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The Knocks may been around the electronic music scene for while, but they are surely creating a bigger name for themselves as they continue to reveal hit collaborations with top artists. Comprised of DJ producers Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson, The Knocks not only made an appearance at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco but is touring Europe with Justin Bieber.

AOL.com was lucky enough to catch up with the musicians as they shared their festival experience, secrets to creating hit songs, and working alongside Justin Bieber.


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How is performing live festivals different from performing in a club?

B-Roc: Everyone is here just to have fun there's no pretentious music fans. Everyone here is down to have a good time. We also have a lot of new fans because people just trust festivals and they trust the lineup, so they want to see and do new stuff. They will stumble across you and just end up having a good time
JPatt: A lot of people come to festivals to discover new bands, so we recently been having more people coming because they know what we're about. There's still that discovery that we enjoy.

Take me back to time when you first discovered your love for music growing up
JPatt: I was music from the womb there wasn't really a choice. I came out with a piano in my hand. That's how it was my whole family does music.
B-Roc: My family were definitely music fans. I was always around it. My parents were huge classic rock and Bruce Springsteen fans. My mom was never not playing music in the car. It's something I look up too and it's the first thing I said I ever wanted to do was to be in a band.

There were tons of people enjoying The Knocks:

How did you discover your love for electronic music?
B-Roc: When I was young like 13 my sister put me on DJ Shadow record, Beastie Boy stuff, and a lot of DJ based turntable music.
JPatt: When I was young I was only into Rap and Jazz at the time, but my homie was like have you heard these guys Daft Punk? I was instantly hooked.

What does your creative process look like?
B-Roc: We always work with different musicians so it always brings something new to the table. We always have features and collaborations. We like to get in a room with someone we never worked before and it always changes your genre of music. It's our favorite thing to do is to work with a variety of musical talent and apply it to what we are.
JPatt: We're DJs what we're about is testing new records in the club. We try to stay relevant. We don't think of it as research we just keep ourselves informed.

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How did you open for Justin Bieber?
B-Roc: That happen in a cool way because we did an unofficial Carly Rae Jepson remix Bieber's management heard it and liked it and they found out and reached out to us. The guy who found us was a fan of ours which we didn't know. They put us on a test run by putting us on two shows with Justin in Canada which was crazy, and then from there we toured around Europe with Justin.

What do you think is the biggest misconception of DJ's?

JPatt: That DJs can't be musicians.
B-Roc: They think we're button pushers.
JPatt: All DJs aren't musicians they just make noise. They just assume.
B-Roc: DJs are musicians JPatt plays every instrument they just assume because they're not playing them on stage means they can't really play. It's a whole different world it's the modern age. Its funny, its a pet peeve of mine.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 07: Festival goers walk through Mclaren Pass during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 07: A parade is seen among the festival goers during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 07: A parade is seen among the festival goers during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 07: Festival goers watch Natalia Lafourcade perform on the Twin Peaks Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Halsey is seen backstage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Sarah Barthel of Big Grams performs on Day 2 of Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Musician Sufjan Stevens performs on the Sutro Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Musician performs with Sufjan Stevens on the Sutro Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Recording artist Peaches performs on the Panhandle Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Festival goers are seen in the Polo Field during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Festival goers are seen in the Polo Field during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Festival goers watch Big Grams perform on the Lands End Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Festival goers create large bubbles during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Recording artist Ziek McCarter of Con Brio performs on the Panhandle Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: A view of 'Shark Bites' with Jauz, Mother of Pearl, and Guittard Chocolate Company on the GastroMagic Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: A view of 'Shark Bites' with Jauz, Mother of Pearl, and Guittard Chocolate Company on the GastroMagic Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: Big Freedia performs during 'Beignets & Bounce Brunch' on the GastroMagic Stage during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: A parade walks through the festival goers during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 06: A parade walks through the festival goers during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
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