Stream The Knocks’ new LP, ‘New York Narcotic,’ featuring Sofi Tukker, Big Boi, and more
The Knocks have released their second full-length album, New York Narcotic, featuring Method Man, Foster The People, Big Boi, Sofi Tukker, and more. The LP was released off Big Beat and Neon Gold, the latter recently celebrating their 10-year anniversary. Showcasing a deep dive into the artist’s persona, The Knocks share personal stories woven throughout the album inspired by New York City’s melting pot of cultures. Half of the duo, James Patterson, aka JPatt, makes his rap debut on the album, aiding to the group’s signature elements of funk, soul, hip-hop, and electronic music.
New York Narcotic has already gained buzz from releases of “Ride or Die” featuring Foster the People, “Goodbyes” featuring Method Man from Wu Tang Clan, and “Shades,” featuring vocals from JPatt. In addition to the album drop, The Knocks also released an ode to Brazil’s rich culture and heritage in the form of a music video for “Brazilian Soul” featuring Sofi Tukker, highlighting the duo’s signature groovy bassline. The two groups have worked together before on Sofi Tukker’s Grammy-nominated debut single “Drinkee,” signed to The Knocks brainchild label, HeavyRoc Music, and “Best Friend,” which reached No. 1 on the iTunes Dance, US Dance Radio, Billboard Commercial, Billboard Dance/Mix Show, and the Shazam Dance charts.
The Knocks are set to head out on their headline 2019 New York Narcotic tour, with artist pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, October 2, with Spotify, local, and general on sale following October 3-5.
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