Donnell Knox (D-Knox) grew up in Kalamazoo (Michigan), a city halfway between Detroit and Chicago, which goes a long way to explain the musical direction he’s taken over the past 20+ years. As a musical youth he learned piano and drums before discovering dance music in the early 80s. Spending summer vacations with family in these two cities, he would listen to the Hot Mix radio show while in Chicago and The Wizard (Jeff Mills) on WJLB in Detroit, drawing inspiration and knowledge from two places that have been instrumental in House and Techno’s history. When his cousin, Jay Denham returned to Kalamazoo in the early 90's the two began making tracks together and later Denham introduced him to the likes of Derrick May and other early Detroit producers. After releasing tracks for various key labels, like Elypsia, Magic Trax (run by the influential 90’s magazine, Magic Feet) or Denham’s Black Nation, he started his own Sonic Mind imprint, which continues to this day (the next release is due shortly), establishing a worldwide fan base. Now residing in Warsaw, Poland, the sound of D-Knox continues to develop.