Knife Party is probably one of the worst-kept secrets in dance music: If you don't know, we aren't about to spoilt it for you, but this Australian, electro house cum dubstep duo are not exactly new to the electronic music scene. In this new guise, though, they have generated plenty of excitement from fans of big room sounds around the world, despite only having released two EPs, and despite only debuting a live show at Space, Ibiza in August 2011.
Performing at festivals and gigs around the world (though always in featureless silver face masks) from Electric Zoo festival in New York to Amnesia in Ibiza via Global Gathering in the UK and Snowbombing in Austria has surely helped raise this duo's profile, though. So too the fact that 'Bonfire' - a track from the pair's 'Rage Valley EP' - recently featured on an episode of cult US drama Breaking Bad.
Knife Party's sound is typified by tracks (and titles) like 'Destroy Them With Lazers' and 'Tourniquet' - plenty of thick rock textures, raved up synths and generally cacophonous melanges of anything aggressive, be it dubstep, goth, electro or anything else, whilst shows incorporate similarly loud and maximalist lights and lasers, dancers in ghost costumes and much more. As a remixing duo, too, they have tackled everything from the Swedish House Mafia to Porter Robinson to Nero in the last year.
In the coming months, ravers in Italy, the UK, US and Australia can all get a live fill of Knife Party, whilst rumour has it their third EP is in the works and due for release soon. October will also see the release of Annie Mac's double disc 'Annie Mac Presents 2012' compilation, the first disc of which opens with Knife Party's dense and serrated anthem 'Sleaze'.