SXSW 2014 spotlight: CultureMap presents 30 Days, 30 Artists
30 Days, 30 Artists

Get your socks knocked off during a special SXSW performance by The Knocks

Get your socks knocked off during a special SXSW show by The Knocks

The Knocks
The Knocks play Empire Control Room on March 12. The Knocks/ Facebook

Name: The Knocks

Featured track: “Dreaming”

City of origin: New York, New York

Genre: Electronic

In one sentence: This duo got its name from all the neighbors who would knock on their door and tell them to turn their music down.

Why we chose them: Named two of NME's "Hottest 20 Producers Right Now" in 2010, Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson have collaborated with everyone from Ra Ra Riot to Daft Punk (whom The Knocks scandalously Instagramed a photo of sans masks in 2013).

SXSW official showcase: The official showcase is March 11 from 10:30 pm- 11:30 pm at Empire Control Room. The Knocks also have a DJ set on March 12 from 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm at The Gatsby.