Catalog#: KNOB031

 Format: Digital
 Date: Feb. 26, 2008

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PLAY  01. Cryptic Circuitry - Love Stuff
PLAY  02. Cryptic Circuitry - Golden Year
PLAY  03. Taner K - Ethnic Slur
PLAY  04. Taner K - Work Da Goose
PLAY  05. Cryptic Circuitry - Enigmatique
PLAY  06. Andrew Sawell - The Turn
PLAY  07. Alejandro Roman - Yellow Doors
PLAY  08. Andrew Sawell - Simple Spin
PLAY  09. Alejandro Roman - Plastic Pleasure
PLAY  10. Alejandro Roman - After 9

Produced & Compiled by DJ Style @ Knob Studios, NYC.
(p) 2008 Knob Records, Inc. (c) 2008 Knob Records, Inc.
Published by Big Fat Knob.


Deeper into the sub-division vaults of Knob Records comes a compilation by DJ Style featuring more of our recently signed artists and their great gifts. Minimal, Tech-House and Techno tracks fill this album up with fresh new sounds, giving us its title, "Tech-Know". All lovers of that deeper Techno sound give this a listen and further your journey of opening doors and new sounds in this everlasting and constantly evolving genre of house music. We know you will appreciate it!!


KNOB031 has received support from Sandra Collins, Conor Arkins (c/o Matt Darey), DJ Samer, Jaimy, Craig Mitchell, Justin George, Frederik Borgesius, Taner K, Lee Pennington, Jonathan Ojeda, Ariel Cybana, DJ Reality, DJ Firuz, Southmen, Gunther & Stamina, Bodo Felusch, Adam Gillett, Cary Chang, Charles Yearwood, Darcy Ryan, Adil Amlani, Brain Denomey, Carlos Turcois, Dave Johnston, Dragan Jargic, George Niki, Ike (Erik) Petterson, Jeff Galaxzy, Jonathan Clark, Michael Oliveira, Mike Grefner, Nick Oliver, Peter Mandziuk, Rob Little, Vanessa DeWilde, Villo, Andy Hughes, Tini Tun, Deko-ze, Jevne, JC, Chloe Harris, Jason Morley, DJ 2rip, Sweet Shiva, LLavoe, Monty Q, Marrat, DJ Tekes, Tom Piper, Tarot, DJ Groovy, Edan Everywhere, Naveen G, Kevin Shiu, Ron Levy, Brian Leaky, Franco Mirenzi, JD Turbine, Kelly Lithium, Marc Dandurand, Rich Watt, Frank Frenzy, Vinny Vo, Chad Bozzarelli, DJ Manzo W, Benny Blazin, Chris Kniker, Jean-Francois Besner, Tribalishious, DJ DRC, Alejandro Rado, Nils & Tooms, Alex Oliver, Jesus Arze, Christian Boshell, Thee-O, S.A.L.V.A., Chris Udoh, Fernando Ortiz, Dakasound, Hernan Cerbello, Geoff Roberts, Rick Corbo, J.J. Royal


"Golden Year - Like! Charting! I like a lot of the remixes too!"
Sandra Collins, Perfecto/Thrive/Club Residencies Worldwide/Balance/Release (USA)

"Yellow Doors - ONE OF A KIND! This is a techno floor mover without a doubt. Trippy vocals tear through the rugged riffs of bassline and drums. - 10/10"
"Plastic Pleasure - Alejandro Roman is on FIRE! This track is a genrevore. It's a cross between breaks and techno but layered with a trancey synth melody that adds drive through the whole track. Yet another dancefloor pleaser. - 10/10"
Chad Bozzarelli, District Ignition/ILR (USA)

"Enigmatique - excellent - 10/10"
Justin George, Family Productions/Sound Therapy/NM Sessions/Release (USA)

"After 9 - ch00n - 10/10"
DJ Manzo W, Immortal Records/Release (USA)

