The Relaunch Of Knitebreed Records

Mythical Interviewer Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“So I heard Knitebreed is going to relaunch, and I have some questions. Lets jump right in shall we? The first and most obvious one is, why are you relaunching Knitebreed Records?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Well, the thing is, since I relaunched Kniteforce Records and started releasing vinyl again, I have been inundated with some of the best old skool hardcore, jungle, darkside and d’n’b I have ever heard, and I simply cant fit it all onto Kniteforce Records – even with the Vinyl Is Better CDs. There is simply too much material that deserves to be on vinyl, and that I want to have on vinyl. So I need another label for it.”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“Yes, but why Knitebreed Records? Why not Remix Records or Malice or a new label altogether? Knitebreed had some good tracks on it, but it wasnt…how shall I put it…the greatest hardcore label ever?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Well, Remix Records is complicated. I started that with Jimmy J and I wouldn’t feel right about continuing to release music on that label without Jimmy’s involvement. On top of that, it is legally complex – the label was sold, and other artists released on it totally separately from myself and Jimmy, and then I think it was sold again, and I actually don’t even know who owns it at this point. And how would it work? Would I carry on from REC19? Or whatever catalogue number the other owners did? Either way is kind of confusing. Even if I did go though all of that, the whole thing would be a long drawn out mess that I don’t want to get into really. Malice was for gabber, so thats no use right now, although I don’t completely rule out restarting that for the odd old skool gabber release. And a new label is just…I could have I suppose? But why not continue and improve Knitebreed? It was not the greatest label of all time, true enough, but it was solid, it had some good releases, and now I can make it into something new and exciting, make it into what it always could have been!”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“So what is the plan? Is it just an overflow label? Like Kniteforce Two, Electric Boogaloo?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Its not Kniteforce Two. Or Electric Boogaloo. It will carve its own niche. If anything, it is more like Remix Records Reincarnated, but with a new hat to wear. This is why I have reworked the logo, and why I am using a similar distinctive black and white and one colour look. I want it to do the job Remix Records used to do back in the old days, only better. By that I mean, some of the music I have been sent sounds Remix Recordsy to me, and that is what is going on Knitebreed Records. Basically, it is for music thats a little more dance floor friendly, a little more obvious perhaps, but music that still has the innovation and intensity of a Kniteforce release. It is a little more fun, where Kniteforce is a little more experimental. It will also be able to do slower, more 1991 or 92 releases if I want. I feel like Kniteforce has such a legacy and so many releases of a certain speed and style….that I cant suddenly release say a 145bpm piano tune on that label. I mean, I could…but…It wouldn’t feel right. But Knitebreed? It never defined itself really, so its like wiping the slate clean and off we go…It can have both new artists and old, and be a little more flexible in style and speed. I dont know – I cant really explain how I know what will be Kniteforce and what will be Knitebreed, but I just know it when I hear .”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“Will it feature the same artists as Knitebreed used to have?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Nope. I mean, its possible you will see an Eko release at some point, but actually it is more likely to showcase original Remix Records artists – The Timespan has a release in progress, I am hoping to get a Dj Poosie and 2 Croozin’ on there in the future, and I am working with Dj Jedi on a project as Cru-l-t, which is sort of like a reworking of the Jimmy J & Cru-l-t partnership. As well as that, I have Ant To Be and Paul Bradley with releases ready to go, and others lined up with some amazing music. Its going to be wicked, I promise you.

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“Is it a vinyl label? Whats the deal? How will it work?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Yes, its a vinyl label. And it will work in a very similar way to how Kniteforce Records works now, but with a few minor differences. Like KF, it will be 100% exclusively vinyl, and the music will never be released digitally. When you buy the vinyl, you will get a “Breed Sheet” with it (rather than an Idiot Sheet, they are not interchangeable) with links to downloadable content. The downloadable content will be the tracks you bought on vinyl, some bonus tunes by the artist, and also remastered Knitebreed releases from the back catalogue. And the Breed Sheet will also be collectable (get 10 and theres a prize!) There will be other stuff added as I think of it, I imagine 😉 I like to play and experiment with how things come out, as you know.

As with Kniteforce, the Breeds will be released in pairs, and will usually be released between Kniteforce vinyls. So for example, the first two Knitebreed Records releases are the next vinyls to come out, then KF70 and KF71 will arrive after that.”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“Will you be doing a pre-sale? And does this mean Kniteforce will be slower to release tracks?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Yes, but it will be a very short pre-sale. I am hoping to make all pre-sales going forward 1-2 weeks maximum, on both Kniteforce and Knitebreed releases. And this will not delay Kniteforce releases. Knitebreed will actually increase the amount of vinyl releases coming out.”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“When are the first two due for release?”

Dj Luna-C:

“At the end of the month actually. I have already received test presses and they sound fantastic. I expect the pre-sale will open the last week of May and the vinyl will arrive to be sent out the first week of June. And I have already cut KF70 and 71, and I am expecting those test presses in the next week or so, with the aim to release those at the end of June, early July…its going to be monthly-ish. Every 4-6 weeks or so, a new pair of vinyls!”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“So when can we hear soundclips?”

Dj Luna-C:

“Right now if you bought KF68 and KF69, the links on the idiot sheet will take you there. Otherwise, when the pre-sale starts…but in the meantime, you can enjoy the artwork…”

Billy Bob-Bobblob:

“Thank you for your time!”

Dj Luna-C:

“Word to the mamma-jamma!”

6 Responses to The Relaunch Of Knitebreed Records

  1. Dom May 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    Lovely, really looking forward to this 🙂

  2. Paul Bradley May 15, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    Trouser-explodingly exciting.

  3. Andy Newsham May 15, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    Love it 🙂 but I’m gonna be skint,dam you vinyl addiction lol

  4. GL0WKiD May 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    More & more releases, more tunes, more new producers getting involved, brighter future, a kniteforced brand new revolution ⚡️
    That’s massive!!

  5. Alkivar May 15, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    if you want to make things like this a total surprise, you need to tell Jedi not to list the Test Presses on Discogs 😀

    • Dj Luna-C May 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

      I actually asked Jedi to list them – I thought it would be fun to let little leaks out here and there 🙂

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