The San Diegan duo Kicks N Licks, aka Andy Joplin and Jerrod Jordan, just kicked out their latest EP The Expedition. The duo loves to play with the lines between Bass Music sub-genres, and they continue in that tradition for their best release yet.
Ever feel like you wanted more air horn in your trap music? I certainly didn’t think I did, but KnL proved me wrong. In the track Hit Em With The Horns, their modulation of the iconic sound proves to be quite catchy, especially when they hit the second drop. The EP quickly shifts to drum & bass for the track After Hours, which spins back & forth between a traditional DnB sound and chiller half-tempo sections. Northern Lights is a solid blend of bass music. A signature synth line rings out in the upper mids, while KnL plays with the pads and bass underneath, all the while keeping beat with a four-on-the-floor kick & snare pattern.
The highlight of this release for me is the lead-off title track Expedition, a mind-numbing ambient dubstep song. Don’t take my word for it though, listen and choose your own favorite. I’ve also included my top picks from their earlier releases. Enjoy and may the Bass be with you.