The Knocks are multiplatinum selling artists The Knocks have been hailed worldwide for a carefree electronic sound that freely draws from soul, funk, disco, hip hop, house, and pop. Comprised of James Patterson and Ben Ruttner, the NYC-based duo have unleashed a dizzying array of dance music for more than a decade, spanning two acclaimed albums, multiple EPs, collaborations with artists across the musical spectrum, high profile network TV appearances, and show stopping DJ sets and live performances all over the world.
With touring halted to a standstill during the global lockdown, The Knocks opted to dedicate their time to the studio and began releasing a stunning string of new tracks including "Bodies," a collaboration with indie pop combo MUNA that saw both acts joining forces for a striking remote performance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Knocks then reunited with GRAMMY® Award-nominated indie icons Foster The People for "All About You (Ft. Foster the People)," swiftly reaching the top 15 at Alternative radio outlets nationwide. The Knocks' second alliance with Foster The People following 2018's breakout hit "Ride Or Die (Ft. Foster The People)," the track was further featured as the official theme to TikTok's End of Year Wrapped campaign.
Next, The Knocks linked up with Australian indie rapper Mallrat for "R U HIGH (Ft. Mallrat)," scoring a #1 smash on Australian radio's triple j "Most Played" chart. The hits kept coming through 2021, including "Sound The Alarm (Ft. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer & Royal & The Serpent)" "Bedroom Eyes (Ft. Studio Killers)," and the emotionally driven love story, "River (Ft. Parson James)." The Knocks were featured on "Purple Disco Machine's platinum smash single "Fireworks," proving to be one of the biggest international hits of summer 2021, racking up more than 170M global streams to date and reaching the top 20 on the Global Airplay Chart.
Throughout their career, the duo have collaborated with some of music's biggest names [Carly Rae Jepsen, X Ambassadors, Big Boi] and toured around the world with music heavyweights including The 1975, Justin Bieber, and Ellie Goulding. Their hit single, "Ride or Die" featuring Foster the People reached #11 on the alt radio charts and landed them a live performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. In addition, their collaboration with Sofi Tukker "Best Friend" has accumulated more than 200 million streams across platforms to date. They performed the song live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and was the feature song in Apple's iPhone X campaign and keynote address.