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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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Today Only: Free Download of French Horn Rebellion’s Swing Into It EP

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Out today, check out the new EP from French Horn Rebellion. And download it today only for free!

French Horn Rebellion – Swing Into It EP (out 3/25)
1. Swing Into It feat. HAERTS
2. You’re All Right feat St. Lucia
3. Swing Into It (Chordashian Remix)
4. Swing Into It (Ghosts of Venice Remix)

 

 

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Must Hear: Ghost Beach – “Without You”

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“Ghost Beach are the Venn diagram of their influences—Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, The Police, and Daft Punk—and then some, thanks to a shitload of synths, some nostalgic 80s sonics and even the occasional reggae groove. The sound is unmistakably their own.” – VICE’s Noisey

“If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You’re good. They did.”NPR’s All Songs Considered

“…a radiant and catchy cut fit for a tropical island dance party.” – Consequence of Sound

VICE’s Noisey just unleashed another unmistakable Ghost Beach hit in the form of Blonde album cut, “Without You.” Showcasing their love for influences Ace of Base & UB40, the track features a full-on reggae vibe complemented perfectly by the duo’s distinctive, cutting-edge contemporary touch.

Listen: Ghost Beach – “Without You”

Ghost Beach, consisting of Josh Ocean & Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn, has set the Internet ablaze with upbeat anthems, a preference for ’80s synth, and consistent number ones on Hype Machine. The band has performed alongside The 1975, ASTR, Betty Who & St. Lucia. They have just announced a Firefly Festival appearance and national tour dates supporting RAC & The Sounds, teaming up to command dance floors across the continent! Full dates below:

Tour Dates w/ RAC
3/27: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
3/28: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
3/29: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
3/31: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
4/4: Seattle, WA @ Neumos Ballroom
4/5: Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
4/6: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/9: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Tour Dates w/ The Sounds & Blondfire
4/10: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/11: Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
4/12: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/14: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
4/15: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
4/16: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
4/18: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
4/19: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/21: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
6-19-22: Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

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Download: Ghost Beach – “Miracle” (DallasK Remix)

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Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach release Miracle (Remixes) EP via Nettwerk Records today. Formed in 2012, the duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn have perfected a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth pop that can best be described as Tropical Grit Pop.

Miracle (Remixes) EP will include the album version, as well as several remixes of the title track by Le Youth, DallasK and Nathan C. East coast meets west coast when Los Angeles-based Le Youth does a funky disco remix of “Miracle.” Nathan C remixes the track into a driving progressive house track while Dallas K takes the synth-heavy route, pairing lush saw sounds with guitars. Download the “Miracle” (DallasK Remix) below and listen to the Miracle (Remixes) EP HERE.

With their self-titled debut EP and follow-up EP Modern Tongues, Ghost Beach has set the Internet ablaze with consistent number ones on Hype Machine. With upbeat anthems and a preference for ’80s synth, the band left their mark at this year’s SXSW, and have played shows alongside artists including Robert DeLong, The 1975, The Neighbourhood, Imagine Dragons, St. Lucia and Youngblood Hawke.

Listen/download: Ghost Beach – “Miracle” (DallasK Remix)

Miracle (Remixes) EP Track List

1. Miracle (Jon O’Mahoney Radio Mix)
2. Miracle (Le Youth Remix)
3. Miracle (DallasK Remix)
4. Miracle (Nathan C Remix)

Ghost Beach Tour Dates
11/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
(opening For Washed Out) SOLD OUT
12/12: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

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Video: HAERTS – “Wings”

HAERTS is a band from New York hailing from Germany, England, and the United States. The group consists of Nini Fabi, Ben Gebert, Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams, and Jonathan Schmidt. The band’s first single “Wings” was produced in collaboration with Jean-Philip Grobler (aka St. Lucia). HAERTS’ debut album is due to be released this year.

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