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After a spree of several consecutive remixes, New York-based duo The Knocks make their long overdue return to the original production front with ‘Modern Hearts’ alongside Jean-Philip Grobler, professionally known by his stage name St. Lucia. Teeming with feel-good energy, the American pair lace seamless beats with uplifting surges of synth work to utilise the distinct vocal stylings of Jean-Philip Grobler.

Out today on iTunes.

After a spree of several consecutive remixes, New York duo The Knocks make their long overdue return to the original production front with ‘Modern Hearts’ alongside Jean-Philip Grobler, professionally known by his stage name St. Lucia. Teeming with feel-good energy, the American duo lace seamless beats with uplifting surges of synth work to utilise the distinct vocal stylings of Jean-Philip Grobler.

Out April 16th.

Fresh off the Kitsuné release of ‘Geronimo‘ alongside Fred Falke, New York duo The Knocks make their way back to hometown label HeavyRoc Music for the release of their latest original work. In the same vein as their ever acclaimed 2010 single ‘Dancing With The DJ,’ ‘The Feeling’ blends subtle piano play and uplifting, indie-like male vocals for one of their unquestionably best works to date. As blissful and apt for the summer as it is enchanting, ‘The Feeling’ acts as something of an insight as to how organic Electro contenders for the summer season should play out in the 21st century.

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Masters of the new classic turned fashionable Electronic outlet Kitsuné have never been a predictable asset to Europe’s forward thinking club assets. But in a bid to extend their already extensive back catalogue of quality music from across the spectrum, the full-bloomed summer season sees the French imprint bring aboard homeland Electro maestro Fred Falke and New York duo The Knocks to don their studio wizardry to the original of Kitsunes quite possibly most hotly tipped release of the year.

With a sound scope ranging from the playful stylings of the original right through to Aylen’s considerably heavier interpretation, the ‘Geronimo EP’ ditches the straight up House grooves to collect one of the most fluid and forward-thinking EP’s to have touched Electronic music this year. While Louis La Roche ups the ante of the more comfortable original with familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation, Finnish prodigy Lenno wraps it up with another stellar example of his signature sound of perky middle-ground fuzz. Despite the strong French hallmarks that pervade this modern package, the ‘Geronimo EP’ is a strong indicator that amid the 21st century swell in club culture, the positive universal footsteps within the industry have not been limited to European Progressive House.

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Update: Official music video added

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While the stereotype goes that France remain the untimely key holders to fine Electro House, Norwich’s Brett Ewels has always had other ideas. Under his potent Louis La Roche moniker, the Kitsuné approved club monger takes on the sturdy studio work of New York’s The Knocks and Parisian favourite Fred Falke.

Amid the familiar heavyset edge and strong melodic ornamentation that the imprint have become renowned for, Ewels successfully raises the bar on an already potent club grinder with a strong take on the handy work of two of Electro’s most sought after artists. Despite the strong French hallmarks that pervade this modern gem, Louis La Roche is a strong indicator that amid the 21st century swell in club culture, the positive universal footsteps with the industry have not been limited to European Progressive House.

Released July 23.

The Knocks & Fred Falke – Geronimo (Louis La Roche Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

With organic Electro cuts reaching an all time peak in popularity for 2012, New York’s The Knocks take on electronic pop songstress Santigold’s ‘The Keepers’ to extend the genres already victorious spree. Already charged with feel-good energy throughout, the American duo lace seamless beats with uplifting surges of synth work to affirmatively utilise the originals distinct vocal stylings. Rallying intense melodic progressions and raw club floor energy throughout, The Knocks emerge as one of the more potent examples of Electro enthusiasm to touch the mainstream remix circuit this year.

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Santigold – The Keepers (The Knocks Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

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