Presented by Fifty Lab Music Festival • BE
Friday 18.11 • 21:40 - 22:10 | Ancienne Belgique / AB Box
Following his Nas-inspired debut mixtape Illmatic (2014), rapper-producer Knucks has since garnered widespread acclaim with his innovative sound. With over 300 million streams, a rack of headline shows and festival dates, and a string of legendary collaborations from Stormzy to Kenny Beats, Knucks is rapidly becoming a household name throughout the UK and global hip-hop stage. By diversifying the sound of UK music, Knucks has steadily positioned himself as the leader of the new school.
Knucks’s production style fuses a more stateside R&B- and jazz-influenced sound with contemporary UK hip-hop aesthetics. His iconic soundscapes include productions with yearnful sax-infused melodies, jazzy piano samples, and colourful string and synth textures undergirded with hard-hitting 808s and staggering drill rhythms. Equipped with solid lyrical prowess, Knucks brings a riveting narrative style to his production with effortless flow and cadence.
Asked where he wants to be five years from now, Knucks laughs: “I just want to continue doing what I love and get paid for it.” With every release, that dream becomes more realised as 2022 becomes the most exciting year in this rising star’s career.”