Our Inflyte Radar takes a look into the shadows this month for a glimpse at the debut release from the anonymous ‘uhnknwn’ alias of an industry veteran on Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave label.
The imprint has previously seen music from Gary Beck, Sasha, Harvey McKay, Kevin de Vries and more, making it a highly impressive spot to deliver your first productions from a new project.
We asked uhnknwn about the reasons for staying in the dark, what’s to come from the project and the intentions behind his release, Alpha In The Warm EP.
Hey uhnknwn! You are on our Inflyte Radar this month, how are things?
Things are really good right now. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio just focusing on the music and I’m feeling positive about my step into the uhnknwn.
You will debut the project with a release on Alan Fitz’ WATB label, how did the tracks come about?
I’ve always had huge respect for Alan and the work he does so it’s great to release my debut on WATB. This is something we have been discussing for some time and I’m grateful to him for supporting what I’m trying to achieve with the uhnknwn alias. The massive reaction we’ve had to the EP since release only goes to prove that WATB was the perfect home for Alpha In The Warm.
And what’s with remaining anonymous, hiding something?
It’s interesting that remaining anonymous might lead you to think I’m hiding something. The truth is, in this day and age, we all know far too much about each other. Where we go on holiday, what our pet dog looks like, what we ate for breakfast last Saturday. For me, keeping my identity hidden stops me from having to worry about presenting who I am or what I’m doing to anyone. I can focus on the music and so can everyone else.
The EP includes a remix from the label boss himself, what was your reaction when it first came back?
As you will have heard, the remix shows all the markers of Alan’s top quality production and I can’t wait to hear it in a club environment.
Have you been in touch with any other labels about a release in the near future?
For the time being I’ll be working with WATB.
And what about DJing? Will you wear a mask?
I don’t think being anonymous will prevent me from DJing. As for what I’ll look like in the booth, well, you’ll have to come and see for yourself.
Like most artists with hidden identities, they eventually reveal themselves, do you think a time will come when you share yourself to the world?
Honestly, I don’t know. There’s no real agenda here. I’m just making a conscious effort to keep myself out of the picture so that my music can speak for itself.
Thanks for popping up on our Radar this month, give us one piece of advice for working in the music industry?
Stay true to yourself and never give up on what you believe. Making music isn’t an easy journey but can certainly be a rewarding one if you stick it out.
uhnknwn’s Alpha In The Warm EP is out now on We Are The Brave, buy it here.