- Koven

Bio:

One of the most unique exciting bass music outfits to emerge in recent times, Koven is the production alias of producer Max Rowat and Katie Boyle.First conceived in December 2011, the Koven project was sparked into life with the ‘Wake You Up EP'. Instantly making an impact across the scene Koven’s very first release saw support some of the scene’s most important tastemakers at the time including UKF and Inspector Dubplate. The free download also began the trend for Koven’s vice-like grip of the airwaves, seeing support from Radio 1 and XFM as well as Ministry of Sound.Finding its way into some of the bass music world’s most respected sets, it wasn’t long before Koven found themselves with a queue of equally talented producers at their door, eager to work with an exciting new production force. Working with Modestep on their track ‘Take It All’ and featuring on their highly anticipated album Evolution Theory, Koven found themselves supporting on Modestep’s UK tour.On the cutting edge of production as well as performance, Koven’s sets held their own - partly thanks to the Alphasphere, a prototype midi controller from NuDesign. The Alphasphere has become an integral part of Koven’s live sets and studio work alike - allowing the innovative group to channel their unique blend of epic bass and organic musicality directly to the crowd - creating new ideas in the process.With their talents in demand, remix requests followed from EDM juggernauts such as Borgore, Hadouken and The Prototypes - racking up millions hits on YouTube and thousands of fans across the globe. Transforming Hadouken’s already huge ‘Levitate’ and into a 140bpm leviathan, Koven’s reworking picked over a million views on UKF Dubstep, accelerating the ridiculous momentum of a group on the rise. Not content with having them just remix Hadouken, Ministry of Sound also enlisted the help of Koven to produce a track for the Hadouken album, putting them in the company of household names such as Noisia, Loadstar and Drumsound & Bassline Smith. Outside the world of music, original Koven production also found its way into Ministry of Sound and Nissan’s collaborative project ‘The Nissan Juke Box’ with a track titled 'Urban Forms’. After making a name for themselves with the free 'Wake You Up EP' and remix work, in March 2013 the time had come for Koven to drop what was unbelievably their debut release. Released on Futurebound’s Viper Recordings, an outlet renowned for its ability to find new talent, 'More T han You' announced Koven as a new, formidable force on the EDM radar. A blend of melody, contorting bass and the unforgettable vocals of Kate Ashton, 'More Than You' solidified Koven’s style, earning them thousands of new fans and over one million UKF views in the process. The single featured remixes from Drum and Bass dancefloor kings DC Breaks and support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, 'More Than You’ began the next phase of Koven’s take over of the dance music scene.An integral part of the Koven sound, Toontracks’ sponsorship and their Superior Drummer suite has also become an integral part of the Koven sound, helping to produce the epic, yet live style the group has become so famous for.Gaining recognition at a rate of knots with their organic yet precise production, Koven went from strength to strength with the release of 'Make It There'. Once again combining live instruments, raw vocals from Folly Rae and soaring melodies all wrapped up in polished production, 'Make ItT here' recreated the magic once again, and included a remix from Viper Recordings' very own The Prototypes. This record saw continuing support from Zane Lowe and also saw the duo perform their first ever Live Lounge for Crissy Criss one Radio 1xtra.Building on their unprecedented solo success, Summer 2013 saw further remix interest for one of EDM’s most exciting duos, with Koven lending their hand at reworking the summer anthem Juventa - ‘Move Into Light feat. Erica Curran'. Keeping the ethereal vocals of the original and fusing them with textured bass, Juventa’s energetic dance number was transformed into an epic, hands in the air Dubstep track that only Koven could produce.Now, Koven is ready to begin another exciting instalment with the arrival of Katie Boyle - one of dance music’s most talented, original vocalists. Featuring on labels such as Mainframe Recordings and Audioporn as well as teaming up with accomplished producers including including techstep mammoths Fourward, High Maintenance and liquid heavyweights Hybrid Minds, Katie has rightly gained a reputation for both her extreme versatility and vocal ability.The first official release from Koven’s accomplished new line up, the epic 'Another Home' and haunting 'Petrichor' see soaring soundscapes, live instruments and deep bass complimented by Katie’s awe inspiring vocals. Featuring all the hallmarks of the unmistakable sound that has set Koven apart from the congested Dubstep arena, the 'Another Home' underlines Koven’s position as one of the most original, talented production teams in the scene. After catching the attention of Jagermeister in the summer of 2013, ‘Another Home' has also been selected to be featured on Jagermiester’s new Walkabout Project, taking their ongoing sponsorship deal with the brand to another level. Across 27 venues, Jagermeister have distributed 1000 tokens for free downloads, further spreading the Koven name. Bigger and better sounding than ever, Koven are set for even greater heights, and are already among Skrillex and Rudimental as acts booked to perform at EXIT festival's Main Stage this summer.

