San Diego-based artist Knock2 returns to NIGHTMODE with yet another dazzling display of heat, this time in the form of an action-packed house banger, “gettin’ hott.”
The rise of Knock2 has been a really fun and inspiring one to follow over the last few years. When his 2019 collab with fellow San Diego Waterboy ISOxo,“Radial,” came out on Sable Valley, it was a monumental moment that showed true trap innovation. The release let everyone in the scene know that they had arrived. From there, Knock2 continued to develop and find his sound through additional releases on RL Grime‘s aforementioned label and self-released house heaters.
Knock2 had one of the hottest songs of 2021 in “dashstar*” and has even collaborated with the legendary Henry Fong on a track. Most recently, his latest Sable Valley release, “Jade,” was a clinic in sound design. The track pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the trap scene. It’s hard these days not to hear a Knock2 anthem being played out in clubs all across the country, and no matter who is rinsing the track one thing remains the same: the crowd will collectively jump and go crazy during Knock2’s drops.
The versatile producer reached another impressive milestone recently, in which he threw down a killer set at Red Rocks supporting NGHTMRE‘s DRMVRSE show. Knock2 has also supported RL Grime on the Sable Valley Community Outreach Tour and even played some Brownies & Lemonade events before this. As he continues to make headway in the scene, expect to see Knock2’s name pop up more often on future national tours as well as the festival circuit.
“gettin’ hott” has the all the makings for a summertime hit. The energy starts off on a high note with inviting vocals coming in from all angles. Ascending piano arp samples feel inspired by Missy Elliot’s “Lose Control” alongside a strong horn section. This eventually leads us into a signature Knock2 drop with intuitive bass lines and clean, punchy kicks and claps. With so much going on in this track, it is quite impressive how Knock2 creates space for each sound to flourish. However, the versatile producer doesn’t stop there as he cranks the energy up one more notch when we arrive at the second drop. Simply put, “gettin’ hott” absolutely SLAPS and we’re looking forward to hearing this one heat up dance floors everywhere!
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