Beats, Bass and Sound System Swag: Kinetical delivers a bag of 2K16 club bangers without borders.
The wait is over! After various Mixtape- and EP-Releases, numerous prominent collaborations and literally hundreds of gigs all over Austria, Germany and Europe, Kinetical is about to drop his first official solo LP "Kineticore". For his debut piece, consisting of 18 full-length tracks plus skits, the MC and singer kept it all in the (musical) family: long time collaborators Fireclath Productions, based in his small hometown Linz, took care of the production duties, with all beats produced by Ruffian Rugged a.k.a Def Ill, widely known as a phenomenon in the underground Hip Hop and Dancehall Sound System scenes. Together they took their time to develope a unique style of production, drawing influences from Dancehall, Hip Hop and electronic Bass Music genres such as Trap and Grime. This musical mixture lays the perfect foundation for Kineticals versatile vocal style, rooted in Jamaican patois and ranging from emotional singing to Ragga-inspired boom voice to hi-speed double time Rap parts. Placed on top of Fireclaths dirty basslines, 808 drum patterns and offbeat swagger, the result is pure Sound System Music without borders, sounding fresh and on point in 2016.
After relocating to Berlin last year, Kinetical is hungrier than ever and about to go hard like stone. His lyrics wrap up personal experiences and utopian fantasies about Girls, Ganja and the urban Ravin'-lifestyle in uncountable different styles, flows and tempos. Party like there is no tomorrow: times get ruffer, and so does his music. Whilst moving away from feel good Reggae-chants and clichés, Kinetical gives more personal insight than ever, contrasted by big-mouthed representer lines. Alltogether, every single track on "Kineticore" is radiating the loads of fun he has in his daily routine writing and recording new music.
Versatility isn't just a catch phrase, Kinetical feels comfortable in every genre based on beats and basslines. In years he didn't miss a chance to get his music out to the world, touching Reggae, Dancehall, Dubstep, Drum'n'Bass and more, showing an enthusiasm that gained him a huge fanbase all over the place. The "Red Eye Souljah" was able to attract a worldwide audience with his 2014 released Vibestash mixtape, containing the lead single "Chant Down Babylon", which went viral and counts 114,000+ hits on Youtube at the moment. The online response to freestyle collaborations with UK Jungle-veteran General Levy or French Reggae-sensation Biga*Ranx was even bigger. Recently Kiney was vibing in the studio with Berlins Reggaetronix Illbilly HiTec, who he will support on tour this summer, as well as German-speaking Rap legends Texta & Blumentopf, to contribute a hook to the lead single on their collaborational album.
released April 28, 2016
All songs produced by Ruffian Rugged aka. Def Ill for Fireclath Production except "Sailing", "Bedroom Session", "Rearrange", "Sick Of It All" co-produced by Next Future. Additional sample programming in "Tourist" by Brother 'Chanson' Louis & Next Future. "Steppin Raver" produced by Ruffian Rugged, Kinetical, Next Future & Brother Louis. Mixed by Ruffian Rugged & Kinetical at Korova Milkbar. Mastered by Max Powa.
special thx to: my mentor, motivator, soulbrother, favourite feature artist, favourite austrian rapper and producer Ruffian Rugged aka. Def Ill / B.Ranks for beeing the best teacher, selecta, DJ, publicist, writer, booker and manager I ever got to know in my life, you definitely infected me with the sound system virus back in the days / Max Powa for working and collaborating with me since the very beginning, always giving me a helping hand when it comes to technical questions and nerdy stuff / Brother Louis aka. the Royals for mental support and design assistance / father Next Future and the whole Fireclath family for spending time at the Korova Milkbar producing those beats and smoking those weeds / my parents for respecting the way i chose to go / my two sisters for teaching me some early imporant lessons in life / the woman who showed me how to love and changed my life forever, Diandra Joy / all the friends and fans for supporting me form day one, believing in me, listening to my music and giving me backup, without all of you none of this would have been possibe.
Kinetical 'The Red Eye Soljah' is a versatile, austrian artist based somewhere between Bass Music and Reggae, collaborating
with producers from all over Europe. You can find him both on a Roots Reggae dance jamming with band or hosting a bad ass Drum'n'Bass rave. Listen his tunes to catch a vibe of the man....more