Kobra Kai are a dynamic presence on stage, with live drums and keyboards mapped via MIDI to a eclectic range sound-banks of their own making, switching up genres from jungle to breakbeat and grime from one tune to the next. Hutch and Rehan, the production duo at the core of the band, have previously released some powerful drum&bass tracks on Inna Riddim; this release, though, brings the vibe of the full band to the studio. Over a slouchy boom-bap, strangled sawtooth bassline and psychotic synth stabs, all three vocalists trade verses on ‘Push’: the rowdiness of Undertow’s quick-fire raw imagery met by Spex’s in-your-face street rap, edging - in the words of Slice’s infectious chorus - ‘closer to madness’. Spex is the solo vocalist on the flip, ‘Sit On Your Face’, her sassy asides and acerbic observations gliding between song and rap, over a warm bassline and bouncy, reggae-inflected beat.
released May 25, 2018
Andrew Hutchings - Production
Sebastien Fava-Verde, Kathryn Villamagna & Scott Middleton - Vocals (Push)
Kathryn Villamagna - Vocals (Sit On Your Face)
Shane McEnhill - Mastering
Andrew Hutchings - Artwork