Steve Angello has been around for the majority of dance music’s rise to mainstream prominence. Also a large contributor, his portfolio, label establishment and network’s now allows his set’s to be versatile. However, some tracks remain ever-consistent in their inclusion and impact.
“Knas” is one of those very tracks. Celebrating its sixth anniversary since its formal release, it has become a crowd favourite and fan favourite over the past few years. Having spent some time in Steve Angello’s CD wallet (back when they were a thing), the likes of Alex Metric and Pete Tong from BBC Radio 1 quickly jumped on the track, adding to the hype.
Relatively simple in construction, the minimal beats blend with sharp synth stabs. Running parallel to its signature wobbling bass line, the track was destined and designed for the club and festival scene. However, it did achieve some success elsewhere, charting in the Top 100 rankings in both The Netherlands and Belgium respectively.
Going on to feature in Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Until One’ album, the track was a staple in the iconic trio’s mixes and sets. Nearing 5 million play across streaming format, it still brings an air of nostalgia, along with excitement, when Steve Angello uses it. Most recently present at his impressive Tomorrowland set in Belgium last weekend, we have a hunch “Knas” will play a part for many years to come.
Relive the dance music craftsmanship below!