DJ KOZE SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘PICK UP’
NEW ALBUM KNOCK KNOCK OUT 4 MAY VIA PAMPA RECORDS
PLAYS LONDON’S PRINTWORKS 5 MAY
“[Amygdala] aged into a classic and now the German producer seems ready to replicate those kaleidoscopic wonders with a whole new crew”
“One of the most idiosyncratic and innovative techno producers in the world“
“The kind of anthem only he can make: blissful, off-kilter and packed with silly sounds”
Resident Advisor ‘February’s Best Music’
“One of dance’s true nonconformists”
“He’s mastered the sound of ecstatic drift: music to make your heart dance”
Watch the video for ‘Pick Up’ here:
DJ Koze is set to release new album, knock knock on 4 May via Pampa Records. So far he has shared first single ‘Seeing Aliens‘ and followed up with ‘Illumination‘ featuring the ever-unique Róisín Murphy. Today he has shared the final single to be taken from the album in the form of the rolling, infectious dancefloor filler – ‘Pick Up’. Of the albums varied and intriguing array of tracks, ‘Pick Up’ is the most immediate, a track that instantly gets under the skin and becomes more satisfyingly joyful with each passing minute.
DJ Koze also recently announced that he’ll be playing a The Hydra presents album launch party at London‘s Printworks on May 5th along with Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mano Le Tough and more. Tickets are available here.
Like all DJ Koze records, knock knock exists outside of trend and influence. In fact, Knock Knock is a step further beyond: absolutely every single thing here, from grooves to voices to handclaps, is otherworldly and unique. Which is not to say it is utter alien abstraction. There is still disco, there is still soul, there is still techno, there is still hip hop, there is still psychedelia – there are even wafts of easy listening and lost crackly thrift store record memories – but though it may sound familiar, it never does what your brain thinks it’s going to do.
And that’s what is crucial here. Koze is a world-maker, knock knock is far and away his greatest statement of that. You don’t get to choose how you hear his music – you enter his world or you don’t, that’s it. And that’s why individual influences as demonstrated so strikingly in his DJ-Kicks mix in 2015 right up to the disco and pop leanings of his Extended Disco Version of Låpsley’s ‘Operator’, a track that you couldn’t move for in the summer of 2016, are so pertinent. knock knock is an album that came together slowly and steadily, his working processes arcane and mysterious in their steady accumulation of sound and inspiration. It’s so complete and bursting with detail and consistency in every way that you’d swear it was meticulously planned (but there was no master plan) to create a definitive artifact: the record itself decided when it was ready. And now it is ready, the most perfectly constructed portal into that other world, you had better be ready too!
Pre-order knock knock here: www.pamparecords.com/
*Very Limited Box Edition available
knock knock tracklist:
1. Club der Ewigkeiten
3. Moving in a liquid (feat. Eddie Fummler)
4. Colors of autumn (feat. Speech of the band Arrested Development)
5. Music on my teeth (feat. José González)
6. This is my rock (feat. Sophia Kennedy)
7. Illumination (feat. Róisín Murphy)
8. Pick up
9. Planet Hase (feat. Mano le tough)
10. Scratch that (feat. Róisín Murphy)
11. Muddy Funster (feat. Kurt Wagner)
12. Baby (how much i LFO you)
14. Lord knows
15. Seeing Aliens
16. Drone me up, Flashy (feat. Sophia Kennedy)