Knowa

Knowa

BandEDMHip Hop

Diverse styles from full on party rocking to deep grooves. Original tracks focusing on midtempo, electronic hiphop, with tribal/world and reggae fusion elements. Funky and danceable music with a message. Exclusive mashups and remixes always on the cutting edge.

Biography

Knowa is a lifelong musician, who started playing piano during childhood, moved to guitar, then keyboard and computer sofware. He has been producing electronic music for almost 10 years, and DJing for 8. He stated out playing house parties and moved to Drum and Bass parties and Raves, playing with acts like Dieselboy, Uberzone, The Glitch Mob and Bassnectar, just to name a few. He produced and Dj'd DnB and HipHop with MC Sub-D, aka Campaign, Chach, Souleye, and many others in our extended family, from around 2002 to 2005, completing 3 albums of hiphop and one of DnB, released on the independent Indigenous Records. This group performed live hiphop regularly, one major highlight being the Zulu Nation 30th anniversary of HipHop in New York City in November of 2005. In 2004 he self-released a solo album 'Positivity' which is a mixture of heavy beats and psychedelic, with influences in HipHop, Drum and Bass, Reggae, Jazz and Funk with a World Music trip. Sacred music for the urban shaman. "What I would be listening to if I were dancing on top of a Temple" -Annie He traveled extensively promoting Positivity, the reaction was amazing and came from all areas of society, young, old, black, white.... Some highlighs included shows in Miami with "BhangraBreaks" receiving club play in latin dancehalls in south florida, perfoming at Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors for "Avatar", all night dance parties in longhouse style community centers on beautiful islands in British Columbia, and uplifitng sunrise sets at LA's favorite underground hotspot, Space Island. Knowa has a widespread and diverse following all over the United States and BC, and is known not only for getting a dancefloor moving, but also for the originality and the tribal, sacred nature of his music.

Discography

Transcendent - Lucid Measures, Transcendent - SunDrops, KnowOne - Positivity, Sum Knew (DJ Mix) - airplay on DubstepFM, Deeper in the Box (compilation) - Guilty Dub - national college radio airplay, ranked #1 on several stations., KnowSleep - KnowSleep

Set List

A typical Dj/Laptop set is one to two hours, and consists of mostly original tracks and mashups, with a small selection of excusive dubplates and new music from other artists.