Knowa Knowone aka. Knowa Lusion
(sounds like “no illusion”)
Knowa Lusion is a Bay Area turntablist/producer and co-owner of the record label Street Ritual. He is considered one of the founders of Glitch Hop and an influential innovator in American bass music culture. Fans know Knowa as someone who vibes off of the crowd’s energy, directly connecting to his audience and raising them to a euphoric and ecstatic state. His live sets are funky, fun and have every single person on the dancefloor. Originally from the East Coast, 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’s music combines banging midtempo and breakbeat with deep bass, glitchy sounds, ethnic rhythms, and psychedelia to create a sound that stands out as uniquely Knowa Lusion. Knowa has performed with almost every influential artist in electronic bass music, playing shows around the globe and festivals including Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, The Boom Festival (Portugal), and Electric Picnic (Ireland). Knowa has collaborated with many artists including Ill.Gates, David Starfire and The Human Experience. Knowa’s full length album with Sleepyhead as Knowsleep, 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 bass music powerhouse label Muti Music for the last five years, and his production has been highly revered. As an innovator in bass music, Knowa was featured on the first Transnational Dubstep Compilation, released by Generation Bass and Six Degrees Records. His past releases as Knowa Knowone; “Free Energy”, “Noble Savage”, “Sound Paintings” and “Champagne and Kittens” have shown his ability to move effortlessly between Dubstep, Glitch Hop, Downtempo, and all the flavors of real Hip Hop. For rocking dancfloors and top notch production, look no further.
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