Kirk Knight – Against The Clock live at Ableton Loop
The Pro Era producer shows off his killer sampling skills.
Last year, FACT travelled to Berlin to attend the second edition of Loop, a summit for music makers hosted by Ableton at the city’s Funkhaus venue.
FACT was invited to bring its Against The Clock series to the venue’s historic recording studios and present a few sessions with a difference: the participants had to make a track in 10 minutes with the added pressure of being filmed in front of a live studio audience.
One of the artists to take the challenge at Loop was Kirk Knight, the Brooklyn rapper and producer who made his name with productions for Joey Bada$$ and others as part of the Pro Era collective and released his debut album Late Knight Special in 2016.
Using just an Ableton Push, his collection of plug-ins and a record that he’d bought in Berlin for the trip, the 21-year-old producer showed us how quickly he can create a beat.