Mark Knekelhuis


Mark Knekelhuis

Territory: Worldwide

Whether he is busy blurring the lines of dance music as we know it via his genre-busting label Knekelhuis, hosting radio shows at Red Light Radio and Intergalactic FM, or fronting hybrid analogue-punk act Volition Immanent alongside longtime partner-in-crime Parrish Smith, Mark Knekelhuis is a man much rather attracted by the weird and the unknown than the stale comfort offered by formulaic recipes and self-imposed censorship.

Actually, if there’s one thing to make Mark tick as a musician and label curator, this has to be the unlimited firepower of dance music as a transgressive but unifying means of expression. Obviously a key component of Knekelhuis’ ever elusive nature and steady success as a much versatile yet easily identifiable imprint, this shape shifting / hyper-dynamic approach is also at the very heart of Mark’s wide-scope vision as a DJ and artist.

Through intricately knit constructions that span the vastest musical spectrum – ranging from quirky techno to synth-pop, through electronics, wave and ambient, Mark engages his audience into an equally intimate and physical conversation in music, interrogating without answering, opening up without ever confining his sets within dogmatic aesthetic borders.