Philadelphian beatmaker KNXWLEDGE is set to amplify our hearts and minds on his debut Australian tour.
The name KNXWLEDGE is not just a symbol of the artist, but a description of him. His music takes out base elements (vowels) and replaces them with the under used and alien (x). It lures you into false comfort of songs you know before flipping the beat with class, consistently for its enhancement. Through acclaim of his EP’s and mixtapes, he has not just mastered a prodigious understanding of beats and influence, but employs the capacity to override them into a warped and distorted sense of melodic compounds – intelligent, inspired, indefinable. Channeling the vibes (and facing comparisons) of J DIlla, Madlib, Flying Lotus and associates, his work is thematic and naturally organic, with a constant connection to human emotion in industrial surrounds. Releasing on LA’s acclaimed All City, Tres Records, Klipmode and Hit+Run, his name caught the eye of London’s Boiler Room who invited him to perform on their legendary podcast series. With support from the likes of Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs, RinseFM, Future Classic, Illum Sphere, and Mike Slott, he is a name on the rise with a sound for the stars.
12th July – Adelaide – Cuckoo Bar
13th July – Brisbane – Alloneword Bar
14th July – Sydney – Goodgod Small Club
19th July – Perth – The Bird
20th July – Melbourne – Mercat Basement
21st July – Auckland – Redwoods Treehouse