Thursday Aug 12, 2021
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CONTACT welcomes Plump Records head honcho and Dirtybird-resident Kevin Knapp to the District. After having releases on Hot Creations, Sola, and Crosstown Rebels, Kevin had a massive 2018 when his Repopulate Mars release “Your Mind” with Shiba San was a hit across dancefloors. With his rise Kevin has been featured on lineups for Fabric, Dirtybird Campout, Paradise, Elrow, Sankeys, CityFox, and Sonar among others. He has earned his seat at the house music table with support from the likes of Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Patrick Topping, and Claude Vonstroke. Most recently, Kevin has released two EPs, “Say So” on his Plump Records imprint and “Dangerous” on Snatch! Records. We may leave a microphone hooked up on the decks for Kevin to bust out his amazing vocals.
Kevin Knapp (Plump Records, Dirtybird, | Berlin, Germany]
There are few DJs who have as much passion and dedication to this industry as Kevin Knapp. He is a constant pioneer of the sounds that crowds yearn for through both his own individual production style, and his proclivity for vocal contributions. His stand out vocals turned our heads 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.
The last several years has seen Kevin’s career accelerate – collaborations with Prok & Fitch and Nathan Barato on “The Homie” and “Funk Police” were released with Repopulate Mars and swept across dancefloors in 2019. The year also saw Kevin releasing a tech house number one Hype Chart topping EP called Heads up on Hannah Wants’ Etiquette imprint.
2020 brought similar successes with releases on Claude Vonstroke’s legendary DIRTYBIRD outfit and UK label Sola while industry titan Carl Cox took on remix duties for Kevin & Hannah Want’s single “Call Me”. The year also marked the creation of Kevin’s own imprint, Plump Records formed alongside his creative partner and fiancé Hutch – their collaborative EP ‘Plump Sounds’ rounded off a turbulent and COVID ridden year.
Knapp continues to delve beyond the music and he is positioned to have 2021 be his most poignant year to date with releases lined up with Crosstown Rebels, The Martinez Brothers’ powerhouse label Cuttin Headz and more from Plump Records which follows its credo of being fat positive, sex positive, queer positive and anti-racist with a focus on centering underrepresented and marginalized voices – think feminist Ghetto Tech, uplifting while militant, raw and empowering.
(Continue to read bio on https://armige.com/artist/kevin-knapp/)
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