In a land that has no ego and a table that has no head, Round Table Knights are constantly pushing their talents as DJs and Producers to the limits and evolving with the output. Hailing from Bern, Switzerland, the bearded crusaders were originally open-minded turntablists with a penchant for hip-hop, rock, electro and jazz.
“We fell in love with House Music because it’s a very wide and open kind of music, you can put whatever influences in there. If you do it with your own style and with taste it’s a very good thing"
Following a stellar EP on Deadfish, 2010 saw their first EP for Made to Play get signed on the spot by Jesse Rose and go on to become one of the catchiest outputs to date, with support from everyone from Luciano to Annie Mac in her Glastonbury set. The resulting avalanche of productivity and popularity snowballed further with ‘Cut To The Top’ featuring the legendary Swiss garage-rock legend Reverend Beat-Man on vocals and combining elements of garage, blues and of course their irrefutable house beats.
Never delivering an output that could be considered ’typical’ their kudos as remixers was also duly noted with projects on Gomma and Defected turning some serious heads and their remix of Tensnake’s Coma Cat going on to become Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune. Upcoming projects include a remix of Jesse Rose’s ‘Non-Stop’ on Made to Play and remixes for Modular and Loungin’ Recordings plus the release of their debut artist album ‘Say What?!’ on Made to Play in Feb 2011.
“The album is like when you listen to a Round Table Knights DJ Mix, there are always some songs from different genres that you wouldn’t expect in an average House DJ Mix, we like these little surprising moments of finding out that something you would never expect fits together very well.”
After a ten year journey, the Swiss Beardies have less ‘Cut To The Top’ than mixed, scratched and grafted their way up there and with a member who already gets mistaken as Claude VonStroke it seems the sky is the limit for the bearded masters of forward thinking, surprising house music.
Pulse Exclusive Tracklisting:
DJ Gregory and Gregor Salto - Canoa
Andre Crom and Martin Dawson - Gonna be alright
Oliver $ - Shaka Lao
ZDS ft Spoek - We Should Bang tonight
Riva Starr - Organ Damour
David Mayer - Rhythm Section
ZDS - Zimbo
Superfunk ft Ron Carroll - Lucky Star (Kolumbo Remix)
Sandro Silva and Anjiro Rijo - Fifty What
Mastiksoul - Capotagem
DJ Gregory and Gregor Salto - Vem Rebola
RTK - Calypso (ZDS Remix)