JR JR – Gone (The Knocks Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

Gone (The Knocks Remix)

Detroit indie-pop duo JR JR have had quite the 2015. Their self-titled album, which dropped in September, feels like their most polished work to date proving cohesive both sonically and in its lyrical content. “Gone,” the project’s lead single, exemplifies that refinement striking a flawless balance between inspirational and downright addicting. Seeing as JR JR have found themselves in regular rotation with the TMN staff, we’re beyond excited to be bringing you a remix of their hit single from fellow-Ninja favorites The Knocks.

The Knocks have been seemingly everywhere this year as well starting with the release of their So Classic EP which has been followed by numerous stellar remixes and the first singles from their upcoming debut album. Although more electronic in sound than JR JR, the Brooklyn duo similarly toe the line of mainstream without sacrificing a drop of integrity. While The Knocks’ recent originals fall squarely in the realm of electro-pop, their take on “Gone” sees them flexing their versatility crafting a massive bass-house tune. Contrasting vastly from the original’s playful sensibility, The Knocks’ re-imagination is fueled by a massive, brooding bass line that brings to mind their recent collaboration with Alex Metric and takes the song from a sunny summer day to a club dance floor. Kick your Friday off right with this one above–you can buy JR JR’s 2015 album here.

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[Groove] Sofi Tukker – Drinkee (The Knocks Remix)

Drinkee (The Knocks Remix)

The Knocks have easily been one of the most prolific acts in dance music over the last couple years–putting out an amazing EP in So Classic, touring constantly and keeping fans engaged with a steady stream of infectious remixes. As 2016 approaches, they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Their debut album is on the way while their record label, HeavyRoc Music, has been chugging out jams perfectly in line with The Knocks’ diverse sound.

New York-based duo Sofi Tukker are their latest signees releasing the first single from their upcoming debut EP, “Drinkee,” a couple weeks ago. With organic backing percussion, a deep guitar/bass-driven groove and catchy vocals, it’s an endlessly addicting tune and, unsurprisingly, the perfect canvas for a remix from The Knocks. Rather than change the vibe of the song, The Knocks choose to accentuate and extend the original’s danciest grooves with fantastic results. Get lost in this one above.

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[Electronic] The Knocks – Collect My Love (feat. Alex Newell)

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Collect My Love ft Alex Newell

With their EP release around the corner, The Knocks have dropped yet another dance-floor ready single.  Continuing in the spirit of a full retro-revival, “Collect My Love” has a pulsing bassline and melodic piano, which combined with the soulful vocals of Alex Newell bring to mind some of the great vocalists and artists of the disco era. We’ve now heard four of the five tracks from the So Classic EP and it’s safe to say it’ll be one of the strongest indie dance releases of the year. Grab your fro picks and bell bottoms and groove to this gem above. So Classic drops on April 7th and can be pre-ordered here

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[Disco-House] The 1975 – Girls (The Knocks Remix)

The 1975
Girls (The Knocks remix)

Oh boy, do we love when remix duties are symbiotically thought out rather than the product of two talent agencies trying to highlight their respective artist du jour. So for us, it was a match made in indie heaven when production duo The Knocks took on the task of reinvigorating Manchester lo-fi garage-poppers The 1975 and their single “Girls” (which comes as part of their debut self-titled album) into a scooting clubland anthem. After being called upon for official remixes to the likes of indie stalwarts like HAIM, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, Foster the People and Two Door Cinema Club it was high time that they were called upon to work some of their big-room disco shimmer onto an emotive and dreamy tune. The Knocks’ take “Girls” to new heights with airy synth stabs, and a very nice play by pitching down Matthew Healy’s super recognizable croon and folding it back in with the original vocal track.  Expect to hear this one in many a disc-jockey’s set this season, and be ready for the full release on November 11.

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[Moombah] The Knocks – The Feeling (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)

This is the second release off The Feeling Remix EP and Lazerdisk Party Sex doens’t disappoint. Starting with a melodic and funky intro that builds perfectly with the vocals. Then drops into some grimey wobbles with flawless breaks that should ensure this one to be on repeat for a while. A filthy Moombah remix was one of the last things I expected once first hearing “The Feeling,” but it works surprisingly well. Lazerdisk Party Sex deliver yet another impressive tune, that should cure your case of the Mondays. Look forward to more epic remixes off this EP, The Knocks consistently drop tracks that are begging to be reworked. Cheers.

’The Knocks – The Feeling (Lazerdisk Party Sex Remix)’
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