For B-Roc and JPatt (Ben Ruttner and James Patterson) of The Knocks, pop is not a bad word. Quite the opposite. As the worlds of dance, pop, and indie collide, the NYC duo find themselves at a sonic sweet spot both in their sound and their career. Huge collaborations with mainstream acts fueled the fire for their inventive originals, which feature danceable hooks and Pattersons' infectious vocals promising hot nights and sweaty delights. Staying cool is easy when you're sought after by artists the industry wide for remixes, and every hot vocalist wants to be on your track. Their debut EP Magic was followed by a single with French House legend Fred Falke, "Geronimo." Just recently, the duo released a summer anthem "The Feeling" on Beatport and iTunes. B-Roc explains where The Knocks came from and where they are going during this interview with TheUntz.com's Anand Harsh.
This Sunday (September 2nd), The Knocks will hit Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia alongside Drake, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Jill Scott, Pearl Jam, Afrojack, Santigold, Passion Pit, Funkagenda, Rock Ross, Meek Mill, Alesso, and many more. For the rest of the month of September, B-Roc and JPatt will be on the road with indie-pop act Dragonette. Stops on the tour include New York, Philly, Boston, Cleveland, Kansas City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and more. Then they'll be joining Paper Diamond for DJ sets on select dates during his Night Vision Tour in October.
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