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Dummy Mix 545 // Know V.A.

03.04.19

Drawing for some bullet-riddled Dutch hardcore, Korn remixes and concluding with an Angerfist track, Know V.A.'s Dummy Mix is an example of boundary-pushing experimentalism done right

Amsterdam-based production duo Know V.A. are in the business of fashioning dystopian club sounds, stripping back the brutalism of harder electronic genres to find the fragility at the heart of these sounds. The Red Light Radio mainstays have an economical but hugely exciting back catalogue, becoming a favourite with DJs who spin club sounds at their most futuristic.

Inspired by hard dance and Dutch early gabber, forthcoming six-track release ‘Strange Days’ is set to drop on Finnish label Signal Life, and touches on the current global political climate, according to the pair. Going by the same name as their series of ‘Strange Days’ club nights in Amsterdam that showcase contemporary hardcore with cutting edge sonics underpinned by an impending sense of doom.

“With this mix we explored the sonic world of ‘Strange Days’, using our upcoming release as the backbone,” they say. “It’s filled with all that inspired us, from the music that was around when we were younger and more recent stuff that has caught our ears. This will give you a good idea on what you’ll hear when you’re stuck with us for an evening.”

Drawing for some bullet-riddled Dutch hardcore, Korn remixes and concluding with an Angerfist track, Know V.A.’s Dummy Mix is an example of boundary-pushing experimentalism done right. Press play below, and peep the tracklist after the jump.

Tracklist:
DJ Jappo and Lancinhouse – Exlxaxl (Neophyte and Evil Activities RMX)
Know V.A. – Ellende
Ekman – كيمياء 
IVVVO – Last Days
Jigga – Misyomu
Monotronique – Bounce Yo Head
Lokane – Eastway Project
Kurama – Tendre Promesse
Kingdom – Stalker Ha
Aqxdm – Ballad-1
Know V.A. – Citizens
Know V.A. – Til the sun rises
Casimir – Layer Two
Gil Scott Heron and Jamie xx – NY Is Killing Me (Know V.A. edit)
Ghost in the Machine – King Dead
Know V.A. – Endtime (Rave Mix)
Kinky Boys – Gunshot
Clouds – Sharp Like A Razor
Know V.A. – Purity
Know V.A. – Opus 1
T.M.F. – Atlantix
Scratcha DVA x Gage – FLYTNURSE
Know V.A. – Lucy
Rabit – Double Dragon (Logos Remix)
Know V.A. – Undone ft. LYZZA
Ruthless and Vorwerk – I Feel Like Dancing
ssaliva – ever since
Knut Vanderkerkhove – BBB
Vitamin – Muffin’ in Mokum
Cyborg Unknown – Return of the Cyborg Unknown
The Mover & Rave Creator – Atmos-Fear
Korn – Falling Away From Me (knowva tool)
blastah – 666 Riddim
Know V.A. – Obvi ft. YAYOYANOH
Kelman Duran – just jump off
Lenny Dee – The Dreamer
Angerfist – Gas met die Zooi

Listen to the mix on Soundcloud.

Know V.A.’s ‘Strange Days’ will be released by Signal Life later this month.