The Knocks & SOFI TUKKER press photo

Take a Step Back in Time with The Knocks & Sofi Tukker’s New ‘80s-inspired dance-pop anthem, “One On One”

The Knocks is a prolific GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum-selling dance music DJ/producer duo based in New York. Sofi Tukker (@sofitukker) is the genre-defying, GRAMMY-nominated duo comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. Not too long ago, they released a music video for their new ‘80s-inspired dance-pop anthem, “One On One.”

The Knocks & Sofi Tukker – “One On One” video

“One On One” features an irresistibly catchy melody and air-tight production containing a groove-filled rhythmic bassline that will send listeners straight to the dancefloor. The song was co-written by Sofi Tukker and The Knocks, along with Martina Sorbara, Adam Pallin, and Tino Schmidt. Furthermore, the song was produced by The Knocks and 1-900, with additional production by Sofi Tukker.

The playful and propulsive music video was directed by Gina Gizella Manning. The visual features Sofi Tukker and The Knocks, along with the immersive ensemble Bob’s Dance Shop, who are a staple of Sofi Tukker’s live sets. The disco-inspired video feels like a throwback to the hedonistic days of Studio 54, capturing the feel-good essence of the track while elevating the dance-filled banger with its colorful and flashy camerawork. Sophie dazzles in a custom look by Brazilian designer PatBo.

Sofi Tukker – “Best Friend” feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno (Official Video) [Ultra Music]

“One On One” is the third collaboration between Sofi Tukker and The Knocks. They previously joined forces on the infectious track “Brazilian Soul,” and the massive single “Best Friend,” which has racked up 125 million streams on Spotify alone, and was certified Gold in the U.S. & Mexico, and Platinum in Canada. The track was also used in countless placements including a commercial for Apple’s iphoneX, in the film Oceans 8, on Major League Baseball’s Network MLB Central, and in the FIFA 18 soundtrack to name a few.

Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker press photo
Photo by Vanessa Vlandis

“First ‘Best Friend,’ then ‘Brazilian Soul,’ now ‘One On One’…we love making music with our friends. The Knocks are literally one of the reasons we are even a band, and it feels so good every time we work together. Being in the studio together again just felt like friends goofing off. It was fun to play a sort of disco character on this one, which we’ve never really done before. It’s a sexy, bouncy song ultimately about …desire – we just love it and can’t stop dancing to it.” – Sofi Tukker stated

Sofi Tukker has amassed over a billion streams and Platinum and Gold records on five continents. With their two studio albums, Treehouse and Wet Tennis, and subsequent singles they offer an inclusive and global perspective on electronic music featuring themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment.

The band lit up festival stages in 2023 with appearances at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo among others.  Sharing a mutual love of fashion, SOFI TUKKER launched their clothing imprint WET TENNIS, and were the face of G-STAR RAW’s colorful denim campaign.

Dedicated activists, they’ve worked with multiple organizations over the years including Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, the March for Our Lives, and the Red Cross, among others.

Jon Batiste & Sofi Tukker – “Worship (Sofi Tukker Remix)” Visualizer

Other recent output from Sofi Tukker includes “Veneno,” a collaboration with Brazilian artists Mari Merenda and Sophia Ardessore that encapsulates their love of all things Brazilian. They also were behind inspired remixes of GRAMMY-winning Jon Batiste’s “Worship” from the acclaimed album, “World Music Radio,” and AIMMIA’s debut track “Group Therapy.”  “Jacaré,”  features their trademark, distinctive danceable sound and has racked up over 10M streams.


The Knocks press photo

“We’re really excited to have another song with our old friends, Sofi Tukker! We go way back with these two, knowing them before they were even a duo. We have been through a lot together and it feels very full circle. This song came about after we all had a night out in NYC after not seeing each other for a long time – we were at a club that was playing a lot of cool indie dance and italo disco stuff, and the next day we went into the studio and started this track.” – The Knocks stated

The Knocks deliver a carefree electronic sound that draws from soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, house, and pop. Comprised of James “JPatt” Patterson and Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner, the duo produces a dizzying array of danceable New York-inspired music, bringing their DJ sets and live electronic performances all over the world, from sold-out headline tours to joining alongside superstars such as The 1975, Justin Bieber, and Ellie Goulding.

With more than 2 BILLION streams across platforms, The Knocks have released 3 albums [HISTORY, 55, New York Narcotic], 5 EPs, and performed their hit singles on US late-night TV shows including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers. Known for their collaborative prowess, The Knocks have worked with artists across the musical spectrum, from indie [Foster The People, MGMT, Cold War Kids], hip-hop [Wyclef, Big Boi, Method Man], dance [Purple Disco Machine, ODESZA, Kungs], and pop [Billie Eilish, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen]. In addition, dozens of songs have been featured in advertising campaigns, video games, and film/television shows across the globe, including Coca-Cola, Apple, Starbucks, Pepsi, Bose, EA Sports, and Netflix, to name a few.

The Knocks & Sofi Tukker – “One On One” single

The Knocks & SOFI TUKKER - “One On One” cover art

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