Okay! Okay! I hear you! Heavy Roc has been hitting me with mpfrees from The Knocks for weeks now–covers of oldies, remixes, acoustic versions . . . But my inbox has been overflowing, and I don’t review singles. Ever. Except now.

This extraordinary production duo came on everyone’s radar with “Blackout” (a single that was later sampled by blog-fave rappers Chiddy Bang Bang), and then followed up with a remix of the top 50 tunes of 2010 according to Hype Machine–a 23 minute seamless mixtape, basically, with perfect flow. “Dancing With The DJ” was another quality single from Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson. And now, they’re prepping and repping heavy for an all-covers EP of oldies like “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Knock on Wood.” The release will be on Startime, which is a major label, but all the below tunes are available for free off of

The Top 50 of 2010

Dancing With The DJ

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

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