Knowa Knowone is a Bay Area turntablist/producer and co-owner of the
record label Street Ritual. Fans know Knowa as someone who vibes off
of his crowd’s energy, directly connecting to his audience, raising
them to a euphoric and ecstatic state of auditory bliss. His live sets
are funky, fun and have every single person on the dancefloor. Hailing
from North Carolina, Knowa began his professional career as a DJ,
producer and promoter over a decade ago, cutting his teeth at raves
and drum and bass events from New York to Miami. His first Hip Hop
crew was recognized by The Zulu Nation, and the roots and values of
HipHop are still a strong influence on his music. Knowa moved to
California during the 2000s where he quickly made a name for himself
as one of the premiere music artists in the west coast underground.
Knowa Knowone has performed with artists such as Noisia, Freq Nasty,
Random Rab, and Mimosa, playing shows around the globe and festivals
including Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, The Boom Festival
(Portugal), and Electric Picnic (Ireland). Knowa was recently featured
on the Transnational Dubstep Compilation, released by Generation Bass
and Six Degrees Records. Knowa has collaborated with artists such as
Ill.Gates, David Starfire and Souleye.
Knowa’s "Knowsleep" self titled album with Sleepyhead, officially
released in 2008 put Knowa on the map as one of the pioneers for
glitch hop and dubstep in the US. Knowa has been releasing music on
San Francisco’s premiere dubstep and glitch powerhouse label Muti
Music for the last three years, and his production has been highly
revered. His past releases “Free Energy”, “Noble Savage” on 1320
Records, and “Sound Paintings” have shown his ability to move
effortlessly between Dubstep, Glitch Hop, and Experimental Bass Music.
Knowa’s music combines traditional midtempo and breakbeat with deep
bass, glitchy sounds, ethnic rhythms, and psychedelia to create a
sound that stands out as uniquely Knowa Knowone. In 2011, Knowa will
tour extensively to promote the Street Ritual label and the release of
his new EP ‘Sound Paintings’ out now on Muti Music.