Not many artists can boast the track record that Australian duo Knife Party can. Starting with their live drum n bass project Pendulum, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen took the international dance music scene by storm. In an extremely short period of time after their founding, the band became a household name with huge hits off their first album entitled Hold Your Colour in 2005. As their careers progressed Swire and McGrillen continued their success with Pendulum, but felt as though they wanted to reach for something different.
Originally beginning as a side project, the two began work on Knife Party in 2011. From the get go, the duo got an incredibly positive response from fans with their new sound. Mixing together the sounds of various genres including drum n bass, dubstep, electro house, and many others, they found that their new sound as a duo seemed to reach farther into the new mainstream explosion of commercialized EDM across the globe. The switched seemed to come at the perfect time, and while the music was not the same as Pendulum's previous projects were, the quality of their new pieces was felt by fans.
Since then, the two have conquered and incredible amount within electronic dance music, including headlining some of the biggest festivals in the United States. Their consistent ability to release music, and the diversity in the sounds of each release is something that not many other acts have been able to match, let alone reach for. In the midst of this 2016 festival season, their schedules have been extremely busy, however not busy enough to stop them from hitting some smaller shows along the way.
We in Philadelphia are lucky enough to have Swire and McGrillen stopping by this upcoming Friday to headline the newest up and coming venue in the city District N9ne. The hype is all too real for this show, as fans truly do not know what exactly to expect. Philly is known as a bass heavy city, so many fans expect the set to be more towards the Pendulum/Early Knife Party sound of dubstep and drum n bass. No matter what their performance, we know that this duo is going to leave our city begging for more. Doors open at 8:30 on Friday, so make sure to get there early and catch some of the best local talent you'll see in any city. Opening duties will be handled by Dave Robb, Sweet Teeth and direct support by one of Philly's favorite kids from South Philly Evan Riley. The stage is set and tickets are still available here, so make sure to grab yours ASAP before they sell out. We'll see you guys on Friday!