BK-One

Tema Do Canibal EP out now!

With contributions from the legendary MF Doom, Brazilian maestro Arthur Verocai, West Coast producer Exile, Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, famed São Paulo percussionist Helcio Milito and many more, BK has assembled a worldly collection of talent to reinterpret his music.



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BK-One

Tema Do Canibal EP
  • 1 Tema Do Canibal (BK-One Video Edit)
  • 2 Mind The Gap Remix (Exile feat. MF DOOM)
  • 3 Tamba Remix (DJ Nuts)
  • 4 Tema Do Canibal II (Arthur Verocai)
  • 5 Journey Into Sound Remix (Mike 2600)
  • 6 Disco Ginga Remix (Tom Noble)

Minneapolis DJ/producer BK-One has announced the follow up to his Brazilian inspired opus, 2009's Rádio Do Canibal. The forthcoming EP, dropping on August 29th, is comprised of remixes of the album cut "Tema Do Canibal". With contributions from the legendary MF Doom, Brazilian maestro Arthur Verocai, West Coast producer Exile, Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, famed São Paulo percussionist Helcio Milito and many more, BK has assembled a worldly collection of talent to reinterpret his music.

Available exclusively through iTunes and on hand-numbered, limited, transparent green vinyl, the EP starts by introducing the listener to BK's multi-layered tropical aesthetic by way of the "Tema Do Canibal Video Edit" featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Things quickly change pace with Exile's expert chopping of the original horns and Doom's expectedly bizarre verse on the "Mind The Gap Remix". Among Brazil's most notable DJs and record collectors, DJ Nuts flexes his expert…

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BK-One's love of music has been a lifelong affair. From an early age, he studied classical piano and jazz theory, taught himself to play the vibraphone, and began collecting records. Before he was old enough to get into clubs, BK was touring the country as a vibes player in a jazz band and experimenting with multiple genres alongside local music veterans. After moving to Minneapolis in 1996, BK wasted no time finding a place for himself in the local hip hop scene. He helped to start the city's first independent hip hop radio show and put his record collection to work, DJing regularly across the city. After meeting a hungry young rapper named Brother Ali and introducing him to the local Rhymesayers crew, BK-One found his best job yet...as the backbone of Ali's live show. Crafting elaborate routines with quick mixes and pounding beats, he and Ali have spent 10 straight years earning their reputation as masters of the stage. In that time, BK has also released several popular mix-cd's, like "For The Love Of Music" and "Set In Motion", which skillfully blend hip hop, funk, afrobeat, reggae, and jazz records.

This year, BK recorded his first solo album, Rádio do Canibal. With music drawn entirely from records collected on a recent visit to Brazil, Rádio do Canibal features artists like Black Thought, Scarface, Raekwon, Slug, Murs, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Phonte, The Grouch, and of course Brother Ali. BK's years of experience in different styles of music shine through on this album, as he collaborates with rappers, jazz musicians, and singers alike. He says of the experience, "This album combines my three favorite things...music, travel, and working alongside my friends."