Our latest installation for our ‘5 Minutes With…’ features the talented Joel K of KZO. Having made a really positive and strong impression with his label, he has also been able to take time and blog on SLAMXHYPE. Take time out to see what inspires Joel K and what he listens to while he eats his breakfast.

Name: Joel Knoernschild

Location: Arts District | Downtown Los Angeles, CA

What are you reading? The Joke’s Over, by Ralph Steadman & Shakey: Neil Young’s Bio by Jimmy McDonough.

What are you listening to? Bärnacle, Mono, Maserati, Neil Young, Grizzly Bear.

Favourite artist? Rick Griffin

Favourite movie(s)? Anything by Stanley Kubrick, Chinatown, and the Graduate.

I am influenced by… creative people who can navigate the business and still fully realize their creative vision.

Do you parents understand what your job is? Yes they def. do, more than anyone, haha.
i spent last night…Going to dinner at Gingergrass in Silverlake & then walking over to Cha Cha for Monday night PBR Street Gang, no one else showed up.
What do you eat for breakfast? Does drinking breakfast count? Coffee, hopefully at Intelligentsia.
Favourite thing to do in your city? Going snowboarding and surfing in the same day. It’s been a while since I’ve done that…..

What’s something people might not know about you? Florence St. and Normandy Ave is where the LA riots started in 1992. Florence St. is named after my Aunt Florence.

What are you working on this week? Putting together ideas for Creative Growth for Everybody’s Spring 2011 collection, getting ready for my next KZO trip to Tokyo this month, and my band’s playing on Sun at this art show in Downtown LA. Pretty chill this week…

Check out Joel K’s SLAMXHYPE blog.