Drum Battle is a collaboration between the team of instrumental five-piece Kneebody and electronic producer Daedelus. And yep, it does exactly what it says on the tin.
And it doesn’t mess around. The drums grab your attention immediately, supported by the interchanging brass and synth, which play off each other in a wonderfully fun way. It mashes everything together in a funky, electronic jazz tune, like something out of a robotic production of Whiplash. But no instrument overpowers another, with the production being beautifully balanced to create a controlled kind of instrumental frenzy.
Having originally worked on the decent Daedelus Remixes back in 2008, this collaboration has a ton of potential, and Drum Battle is a good sign of things to come from the upcoming album.