Tuesday’s Artist Spotlight: Knife Party

Friday the 13th and Knife Party go together like lamb and tuna fish. Or maybe you like the spaghetti and meatball?

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Day One will certainly be one for the record books. With a headliner like Moby taking to the main stage as the Friday headliner of last year, it’s no wonder that React Presents wanted to step up their game this summer.  Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen are no newbies to the EDM scene. For those unaware (where have you been, brah?), the duo formed simultaneously with the impending departure of Pendulum, their former group. Shattering boundaries and synthesizing unmatched beats is no new feat for these electro-house rocking trailblazers, and I can specifically remember the first time I listened to their debut Summer Mix; it practically launched me headfirst into the electronic scene.

Thanks guys.

Since the groups formation, Knife Party has been one of the most imitated acts in all of EDM. Mr. Swire and Mr. McGrillen are so talented that for the first four years of this decade, new artists and producers have aspired to attain a method such as theirs. We had the privilege to see KP on Halloween in Chicago a few years back. Midgets on stilts and chicks in metal bikinis rubbing chainsaws on their private parts; what more could you ask for? The experienced I had watching Knife Party perform will forever be ingrained in my memory as one of the best show I have, and probably will ever see.

This is why popping in at the Knife Party set on Friday at SAMF will be a no brainer.

See you there.

Who: Knife Party

What: Next-level, fast-paced metal influenced electro house

When: 9:00 to 10:00 PM

Where: Equinox Stage

Why: Really? You don’t know?

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