The Knocks Give Music A New Meaning at the Foundry

Photography by Ruby Mora

The first thing that comes to mind when a DJ performance is mentioned is hard-hitting bass with. continuous, up-tempo tracks and wild, flashy lighting. Now, not every DJ is like this and uses this formula for dance music, especially producer/DJ duo The Knocks. They give a whole new meaning to feel-good dance music. Last Friday, the New York-based duo stopped by The Foundry at The Fillmore for a late show on their second night of their Route 55 tour in support of their album 55 set to be released March 4 through Big Beat and Atlantic Records.

The night was filled with good vibes from beginning to end (that came too quickly even though the night ended at 2 AM), with the help of openers Sofi Tukker and Cardiknox. They brought not only some kaleidoscopic, zen tunes, but also warmed up the ever growing crowd with high-energy pop respectively.

The Knocks, who recently were announced as part of the lineup for this year’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival in June, put on a show with a sound bigger than the venue that it was in. Their set included their most recent single “Kiss The Sky” featuring Wyclef Jean, along with other known hits like “I Wish (My Taylor Swift)” featuring Matthew Koma,” “Collect My Love” featuring Alex Newell, and “Classic” featuring POWERS, which was the final song of the exhilarating night.

Walking through the crowd and seeing so many strangers dancing with likely other strangers and completely enjoying themselves, I realized that The Knocks created this environment and created the upbeat, funky, and feel-good tracks that have proved that they earned that pivotal spot on the Governor’s Ball lineup. NME gave them the title of “one of the 20 hottest producers in music,” and JPatt and B-Roc proved Friday night that they live up to the title.

Check out photos from the show below!

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