As one of the 13 artists to have blessed Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends imprint over the years, Richard Knott has proven a sparing yet exciting asset to British dance music. For his latest free instalment, the past meets the future to affirm the promising talent we have witnessed so far from this London-based breakout. This new age reimagining of S-Cape’s “In Control” places the 1991 in a retrospective yet inherently current world of its own for the modern market. A flurry of full-bodied keys, rigid grooves and liberal sample work, Knott puts proper house music back on the menu for a stunning retrospective nod that sets the young Brit on winning form for the coming year.Posted by
Having first caught our attention with his Pryda Friends release last year, Richard Knott continues to demonstrate his production prowess with his latest remix to Rise and Fall’s “The Glow.” The original track lays the groundwork for a dark and deep house cut, and Knott brings the track to life with a heightened tempo and brooding chord progressions. Constructing a web of dreamy synth work, Richard’s rendition of “The Glow” is both timeless and hypnotic, quickly ensnaring you in its bassy groove.
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Richard Knott, the young UK producer responsible for a remix of Unicorn Kid’s “Feel So Real” and “Locus Solus” off Pryda Friends, has been of interest in DA land for months now. A Pryda Friends release made me pay attention, but a piece of work like this mix means Knott is not playing games. Quite simply, this mix is one of the most tightly mixed and well-selected collections of progressive, techno, and tech house I’ve ever encountered. In the last 24 hours, I’ve listened to it no fewer than five times. When you press play, and I know you will, make sure to keep an ear to the ground for three of Knott’s unreleased tunes — “Horizon,” “Shadowrun,” and a pounding remix of Rise & Fall’s “The Glow.”
It’s a great thing to see two producers you know and love merge talent on a track. Pryda Friends newcomer Richard Knott was one of the chosen ones to remix indie dance producer Unicorn Kid’s latest release, “Feel So Real.” Tracks like Knott’s “Locus Solus” and Unicorn Kid’s “Need U” haven’t quickly left our consciousness in recent months and Knott’s latest effort takes Unicorn Kid’s original bottom line and gives it a shot full of just the right amount of melodic house medicine. This one was released earlier this week on iTunes. Check out a stream and purchase after the break.
One thing we don’t see enough of from the Pryda camp is releases under the infamous ’Cirez D’ alias. Fortunately enough for us, Pryda Friends newcomer Richard Knott has filled the void with the release of “Locus Solus.” This grungy, synth-laden progressive cut is centered around a dark melody and driving bassline. We can always count on Eric Prydz and his famed imprint to provide our music libraries with young new talent and amazing production outputs — one after another. Adding to the roster of Prydz-backed artists like Jermey Olander, Andre Sobta, and Fehrplay, we can now include this 23-year-old Liverpudlian to the list of stand out acts to follow.
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