"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - Many thanks for this, some absolutely crazy stuff here LOL. Have passed the tunes onto Matt Darey :)"
Conor Arkins (c/o Matt Darey), Nocturnal Radio A&R (UK)

"Plastic Pleasure - From the time this track came on I was nodding my head. - 10/10"
"Yellow Doors - Love the soft synth and tribal flavor of this track. - 9/10"
"After 9 - Love the latin rhythm of this track. - 9/10"
Benny Blazin, Knob Records (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - this guy is really good!!! great sound, very creative.. basically i love all Alejandro does! ;) Full support from me! Will play on radio & chart!! ;)"
Jaimy, Fatal Music (Netherlands)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - I'm reminded of being at the TUNNEL or LIMELIGHT.. Pure old school..NYC meets DETROIT!!! KUDOS!"
"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - LOVE THIS..been dropping this one for a bit. Taner hooked me up with it and I LOVE IT!"
Craig Mitchell, Slanted Black (USA)

"Yellow Doors - Like the swells & Pads mixed with the drums. - 10/10"
"Simple Spin - Great Energy. great to build up the dance floor. - 9/10"
J.J. Royal, Knob Records (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Alejandro rocks the house. - 10/10"
"Simple Spin - Sweet deep beats. Nice hard vibe on Simple Spin. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Nice album. Very Leftfield. - 7/10"
Adil Amlani, Sure Copy Centre/Richmond (Canada)

"Love Stuff - Absolutely brilliant, will be hard to fit in my sets but pure brilliance."
"Golden Year - This is excellent music. Really love this. There is a time and place for this music and it's going in my bag just in case."
"Enigmatique - Like this mad monster. Bottom end sounds a bit tough but we shall see, it's going in the bag."
Lee Pennington, Source of Gravity/Riffraff/ILR (UK)

"Yellow Doors - I will play both Yellow Doors for sure. - 10/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - The whole album is tight. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Very dark. Nice album. - 7/10"
Charles Yearwood, Nike Brand Marketing/Richmond (Canada)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year - hey mate, thanks for all the tracks! faves are: - C. Circuitry - love stuff - golden year"
Frederik Borgesius, Pako & Frederik/Global Underground (Holland)

"Plastic Pleasure - I played Plastic Pleasure last week. Went off! - 10/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Phat beats from Knob, again! - 8/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Andrew Sawell does it up. Great set of tracks. - 8/10"
Dragan Jargic, Y Afterhours/Axe Music/Richmond (Canada)

"Ethnic Slur - Thanks again for another nice Knob-release! I prefer Ethnic Slur, one of the best Knob releases ever! I will chart this!"
"Golden Year/Enigmatique - I just finished listening to the whole album. Congrats to the producers of these songs, they deliver some good quality music :) Golden Year & Enigmatique are my favourites on this album. I was surprised of the songs 'Love Stuff' but I enjoyed listening this track, love this stuff! - 8/10"
DJ Reality (Belgium)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - thanx man.. i really like this one.. will chart it for u. peace."
DJ Samer, Pangea Recordings (USA)

"Ethnic Slur - Good - 9/10"
Southmen, Yoshitoshi Recordings/Release (Uruguay)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - There is a track, not sure what # but it is upbeat & has a raggae bounce to it. LOVE IT!!! The overall content was a pleasure to my ears as well. Mui Bueno!! :)"
DJ DRC, Undefined Musik/TRC Distribution/Blue Moon Productions/Knob Records (USA)

"Ethnic Slur - I like this the best out of the releases. The synths are solid and the beat is driving. This would be to lay on a dancefloor. - 9/10"
DJ 2rip, District Ignition/ILR (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Serious, I think this work is the the now top in your music career, because is well detailed and of course nice constructed. Great new stuff to shake asses in parties this spring-summer time. Cheers bro.. keep the good work."
Jesus Arze (Mexico)

