The Acen Monolith Box Set: All You Need To Know (Blog 2 of 3)
Welcome to "blog the second" which I am writing on the same day as blog the first, cos time is so short! Tomorrow (Tuesday) The Lowercase and I are out collecting KF stock, and some other labels stock, to bring back for Kniteforce Distribution, so I figured better get this done today. Gonna be knackered tomorrow!
Before I start, I wanted to confirm with you who are waiting on the Isotonik Box Sets: Those should go out by the end of this week. And those of you waiting on the Acen Trip To The Moon represses pre sale - I expect thos to arrive late this week or next week. The sooner the better for all of us, eh?
Anywho, as you might have guessed, this blog is all about Acen. And thats always a great topic to talk about, because Acen always has so many very exciting musics happening haha!
Right, lets start by confirming a few things! The Monolith Box Set, and the two Rare / Unreleased EPs and the SECRET EP will go up for presale on the 27th of July.
I do not think it will be a very...
Knite Club Mega Reveal: All You Need To Know (Blog 3 of 3)
And welcome to my third blog of the week, 3 of 3...Its being done tonight because of boring technical reasons related to advertising Knite Club and giving people a chance to get the tickets before the price goes up...so lucky you! Early info! Whoop!
Also, I am happy about it because I have been looking forward to this for about, oh...all my life. Haha, no. I mean, yeah, but also, kinda?
I am super stoked to be able to announce the latest acts for Knite Club. I know you were all excited to hear about Acen and The House Crew and Dope Ammo and Jimmy J & Cru-l-t and Pete Cannon and so on...and now you get to find out about our next headliner. And this headliner has not only agreed to play the event, but has also signed to Kniteforce for new releases and has done a remix for Acens new single and...Anyway, look, I guess you ought to just look at the video first:
Haha! Fucking hell. After years and years and a lot of searching, I finally gave up ever getting in contact... View Full Post
Kniteforce Distribution: All You need To Know (Blog 1 of 3)
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Welcome to blog one of three...there will be another tomorrow talking about Acen and his Monolith Box Set, and then one on Wednesday revealing one of our major headliners for Knite Club. So its a busy and exciting week.
With that in mind, I am gonna jump right in and talk about distribution.
First up, our whole scene was somewhat rocked by the news last week that Unearthed Distribution is calling it a day, and closing up shop.
This is very sad news because Unearthed did a terrific job of selling our music worldwide. For me, and for many of the other labels in our scene, it feels like we have lost a business partner, a resource, and some very good friends as well.
The reasons for their closure are ones we have all felt - but in a nutshell, Covid, then Brexit, then the Cost Of Living Crisis have led to difficulties in selling vinyl records. Combined, the latest hit was one hit too many for Unearthed.
Like most labels, Kniteforce is build upon direct sales via our own website and Bandcamp - thats our bread and butter and how...
Labello Blanco and Symphony Sounds....And A remix competiton (coming soon)
Wow things move fast! I mean, not turtles, for example, but certainly fighter jets. And sometimes, record deals.
I am of course referring to the recently signed deal for the repressing and new remixes from one of the most incredible and legendary labels the old school ever saw - the one and only Labello Blanco. This one kinda happened because of another incredible, but still secret deal I have with a proper old skool legend, so its all a bit amazing really!
So yeah, basically, Kniteforce and Labello have teamed up for a run of direct represses of some truly classic releases, including Macka Brown's Dubplate Style and Go Down Baby, Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam - Made In Two Minutes, Prizna - Fire, and many more. The deal also covers a few releases from Urban Gorilla, and allows for a few new remixes to be made alongside the remastered represses, and the release of some rediscovered tracks that never saw the light of day back then, and finally, the repressing of some rare and long sought after EPs.
And even more exciting, we are going to do a remix...
A Blog Of Release Dates (dan dan dddaaaahhhhh)
I have actually been putting off writing this blog because there is so much happening, and it is happening so fast, that as soon as I start writing it is basically out of date. Not to mention, it has been the busiest ever. Like, so ridiculously busy that Cindy and I have been working from the moment we get up until just before we fall asleep, and my mornings now start at 5:30am. This is partly due to being away for a week - you wouldn't think it, but a weeks holiday lets all sorts of things pile up (such as record deliveries) and so you have to manage those things while also doing the usual day to day stuff. It's been a lot, is what I am saying. Too much even. For example, last week, we had...hmmm....7 pallets delivered, containing NINE different releases and some sleeves. Planning the schedule for that many releases is tough, especially when they are having to slot in between the imminent release of the fantastic Isotonik Box Set, and numerous Acen EPs and upcoming Monolith box set!