LATEST RELEASES

Trance 100 - 2018
Armin van Buuren, Josh Cumbee, W&W, Vini Vici, Aly & Fila, Ferry Tayle, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Gaia, Above & Beyond, Richard Bedford, Orjan Nilsen, ALPHA 9, Nadia Ali, Iro, Sultan + Shepard, Andrew Rayel, Bogdan Vix, KeyPlayer, Roxana Constantin, David Gravell, Avancada, Darius & Finlay, Super8 & Tab, Envy Monroe, Mark Sixma, Emma Hewitt, Dash Berlin, Roxanne Emery, Ilan Bluestone, Koven, Kyau & Albert, Jeza, Ruben De Ronde, Donata, Ben Gold, Marco V, Protoculture, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Heatbeat, Jones & Stephenson, Gabriel & Dresden, Sub Teal, Chicane, Craig Connelly, Dovestone, ARTY, Lumisade, Estiva, BT, Genix, Sunny Lax, Grum, Josep, Fatum, Rodrigo Deem, Jeremy Vancaulart, Assaf, Diana Leah, Claire Willis, Denis Kenzo, Maor Levi, Tomas Heredia, KhoMha, Emma Chatt, DIM3NSION, Rama Duke, Tenishia, Alexander Popov, Thomas T, Joseph Areas, Rodg, Patrick Baker, Julie Thompson, Heaven's Cry, Roman Messer, Scott Bond, Charlie Walker, R-Lend, First State, Vigel, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Shane 54, Omnia, Cathy Burton, Feel, Alexandra Badoi, Darren Tate, Jono Grant, Beatsole, The Green Martian, Radion6, Duderstadt, Sheridan Grout, Yang, Cari, Eximinds, Natalie Gioia, Rub!k, Attila Syah, ReOrder, Ram, St. John, Locust, Niels Van Gogh, Jordan Suckley, Dogzilla, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Arctic Moon, Stine Grove, Shinovi, Signum, Shogun, MaRLo, Talla 2xlc, Allen Watts, Driftmoon, UCast, Coming Soon!!!, Waio, Solarstone, Chris Schweizer, STANDERWICK, Ronski Speed, Saad Ayub, Exis, Enya Angel, Andy Moor, Meighan Nealon, Ashley Wallbridge, Staccato, Alchimyst, The Space Brothers, Evan Pearce, Indecent Noise, Raw Tech Audio, Gareth Emery, Christina Novelli, PureNRG, Mark Sherry, Mark Sixma, Yoel Lewis, Grahham Bell, Andrew Rayel, Beatsole, Feel, Jody Wisternoff, James Grant, Steve Brian, Cya, Assaf, Cubicore, Luke Bond, The Space Brothers, Davey Asprey, Steve Allen, DJ Tomcraft, Will Atkinson, Allen Watts, Devon Colombage, ReOrder, Factor B, Indecent Noise, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Coone, Code Black
Armada Music Bundles | 2018-02-02
A State Of Trance Year Mix 2017 - Mixed by Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren, Omnia, DRYM, Yoel Lewis, Sound Quelle, Max Meyer, Brandon Mignacca, Rodg, Sultan + Shepard, Jason Ross, Seven Lions, Paul Meany, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Andrew Rayel, Above & Beyond, Zoe Johnston, ALPHA 9, Gabriel & Dresden, Sub Teal, deadmau5, Cosmic Gate, Emma Hewitt, Equador, Christina Novelli, Justine Suissa, Ana Criado, Josh Cumbee, Denis Kenzo, Hanna Finsen, Niels Geusebroek, Gareth Emery, STANDERWICK, HALIENE, Sveta B., Giuseppe Ottaviani, Tyler England, DIM3NSION, Rama Duke, Dash Berlin, Bo Bruce, Ilan Bluestone, Giuseppe de Luca, ReFeel, Super8 & Tab, JES, Garibay, Olaf Blackwood, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, First State, MaRLo, Koven, Andrew Bayer, Mangal Suvarnan, Eshani S, Alexandre Bergheau, Ben Gold, Ruben De Ronde, Richard Bedford, Protoculture, Orjan Nilsen, Nadia Ali, Iro, Rykka, Human Resource, NWYR, KhoMha, Abstract Vision, Kyau & Albert, Assaf, Nathan Nicholson, Robert Nickson, Alexander Popov, 4 Strings, Denise Rivera, Kate Miles, DJ T.H., Floe, Gouryella, Tom Fall, Avancada, Darius & Finlay, Beatsole, PureNRG, Ram, Arctic Moon, Stine Grove, The Noble Six, Davey Asprey, Solarstone, Meredith Call, Aly & Fila, Philippe El Sisi, Karim Youssef, Omar Sherif, David Gravell, Allen Watts, David Forbes, Emma Gillespie, Jennifer Rene, Ronald van Gelderen, Paul van Dyk, Eric Lumiere, Gaelan, Ferry Tayle, Pierre Pienaar, Craig Connelly, Jessica Lawrence, Neelix, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Trouser Enthusiasts, Scott Bond, Charlie Walker, Dogzilla, Susana, Cold Blue, Steve Allen, Sarah Lynn, Chris Schweizer, James Dymond, Eco, Driftmoon, Gaia, The Space Brothers, Ton TB, Bryan Kearney, Plumb, Heatbeat, Shinovi, Hilight Tribe, Vini Vici, Staccato, Alchimyst, W&W, Will Atkinson, Gabriel & Dresden, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Omnia, Venom One, Exis, Sunny Lax, Yoel Lewis, Mark Sixma, Vigel, Arkham Knights, Radion6, Davey Asprey, Denis Kenzo, Grahham Bell, Giuseppe Ottaviani, DRYM, Cold Blue, John O'Callaghan, Talla 2xlc, Will Atkinson, Driftmoon, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Paul Denton
Armada Music Bundles | 2017-12-15