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|Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 8 |
Appearing in a total number of: 1 charts | Total period running: 47 days
The Knocks are an electronic music duo consisting of Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson. They are known for their own releases on labels like Kitsune, Neon Gold and A&M Octone-Interscope and for their remixes which feature prominently on HypeMachine, Beatport and various DJs.
The duo's name, "The Knocks," refers to the early days in their career when neighbors would knock on their door for playing music too loudly.
NME Magazine named The Knocks as one of the "20 hottest producers in music," and the group was featured frequently in NY Post's "Popwrap."
Before focusing on their own music and remixes they were producing beats and remixes for the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Marina & the Diamonds, Rihanna, Flo-Rida, Sky Ferreira, Theophilus London, Ellie Goulding and Others.
Their single "Make It Better", released on Neon Gold Records was used for a nationally televised Corona campaign. Philadelphia hip-hop band, Chiddy Bang, sampled The Knocks' "Blackout" for their single "Here We Go (Feat Q-Tip)" off their release, Chiddy Bang: The Preview. Chiddy Bang subsequently sampled The Knocks' "When You've Got Music" and "Dancing with the DJ" for their mixtape, Peanut Butter and Swelly.
Their single "Dancing With The DJ" was an instant online success. Their cover of "Midnight City" by M83 uploaded to SoundCloud, featuring vocals by Mandy Lee. In its first week alone, the song had 10,000 downloads. In June, the duo took the number one spot on HypeMachine with the track "Learn to Fly," which reached 100,000 plays on SoundCloud within a week of its release.
"Geronimo," a collaboration with French-Producer Fred Falke, was released on Kitsuné Records.
2013 brought another successful single as "Modern Hearts" earned the group another number one on HypeMachine and reached the 100,000 plays mark on SoundCloud in just four days.
On August 12, 2014, The Knocks released a new single on Neon Gold Records/Big Beat Records called "Classic" featuring female singer Powers. An official video was released a month later that paid homage to The Sims.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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