Knxwledge is a regular here at Indie Shuffle. It seems like every other month he drops another spaced out, eccentrically quaint project that has us reaching for our neck brace. Out of nowhere, as usual, the meek laptop wizard gifts us Hexual.Sealings, a collection of re-interpreted songs (the current understanding of the term “remix” does not do these tracks justice) about love from various genres.
Everyone from Faith Evans to Andre 3000 and Bilal get the Sir Knx treatment, whether it’s adding some playful keys to Nas’ overlooked “Book of Rhymes” or turning Jay-Z’s otherwise smooth-as-silk flow to an almost-offbeat diatribe on his remix of “Heart Of The City.”
Then there are the re-imaginations that take a complete life of their own, like Knx’s approach to Drake’s current hit “Marvin’s Room.” After an intro that sounds like it was taken from a mid-90s Mobb Deep album, we get a voice that sounds like Quasimoto (Madlib’s rapping alias, not the one that lives in the cathedral of Notre Dame), rapping Drake’s bars over a dreamy, spaced out electronic soundscape. That’s only about half the tracks on the project. The song we’ve chosen to feature is a reworking of Telephonicmusic’s “Brighton Beach,” now titled “Beech.”
And yes, Knxwledge is currently a free agent with no label, so you can support him directly through his Bandcamp page.