Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2023

Baltimore hip-hop experimentalists Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals have crafted a mighty, omnivorous set, masterfully executed with both ferocity and joy. 


More than a pure hip-hop producer, Infinity Knives (aka NPR composer-in-residence Tariq Ravelomanana) provides a relentlessly inventive backdrop for Brian Ennals’ righteous poetry of vitriol, rage, philosophy, humour and myth-making. Hidden deftly amongst the hard-hitting beats and Ennals’ lyrical dexterity are moments of blissful orchestration that betray an abundance of musical talent and a precise control over the cleverly formed layers of melody and harmony. Full of fire, their album King Cobra was deservedly ranked Loud & Quiet’s number one album of the year, presenting a thrilling crucial mission that is vigorous, explorative and righteously angry.

“Brian Ennals  is the best rapper in Baltimore. Infinity Knives is one of the best producers anywhere.” – Max Bell, SPIN