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"Classic" featuring Powers by The Knocks is the Soundtrack to Your Own Movie Montage


By Kim Taylor Bennett


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Sixth months ago we premiered the The Knocks' collaboration with Brooklyn's X Ambassadors. It was is what we've come to expect from the duo: bombastic, funk-finagled, and fun, it was a dance track that had us dreaming of martinis and yachts moored off the coast of Miami. I really didn't think they could pack more #goodvibes into a cut but whatever, they've done it again. 

Below is the exclusive premiere of their latest single "Classic" featuring Powers. It's a straight up summer smash, the kind of dance track that hangs in an era-less vacuum; the kind of tune makes you feel like you're in a movie montage, that begins in the hazy magic hour and splices together every amazing moment till dawn. But enough of me waxing on. B-Roc and JPatt have something specific they'd like to communicate about the song themselves. Here's the song and a letter from The Knocks.

The Knocks Tour Dates

August 8th – New York, NY @ Full Moon Festival ^^

August 15th – Montreal, QC @ Isle Sonic Festival (DJ Set) ^^

August 23rd – Lawrence, KS @ University of Kansas (DJ Set) *

August 29th – Burlington, VT @ University of Vermont *

August 30th – Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University *

September 1st – Washington, DC @ Georgetown University *

September 6th – San Diego,CA @ University of San Diego (DJ Set) *

September 20th – Monterrey, Mexico @ Hellow Fest (DJ Set) ^^

November 17th – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre #

November 20th – Boston, MA @Royale Nightclub #

November 22nd – New York, NY@ Terminal 5 #

November 24th – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts #

November 25th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

Supporting St. Lucia #

Headline Dates * | Festival dates ^^

The Knocks will release their debut album on 10/7 via Big Beat Records. 

Kim would like her live to be a movie montages with a killer soundtrack and she's on Twitter - @theKTB


Want more from The Knocks? Well October is a ways away, so here:

Here's The Knocks New Track "Comfortable" ft. X Ambassadors

The Knocks and St. Lucia Team Up on "Modern Hearts"