richard knott mantra

Progressive House music: there are few out there who are doing it on a level worth talking about. You already know about guys like Pryda, Fehrplay, and Jeremy Olander – they are the big three of Progressive House (I wish Fon.Leman was bigger…). But there’s a London-based guy out there who goes by the name Richard Knott and he is quite the talent. Richard Knott has a cutting-edge, polished Progressive sound that removes focus from vocals and lets his production skills do the talking. Fans of the Pryda Friends label, which Knott has released tunes on, will undoubtedly be impressed by today’s release of “Mantra”. I first heard “Mantra” on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Radio and I was blown away by the track that clearly deviates from their style of music. “Mantra” has a deep and dark sound, with ethnic undertones and some excellent use of the sleigh bell. “Mantra” was released on Monster Deep which is an imprint of the Monster Tunes Trance and Progressive label that Armin Van Buuren has regarded as “Definitely one of the best trance labels out there”.

Richard Knott’s following hasn’t climbed to levels I think he deserves, so check out his latest track and his November 2014 mix and show him some love!

Tracklist:
Lehar – XY [Connaisseur Recordings]
Mihalis Safras, Cj Jeff – Insomnia (Demarzo remix) [Material]
Moffe & Richard Knott – Ocelot (Original mix) [Label TBA]
Super Flu – Jo Gurt (Stephan Bodzin remix) [Monaberry]
Chaim – Summer Rains [Bpitch Control]
Ben Pearce – The Rain Is Coming [Purp & Soul]
Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK remix) [Phantasy]
Digitaria, Clarian – Favourite Addiction (Groove Armada’s Dub Creations) [Hot Creations]
Michel De Hey, Rauwkost – Julienzzz (Paul C & Paolo Martini remix) [Bedrock Records]
SHOW-B – Dem Atmos [Watergate Records]
Heartik, First Date – Orphan Planet (Beaumont Stanford & Matt Davis remix) [Outpost Recordings]
Phil Kieran – Getting Away (Ryan Elliott remix) [Hotflush Recordings]
Diego Hostettler, Absent – On The Move [Gem Records]
Hollen – Kalypso [Deeperfect Records]
Roger Martinez – De Mächtige Trip [Gem Records]
Dusky – Inta [17 Steps]
Taylor, Damarii Saunderson – Diamonds [KMS Records]
Loco & Jam – A Time Once Forgotten [Alleanza]
Maxime Dangles – Jarten [Bedrock Records]
Dhillon – Bullies [Label TBA]
Harvey McKay – Sargon’s Birth [Soma Records]
Perc & Fractal – Up [Kompakt]
Layton Giordanni – Over My Head [Transmit Recordings]
Petter B feat John H & M.E.E.O – Bergsjön Eternal [Drumcode]
Tim Deetakt – Able Apple [Bedroomrecords09]
Hermanez – Hagel [Say What? Records]
Voiski – Wax Fashion [L.I.E.S Records]