There is no denying that the landscape of producers locally and nationally is dominated by men. The list of female producers is meager even compared to sparse list of female MC’s. Fortunately, there’s a growing list of Minnesota producers that are making a splash in the scene.
One of these extremely talented ladies is TaliaKnight. She is a Chilean born, Minneapolis based producer who recently dropped Nocturna, her debut EP. The project is comprised of eight smooth and subdued tracks that sound just as good the 30th time as they do the first.
The self-taught Ableton Live user blends samples and synth work to create beats that grow, bend and defy classification. From the funky opener “Venus Retrograde” to booming drums and earworm samples in “touch” to the classic feeling swing of “Hope” and “spirit guides”, TaliaKnight shows versatility while maintaining a cohesive sound.
Make sure to catch her live this Saturday at Icehouse in Minneapolis at Sound Verite’s Throwing Shade event. She’ll share the stage with the young Dizzy Fae and master turntablist DJ Just Nine. Get all the details here.
Also stay up on the happens of TaliaKnight on Twitter at @_TaliaKnight_ and listen to the EP below.