5 items from 2015
Back in 2011, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen stole our hearts with Knife Party‘s first Ep, 100% No Modern Talking. Aggressive, horror-stricken dubstep was what the people wanted, and that’s exactly what they delivered. Having played a pivotal role in dance music as members of both Pendulum and Knife Party, these two producers have nailed an iconic sound. Their newest Ep, Trigger Warning, is a valiant attempt to return to their roots, but falls a bit short, and has left us wondering what took so long.
Continuing with their satire on all of Edm, the Ep opens up with “Plur Police,” a big room tune with belching lines of irony. It’s got all the requisite vocal samples and raucous behavior of a Knife Party production, centering around poking fun at Edm’s current state of affairs. But remember, Knife Party dropped a little track called “Lrad” which sparked the entire craze, »
- Tim Kusnierek
It looks as though a little role reversal is going on between Jauz and Knife Party these days. It wasn’t all that long ago that Knife party revealed they would be adopting some of the ever-popular bass house sound that has become the former artist’s calling card, but it looks like he’s returned the favor by remixing their upcoming release, “Plur Police,” into a dubstep banger of bone-shaking magnitude.
In a move of classic misdirection, Knife Party addressed their most recent in a series of album release delays by uploading a preview of the remix. While we’re certainly used to hearing such expertly tweaked bass wobbles in Jauz’ other productions, many of the effects and other elements sound like something you might expect from the likes of Excision or Borgore. Perhaps Skrillex rubbed off on him when the two collaborated on “Squad Out” a couple months ago? »
- John Cameron
Australian electro house duo Knife Party are behind schedule on their upcoming Ep – which, at this point, doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Last year’s Abandon Ship was famously delayed by two weeks, and while we don’t have an exact time frame for Trigger Warning, it’s looking like it’ll be around the same if not longer.
Knife Party’s Rob Swire addressed the delays with the following tweets:
Working on some remixes for the first time in a while. Also, Ep out shortly!
— Rob Swire (@rob_swire) September 22, 2015
I think part of the problem was: even though Plur Police is a parody, it still had to be finished and mixed — Rob Swire (@rob_swire) September 15, 2015
Every time I heard it, my brain went “ugh get fucked”. But I had to endure…for the good of mankind.
— Rob Swire (@rob_swire) September 15, 2015
From now on: no more sarcastic tunes. »
- John Cameron
There are three decades between the events of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” With a gap that wide, it makes sense Disney and Lucasfilm are filling it in with brand-new lore. All of it within the same continuity, all of it sanctioned, and all of it interconnecting seamlessly. One of those new pieces of the puzzle is “Aftermath” by Chuck Wendig. The novel is set immediately after the second Death Star explodes like a deadly piñata. Taking out the head of a hydra like the Empire doesn’t kill the beast, but merely drives it underground. Recently I sat down with Wendig to discuss what it’s like to be part of this brave new world of “Star Wars” and how his novel fits into the greater narrative. Hitfix Harpy: At what point did LucasBooks approach you to write for them? Chuck Wendig »
- Donna Dickens
It’s hard not to love Knife Party, and the news of their upcoming Ep has sent the Edm community into a frenzy in recent weeks. You might remember when they announced it last month, but only now have they revealed a title and date range for the release.
Our new Ep is titled “Trigger Warning”. It will be out in the next 6-8 weeks!
— Knife Party (@knifepartyinc) July 24, 2015
While last year’s Abandon Ship featured an eclectic range of material for what the typically electro house-categorized outfit puts out, Trigger Warning may well expand the parameters further. A preview uploaded by member Rob Swire hinted that at least one bass house track might find its way onto the effort, which will apparently be released sometime in August or September.
Tell us, are you as eager as we are to listen to more of Trigger Warning by Knife Party? Sound off below! »
- John Cameron
5 items from 2015
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