The Kickdrums

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The KickDrums is the recording alias of producer/singer/songwriter Alex Fitts. Fitts’ music combines elements spanning many genres, seamlessly incorporating a range of diverse sounds into a dynamic mix all his own: the percussive sampled beats of The Avalanches and trip-hop swagger à la Phantogram.
In the mid 2000’s, Fitts started his career working with local hip-hop acts in his hometown of Cleveland, where his sound caught the ears of high-caliber rappers who loved his production hybrid of hip-hop and indie rock. This led to The KickDrums working with artists like 50 Cent, Kid Cudi, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Rocky & Lana Del Rey, as well as doing remixes for Adele, Kanye West, and Linkin Park. He's also collaborated with hip-hop/R&B heavyweights, including RZA, MGK, and SZA. With half a decade of star-studded production projects under his belt, The KickDrums put out their debut artist LP, Meet Your Ghost, in 2011 via Last Gang Records, followed by 2013’s Thinking Out Loud, with Hopeless Records, as well as a collaborative album with rapper Duckwrth in 2015.
After years of releasing music non-stop, Fitts took time to step away from his work, allowing him to clear his mind for a fresh start. Two years of living in Spain inspired novel ideas and impressive collaborations, building up to The KickDrums’ newest album, 2020’s Blurred Colors.

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