Pampa Records – May 4th
There’s a weird internal logic at work in DJ Koze’s music, and Knock Knock is no exception: Where else could you hear Roisin Murphy transformed into a sort of cyborg D’Angelo? Or Bon Iver sampled over a seismic bass wobble? Speech from Arrested Development pops up with a Brainfeeder blender too but somehow it all makes sense. The gloriously off-kilter world of 2013’s Amygdala is pressed into a more dancefloor-ready mould as Koze puts his hip hop and house roots back under the microscope. With it he proves that time is not a physical reality, but an illusion that we are asked to look beyond; on the other side lies the strangely euphoric Knock Knock.