In 2010, NME Magazine named The Knocks as one of the "20 hottest producers in music," and the group was featured frequently in NY Post's "Popwrap."
Their single "Make It Better" was released on Neon Gold Records in July 2010. It was subsequently used for nationally televised Corona campaign. Philadelphia hip-hop band, Chiddy Bang, sampled The Knocks' "Blackout" for their single "Here We Go (Feat Q-Tip)" off their release, Chiddy Bang: The Preview Chiddy Bang subsequently sampled The Knocks' "When You've Got Music" and "Dancing with the DJ" for their mixtape, Peanut Butter and Swelly.
The Knocks garnered increased visibility for their single "Dancing With The DJ" in October of 2010. A year later, "Brightside" was released and brought further recognition. On February 1, 2012, they uploaded their cover of "Midnight City" by M83 to SoundCloud, featuring vocals by Mandy Lee. In its first week alone, the song had 10,000 downloads. In June, the duo took the number one spot on HypeMachine with the track "Learn to Fly," which reached 100,000 plays on SoundCloud within a week of its release.
The Knocks then returned to the studio to work on songs for the their forthcoming EP and full album for A&M/Octone Records. In July 2012, The Knocks' newest single, "Geronimo," a collaboration with French-Producer Fred Falke, was released on Kitsuné Records. That same summer, The Knocks opened for Dragonette's American/Canadian tour and played alongside Diplo, Justice, Boys Noize, and Knife Party on the Holy Ship!. The following year brought another successful single as "Modern Hearts" earned the group another number one on HypeMachine and reached the 100,000 plays mark on SoundCloud in just four days. During this time, The Knocks also began touring with Alex Clare.
The Knocks have shared the stage with artists such as Deadmau5, Skrillex, Big Boi, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, Tiesto, Martin Solveig, Weezer, Die Antwoord, Two Door Cinema Club, and Calvin Harris
|Hit The Spot||Endisco||Dance, Electronic|
Dance and Electronic
Bass, Drums, Electronic, and Synth
Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Frat Party, Make-Out, and Night Club
House and Indie-Electronic
Hit The Spot Lyrics
She likes to party
Shake it, shake it,
She's less that naughty