It’s with great pleasure that I get to announce that The Knocks are coming back to Van City!
I’m stoked because this show will mark the 1 year anniversary of the White Noise events we’ve come to know and love at the Electric Owl. Congrats on an amazing year boys! Honestly it kind of freaks me out that its only been 1 year… The White Noise events have been such a staple in my life, I cant be the only one that feel like its already a Vancouver institution. Stereotype what?
Its only been a couple months since we saw The Knocks steal the show opening for RAC at the Commodore but we just couldn’t wait to have them back. I got the chance to hang out with B-Roc and JPatt back stage and they are some of the coolest dudes set to blow up the dance music world.
Here at the BBQ we’ve had these guys on our radar since 2010’s Dancing with the DJ and were still buzzing over their Comfortable EP that dropped just last year. JPatt’s background in soul and funk and B-Roc’s years spent immersed in trip-hop and hip-hop beats has fused these guys together into a dynamic cred-pop duo.
I think what hooked me on their style is their ability to work with a wide array of collaborators from all corners of dance music and turn out a signature Knocks sound. It speaks to their ability and flexibility when they can capture the essence of a collaborator and still come through with something bigger and Knocksier.. Knocksier, yea I said it.
Reaching all the way to Australia we get the dreamy, love infused vocals of the beautiful Miss Connie from Sneaky Sound Systems singing your hook on Dreaming. Or a signature crunchy bassline from London’s Mat Zo on Get Down 2 Get Up. But being based out of New York means they don’t necessarily have to look far to find some super talented friends. From Treasure Fingers to St. Lucia, The Knocks seem to get it right with whomever they work with.
This summer you can expect to see them take the festival circuit by storm but next month we get them all to ourselves in everyone’s favorite little rave cave, The Electric Owl for White Noise. See you on the dance floor!