The Knocks Premiere Mat Zo's Remix of 'Collect My Love' Ft. Alex Newell: Exclusive

Jimmy Fontaine
The Knocks

The Knocks stand for the authentic days of house and disco. Hailing from the Lower East Side, Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson imbue their work with a chic, retro charm.

Earlier this year, the duo brought their So Classic EP to Big Beat/Neon Gold Records -- a release they’ve since described as their most realized body of work yet. Featuring five tracks in total, it represented the culmination of over four years of studio experimentation. The corresponding result was an infectious body of originals with glaring crossover potential.

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The EP served as the first taste of the duo’s forthcoming album, scheduled to arrive later this year on Big Beat/Neon Gold Records. To help further tide the wait over, The Knocks will release an official remix package for “Collect My Love Feat. Alex Newell” on Aug. 28, featuring remixes from Lenno, The Golden Boy, Leon Lour, and Mat Zo, whose rendition Billboard is exclusively premiering below.

Mat Zo takes the single for an electro-tinged joyride, incorporating a bonafide French feel into his remix. “I love working with The Knocks,” Zo says. “This remix was a lot of fun to make. Fun was definitely the keyword I kept in mind when making it. I started it right after listening to Madeon's album, so I was heavily inspired by that kind of production."

This isn’t the first time the trio have linked up. Last summer, Zo enlisted The Knocks for “Get Down 2 Get Up,” a funky disco house number and one of the first releases on his independent imprint, Mad Zoo.

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According to B-Roc, there’s more collaborative material to come as well: “Mat is freakishly talented,” he says. “We have a handful of songs together that we are working on and want to do 100000 more. What he did on this remix is incredible and is guaranteed to leave most producers feeling like they need to hit the books.”

The Knocks North American Tour Dates

Oct 10th - Washington, DC @ All Things Go show @ Union Market (DJ Set - w/ Kygo)

Oct 27th - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

Oct 31st - Denver, Co @ Club Vinyl (DJ Set)

Nov 20th – New York NY @ Webster Hall


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