The label has grown so fast the last 6 months, and the combination...
Friday Info Drop, including Isotonik, Acen and much, much more...
Hi There Guys,
It's been a little while, did you miss me? You thought you buried me, didn't you? Risky. Cos I always come back, deep down you know that, and etc...you will either get that reference, or not lol. Either way, local boy done good.
Anyway, sorry for the long gap in blogposts, it has been a bit busy. And that is, of course, an epic understatement. Any of you following the site and KF in general will know that we have a lot going on, and not just the vinyl - there are events, and plans, and all sorts of interesting things going on behind the scenes. It is a lot of fun...but the sheer amount of vinyl landing has probably been the main reason why I have not had time to write a blog post in a bit.
Having said that, it is nice to start a blog without having to bring you all up to date on why something is late, because nothing is late and all orders are shipping out fast. We have NO pre-sales going on at this time. A week or so ago, we hit the "mark as sent" on...
Nookie and Pennywise order updates, plus whats next...
I am writing this blog on Saturday morning because I think this coming week is going to be ludicrous, and time is going to be short! Why is it going to be short? Well....This week we are expecting a delivery of about 10,000 records. And many of those records will be getting packed and sent the moment they land.
So we are expecting to pack and send out:
KF200 / KF201 - Nookie - The Rest is History Box Set
KF197 - Neuromancer - Pennywise
KF198 - Neuromancer - Penywise Remixes
KF199 - Structural Damage - Really Livin
But at the same time, we are expecting these to be delivered:
KF151 - Various Artists - Remixes 18
KF158 - Dj Stephano - Proxima Centuri EP
KF168 - Abyss - The South Central EP
KF177 - NRG - I Like It EP
KFA119 - Dj Stephano - Liquid Nights EP
MALICE11 - Empyreal - Empyromanical EP
Which is...quite a lot of...
Mondays Child is full of News!
Hooray, it's a new blog. So lets start with KF159 Ray Keith, KF186-190 Dj Force & The Evolution, and KF230 Moondance box sets, and say a hearty "oh good, those have all finally arrived and been sent out, and I no longer have to start any blogs with an update on those".
I have no words to express how relieved I am that those are all sorted. Nearly two years of "orders on my store that I cannot send" is, finally, at an end. Brilliant! And instead of asking you for a little more patience, I can instead thank you from the depths of my heart for the patience you all showed. It was a nightmare, but you guys were almost all universally understanding and cool about it. So huge, HUGE thank you for that!
Lets never do it again...
Except for these two...but both are expected imminently, so....
REC35 - Jimmy J & Cru-l-t Box Set
And of course...
KF200 - Nookie Box Set
Nookie is expected by the end of...
A Quick Thursday Update...
I am gonna do my absolute best to keep this as short and sweet as possible, as its just sort of a "top up" blog lol.
So, Moondance: All the 5 vinyl set orders have been sent out. We are still awaiting the 6th vinyl, and the two sampler records that make up the 8 vinyl set. All three of those records are pressed and being packed at the plant either today or tomorrow, and will be with us either Friday or Monday. As soon as they are here, all the orders will be sent out.
Sorry for the slight delay on that one - the new pressing plant did all they could to get the KF230 box set to us, let us jump queues and all sorts...only, they were not aware how important the KF231, 232, and 233 were to that set. But they are now pressed, and will be with us soon, and with you shortly.
KF99R - Hyper On Experience - Lords Of The Null Lines (Bootleg Remixes), and KF203 - Dj Solo - Darkage, and KF204 - Dj Solo - Darkage (Original Remixes) were all meant to be here early this...
A Quick Friday Update....
A quick-ish blog post for me today!
So firstly, those of you following FB and on the mailing list will know that the KF230/DAR30 Moondance Box Set FINALLY arrived on Monday! Hooray!
What most of you wont know is that one of the worst stomach bugs I have ever had also arrived at about 9pm on Sunday night.
It then proceeded to wreak absolute havoc with me for 48 hours, and Monday and Tuesday were basically spent...let's say "close to a bathroom at all times". How did I move all the box sets in that unexpectedly arrived early Monday afternoon? Slowly, and carefully, and with plenty of rest periods, before collapsing into bed.
On the whole, it was unpleasant. Over that period I at 3 pieces of toast, and a pot noodle, and lived basically off of Gatorade and sleep.
On Wednesday morning I took Wilder and Phoenix to school, and Wilder got out of the car and threw up all over the pavement in four huge puddles of disgusting. So he got congratulated for not doing it in the car, and then he came home...