Kniteforce Records

Kniteforce Records

Profile:
UK label founded in 1993 by Luna-C (part of Smart E's who made that Sesame's Treat tune) and produced a mixture of dark and happy hardcore moving toward a purely happy direction by 1994. Mostly known for uplifting anthems like "High On Life", "Shining Bright" , "Most Uplifting". KF records were very successful in Germany as well.
In 1997 Luna-C was in debt and had to sell the rights of Kniteforce and some sublabels to Death Becomes Me.
DJ Force & The Evolution and DJ Ham were going their own way. The label ended in 1998. In 2002 Kniteforce was revived as "Kniteforce Again" trying to bring back the Old Skool attitude, not just the sound, because Old Skool Hardcore was about experimenting and pushing the boundaries.
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Contact Info:
For DJ enquiries: luna-c@kniteforcerevolution.com

For demos and to get your tracks played on the podcast: podcasts@kniteforcerevolution.com
Sites:
[l3345]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
9902285 Various Happy Hardcore 3(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 9902285 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
BARRY 1 Evoke* Runaway (Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Remix)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, W/Lbl) Remix Records, Kniteforce Records BARRY 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BARRY 2 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T I Want To Be Forever(12", Ltd, S/Sided, W/Lbl) Remix Records, Kniteforce Records BARRY 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CD J4U 1 Various Hardcore Happiness(CD, Comp) Stage One CD J4U 1 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CDRAID 526 Various Happy Anthems Vol. 3 - The Heart Of Hardcore Raving(CD, Comp) Rumour Records CDRAID 526 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CSR CD5 0075 Jimmy-J + Cru-L-T* 6 Days(CD, Maxi) Central Station CSR CD5 0075 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
JKF 01 Luna-C Kniteforce Remastered: Luna-C Volume 1 (EP) JKF 01 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JKF 02 Force + Evolution* Kniteforce Remastered: Force + Evolution (EP) JKF 02 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JKF 03 Cru-L-T Kniteforce Remastered: Cru-L-T (EP) JKF 03 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JKF 04 Future Primitive Kniteforce Remastered: Future Primitive (EP) JKF 04 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JKF 05 Various Kniteforce Remastered: Rarities (EP) JKF 05 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JKF 06 Various Kniteforce Remastered 6(12", EP, TP) Jedi Recordings, Kniteforce Records JKF 06 UK 2017 Sell This Version
KF001 Luna C* The Luna C Project (EP) KF001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF002 Luna "C"* Luna "C" Project 2 - Mission Of Madness EP (EP) KF002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF003 DJ Force And Evolution* Fall Down On Me KF003 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF 004 Cru-L-T Krull EP (EP) KF 004 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF005 Alk-E-D Selector / Absolutely Flying KF005 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF006 Phuture Primitive* Full Metal Jacket / Twinkie KF006 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF 007 Trip The Snowball(10", S/Sided, Whi) Kniteforce Records KF 007 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF007+KF010 Trip 1 & Trip 2* The Snowball / The Erb(10", Ltd, RP) Kniteforce Records KF007+KF010 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF008 Alk-E-D / Trip-One* Alk-E-D / Trip-One* - Selector / Snowball (Remixes) KF008 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF009 Poosie* And Cru-L-T Poosie* And Cru-L-T - Knite In Paradise / Hear Me Hear Me KF009 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF 010 Trip The 'Erb(10", S/Sided, Gre) Kniteforce Records KF 010 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF-0010 A Trip Trip II The Erb(10", Etch, Gre) Kniteforce Records KF-0010 A UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF0011 DJ Force + Evolution* Twelve Midnight / Lost It (EP) KF0011 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF012 Luna "C"* Luna "C" 3 KF012 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF 013 Cru-L-T I Can't Take The Pancake / Latch The Door KF 013 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 014 T3 (3) Morning Mist / Dark Glory(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Kniteforce Records KF 014 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF15 Various Remixs II KF15 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF015R Trip Special Toke KF015R UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF16 DJ Force + Evolution* Poltergeist / Perfect Dreams (EP) KF16 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF17 Cru-L-T Timz Change EP (EP) KF17 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF018 Future Primitive Swift Half / We're Flying / Rude Not To! KF018 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 18R Future Primitive We're Flying / Swift Half (Remixes) KF 18R UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF019 DJ Force And The Evolution* Perfect Dreams (Remix) (EP) KF019 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 020 Alk-E-D Shine On Me / Shining Bright KF 020 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 020 Alk-E-D Burn Baby Burn(12", TP, W/Lbl) Kniteforce Records KF 020 UK 1993 Sell This Version
KF 021 DJ Ham Green Eggs And........ / Slow Motion (EP) KF 021 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 021R DJ Ham Green Eggs And....... (Remix) / Most Uplifting (EP) KF 021R UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 022 Trip The Crack(10", S/Sided, Blu) Kniteforce Records KF 022 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 023 Cru-L-T Snow In Summer / Sky High / Future Vision KF 023 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 024 DJ Force & The Evolution High On Life / Raining Smiles KF 024 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF025 Luna-C Featuring Mad Mind Jox And K.E Luna-C Featuring Mad Mind Jox And K.E - Piano Progression / Onward KF025 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF026 Future Primitive Lift Me Up / Infect Me KF026 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF0027 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / Future Primitive Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / Future Primitive - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 1 KF0027 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF0028 DJ Force & The Evolution / The Timespan DJ Force & The Evolution / The Timespan - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 2 KF0028 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF 029 DJ Ham Higher / And Higher.. (EP) KF 029 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF030 DJ Ham / Jimmy J & Cru-L-T DJ Ham / Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 3 KF030 UK 1994 Sell This Version
