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[Future] Kicks N Licks – Tribal feat. Adara

Premiere: Kicks N Licks
Tribal feat. Adara

The partnership between the acts Kicks N Licks and Adara has been a fruitful one. We’ve gotten a remix, as well as a couple collaborations, but now that couple has turned into a few with the release of “Tribal.”

Since Kicks N Licks has moved down a new road, they’ve been doing nothing but destroying the game. They’ve always had noticeable talent, but they’ve begun to not only find their sound, but excel at creating powerful, engaging music. “Tribal” is just that, a raw portrayal of feelings in song form. We get the magnificent melodic work from Kicks N Licks on top of another impressive performance from Adara. 2016 has been a kick ass year for the duo and 2017 is looking even brighter. Get your copy of what may be their last single of the year. It’s not for sure, but never know what’s coming from KnL.

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[TMN Premiere] 50 Cent – Magic Stick (LifeAlert Remix)

Lil Kim & 50 Cent
Magic Stick (LifeAlert Remix)

There’s been a recent movement in electronic music towards organic, tribal percussion across sub-genres whether it be in the glittering, melodious tunes of ODESZA or Big Wild; or the bass-powered G-House of Kill Frenzy or Shiba San. Anonymous production duo, LifeAlert, who appeared in our inbox with a new remix a couple days ago, seem to have emerged at just the right time.

Utilizing vocals from 50 Cent and Lil Kim’s “Magic Stick,” LifeAlert inject a hypnotizing tribal backdrop that makes it pretty much impossible not to nod your head. It’s instrumentally minimalistic, yet simultaneously musically intricate, largely due to the crisp and dynamic percussive composition. With occasional chops of the vocals and injections of bass, LifeAlert transform “Magic Stick” into a hybrid that combines hip-hop influenced electronic music with primal percussion.

The subtleties of this one would pulsate through a dance floor and are a great way for these two animated characters to introduce their sound. Get a nice mid-week energy-booster above.

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