•February 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment
San Francisco’s Never Knows last turned heads and covertly moved dance floors with the provocative single “Black Enough,” a collaboration with vocalist Kevin Knapp for the Untitled & After label. Continuing in this spirit of inspired collaborations Never Knows launches the next single, “Concrete. Drama.” this time featuring the vocal contribution of Jupiter, an enigma of San Francisco queer culture. Jupiter appears at clubs in outfits that would make Leigh Bowery turn his head, chanting, rhyming, singing, and toasting along to club beats.
Never Knows’ Marc Kate aspired to capture this identifiable essence within “Concrete. Drama.” and succeeds with style and attitude to spare. A stark four-on-the-floor clap and kick open proceedings, soon joined by an ominous bass line, ringing keys, and roomy percussion. Jupiter intones a bit of thought-provoking wordplay, speaking to the tensions between the rituals of the club, the rituals of the forest, and the hard realities of urban living. The cut builds with purpose, with not so much a climax as an unknowing revelation … keys, bass, rhythm, and words washing over the nightclub like a fine mist as bodies sway. It’s another subversive treat from Never Knows and Untitled & After, immediately requiring your sonic attention.
Now available on Beatport and iTunes.
•January 1, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Here are nine views of my installation for the Honey Soundsystem / Sunset New Year’s Eve party at Public Works. Based off my Parenthetics video series, I created a constantly-evolving series of projections – visually and physically engaging people as they passed through the space. A reference to the ‘second room’ of 90′s warehouse parties, I formed dark, meditative respite from the visual and sonic bombardment of the rest of the club.
•November 16, 2012 • Leave a Comment
‘Parenthetics’ is a series of techno fragments.
Resolutely unresolved tracks.
They’re sketches. Essays. Experiments I’ve performed between completed tracks.
I’m posting these pieces as is, rather than developing them into something they’ll never be.
•October 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment
A montage of moments from my recent performance at Haçeteria:
•October 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment
“I was watching “GIRLS” and heard this song by whoever it’s by (all guitar based and bummed) and really connected with it. Since I couldn’t get it out of my head I attempted to re edit it. The rock guitar just took all the fun out of it no matter how I approached it, so I decided to sing it for myself and see what happened. This is what happened. I make the same mistakes… feels like I’ll never learn.
Futurewife and Never Knows have contributed remixes for the ep, and I’ve included the original version, the extended version, the extended instrumental and an a cappella for you too.”
The EP is available at Treehousemuzik HERE.
(I also highly recommend Sunshine Jones’ new full length “Gas Masks & Crazy-Girls” available HERE.)
•October 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment
The first Never Knows cassette is now available from the San Francisco label Break Up.
Obscured By Clowns
“The first installment of the Break Up Cassette Series casts a net across the San Francisco Bay Area Dance/Electronic scene and surfaces 3 distinct and truly amazing artist. Never Knows taps into minimalist techno to supply the perfect soundtrack for high-speed travel through abandoned zones of freeway architecture. Each tape has been designed with late nights and car rides in mind. If this series doesn’t make you fucking dance you’re probably dead.”
The Fate Tape Fait Tapé is available directly from Break Up HERE.
•October 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Haçeteria DJs Tristes Tropiques and Nihar interview Never Knows for the Haçeteria Podcast to discuss gear, process, inspiration and upcoming show on October 6th.