It’s February and it’s time for a new round of tunes, handpicked by the Knocksquad. Hit up the playlist on Spotify or simply check out the tracks below.
It’s a short month and we’ve got a lot to cover; Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, and some very special Knockaround releases to mention but a few. So, get at it, crank it up, and enjoy!
ALEXIS PACE / FINANCIAL ANALYST
Billy Joel with "Movin' Out"
I recently went to see Billy Joel at Petco Park with one of my best friends. It was by far the best concert I've ever seen.
FRANKY ZAMBRANO / MARKETING COORDINATOR
Enrique Iglesias & Nicky Jam with "El Pérdon"
I went on a trip down to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with a few of my buddies. While we were out there partying and having a great time this song stuck to us. Now every time that we hear this song, it takes us back to the good times we had on our trip. DALE!
TONY MARTINEZ / MARKETING MANAGER
Method Man & Redman with "Da Rockwilder"
Rap and hip-hop at its finest, circa 2001. Love (and miss) the synergy between these two dudes—the Doc and Johnny Blaze, Funk Doctor Spock and the Iron Lung, "Red and Meth gettin' jumped. La la la la, la la la laaaaaaaaaah...". Shout out to my main man, Ed.
WES GATES / IT PROJECT MANAGER
Bombay Bicycle Club with "Luna"
At Coachella in 2014, my girlfriend wanted to go see these guys. We have pretty different musical tastes so I was prepared for a pretty awful hour. It turned out to be one of my favorite sets of the entire weekend.
BONUS: Wes sternly looking into the Coachella camera during the set.
JAKOB BECHGAARD / DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
Eagles of Death Metal with "Solid Gold"
I first heard this song when I was out with some friends on a random night in San Diego. We were at a local establishment (Pac Shores in Ocean Beach) and the bartender was ‘DJ’ing’ off of her phone. All good tunes but this song stood out. It’s pretty straight forward and has a great energy. It’s been one of the go-tos ever since. Solid Gold!
FRANK ZENDEJAS / CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR
The Starting Line with "21"
This song takes me back to my high school days. Skating, surfing, and bros!
REGAN RUSSELL / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Weezer with "Say it Ain't So"
This song will forever remind me of poorly learning guitar and playing music with friends. The story of Rivers asking his bandmates to put on a good show for the crowd because he had a broken leg while they played nationally on Letterman is a classic. That performance stands up so well!
EDDIE MARTINEZ / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
RL Grime with "Aurora"
I remember listening to this song at Coachella. Such dope vibez.
STEPHEN MARTINEZ / WAREHOUSE SPECIALIST
Viceroy with "The Life Feat. Penguin Prison"
Before my best friend from high school left for the Air Force, he introduced me to this group and I immediately liked their upbeat sound and style. We would blast their music at home hanging out and playing video games or in the car wherever we were going. Good vibes; this is the life!
ED RAINEY / DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & BUSINESS DEV.
The Persuasions with "Good Times"
Life's all about perspective. This song is a great reminder to always "Look At The Bright Side."