KF031 Luna-C Piano Confusion / Piano Ommision / Piano Progression (Remix) KF031 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 032 Future Primitive Feel It / Ban This KF 032 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 033 DJ Ham & DJ Poosie DJ Ham & DJ Poosie - Master Peace / Thinking About U (EP) KF 033 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 034 DJ Force & The Evolution Show Me Heaven / Stampede (EP) KF 034 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 035 Alk-E-D Raw / Home (Luna-C Remix) KF 035 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 036 2 Xperience Featuring Cru-L-T 2 Xperience Featuring Cru-L-T - Sweet Dreams (Do What You Want) / Never Give Up KF 036 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF037 DJ Luna-C* 6Six6 / Kaos & Fire KF037 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 038 DJ Ham The Double Pack KF 038 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 038 DJ Ham Let Yourself Go! / Pump Up The Power(12", Promo) Kniteforce Records KF 038 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF039 DJ Force & The Evolution Simply Electric / Out Of Control (EP) KF039 UK 1995 Sell This Version
KF 040 DJ Luna-C* Project 7 KF 040 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF 041 DJ Brisk* / Future Primitive DJ Brisk* / Future Primitive - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 4 KF 041 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF 042 The Timespan / Luna-C The Timespan / Luna-C - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 5 KF 042 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF 043 Trip The Dove KF 043 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF 044 Alk-E-D / DJ Force & The Evolution / Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Alk-E-D / DJ Force & The Evolution / Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 6 KF 044 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF 045 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / Alk-E-D Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / Alk-E-D - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 7 KF 045 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF046 Future Primitive Yellow Dye No. 5 / Safety Catch KF046 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF047 DJ Ham Here We Go Again / Love Is...... KF047 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KF048 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Runaway '97 / Close Your Eyes(12", Ltd) Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF048 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KF049 Cru-L-T / Luna-C Cru-L-T / Luna-C - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 8(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me, Remix Records KF049 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KF050 Tailbone Survival / Resident Evil(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF050 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KF051 Cru-L-T The La La Song / Come With Me(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF051 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KF 052 DJ Tap It And B&H* Power / Shining(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF 052 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KF53 Refuse & Resist Blow The Horn / Taking You(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF53 UK 1997 Sell This Version
KF 054 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Six Days 98(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF 054 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF 055 T.B.C. (3) In Time / Rebuilt(12") Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF 055 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF56 Blunted Freedom / Fantasy KF56 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF056RE Blunted Fantasy(12", S/Sided, RP) Guhroovy, Kniteforce Records KF056RE Japan Unknown Sell This Version
KF057 DJ Force & The Evolution High On Life (Force & Styles Remix) KF057 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF058 DJ Force & The Evolution Raining Smiles (DJ Slam Remix) KF058 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF059 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T DJ's In Full Effect (DJ Brisk Remix)(12", Etch, S/Sided) Kniteforce Records, Death Becomes Me KF059 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF060 DJ Force & The Evolution Twelve Midnight (Bang Remix) KF060 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KF61 Crult* No New Ideas EP (EP) KF61 US 2014 Sell This Version
KF062 Kingsize* & Vibena Kingsize* & Vibena - Midlife Crisis EP(CDr, EP) Kniteforce Records KF062 US 2014 Sell This Version
KF63 Dj Luna-C* Project 17 - Back To The Front E.P(CDr, EP) Kniteforce Records KF63 US 2015 Sell This Version
KF 64 DJ Luna-C* / Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / DJ Ham DJ Luna-C* / Jimmy J & Cru-L-T / DJ Ham - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 9 KF 64 UK 2016 Sell This Version
KF 65 DJ Force & The Evolution / Future Primitive / The Trip* DJ Force & The Evolution / Future Primitive / The Trip* - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 10 KF 65 UK 2016 Sell This Version
KF 66 Alex Jungle Elevate E.P. KF 66 UK 2017 Sell This Version
KF 67 DJ Luna-C*, Scartat, Gothika Shade DJ Luna-C*, Scartat, Gothika Shade - Things I Made With Things I Played With E.P. (EP) KF 67 UK 2017 Sell This Version
KF 68 2 Croozin', DJ Poosie, Alk-E-D, DJ Force & The Evolution 2 Croozin', DJ Poosie, Alk-E-D, DJ Force & The Evolution - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 11(12", Ltd) Kniteforce Records, Remix Records KF 68 UK 2017 Sell This Version
KF 69 DJ Luna-C*, Cru-L-T, Richie Whizz DJ Luna-C*, Cru-L-T, Richie Whizz - Remix Records & Kniteforce Present 'The Remix's' Part 12(12", Ltd) Kniteforce Records, Remix Records KF 69 UK 2017 Sell This Version
KFA24 Various The True Skool E.P. 4(2x10", EP) Kniteforce Again KFA24 UK 2004 Sell This Version
KFA59 Idealz & Shift (22) Idealz & Shift (22) - Random EP(7xFile, MP3, EP, Ltd, 320) Kniteforce Again, Kniteforce Again KFA59 US 2014
KFA62 Doughboy (4) Heartbreaker E.P(6xFile, MP3, EP, Ltd, 320) Kniteforce Again KFA62 US 2014
KF CD 001 Various Vinyl Is Better(CD, Comp) Kniteforce Records, Gumh Recordings KF CD 001 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
KF CD 002 Various The Future Sound Of Hardcore(2xCD, Comp) Kniteforce Records, Remix Records KF CD 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KFCD3 No Artist 1000 Samples Volume - 1(LP + CD) Jun-Pei Productions, Kniteforce Records KFCD3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KFCD03 Various Vinyl is Better 2(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Kniteforce Records KFCD03 US 2017 Sell This Version
KFCD04 Alex Jungle Elevation(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Kniteforce Records KFCD04 US 2017 Sell This Version
KFCD05 Dj Luna-C* 25th Year, We Still Here!(CDr, Mixed) Kniteforce Records KFCD05 US 2017 Sell This Version
KFCL 01 Jimmy J & Cru-L-T Six Days / Take Me Away KFCL 01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KFCL 02 DJ Force & The Evolution Fall Down On Me / Perfect Dreams KFCL 02 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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Welli

