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Listen: The Knocks – “Classic” (feat. Powers)

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Listen: The Knocks – “Classic” (feat. Powers)

“…a straight up summer smash, the kind of dance track that hangs in an era-less vacuum; the kind of tune makes you feel like you’re in a movie montage, that begins in the hazy magic hour and splices together every amazing moment till dawn.” VICE’s Noisey
“…the pair lands a sound timeless enough to conjure, via those perky guitar licks, catchiness ranging from modern Daft Punk, to old-school Sugar Ray, to that Len song, ‘Steal My Sunshine.’”
SPIN

NYC’s The Knocks are a distinctly 21st century duo, declared by NME as one of the “20 hottest producers in music” & by The Guardian as “cred-pop’s answers to The Neptunes.” Now one of the most buzzed-about duos on the electronic circuit, the blog world darlings recently announced the release of their debut full-length album, Endisco – set to drop October 7th. Endisco will feature collaborations with a wide range of superstar talent, including St. Lucia, Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot), Adeline Michele (Escort), X Ambassadors, Sneaky Sound System & more.

Endisco album single “Classic” ft. Powers is a funk-infused dance anthem punctuated with The Knocks’ signature party-starting guitar loops, infectious keys & sultry vocals- the consummate summer anthem.

Having spent the last three years jet-setting around the globe for DJ gig, sharing stages with Grouplove, M.I.A., Chromeo & others, the duo will be on the road once again this summer- taking their ecstatic live show to college towns across the country as well as stints at New York’s Full Moon & Montreal’s ÎleSoniq festivals.

The Knocks consists of B-Roc & J-Patt, who moved in together after dropping out of music school in NYC. J-Patt’s background in soul & funk, and B-Roc’s years spent immersed in trip-hop & 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 Club, Ellie Goulding & more, they eventually found themselves experimenting with sounds of their own. The guys didn’t think much would come of a nearly five-minute track they’d been building, all tense beats & tingling synths: “it kind of started out as a joke,” stated B-Roc. “But people were liking that more than the stuff we produced for other people. It felt right.” The duo quickly discovered a newfound freedom in creating their own songs: “it’s better because it’s our own, and we can do whatever we want with it,” explained J-Patt.

The Knocks

Endisco tracklist:

1. Endisco
2. Classic ft. Powers
3. Comfortable ft. X Ambassadors
4. Dancing With The DJ
5. The One ft. Sneaky Sound System
6. Collect My Love ft. Rozzi Crane
7. Magic
8. Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia
9. Again ft. Mitzi
10. Flow ft. Adeline Michele
11. Hit The Spot
12. Savior ft. Wes Miles (Ra Ra Riot)

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Music and Remixes From Tourist.

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Don’t miss UK’s TOURIST, the classically trained producer when he returns to play live in New York, Miami and Los Angeles this December. You can watch a piano version of “I Have No Fear” to get in the mood…

or listen to the NPR Live in Concert session that was taped at his Mountain Oasis show here.  The recent signing to the UK duo Disclosure’s label Method Records will release his brand new Patterns EP in 2014. In honor of his first American tour which brought him to CMJ to do showcases with Pigeons & Planes and Pitchfork, and visits to Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Denver and Los Angeles’ HARD Festival, he had shared the track “Together” which you can listen to below.

Listen: Tourist. – “Together”

The new collection, self-produced by William Phillips, features the track “Stay”, which you can also have a listen at.

Listen/download: Tourist. – “Stay”

His new remixes for CHVRCHESHaim and Sam Smith tracks are out now and reached #1 spots in the Hype Machine charts (listen to them all below).

You can see a live video registration of Tourist’s live show at Boiler Room TV HERE.

TOURIST Tour Dates: 

11/17 – Milan (IT) @ Elita Sunday Park Teatro Parenti
11/18 – Leeds, UK @ 02 Academy (w / Disclosure)
11/19 – Newcastle, UK @ 02 Academy (w / Disclosure)
11/22 – Manchester (UK) @ Warehouse Project (w/ Disclosure)
11/23 – Barcelona, SP @ Razzmatazz (w / Ryan Hemsworth)
12/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (tix HERE)
12/6 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central (No sale / RSVP only)
12/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lyric Theatre (tix HERE)

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Listen: CHVRCHES – “Lies” ( Tourist Remix)

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Listen: Haim – “The Wire” (Tourist remix) 

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Listen: Sam Smith – “Safe With Me” (Tourist remix) 

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