Listening to NYC twosome The Knocks rattle off the artists they’ve worked with sounds like a “who’s who” of the music world. Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “J-Patt” Patterson have already stamped their signature dance-pop sound on remixes for everyone from Passion Pit to Wale to Ellie Goulding. Not to mention, they’ve just wrapped up a European tour with Sleigh Bells, Scissor Sisters, and M.I.A. promoting their own irresistible singles like “Dancing with the DJ” and “Make it Better.” We asked these producers-turned-recording artists which songs they’ve had on repeat in 2010.Bag Raiders, “Sunlight” This song has all the right elements of an amazing electro pop song. Incredibly well produced track and a perfect top line by Dan Black, who is one of the most underrated vocalists out there today. Sky Ferreira, “One” Love the structure of this song. Super out of the ordinary. She sent us the demo of this way long ago and we had it on repeat for a long time time time time time.... Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You” Cee Lo can never do any wrong. Everyone was saying his new album was going to be some electronic dance shi,t so when this came out and wasn’t that, we were stoked. B.O.B, “Nothin’ On You” We’re glad B.O.B blew up. He was around forever and really paid his dues. He deserves all the success and is a real talent. This song is catchy as hell. The Villians remix slaps also. Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream” Well, this is just the bestest most perfect pop song written in the past couple years now isn’t it?!Hear more of The Knocks here!
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