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Genre: Dubstep · Trap

Origin: United States

It’s easy to say that Richard Nakhonethap, pka knock2, is one of the biggest acts to break out of the electronic music space in 2022. After bursting onto the scene with massive collaborations like “radial” with ISOxo and “What’s The Move” with veteran Henry Fong, knock quickly captured the attention of fans around the globe. Shortly after he released the iconic bass house anthem ‘dashstar*’. With no playlisting, or support of any kind, and no shows due to covid-19, the odds were stacked against him. However, slowly but surely this record began to take on a life of its own. As shows and festivals returned, this sleeper hit began to explode. More and more support from DJ’s such as DJ Snake, Tiesto, Joyryde & more secured it the 3rd slot on this year’s EDCLV most played list.

Knock has quickly gained the reputation of having the “midas touch” when it comes to dance music. He effortlessly finds monster grooves with massive party energy, expertly towing the balance between bass and house music with a trap influence. His debut self-released ep “2HEARTs” has already been heralded as classic among fans and tastemakers alike. In addition, his massive singles “gettin’ hott” and “PARANOiD”, have also seen extensive dj support and garnered millions of plays online.

In 2022, the demand to see this energy live became palpable. Knock launched his debut headline show experience, “Room202” to a rabid sold out Los Angeles audience. A conceptual warehouse show that prioritizes massive party energy and an intimate experience over the typical high production concert that currently dominates dance music. The impact was immediate, with fans all over the globe begging for a Room 202 experience in their area. Knock was happy to oblige and took the show to San Francisco and more recently Salt Lake City; both sold out in a matter of minutes. He also embarked on his first international run to japan, where he touted another three sold out shows with frenzied energy and fans screaming the drops back to him of unreleased songs they’d heard only online. This led him to his massive “homecoming” show in San Diego, where he sold out the legendary SOMA mainstage in 24 hours.

2023 has been a landmark year for the rising star. After releasing his widely acclaimed “Room 202 EP”, which featured massive anthems such as “MAKE U SWEAT!”, and “rock ur world”, Knock took his Room 202 concept around the country for his debut headline tour. The exclusive 9 date tour was an immediate success, with all dates selling out instantly; which led to a series of venue upgrades and an additional 4 dates, which all followed suit, selling out before the tour had even started. He made his festival debut at Coachella and HITC NYC to overflowing crowds and a frenzied energy. Knock2 content was taking over everyone’s feeds on every social media platform, with fans clamoring over the unique sets and performances, begging him to come to their city or local festival.

Looking to the future, Knock is bringing his Room 202 experience to EU, selling out his London show instantly and is also performing at Lollapalooza Paris. With a mountain of anticipated ID’s, collaborations with NGHTMRE and Dillon Francis, his first festival headline slot at Imagine b2b with Dillon Francis; he’s poised to become one of the biggest figures in the space, charting his own course and breaking all the rules.


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