South African electronic producer D_Know has an undying passion for global music culture. Whether it is producing, DJing or writing, his dedication to the arts is ever growing.
Having been named in the Top 5 of MyCityByNight’s Top Electronic Acts Under 25 Chart in May 2017, D_Know has since gone from strength to strength.
From headline slots at Rocking The Daisies and Future Frequency Festival, to hosting Knowledge Recording nights with Berghain residents DVS1 and Anthony Parasole, to various gigs and festivals in and around South Africa it is clear his reputation has grown leaps and bounds.
A heavy release schedule on his own label has added to his recent EP on Ground Factory in addition to forthcoming releases on labels such as Shaping Music, Tauten, Dolma and Do Work Records.
Previous releases on S-File’s GND Records, Italian label ARTS Records, the UK’s East Recordings, Australian label Translucent, Swiss label !Organsim, Teknotribe and the aforementioned Do Work Records have all led to D_Know’s profile rising substantially both in South Africa and abroad.
Support from the likes of Sam Paganini, DVS1, Niereich, Cari Lekebusch, Unbalance, Turbo Turbo, S_File, Skober, Kaiser and Heron has also contributed to his progression.
“I am really proud to have worked with some of my favourite international labels over past few years. In addition, having many of these releases supported by artists that I look up to really inspires me to work harder, keep releasing music and push to reach new goals!”
At the same time he has been honing his writing skills writing reports on Dekmantel and Loveland in Amsterdam and CTEMF in Cape Town, and is now also a featured writer for Soundspace in the UK where he reports on South African-based music news.
As a DJ he is resident at Overtime and Vault and also a firm favourtie at clubs and parties such as Fiction, Mødular, Era/Reset., ToyToy and Spilt Milk. D_Know is one of the most in demand DJs in the Techno scene in South Africa and can often be seen mixing up his deck skills with live use of drum machines and effects.
He has appeared on South African national station 5FM, Radio FM4 in Austria, and other stations on a worldwide basis.
“Through travels and my label I have been blessed to connect with some great like-minded individuals in all corners of the globe. While my experience abroad has been amazing I feel like there is still so much more to see and achieve. Needless to say I am excited to see what the future holds.”