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The Kickdrums: “A Cross Between the Velvet Underground and DJ Premier”

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Upstart Beatmaking Team Share Details About their Slow Grind to Fame and their Unique Sound

By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)

The Kickdrums have steadily been making beats/music on their own terms and from out their hometown, Cleveland, Ohio. Creative in both scope and in terms of how they’ve been to get their music out, the Kickdrums are certainly a beatmaking team to watch. In the video below (produced by HotMopFilms and HomeBase), the Kickdrums offer up details on everything from their unique sound, to how they were able gain recognition—in spite of representing from a non-major media market.

For educational purposes…

Off The Wall Ep.1 THE KICKDRUMS (via HotMopFilms and HomeBase)

Off The Wall Sessions – Ep. 1 The Kickdrums from OFF THE WALL SESSIONS on Vimeo.

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About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual