THE KNOCKS

Everyone can now make music. The increasing access to music related technology and the liquid flow of music and information is a blessing to aspiring musicians, but a curse to those who have to sift through the terrible mash-ups and tunes in order to find quality music. Based out of New York City’s Lower East Side, The Knocks are taking a stand and reclaiming good music for all.

The Knocks - Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “Jpatt” Patterson - garnered their name from the early days of their production career when they tirelessly worked out of their home studios and complaining neighbors would knock on their doors. Coupled with DJing and making mixtapes, the pair cobbled together enough money to open their studio; HeavyRoc Music. Following the tried and tested route of classic New York producers of the past, the pair would head straight from the studio to the club with a new fresh jam to test on the crowd in their DJ sets.

They have since produced original material and remixes for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Marina & the Diamonds, and now their own music. With heavy rotation on Australia’s Triple J, their single “Make It Better” was released on Neon Gold Records and their hit “Dancing With the DJ” was #1 on both the Hype Machine and Japan’s iTunes. The Knocks have been taking their energetic live dance party all over the world, including their sold out NYC Bowery Ballroom debut, Tammany Hall headlining show and their European tour with Sleigh Bells and M.I.A. They’ve shared the stage with acts like Big Boi, Chromeo, and just finished a U.S. tour with Ellie Goulding. Be prepared, because The Knocks will be knocking at your door and stereo very soon.

FALCON PUNCH

Born in Wilson, North Carolina, Pruitt Poythress moved to Wilmington in 2004. Passionate about his music, he made his start while DJing a house party, and was offered a job by the promoter of Sputnik, formerly The Penthouse, nightclub. Thus began his reign as PRUITT with a promotion to head DJ of the most popular college night in Wilmington. He has since performed at nightclubs across the UNITED STATES from North Carolina to California. From winning the largest silent disco battle in the United States in 2010, winning a Colorado-based DJ competition in 2011, to winning the EMP Audio competition held in 2012, PRUITT has performed coast to coast. He has spent some time on the west coast headlining San Francisco's 4th of July IndepenDANCE boat party aboard the "Spirit of San Francisco". He was flown to Boulder, Colorado to open for Crystal Castles and Savoy at Colorado's own EDM music festival Glowfest. He also headlined the "Road to Ultra" at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach, and has hosted many of his own events for various clothing companies. PRUITT has opened for other acts such as Wiz Khalifa, Mord Fustang, Miles Dyson, Gramatik, Hypster and DJ'ed along side of Fat Man Scoop. With an aptitude for house and electronic music, PRUITT delivers a performance that can only be explained by passion. With a big room style he transcends crowds with each song taking them to another level.

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THE KNOCKS with FALCON PUNCH, PRUITT

Friday, September 13 · 9:00 PM at Bar Standard