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Cover by Marc Kate

Never Knows feat. Jupiter

Untitled 25

12.04.2012

A - Concrete. Drama.
B - Concrete. Drama. (Instrumental)

San Francisco’s Never Knows last turned heads and covertly moved dance floors with the provocative single “Black Enough,” a collaboration with vocalist Kevin Knapp for the Untitled & After label. Continuing in this spirit of inspired collaborations Never Knows launches the next single, “Concrete. Drama.” this time featuring the vocal contribution of Jupiter, an enigma of San Francisco queer culture. Jupiter appears at clubs in outfits that would make Leigh Bowery turn his head, chanting, rhyming, singing, and toasting along to club beats.

Never Knows’ Marc Kate aspired to capture this identifiable essence within “Concrete. Drama.” and succeeds with style and attitude to spare. A stark four-on-the-floor clap and kick open proceedings, soon joined by an ominous bass line, ringing keys, and roomy percussion. Jupiter intones a bit of thought-provoking wordplay, speaking to the tensions between the rituals of the club, the rituals of the forest, and the hard realities of urban living. The cut builds with purpose, with not so much a climax as an unknowing revelation … keys, bass, rhythm, and words washing over the nightclub like a fine mist as bodies sway. It’s another subversive treat from Never Knows and Untitled & After, immediately requiring your sonic attention.

Support


Johnny Dynell

"Concrete Drama" is magic. The music and production are brilliant but its power comes from the fact that it's real and its message is timeless.

 

Orde Meikle (Slam / Soma)

Rating: 4/5 - cool trax - will spin thanx guys

 

Justin Harris (Music For Freaks / Classic / Paranoid)

Rating: 4/5 - very cool :))

 

Lukas Greenberg (Plastic City)

Rating: 4/5 - full support

 

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco / Trailer Trash / Fabric / Barcode)

Rating: 4/5 - Pretty cool.

 

Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice)

Rating: 4/5 - Awesome, simply awesome.

 

Chrissy Murderbot (Planet Mu / Loose Squares / Sleazetone)

Rating: 4/5 - wtf is dude talking about in the second half with cell phones and rituals tryna get laid and shit I love it

 

Michele Vitucci (BTE Podcast)

Rating: 5/5 - wonderful tracks

 

Tommi Bass (Rednetic Recordings / Multipraktik Recordings / Seta Label)

Rating: 5/5 - I love this its got that real old feel about it, like a more stripped down Blake Baxter track... Full support!

 

Aurelio Cianciotta (Jaurelio) (Neural Magazine / Wicked Style Blog)

Rating: 5/5 - Huge release !!!

 

Joshua Jacobs (Music You Need)

Rating: 5/5 - Get in touch with true house music and take a trip back to the roots of this groovy genre. Never Knows is going to make you dance.

 

Birdcage (Basilic Digital / Untitled & After)

I'm really into this!! original version is ace!! thanks for this promo!!

 

Qbical (Manual Music)

Thanks, will defiantly play this one!

 

Tomi Chair (Landscape / Bellarine / DeepSessions)

I love this bassline, voice and atmosphere! Great sound.

 

German MT (Como Las Grecas / Ghostel Club)

Rating: 5/5 - Vocal track are amazing!!!!

 

Sergio Fedasz (KALX FM / Go BANG! / The SyntheTigers)

Rating: 4/5 - Love this!

 

Joe Silva (Balanced / Thoughtless / Lunatic Jazz)

Rating: 5/5 - excellent. will be playing this. thanks!

 

Denny Trajkov (Roundabout / Logos / Dirty Works)

Rating: 4/5 - nice underground vibes!

 

Dibby Dougherty (Bedrock / DhARMA)

Rating: 4/5 - cool vox version, thanks - love that bass synth

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