Friday, June 19, 2009
For those of you that don't know of The Knocks, let me introduce you. The Knocks are an up and coming NYC producing duo formed in 2006. Comprised of DJ B-Roc and Mr. JPatt, The Knocks have been grindin nonstop and seem intent on taking the NY music scene by storm, and keeping it.
As Cities of The Plain pointed out before me, their music is hard to put into a neat little genre. Part of it screams electro pop, while the other part screams House or Italo disco. Maybe this is part of their master plan, to not be classified into one genre and limit their talents. Their work only enforces this concept, as they've produced a myriad of diverse remixes from Passion Pit to Jay-Z.
When The Knocks aren't busy producing their own music, they are lending their creative talents to other artists under their label HeavyRoc. Currently they are bangin away at the debut album of fellow label mate Samuel, which is set to release in early 2011.
The Knocks were cool enough to pass us along two tracks to present to you. The first is their original track titled "Can't Shake Your Love". If you're looking for that hook heavy dance track with nuances of synths and perfectly seasoned back beats, this is is your dish. Flashes of French House a la Moulinex are ever present here and its bursting at the seams to be thrown out on the dance floor. If you're going to make a good first impression as an artist, THIS is what you hope for.
The Knocks - Can't Shake Your Love
They also sent us their newest remix, of Marina & The Diamonds' track "Mowgli's Road." This is a bit different than what we normally post here, but the remix is really starting to grow on me. How cool is the creepy voiced chorus towards the end?? For some reason that little worm dude from David Bowie's 'Labyrinth' pops into my head. Creepin like a creepa!!
Marina & The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road (The Knocks Remix)
If you like what these dudes are bangin' out, Myspace it up!