Knife Party played their debut performance at Space, Ibiza on 5 August 2011, and released a free download of their set the following day. On 12 August 2011, Knife Party featured on Annie Mac`s Radio 1 minimix. The mix featured early versions of several Knife Party tracks; Tourniquet, Antidote, Save the World (Knife Party Remix), Internet Friends, Fire Hive, Suffer and Crush on You (Knife Party Remix), and more.
Their first EP, 100% No Modern Talking was released digitally through Pendulum's imprint record label EarStorm. The EP originally was to feature `Back to the Z-List` but was replaced with `Destroy Them with Lazers` as the duo had decided to abandon the track. A tweet on 6 December 2011 suggested the possibility of a remix EP in the future. The EP title refers to the lack of `Modern Talking`, an oscillator in the software synthesiser NI Massive commonly used to create `talking` basslines.