Welli

November 7, 2009
edited over 2 years ago
Possibly the most influential hardcore label of the 90s. Steadily progressed from a mixture of dark side old skool and lighter hands-in-the-air piano breaks in 1993 to almost exclusively piano-driven breakbeat hardcore in 94 and 95 (sealing its fate as a happy/UK hardcore rather than drum & bass label).

When the genre largely morphed into happy hardcore after 95, Kniteforce refused to be left behind and successfully mastered both genres with consistently high quality releases. Today it still lives on, releasing a combination of "nu old skool" (if you care for the expression) and slightly off-centre UK hardcore, as Kniteforce Again and most recently, with free mp3 releases, as Kniteforce Digital. Kniteforce has been host, past and present, to a number of sublabels that have also had their share of great releases (Remix Records being one of the biggest, with Malice Records and Knitebreed also being significant).

Many, many releases on the label throughout its existence were high quality and groundbreaking. Some of the highlights for me were DJ Force And Evolution* - Fall Down On Me, Brisk - Airhead / Thru' The Knite (from the Remix Records sublabel), Luna-C Featuring Mad Mind Jox And K.E - Piano Progression / Onward, Future Primitive - Lift Me Up / Infect Me and I won't go on because there's really just too many. So many of the regular artists on Kniteforce were at the top of their game for these releases; it's a veritable who's who of the great and good in 90s hardcore.