"Golden Year - Very Good !!!!!!!!! - 9/10"
DJ Firuz, Sikamikanico Club/Oslo/Release (Norway)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Well-crafted, stylish sound. This is how electronica is supposed to be."
Jason Morley, J.M. Media (USA)

"Yellow Doors - Cool vibe on Yellow. - 9/10"
Jean-Francois Besner, Daymus Entertainment Group/Richmond (Canada)

"Ethnic Slur - Very nice track here, will put it in my top 20 best tracks. Love this acid sound init - 9/10"
"Work Da Goose - this guy has definitely a signature - 8/10"
Gunther & Stamina, ReadyMix Records/BO18/MonthlyRelease (Canada)

"Love Stuff - I like love stuff"
Jevne, Onethirty Recordings/Balance/Knob Records (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Wicked LP! - 9/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Great techno. Some good stuff here. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Points for originality. - 7/10"
Cary Chang, Feroshus/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors - Yellow Doors is dark. - 9/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Good beats. Sawell knows how to make proper NY Techno. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Will play this on the radio show. - 7/10"
Michael Oliveira, DJ Wizard/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Dope LP from Alejandro. - 9/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Very NYC. - 7/10"
"The Turn - The Turn is my pick. - 7/10"
Rob Little, DJ Rebl/Richmond (Canada)

"Golden Year - sweet house grooves in this one - 8/10"
"Enigmatique - awesome track and love the driving beats along with the pretty synth in there - 8/10"
"Plastic Pleasure - nice banging track, digging the percussion as well as the synthline. very hard hitting and good job - 8/10"
Ariel Cybana, Digitally Imported/365 Magazine/Release (USA)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Nice work boys;) Love big room techno! - 8/10"
Jonathan Ojeda, Balance (USA)

"Ethnic Slur - yes i am - 8/10"
"Work Da Goose - need somebody!!! - 8/10"
Sweet Shiva, Qubec Vibes/Dj Libel (promotor)/Terminal Night Club/Release (Canada)

"Yellow Doors - pumpin dark tribal, thats what i like! direct into my case! thx - 8/10"
Dakasound, Green Komm/ Room Recordings/Release (Germany)

"Yellow Doors - another good track - 8/10"
"After 9 - good work - 8/10"
Alex Oliver, Vaticano Club/TSB/Abana Club/Release (Portugal)

"The Turn - I like "The Turn". The synth stabs in this sound very nice, another good grooving track. - 8/10"
Tarot, Tweek'd/Eightball Trax/Catch22 Rec/Womb Rec/Knob Records (Japan)

"Enigmatique - really enjoyed and look forward to playing it out - 8/10"
Taner K, Rumur/Penthouse/Release/Knob Records (USA)

"The Turn - Great mainroom techno banger! This is sure to get the people moving. Well done. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors - I'm really diggin' this tune! Can't wait to play it on a big system. Big ups. - 8/10"
"Plastic Pleasure - Feelin' the stuff coming out on Knob lately from A Roman. Definitely diggin' how Plastic Pleasure incorporates a breaky beat with heavy techno elements..will play for sure! - 7/10"
Edan Everywhere, Listen to Reason/Brown Paper Bag/Oblivion Fringe/ILR (USA)

"Plastic Pleasure - wicked breaks track, loving the synth used, it will work.. - 8/10"
Fernando Ortiz, Club Vertigo/Release/Balance (Costa Rica)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Going to rock these out. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors - Loving Yellow Doors. - 8/10"
Vinny Vo, Sushi Crew/Richmond (Canada)

Vinny Vo, Sushi Crew/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors - A real ancient sounding tribal track.. rare to find these days! - 8/10"
Nils & Tooms, Knob Records (Holland)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Production value is so amazing. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors - Yellow Doors is my pick. - 8/10"
Kelly Lithium, Blacktiger Recordings/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors - Cool track, looking forward to spinning this :) - 8/10"
Christian Boshell, Omnis Recordings/London Music/Desert Trax/Monad Music/ILR (Ireland)

