
Having played at WMC for several years, DEMF, Sonar, Paradise, Get Lost, Elrow - Barcelona, and Sankeys in cities and countries like Beirut, London, Mumbai, Seoul, and Malta across the globe, it’s clear that Kevin’s sound is an infectious front-runner in the house music industry. Just ask his frequent supporters Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Claude Vonstroke, Patrick Topping, and Hannah Wants about Kevin’s seat at the house music table. Whether it’s a niche underground 200 capacity club or a stage in Miami in front of several thousand, Knapp pushes to break the boundaries between DJ and spectator. With notable releases on Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels, Hottrax, Sola, Dirtybird, Truesoul and more, Knapp continues to delve beyond the music and he is positioned to have 2018 be his most poignant year to date.
Selected discography Kevin Knapp
Kevin Knapp, Yellowcake – Waterfall – Looq Records 2013
Kevin Knapp, Matt Tolfrey – Downtown - 2012
Kevin Knapp, Matt Tolfrey, Jem Cooke – Distant Story - 2012
Kevin Knapp, Matt Tolfrey – The Spooks - 2012
Kevin Knapp, Matt Tolfrey – Not So Little – 2012
Kevin Knapp, Audiojack – These Days – 2012
Kevin Knapp, Never Knows – Black Enough – 2012
Kevin Knapp, Audiojack – Stay Glued – 2012
Kevin Knapp, Worthy – With This - 2011
Kevin Knapp, Marc Smith ( of Safeword) – Hindsight – 2011
Kevin Knapp, Marc Smith (of Safeword) – Stepping Back - 2011
Kevin Knapp, Kate Simko – Flight Into BA - 2011
Kevin Knapp, Audiojack – Like This- 2011
Kevin Knapp, Matt Tolfrey, Chris Sylvester – Real Talk – 2010
Kevin Knapp, Yellowcake – Toe The Line - 2010