The Knocks are an electronic music duo consisting of Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Knocks’ first US tour was opening for Ellie Goulding. Opening for Dragonette’s American/Canadian tour in 2012 they also played alongside Diplo, Justice, Boys Noize, and Knife Party on the Holy Ship!.
Through 2013 The Knocks began touring with Alex Clare and commenced a College tour with Grouplove.
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