It’s officially spring, sun’s out and so is the April Knockmix. 10 tracks handpicked by the Knockaround employees.
Whether you’re heading out for Opening Day or hunting for Easter Eggs, tune in on this month’s Knockmix and enjoy the beats.
FRANK ZENDEJAS / CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR
New Order with "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Back in the day, my friends and I used to go down south to Tijuana, Mexico, to a bar called Porkys. This was my go to jam!
JULIO NOLGUEN / WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Stevie Wonder with "Superstition"
This is the type of song that when you hear it, you start to bobble your head. So funky and so many different instruments in it.
KATIE AKIBA / DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Kayne West with "Homecoming"
This is my favorite song on the Graduation album. The beat always makes me cheer up. When I saw this concert, Kanye performed this album start to finish, closing with this song and everyone went crazy. It was definitely a memorable performance.
ACE MOYER / FOUNDER & CEO
Eric Clapton with "Hold On"
Eric Clapton looks so badass on the cover of this album, August, that I bought the vinyl on eBay just to frame and hang up in my garage. I don't even have a record player. This track features Phil Collins on the drums; I can just imagine Clapton and Collins in the recording studio, deep in the heart of the big 80's...
TONY MARTINEZ / MARKETING MANAGER
Paperboy with "Ditty"
Middle school vibes. Bought this CD single at The Wherehouse and played the hell out of it the summer between 7th and 8th grade.
JAKOB BECHGAARD / DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Cloroform with "Come With Me Please"
One of my best friends introduced me to these guys a while ago. They have their own, unique sound and they don’t seem too concerned about fitting into any particular genre. This song is a great energy booster—it gets you going.
MANNY CARBAJAL / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
EPMD with "So What Cha Sayin'"
My dad collected records since before I was born, mostly Hip Hop. This song takes me back to some of my earliest memories. To this day, my dad and I reminisce and bond over music, especially Hip Hop; him reminding me of older stuff and me exposing him to some of the new.
ALEXIS PACE / FINANCIAL ANALYST
Pearl Jam with "Last Kiss"
I heard it in my car the other day and had forgotten how great this song is! Not only this version but the original version by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers. Crazy back story about the accident he is singing about. Check it out!
JOSE ZAMBRANO / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
Deftones with "Elite"
STEPHEN MARTINEZ / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
Chris Stapleton with "Tennessee Whiskey"
I saw this guy at Stagecoach 2016. It was my first music festival and I saw a ton of great shows. His performance was definitely one of my top picks for that weekend. Smooth as Tennessee whiskey.