Fresh off the release of a collaborative EP with Texas funkmeister Blunt Force, Denver-based electro-soul producer Kinetik Groove is back at it with a little Christmas present. The single, “First Draw,” builds on the already impressive list of productions from the talented artist who has a sharp ear for funky ass beats. Perfectly chopped samples, groovy vibes, hip-hop influences, and intricate, bumping breakdowns make this one a delightfully layered and funky track. As a point of comparison, “First Draw” sounds pretty similar to old school Pretty Lights (Taking Up Your Precious Time era), which, if you ask us, is an absolutely timeless and essential sound. Grab this free download and enjoy!
Get out a pen and paper and prepare to take some notes; class is now in session—funk class, that is. Your instructors today will be Denver-based Kinetik Groove and his Texas-raised label mate Blunt Force, and they are here to introduce you to their music love child, Kinetik Force. Known in real life as Austin O’Meara (Kinetik Groove) and Brian Gustafson (Blunt Force), Kinetik Force is a collaborative project that is arguably better than peanut butter & jelly—sounds better anyway. Both gents are supremely talented musicians/producers in their own right, each bringing their own unique flavor to Kinetik Force on their recently released EP Fusion.
From start to finish this EP is a splendid collection of four electro-soul/future-funk jams that incorporate tons of expertly sampled bits and pieces, glitchy breakdowns, saucy guitar riffs, and plenty of bass to finish it off. Existing (stylistically) somewhere between The Floozies, Opiuo, and Big Gigantic, Kinetik Force (and its individual parts) is sure to leave lovers of funky beats breathless. Scoop up a free download of the Fusion EP as well as tons of music on their Soundcloud pages. Be sure to spread the word if/when you are blown away. Enjoy!
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