New Signing: Mak & Pasteman!

10th February 2017. Posted by Sam Birkwood

We’re stoked to welcome aboard the awesome Mak & Pasteman to the Songs In The Key Of Knife family! Debuting their raw House / Techno production back in 2011 on Kry Wolf’s Sounds Of Sumo label, the London based duo have since populated a busy gig schedule, a monthly radio show on Rinse FM and releases on labels such as Lobster Boy, Digital Soundboy and their own imprint Materials. 2017 is already set to be a seriously promising year for the boys, watch this space!

Welcoming Kabuki To The Family!

7th December 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


We’re extremely happy to announce Kabuki as our latest signing to the Songs In The Key Of Knife family!

Bass music ambassador and vintage gear aficionado Kabuki began his musical travels during the nineties. Equally at home producing Hip Hop, Juke and Jungle, he is always in pursuit of new beat experiments.

In addition to writing music, Kabuki has worked with a number of video game and music tech companies in developing new products, sample packs and preset patches.

With some incredible productions in the clip and ready for the world in 2017, Kabuki’s set to make some serious waves!

Check out his music HERE!

Welcoming Kimyan Law to the family!

9th November 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


We’re over the moon to announce our latest exclusive signing to the Songs In The Key Of Knife family, Kimyan Law! Having honed his skills from the tender age of 12, Kimyan Law has created a sound that bridges the gap between human and machine beautifully. Having released his debut EP ‘Coeur Calme‘ on Blu Mar Ten Music back in 2013, his follow up LP ‘Zawadi’ is set for release in November 2016. Incase you were wondering, Zawadi is ‘gift’ in Swahili and believe us, that’s exactly what this is! Check out what’s to come below:

CMU Approved: Frederic Robinson

1st November 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


Frederic Robinson is CMU Daily’s Approved today! Three years after his ‘Mixed Signals’ album was released on Blu Mar Ten Music, his new album on Medschool Music is creating waves across the industry! Check out the article here!

Welcoming ATYK as our latest signing!

26th October 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


ATYK is comprised of Joe & Ellis, two newcomers hailing from York, whose mix of Trap, Break Beat & Grime has been twitching ears in the scene. Their debut ‘Scandal/Pandemic’ EP, released on Chase & Status’ label MTA Records, received a lot of love from the scene with ‘Scandal’ from the EP featured in Chase & Status’ BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. There’s some seriously strong sounds coming from these two in 2017, watch out!

Sadiq Khan 100 Days

24th August 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood

This month we at Songs In The Key Of Knife had the pleasure of having one of our founder’s tracks feature on the Mayor of London’s #100days video.

Check out London Elektricity’s “Telefunken Lizard Filter” feature here:

Check out the album here

Maduk on Spotify Secret Social Ad!

12th July 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood

This years Secret Social held by Spotify was an utter party! And what better soundtrack to use other than Hospital Record’s very own Maduk and his killer anthem “Never Give Up.”

Have a look at what you missed here!!

And remember to check the video: Maduk “Never Give Up”

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Forza Horizon 3 – Hospital Returns!

30th June 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood

We’re proud to announce that we’ll be hosting our very own radio station on the forthcoming Forza Horizon 3!
We’ve carefully selected some classic Hospital & Medschool bangers as well as some hot off the press tracks from forthcoming releases!
Other labels joining us are Epitaph Records, Vagrant Records and Future Classic.

Forza Horizon 3 Official Trailer

Check out the press release HERE.


The Erised: Today’s CMU Approved!

31st May 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood



Daily industry goliath CMU has announced The Erised as their ‘Approved’ today! We’re extremely excited about The Erised and the direction that they’re heading, especially with their debut album ‘Room 414’ out in a few days! Catch the feature and new video HERE

Fred V & Grafix – Essential Mix!

24th May 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


It’s a major cornerstone in an artist’s career when the opportunity arises to provide Mr. Pete Tong with a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Fred V & Grafix have shown what they do best with their mix, beautifully timed for the run up to the release of their forthcoming album ‘Oxygen’ on June 24th.

The show is available to stream on the BBC Radio 1 website HERE

New Signing: Jakob Liedholm

24th May 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


We’re extremely happy to welcome Sweden’s Jakob Liedholm to the Songs In The Key Of Knife family! At only 20 years of age, Jakob has already had great release success with Sony, Armada and Mixmash and played at the likes of Ushuauia. With some great new music on the way, we’re happy to be a part of Jakob’s musical journey!

Fred V & Grafix – Ultraviolet features on EDC Las Vegas 2016 Trailer!

5th May 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


‘Ultraviolet’ by Fred V & Grafix has been used to show the world what EDC Las Vegas is all about in their new 2016 trailer. The video has had almost 500,000 plays already and is well worth a watch! Check out the video HERE

Sync News: ‘Akkord – Greyscale’ Featured On Short Film By beweistheorie

24th March 2016. Posted by Sam Birkwood


Slow-motion visual pleasure with a surreal feel, this awesome short online film features ‘Greyscale’ from Akkord. Check out the video HERE.

Glad to be here!

15th February 2015. Posted by Sam Birkwood

As you may already be aware, Ash Howard has left for pastures new at the PRS. Taking over as Head Of Publishing, I look forward to continuing Ash’s great work with the addition of Megan Bean leading the charge in the sync domain. Whether you have worked with SITKOK in some capacity in the past, or looking to work with us in the future, it would be great to hear from you!

Keep it Key,
Sam Birkwood

Welcoming Fre4knc!

3rd January 2017. Posted by Sam Birkwood

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2017 has kicked off with an almighty bang here at Songs In The Key Of Knife HQ, with the signing of Dutch DnB heavyweight Fre4knc! A true DJ at heart with many years of experience, Fre4knc (pronounced “frequency”) has been making serious waves in the studio. Due to stand out releases for Noisia’s Invisible, Critical Music, Samurai Music and Dispatch Recordings he has created his own raw, deep and techy drum & bass sound for the dancefloor. Happy new year indeed!