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  • Muzik First


The veteran duo The Knocks have long flexed a unique ability to produce blockbusting music at the intersection of disco and house, but they've yet to release a genuine tour de force. However, that changes as they have released their new album entitled "History." Although, it won't be a stretch to call the record a darkhorse for the year's best dance album. The Knocks have teamed up with a formidable group of collaborators for "History," such as MUNA, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Cold War Kids, Parson James and Yoke Lore, among others. Longtime fans are safe to expect the bubbly indietronica sound they've known and loved. The tandem is also joining forces with Grammy-nominated band Foster The People, with whom they've enjoyed a long creative partnership that dates back to as early as 2018's global hit "Ride Or Die." That single appeared on The Knock's last album, "New York Narcotic," released in 2018. From their early days crafting bangers in their tiny East Village apartment, Ben Ruttner (B-Roc) and James Patterson (J-Patt) have always been in service of unforgettable dance music. They originally began producing remixes for other artists in the late aughts (including tracks for Jay-Z and Britney Spears). Still, they quickly moved to make original music emphasizing disco-tinged pop. As they continued to rise to the epicentre of dance music royalty, they began collaborating with everyone; scoring hits with Foster The People, POWERS, and SOFI TUKKER. And now, The Knocks are headed back to their funk-inflected, disco-oriented basics for the bright, eclectic "History."

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