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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.’”

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.

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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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Download: Dragonette – “Live In This City” (Database Remix)

An anthemic album of edgy electronic dance rock music that the group is notorious for, Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette have released their third studio album, Bodyparts. The new album has received praise from USA Today, W Magazine, Good Morning America, Perez Hilton, Lucky, NYLON, PAPER, Marie Claire, Vulture, SPIN, Rolling Stone among many others. The drag-o-licious video for single “Live In This City” dropped last week & RCRD LBL has premiered the “Live In This City” (Database Remix) MP3.

Download: Dragonette – “Live In This City” (Database Remix)

Dragonette On Tour w/ The Knocks
9/25: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre * BUY TICKETS
9/26: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine * BUY TICKETS
9/27: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir * BUY TICKETS
9/28: Seattle, WA @ Decibal Festival / Showbox Market* BUY TICKETS

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Video: Dragonette – “Let It Go”

Dragonette Tour Dates

* = w/ The Knocks
6/2: Mountain View, CA – Live 105 BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheater / Subsonic Dance Tent – BUY TICKETS
6/16: Belleville, ON – Big Music Fest @ East Zwicks Park – BUY TICKETS
6/22: Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon – BUY TICKETS
6/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Red River Exhibition – FREE SHOW w/ gate admission
7/6: Vancouver, BC @ Summer Playland Festival
7/7: Regina, SK @ Summer Invasion – BUY TICKETS
9/12: New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
9/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
9/14: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *
9/15: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
9/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro *
9/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
9/20: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club *
9/21: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
9/24: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up *
9/25: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
9/28: Seattle, WA @ Neumos *

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