US VERSUS THEM Presents The Kickdrums “Follow the Leader” Mixtape

/ By James Banuelos

Cool to announce the partnership between our brand and The Kickdrums. The Kickdrums duo, Alex and Matt have always amazed me musically. Super diverse, extremely talented and very focused. Hard to find newer talent in this internet space age that has old school dedication to their craft at the same time carrying the values of a true DIY independent band. They understand the sensibilities of the industry and the value of ones word in business. I actually used to manage them a few years back, super stoked to have gotten to know them. If you archive any of their past projects you will hear the talent has always been there. A few months back they reached out to me and asked if we would be interested in becoming involved with this project. After months of strategic planning and involving some other very talented artist we figured out some direction and went for it. Next I reached out to young Casey Veggies got him on a track, then coordinated some artwork from The Kickdrums producer Matt. We teamed up with Livemixtapes to host the project and aligned ourselves with Hypebeast/Hypetrak for the project premier. A ton of work from the pre-production, artist selection for features, graphic design, engineering, countless hours on the phone coordinating, etc that goes into making all this happen. A huge thanks to everyone involved and all the resources put forth from everyone. Hope you guys dig it!

DOWNLOAD: Follow The Leaders


 

- WOODGRAINJAMES