Everyone can now make music. The increasing access to music related technology and the liquid flow of music and information is a blessing to aspiring musicians, but a curse to those who have to sift through the terrible mash-ups and tunes in order to find quality music. Based out of New York City’s Lower East Side, The Knocks are taking a stand and reclaiming good music for all.
The Knocks – Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “Jpatt” Patterson – garnered their name from the early days of their production career when they tirelessly worked out of their home studios and complaining neighbors would knock on their doors. Coupled with DJing and making mixtapes, the pair cobbled together enough money to open their studio; HeavyRoc Music. Following the tried and tested route of classic New York producers of the past, the pair would head straight from the studio to the club with a new fresh jam to test on the crowd in their DJ sets.
They have since produced original material and remixes for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Marina & the Diamonds, and now their own music.. The Knocks have been taking their energetic live dance party all over the world, including their sold out NYC Bowery Ballroom debut, Tammany Hall headlining show and their European tour with Sleigh Bells and M.I.A. They’ve shared the stage with acts like Big Boi, Chromeo, and just finished a U.S. tour with Ellie Goulding.
We’re very excited to share with you this mixtape from The Knocks titled “The Transplant II”. We expect big, big things to come from these two.
Aritsts with original Mashups featured in the mixtape include:
The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Dirty Money, D. Gookin, Gypsy & The Cat, Elton John, The Temper Trap, Daft Punk, Yelle, Soulja Boy, Foster The People, Dom, Alex Winston, Sound Of Arrows, Stylus Dust, Travis Porter, Two Door Cinema Club, Sean Paul, Drake, Active Child, B.O.B, Penguin Prison, The Knocks, The New Radicals, Chelley, Classixx, Stardust, Samuel, T.I, Usher, Ellie Goulding, Grum, Marques Houston, The Twelves, Atlas, Louis La Roche, Lil Wayne, Marina & The Diamonds, The Naked & Famous, Puff Daddy, The Crookers, M.O.P & more
Like what you hear? Check out their new EP, “Magic“