Evol IntentThe turn of the century has seen many incredible innovations in the production and development of drum n’ bass. Over the past five years the genre has been broken, recast, and mutated into perhaps the most aggressive and visceral manifestation of music today. The Atlanta-based artists Evol Intent are among the greatest purveyors of this incendiary, modern jungle sound. Operating as a three piece power troop, Knick, Gigantor and the Enemy have produced some of the most ephemeral and progressive drum n’ bass to date. The outfit’s uncompromising and inimitable drum tirades left an indelible mark on the U.S. scene and the globe at large. Birthed out of hardcore-punk culture, the trio developed a unique method for wrecking soundsystems. The Evol Intent approach is unmistakable: combine dynamic drum mechanics, razor sharp edits, sawtooth synths and an element of discord resonant of their punk youth. In a very short period of time the group has amassed a substantial discography while recording for their own Evol Intent label as well as numerous prestigious imprints such as Renegade Hardware, Outbreak, and Human.

Having begun Evol Intent Recordings in 2000, Knick and Gigantor were determined to create a conduit suitable for their own productions as well as those by friends and like-minded producers. The Enemy joined ranks shortly after, via the internet, and eventually relocated to contribute to the growing movement. Armed with several releases, a host of regional performances, and recognition by acclaimed publications, the next level of success was but an imminent conquest. Tracks like “Seven Angels for Seven Plagues”, “Red Soil”, and “Where’s the Score” remix  began generating serious buzz on the dubplate circuit; in turn garnering the affection of bona fide artists like Technical Itch and Dylan and the esteemed Trouble On Vinyl music group. With Evol Intent Recrodings’ acquisition of world wide distribution (initially via Alpha Magic), a high exposure 12″ release on Outbreak, and signing to the exalted Renegade Hardware, the group’s incredible progression was unparalleled. Releases on the TOV sub-label, Barcode, and a remix of the Future Cut anthem, “Ghetto Style”, furthered the crew’s burgeoning development. With a compelling amount of quality releases and respect from the media, the trio took their gospel to nearly every corner of the globe. Extensive worldwide touring from Atlanta to Australia embedded the Evol Intent doctrine into the ears and soundsystems across dozens of nations.

The word on Evol Intent was spreading and caught the attention of Dieselboy who requested their skills for his acclaimed “Dungeon Master’s Guide” compilation, remixing a track from the world-renowned BT. Their 2005 “Us Against the World” mix CD and tour have given rise to numerous developments and further collaborations particularly with barcode label mate Ewun. With the assistance of LOAD Media, Evol Intent Recordings released new material by Mumblz, Arsenic, and Counterstrike and will also feature remix treatment courtesy of techstep stalwart Technical Itch and Milwaukee based phenoms Gein. One short year later saw the guys release the “Police Sate EP” which went on to be one of the best-selling EPs by an American drum n’ bass producer. Despite all these advances, Evol Intent were not content following a straight path and in an effort to branch out into different artistic releases they produced tracks for video games like the coveted EA Sports’ “Need for Speed” and Adult Swim promo adds.
Having achieved a degree of accomplishment approaching pinnacle proportions, Evol Intent sees no intention of resting or becoming complacent and went full force into 2007. This past year saw them reunite with friend Dieselboy for his ‘Human Resource’ release titled “Evol Intent Assemble the Monster”, featuring tracks that were re-edited, mashed-up and glitched. They also solidified other partnerships, this time with fellow producers Chris Renegade, Ewun, Apex and Spor to create the imprint Lifted Music. “Glock Party”, Evol Intent’s contribution to the label’s inaugural release “The Prologue EP” became an undeniable underground smash-a track that Goldie has been spinning all over the world and boldly states that “the reaction has been mental.”

As for the future, Evol Intent will be releasing their highly anticipated debut artist LP “Era of Diversion” which features the trio’s signature hardcore drum n’ bass sound, but the album will many surprises in store for fans, as it traverses different genres and styles. Breaking the mold and experimenting with other genres is extremely important to Evol Intent’s evolution which is why they also have side projects that afford each member an extra creative outlet. Knick has partnered with fellow drum n’ bass producers Mayhem and Ewun to form the breaks outfit Hostage and downtempo project Minus Music, respectively. The Enemy is working with many of Atlanta’s elite MCs producing hip hop beats and produces electro bangers under the name Treasure Fingers. And Gigantor has been working behind the scenes for many Southeastern acts doing mixdowns and engineering.

