The Knocks

The Knocks
Event on 2015-05-28 20:00:00
with Phoebe Ryan
The Knocks are the Lower East Side's finest dance music export, having built an impressive resume of legendary remixes and original material that references the golden years of vocal house and credible pop music. Moving in together after dropping out of music school in New York, they quickly set about making their neighbors hate them. Our apartment was this small, shitty Avenue C apartment with paper thin walls. We both had studio set-ups in our rooms, explains B-Roc. It would be loud as hell, and the neighbors hated it. Theyd knock on the walls and bang on the ceiling. We would go into each others rooms and say I just got the knocks.Named by one of the 20 hottest producers in music by the NME and hailed as cred-pops answer to the Neptunes by The Guardian – they are now one of the most buzzed about duos on the electronic circuit. JPatts background in soul and funk and B-Rocs years spent immersed in trip-hop and hip-hop beats has allowed them to quickly ascend the production ranks. Initially gaining recognition for their remixes for artists including Haim, Santigold, Foster The People, Two Door Cinema, Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit and The 1975, they eventually found themselves experimenting with sounds of their own.B-Roc and JPatt didnt think much would come of a nearly five-minute track they had been building, all tense beats and tingling synths. It kind of started out as a joke, says B-Roc. But people were liking that more than the stuff we produced for other people, says B-Roc. It felt right. The duo quickly discovered a newfound freedom in creating their own songs. It's better because it's ours, and we can do whatever we want with it, explains JPatt.When The Knocks realized the chord theyd struck, they opened their own custom-built studio Heavy Roc Music on the Lower East Side in New York City. Perhaps as an omen of things to come, the studio is located where the Beastie Boys' former studio / rehearsal space was. Over the past three years, the duo has been jet-setting around the globe for DJ gigs, sharing stages with Grouplove, M.I.A., Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club, Chromeo and others all while releasing infectious singles that have turned The Knocks into blog darlings.Their debut EP on Big Beat / Neon Gold is slated for a spring 2015 release, preceded by recent singles Classic (featuring quickly rising west coast duo Powers) and the newly released Dancing With Myself.

at The Independent
628 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, United States

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