Knock2 ushers in another flow on Night Mode Recs with a stellar label debut, “dashstar*,” as part of the imprint’s fourth season of releases.
Anyone who prides themselves on keeping a finger on the dance music pulse would be quick to namedrop Knock2 as an artist who is making moves—and then some. The San Diego native has already busted down the door last year, as he rightfully nestled his way onto a few end-of-year lists, including both Your EDM and Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2021. He also secured a plug in Run The Trap’s Top 20 Trap Songs of 2020, which he earned from the aptly titled “GEMS” that etched itself as one of the most standout offerings from RL Grime’s ‘Sable Valley Summer Vol. 1’ compilation. Knock2 is staying on top of that momentum with his first appearance on Night Mode.
On his “dashstar*” single, he dips into his house-aimed arsenal to unleash a beastly house number that is slated to pop off, just as much as the featured vox intended. He opens up with a siren-call of a hook, as the luring voice rings out atop glimmering melodies and wall-rattling rave stabs. Soon enough, Knock2 answers back with a larger-than-life bounce powered by buoyant basslines, crisp drum programming, alarm samples, and a raw lead that will have heads losing their shit every single time it hits.