The Knocks Throw A “House Party”

JPatt and BRoc discuss the songs that influenced their sound, what they want played at their funeral, and the tracks they are most proud of

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Last year, New York electronic duo The Knocks released their debut album, 55. On it, they worked with the likes of Wyclef Jean and Carly Rae Japsen, and received national praise and attention. Earlier this year, BRoc and JPatt delivered the Testify EP and now they are returning with another new single, “House Party”.

The duo teamed up with Captain Cuts on the feel-good anthem, which invites listeners to avoid the impossible-to-navigate rooftop parties and let loose at The Knocks’ house instead. In the video for the new track, the fun-loving pair save the party by taking everyone back to their house.

ARTISTdirect caught up with JPatt and BRoc to discuss the songs that influenced their sound, what they want played at their funeral, and the tracks they are most proud of.

First single I bought…

JPatt – Blackstreet – “No Diggity”

BRoc – Soul Asylum – “Run Away Train” (cassette single)

First live show I attended…

JPatt – The Roots

BRoc – Mix Master Mike

First song I learned to play…

JPatt – “Um… some random church song… I don’t remember”

BRoc – Green Day – “Insomniac”

The song that encouraged me to learn my instrument of choice…

JPatt – “I was really influenced by watching gospel drummers”

BRoc – Green Day – “Insomniac”

The song that reminds me of home…

JPatt- Earth Wind and Fire – “Sun Goddess”

BRoc – Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”

My guilty secret track…

JPatt – Coldplay – “Yellow”

BRoc – Ryan Adams – “Bad Blood” (Taylor Swift Cover)

The song I wish I wrote…

JPatt – Britney Spears – “Toxic”

BRoc – Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

The finest song from my all-time hero…

JPatt – My all time hero is Clyde Frazier. I don’t think he made any music.

BRoc – Bruce Springsteen – “New York City Serenade”

The song I’ve written of which I’m most proud…

JPatt – “Classic”…

BRoc – It’s not out yet 🙂

The song that should be played at my funeral…

JPatt – The Lox – “We Gonna Make It”…on repeat

BRoc – “New York City Serenade”

My favorite track from my most recent project

JPatt – “House Party”

BRoc – “TROUBLE” off our last EP

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