Along with Katmai, nknwn is one of the most elusive and mysterious producers gaining blogosphere attention for his/her works. I’ve been following nkwn for a while now but outside of a few serious beaties contenders I’ve never been incredibly motivated to cover the producer who is clearly trying (maybe a bit too hard) to build up an edgy and mysterious persona. While I still think nknwn should just drop the shroud on the project already I can’t deny giving some attention to this new Rihanna remix. Outside of Aaliyah and Beyonce, Rihanna is easily one of the most sampled and remixed r&b artist on soundcloud and nknwn manages to give Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” a whole new sound and vibe. Taking Rihanna’s pitch shifted and looped vocals, nknwn creates a killer groove that he/she builds upon with hip-hop percussion and a well restrained sense for synth work.