LOWER EAST SIDE PARTIES
Straight out of New York's Lower East Side, indie-electronic duo, The Knocks, has been blowing up recently by putting out their own brand of dance music. Known for their viral remixes of tracks by the likes of Katy Perry, M83, and Dragonette, Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "Jpatt" Patterson bring a sound we can only describe as falling somewhere between retro and new. What we do know is that it definitely makes us want to dance!
Just before a performance at Mansion Nightclub, the two sat down with Joonbug at the Perry Hotel in South Beach to tell us a little bit about their musical roots, their career goals, and what life is like for an artist in NYC.
225 Avenue B
(at 13th Street)
New York, NY 10009
Over on Avenue B in the remnants of the tenements of Alphabet City, take a stroll by the EV's new speakeasy White Noise. Inside, you will find secret hideaways and lairs specially crafted to host a raucous evening on the town with your friends, away from the noise of a generic barroom. Layered in tin and dipped in tar, White Noise gives the impression that its still the 80s on the East Side. And don't forget to check out the Weirdo Room once you're inside. It's just this small room with a strobe light in your face while you sit alone in the dark. Seizure much?