The Knocks

FromMAY 16 2019toJUL 13 2019

The Knocks

The Knocks are an electro-pop duo from New York City consisting of members Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “Mr. JPatt” Patterson.

Originally formed in 2007 and came up with their name because in their early days their neighbors would knock on their doors to have them turn the music down. 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, and Ellie Goulding.

The Knocks released their first single “Make It Better,” with the New York-based Neon Gold Records. The single was used for a nationwide commercial for Corona Beer, and the hip-hop group, Chiddy Bang, sampled another one of their singles. In 2012 they went out on their first full tour with Ellie Goulding, and then went on to be the supporting act for artists such as Diplo, Justice, Boys Noize and Holy Ship! The duo continued to produce remixes and covers of songs, as well as a tour around the country; in fact, they gained a reputation for actively encouraging fans to hold after parties for after their gigs.

In 2013 their single “Modern Hearts” reached over 100,000 plays on SoundCloud, and earned them another number one spot with HypeMachine. The following year they released the single “Classic” which had a video that followed that paid homage to the computer simulation game, The Sims.

MAY 16 2019
Gulf Shores, AL
Hangout Festival

JUN 21 2019
Dover, DE
Firefly Music Festival

JUN 27 2019
Rothbury, MI
Double JJ Resort

JUN 29 2019
Denver, CO
Westword Music Showcase

JUL 12 2019
Seattle, WA
Q Nightclub

JUL 13 2019
San Francisco, CA

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