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The Knocks


  1. 1.
    TROUBLE (feat. Absofacto) - Absofacto
  2. 2.
    Sunshine - The Knocks Remix - POWERS,
  3. 3.
    House Party - Captain Cuts
  4. 4.
    Classic (feat. POWERS) - POWERS
  5. 5.
    HEAT (feat. Sam Nelson Harris) - Sam Nelson Harris
A production and DJ duo who specialize in melodic, carefree dance music that draws from soul, funk, disco, rap, and pop, the Knocks were formed in 2008 by James "JPatt" Patterson and Ben "DJ B-Roc" Ruttner.
Patterson and Ruttner met at New York City's New School and shared an apartment, where they set up small recording studios in their bedrooms. The loud noise coming from their apartment would lead to neighbors constantly knock on their door in order to get them to pipe down, hence the duo's name.
The newly christened duo soon started gaining attention online. Working out of their bedrooms, The Knocks remixed Jay-Z’s entire American Gangster album in two days, calling it American G-Funk. They put it up in the early days of music virality, and got 60,000 downloads in a week. With remixes for Katy Perry and Passion Pit soon following, the Knocks were declared one of the "20 hottest producers in music" by NME and quickly became synonymous with a certain warm, retro-future, disco-kissed touch.
Their debut album 55 was a triumph, a resolutely DIY dance album that pulses with the heart of the city. It’s a love letter to the old-school way of making music, and to that classic story of two kids who came to NYC to make it big. Earlier this year, The Knocks' released their critically acclaimed ep TESTIFY featuring MNEK, Sam Harris (X Ambassadors) and more while selling out theaters on their North America "Feel Good Feel Great" tour.



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