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The Knocks are an electronic music duo consisting of Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson. They are known for their own releases on labels such as Kitsuné, Neon Gold, A&M Octone, and Interscope. Before focusing on their own music and remixes, they were producing beats and remixes for the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Marina & the Diamonds, Flo-Rida, Sky Ferreira, Theophilus London, Ellie Goulding, and others. James "JPatt" Patterson and his partner Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner are infiltrating the electronic music world with their distinct style of driving synths and disco grooves. The Knocks possess an aura of down-to-earth approachability to electronic music—for them, their music is purely about having a good time.
Starting their music careers as producers by day and DJs by night, the duo began to develop a loyal following that clamored for the Knocks to produce their own music. Since their first single release, the Knocks have toured with the likes of M.I.A., Ellie Goulding and DJ Shadow and have performed, as a duo, in venues that aren’t considered traditional for electronic music artists. In the last year, they were the first live act ever to perform inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, attended the White House Correspondent’s dinner as guests of NPR and performed at the National Geographic headquarters for their 125th anniversary.