Underground superstardom may well be an understatement, but the importance of Evol Intent in contemporary drum n’ bass is simply undeniable. Beats that think, beats that hurt…. Evol Intent beats nonetheless

17 comments to BIOGRAPHY

  • Nate

    I’ve been a fan for a while, mostly by proxy of what I’ve heard mostly through Dieselboy. Aching for more, I’ve sought out what I can. I’ve picked up a few EPs here and there, and “Era of Diversion”. Like the bio says – the LP will be a shock – but I found it to be a very pleasant one. Era of Diversion certainly differs from main-stream d’n’b, and I think for the better. The sounds vary from hard-core d’n’b to ambient sounds (I’m thinking Aphex Twins’ Drukqs in particular). I was surprised listening to the album with no context (that being said, I thoroughly enjoy it and still listen to it constantly). The album was a surprise until I read the above – and now it makes perfect sense.

    I’m seriously looking forward to the 11/19 show in Chicago – I’ll be doing my damnedest to be there.

  • Nate

    By the way, currently one of my most favorite tracks has to be “Glock Party” – this track is absolutely sick. Currently, I find it coming up in my playlist while playing Left 4 Dead. The spookily ambient sounds and the context of the track seem to unnaturally lend itself to being played while killing zombies amongst a group – especially when you’re heading towards the dock. I’ve often mistaken the mood of this track for that of the game. As a result, when I hear this at work, I’m immediately looking over my shoulder (which happens to be straight out a 33rd story window in Chicago) for the zombie that’s going to cream my ass.

  • Joe Balber

    I have been listening to Dnb since 1993,and it was Diesel Boy coming to the early “Usual” parties in Minneapolis that really cemented my love for the Genre…Over the years,I have seen dnb go up and down as far as the overall sound being produced…there was quite a bit of time there that all I would listen to was older releases because nothing being produced really had “it”,the vibe that captured me.I’m not into the bubble gum sounding that hits the mainstream Dance clubs.

    Over the last few years,the things being released by Evol
    intent and Tech Itch and Diesel Boy are pretty much the only things I’ll buy with out question,I dont need to hear it somewhere else,or hear a review,I just know when I listen to it,it will the ” sickest I’ve heard lately”

    Thanks,guys,(Evol Intent) for keeping it real,and bringing Drum n Bass ,dark n dirty,front and center again.

    612 Massive

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  • harpuadog

    Bankpony is such a newb! !!

  • Chiklette

    I love you.

  • Silveto

    I do too.

  • One of the best live shows I’ve ever seen, every time. The emotion in the music and the crowd is something you will never ever feel anywhere else and I’ve listened to, played, and seen a lot of music. Absolute inspiration to everything in life. Never ever stop doing what this biography declares.

  • kati

    Hi guys!
    I saw u live at ZEN in Auckland, NZ in 2009 was the best gig of the year 4 me! Can’t make it to Phat so I was wondering if ur comin back 2 Auckland? U surely would be welcomed by a good crew chur! 🙂

  • kati

    nice comment dude! haha we had the same thought at the same time 🙂

  • EvolPixle

    Childeren of Aphex Twin.. I thank you. For you guys are true dnb/Darkstep/glitch/core/Neuro/IDM gods!

    … and …

    I love you

  • Basshead Brady

    Big up’s to Knick & Gigantor for all your contributions to the Western DNB scene! You guys have definitely paved the way for my journey into the tunes of 170+bpm. I feel so privileged to have been exposed to your music for so many years, and I know I will be listening to you music for the years to follow as well.

    We are all on Deathrow, and await the Rapture… till then get that Bass in yo f*%$!ng Face !!! ;8)

  • R0|7!|7

    Still rocking the south with those flavorful beats , dripping of drum and bass in a chaotic, yet somber mix. Texas bids you well my friends! Keep rocking the charts!

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