"Plastic Pleasure - Dark techno with breakbeat.nice combo! - 8/10"
S.A.L.V.A., (Greece)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - are a sick man! Great stuff my friend! - 8/10"
Rick Corbo, Billboard Reporter/Knob Records (USA)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - This was cool, some tekno sounding stuff that would work well - 8/10"
JD Turbine, DigiPrana/Sirus Radio/Richmond (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Great stuff again from Knob, there's something for everyone in this release - 8/10"
Tribalishious, Bellarine Recordings/Often Gruven Recordings/Knob Records (UK)

"Enigmatique - cool trance induced state in this track. So repetetive in frequencies that would just mess with any one 'on it'"
Adam Gillett, Family night club/240V Bar/Monastery night club/Release (Australia)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Can get some use out of this. - 8/10"
Vanessa DeWilde, Club 246 Radio/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Nice LP from a young producer. - 8.5/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Knob rocks is everytime. Andrew Sawell lays it down. - 7/10"
Marc Dandurand, DJ Driver/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - So deep. Alejandro does this album justice. - 8.5/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Cool tribal vibe through out. - 7/10"
"The Turn - The Turn is nice and deep. Very smooth. - 7/10"
Dave Johnston, Union Events/Richmond (Canada)

"Golden Year - nice and glitchy. - 8/10"
"Plastic Pleasure - Great synths on the Plastic Pleasure. - 8/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Killer production quality from Andrew Sawell. - 7/10"
Darcy Ryan, Flipside Productions/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors - I love the groove of this track!!! - 8/10"
"After 9 - Awesome track! - 8/10"
"Plastic Pleasure - Good track! - 7/10"
Alejandro Rado, Drum Central/Moon Tribal/Next Dimension Music/Oryx music/Bellarine/Bit Records/Pure Substance Records/Magic Soul Records/Knob Records (Argentina)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Good - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Good - 8/10"
"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - Good - 7/10"
Tini Tun, Fade Records/Balance (Mexico City)

"Yellow Doors/After 9 - Deadly!! I especially like After 9 and Yellow Doors - 8/10."
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - a well rounded album"
Deko-ze, Balance (Canada)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Great production. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Will work well in the background of shows. - 8/10"
Frank Frenzy, Club 246 Radio/Richmond (Canada)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - I look forward to the Knob stuff every month. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Great example of tribal-house. - 8/10"
Franco Mirenzi, Hipnotika Entertainment/Richmond (Canada)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Cool album - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Very decent set of tracks. - 8/10"
George Niki, Stereo/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Alejandro is in the House! - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Sweet electro. Love the dub. Nice. - 8/10"
Jonathan Clark, DJ Bolivia/Richmond (Canada)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Solid tech-house. What more to say. - 8/10"
Mike Grefner, Majik DJ/Crush Lounge/Richmond (Canada)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Knob has been doing some cool stuff. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Good tempo on all tracks. - 7/10"
Peter Mandziuk, DJ Trapz/Richmond (Canada)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Perfect for our club night. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors - Great beats. Loving Yellow Doors. - 7.5/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Good listening album. - 7/10"
Nick Oliver, Revolution Records/Richmond (Canada)

"Simple Spin - Techno is were i started, and this brings those times back nicely.. Very funky.. - 8/10"
"Yellow Doors - Good work, very relentless, reminds me of DT's rmx of Ono's Hell in Paradise. - 7/10"
DJ Groovy, Kitsam Records/Sound Tribe Rekords/Inner Rhythm Records/4 Stroke Produktunes/ Records (Portugal)

"Ethnic Slur - minimal sound full of surprises, a combination of cool sound that I have never heard befor like this, COOL! - 8/10"
"The Turn - This one goes straight in my head - 7/10"
Bodo Felusch, Unvirtual-Music/MonthlyRelease (Germany)

"Work Da Goose - Great track! - 8/10"
"Ethnic Slur - nice track.. - 7/10"
LLavoe, Rain Night Club/Release (USA)

