Kuf Knotz’s eloquent positive-charged rhymes create an underlying cohesive foundation for A Positive Light, allowing for his bevy of musical influences to flow from track to track. “My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” says Kuf, “it feels really natural to blend genres". The result is a dynamic effort showcasing a unique blend of progressive and golden age hip hop, soul, blues and reggae music.
Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, The Wailers, Common, Dr.Dog, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, Josh Ritter, SOJA, Bone Thugs & Harmony, The Roots & Soulive , to name a few.
The new album by Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based artist Kuf Knotz — pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. “My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” he says. “It feels really natural to blend genres. I’ve always just felt that music is music.”
Inspired to take his own indie-progressive style to the next level, Kuf began work on a collection of upbeat, feel-good music. “I felt like it was important and it was needed in hip-hop,” Kuf says. Armed with his songs, he headed for Amsterdam. The change of scenery allowed him to focus on A Positive Light — his first album in more than three years — Kuf teamed with artists like Hanyo van Oosterom, who added live production (NL), Omar Ka, Ntjam Rosie & Tess Garthe' who added vocals & and Mark Gademan(NL) , who mixed the entire album.
Kuf volunteers his time for WXPN’s Musicians On Call program, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients through weekly programs at six area hospitals.
In late 2012 Kuf Knotz relocated and now resides in NYC.
Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm. 21 and up, proper ID required.