Knowledge Magazine (Kmag) Returns For 25th Anniversary Book

  • Circles and Concrete PR announce a collaboration which celebrates 25 years of Kmag.
  • Over 150 full-colour pages featuring new and classic long-form features and interviews.
  • Stay tuned for a very special 25th-anniversary party at Fold in London on October 18.

“Knowledge Magazine was always an honest and upfront outlet for music news. It’s supported many great artists from the beginning” – Andy C

Legendary drum & bass magazine Knowledge today announced they’re returning this December for a one-off special book to celebrate their 25th anniversary. From 1994 to 2014 Knowledge was the essential destination for the latest drum & bass news and features. Whether it was the latest output from Critical, interviews with Ram artists or the latest mix by Hospital Records, there’s no denying the impact it had on the drum & bass scene.

There have been some special issues in the past but this will be the biggest and best Knowledge ever. This is one for the collectors:

  • Limited edition run
  • 10” x 10” large format book
  • Hardback cloth cover with debossed Knowledge logo
  • 120gsm premium paper
  • Over 150 full-colour pages featuring new and classic long-form features and interviews
  • Protective sleeve

The book will be edited by original co-founder Colin Steven. “The main reason I’m bringing Knowledge back is that I feel I have unfinished business. Reaching 20 years was such an important milestone but it was a bittersweet moment and I didn’t celebrate it because I knew the end was coming. Earlier this year I realised that this year was our 25th anniversary so I wanted to mark the occasion somehow. What better way than with one last issue?

“At first I considered doing a magazine but I want to make it really special. One of the things former readers say to me when they find out that I used to edit Knowledge is that they still have all of their copies and can’t bring themselves to throw them away! So if people can’t part with their magazines then surely they will appreciate a one-off premium book?”

The book is available for pre-order now for £25. Also, look out for a very special 25th-anniversary party at Fold in London on October 18.

Colin Steven also recently announced Velocity Press, a new independent book publisher specialising in electronic music and club culture non-fiction. Velocity’s first book, Join The Future: Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music, is also out in December.