Know V.A. - Clusters
(£8.48 Incl VAT)
Released 8th April 2016
12" Vinyl (transparent frosted) limited to 250
The release implies a dark and gritty experience, but excluding any aggressiveness.
Know V.A. - For the last years the two Amsterdam based producers have solidified their position in the Dutch scene. The two host a cutting edge experimental party in Amsterdam called HOAX. They've been invited to support the Warp & Lucky Me showcases two years in a row during ADE as well as the R&S label nights. In their monthly radio show at Red Light Radio they showcase their latest discoveries. The name Know V.A. can be seen as a call for people to keep looking for new angles in music. Trying not to be confined and limited by genres. Something that is retraceable in the development of their productions.
Influenced by the Los Angeles beats scene as well as the ever changing UK sound.
Their own music can be described as spacious, with strong percussive details constantly contrasting the sluggish low-end
Clusters - Producer duo Know V.A. returns to Lowriders Recordings for their second release Clusters. Since their first EP O Horizon the guys have been growing in their production to a more mature and daring sound.
Kicking off the new Dazzle vinyl only series, the duo set out to create tracks that would fit the exclusivity of a limited printed vinyl.
After several studio sessions in November 2015 the producer duo presents Clusters. Determined to push their own boundaries musically, they used a different approach in comparison to their prior releases. The three tracks originated from a sample/synth pack, specially designed for this EP. The Clusters EP should be seen as one track, solely divided by the track names. The release implies a dark and gritty experience, but excluding any aggressiveness.
Clusters EP already got some early support from Mssngno, Ryan Hemsworth, Mumdance, Ivy Lab, DJ Shadow, Noisia, Om Unit, Desto and others.
This release contains dancefloor orientated bass music.
- Caves: A dark hollow track clouded by its own reverb and delay. The thunderous kicks and lightning infused snares give Caves an electric feel to energize the dancefloor.
- Echoes: Is the echo of Caves. The track is stripped from its dynamics. Leaving behind the bare bones on which the synths are put to a new use. Taking the listener into a wormhole filled with bass and eerie sounding synths.
- Clusters: All the previously mentioned elements are put together in the title-track Clusters. Creating an entire new entity. For those who like to diversify their sets with half-tempo rhythms filled with a lot of bass and hypnotising melodies, Clusters is the absolute winner.
a1. Know V.A. - Caves
a2. Know V.A. - Echoes
b1. Know V.A. - Clusters