Whether or not you’re familiar with the Cleveland production duo’s output to date, The Kickdrums’ first Booth feature is sure to come as a surprise. Why? Well, it isn’t hip-hop, club-pop, or R&B by any stretch of the imagination, nor does it feature any familiar faces—in fact, the newly-released title track off their debut EP is more of a downtempo rock song. After the initial shock wears off, though, you’ll notice that the instrumental backdrop is absolutely gorgeous; in addition to piano, guitar, and percussion, the twosome blend synthesizers, strings and brass into an arrangement that’s intricate without being overwrought. Just A Game‘s falsetto-laced vocals and sweepingly ambiguous lyrics are sure to elicit comparisons to British arena-rockers Coldplay, the superficial similarities shouldn’t distract listeners from the unique sound the Kickdrums bring to the table. For more pleasant surprises, pick up a copy of the Just A Game EP when it hits stores March 6th.
Kickdrums Muzik Ent., LLC
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Colors (Remix)" (2011)
Total DJ Booth Features:
Member Reviews and Ratings
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- Pharrell - G I R L
- Rick Ross - Mastermind
- ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron
- A 15 Song Tour Through Pharrell’s Career
- SchoolBoy Q ft. 2 Chainz - What They Want
- Future ft. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino - Move That Dope
- Nyzzy Nyce - Nothing Nyce
- Devin Miles - Where the DJs At?
- The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.