At Home With LWE: 7th September - Kevin Knapp TakeoverMon 7th Sep
Taking over today’s At Home With blog is Kevin Knapp. Hailing from San Francisco, California, Kevin is a dance music mainstay with releases for the likes of Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels and Toolroom. He’s been staying busy this summer with a number of infectious hits including ‘Drummer Loco’ with Mat.Joe and Maximono on Dirtybird, ‘Talk That Mess’ with Hannah Wants on Sola as well as a recent video upload of 2019 smash, Cute, with Baby Luck.
Kevin's selection of recent and all time favourite picks feature the likes of Üllar Siir, DJ Koze, Black V Neck and more.
Üllar Siir - Bayetë Guest Mix
Hey there LWE thanks for having me. I actually found this mix while at a breakfast spot here in Berlin this year and can’t get enough of it. It’s been my dinner party go to record for the last couple of months. I suspect Ullar really digs as I cannot find very many of the tracks he presents here digitally. It’s just quirky and eclectic enough to make it special.
DJ Koze - FADER Mix
As Koze is an old school hip-hop DJ, I really love virtually every mix he makes. I love this one in particular though as it was the first to introduce me to Kendrick Lamar. Being from the states, I never thought a German hip hop DJ, who tours the world as an electronic act would be teaching me about hip-hop but boy was I wrong. Amazing!
Black V Neck - Bounce Music EP
I’m a big Black V Neck fan and their new forthcoming EP on Dirtybird is bonkers. Their tunes have just the right amount of SWAG and playfulness to really work.
Kevin Knapp - The Heft
This is an oldie but goodie from your boy. Most folks don’t realize that the track was originally called” Homie.” That’s actually the lyric I’m saying during the record. After talking with Jamie about bringing the record to market, we thought it would have more reach with a different name and thus Heft was born!
I just felt like this book was hysterical and one of the fastest reads I’ve ever had. It’s about a guy battling his alcoholism so it’s not the most uplifting story,but the laughs are non-stop for any of us who’ve spent any time on the party circuit.
The Cruise directed by Bennett Miller (1998)
Back in college when I was first starting to understand that there was more to movies than blockbusters, I saw this movie “The Cruise” in an arthouse cinema. I recently watched it and it holds up brilliantly like all good film does. Here’s a few clips of the film’s protagonist so you can catch a vibe.