KICKS! (AND NOT KICKS) wrap up their fall slate with this latest for F-CLASS. "Lean In" is a two-track offering with a heavy feel. Both tracks are restrained, but contain a force in the lead lines that is bulging with energy.
"Until The Drop" intermingles a bright and motion-oriented arp line with a dingy and teeth-clenched electro bass line. The lead lines carry a tonality that could reach out and blow the speaker box at any moment, but stay contained and rolled-off instead. There is a haunting and ancient feel to the backdrops, pads, and lead arp line of this track.
The title track here, "Lean In" has the most addictive and lilting swing about it. Gallop and stride lead lines sit against a faux triplet three in the hi hat, while the definitive four on the floor wraps everything together into a signature-defying play on time. Fast and frenetic buzzsaw leads stay under wraps while the organs and pads slow roll their way into the mix. This track is at once gentle and commanding in its dance floor allure.