"Yellow Doors - 8/10"
"Plastic Pleasure - 7/10"
Chris Kniker, Amped Records (A&R Director)/Pure Music Label Group/Gig Records/Release (USA)

"Simple Spin - a rollercoaster twist..very nice - 8/10"
"Work Da Goose - music for the dancing gander - 7/10"
Monty Q, Billboard DJ/Clubs Nationwide/Release (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Funk drums and funk synths. - 8/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Will definitley use a track or two. - 7/10"
Mikhail Polischuk, Connect Festival/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Nice work! - 8/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - Sweet, clean techno-tracks. - 7/10"
Rich Watt, DJ Fixation/Richmond (Canada)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Cool album. Knob is putting it out. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Nice to listen to. Cool stuff. - 7/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Good LP from Knob. - 7/10"
Carlos Turcois, DJ C-Boogie/Richmond (Canada)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - very good techno album..some really classic sounding tresor/purposemaker style stuff. good sound. - 8/10"
"Simple Spin - good to hear some real techno. simple spin is the best of the bunch. real driving stuff. - 7/10"
Naveen G, Proton Radio/Feedback Bookings/Yoshitoshi/Toes in the Sand/ILR (USA)

"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - Good - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - cool release, (B - 7/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - deep release, nice one - 7/10"
Villo, Balance (USA)

"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - Yo like this, Itís not so far off some of the stuff im playing"
Tom Piper, Bambam Muzik (Australia)

"Plastic Pleasure - Nice tribal tune."
Hernan Cerbello, Feedback-bookings/ILR (Argentina)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - All different types of stuff here. - 7.5/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - Lots to choose from. - 7.5/10"
Jeff Galaxzy, Connect Festival/Richmond (Canada)

"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - good - 7/10"
"The Turn/Simple Spin - good - 7/10"
"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - nice - 7/10"
DJ Tekes, Balance (Costa Rica)

"Ethnic Slur/Work Da Goose - best mix for me on this one. - 7/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - good listening! - 7/10"
Andy Hughes, Balance (USA)

"Ethnic Slur - interesting sounds combined into this track. the track sounds more like techno.. thanks - 7/10"
"Work Da Goose - good track this one too.. it keeps almost the same sound line but has some new loops and sounds.. pretty good. thanks - 7/10"
Marrat, Blu Gin/The Gossip/Silver After Hours/Release (USA)

"Yellow Doors/Plastic Pleasure/After 9 - A solid collection of techno/tribal gems. Good job. - 7/10"
Thee-O, Allied/Biohazard Digital/South Records/Balance/Knob Records (USA)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - nice techno, i will give this a good play, Thank you - 7/10"
Kevin Shiu, Balance (Canada)

"Yellow Doors - Killer drums on Yellow Doors. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Knob does a great job at putting out original material. - 7/10"
Brain Denomey, Stereo Shift/Richmond (Canada)

"After 9 - Cool Lp Liking After 9 the best - 7/10"
Chris Udoh, Sounds In Color/Balance Record Pool (USA)

"Yellow Doors - The Yellow track is so groovy. - 8/10"
"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Interesting production. Very intense."
Ike (Erik) Petterson, Gorg-o-mish/Sonic Union/Richmond (Canada)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - cool driving cut on the techno tip.. - 7/10"
Ron Levy (Shylock), Balance (USA)

"The Turn/Simple Spin - Great Long Play. - 7/10"
Brian Leaky, DJ Leekee/Richmond (Canada)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - Good"
JC, Balance (USA)

"Yellow Doors - Nice stuff-deep, dark & heavy. :) - 7/10"
Geoff Roberts, 365Mag/Bellarine Recordings/Nocha Music Group/ILR (USA)

"Love Stuff/Golden Year/Enigmatique - interesting. lots of styles of music here. will have more listens. - 7/10"
Chloe Harris, Progressive Sounds/Proton Radio/Balance (USA)


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