Posted in dance | music | tour dates | world music on January 9, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

"The first half of us made it to NYC. Waiting for the rest!!! Loving the weather ;-)" - KiT

KiT

There are plenty of bands that have tried to do the "traditional music remixed with electronica" thing and truthfully, many of them kind of suck. But KiT pulls it off extremely well, with a zero-cheese approach and an electronic sound that manages to be organic, raw and heavy all at once. The band's most recent single is "Jackhammer," featuring a bubbling beat with Dutch house synths, baile funk-influenced drum fills and dancehall vocals, and it could easily become the global bass hit of the summer. [MTV Iggy]
KiT (aka Kuenta i Tambú) hail from Curaçao and the mix the traditional Caribbean music style Tambu with modern day electronic styles resulting in what they call "tambutronic." Their recent single "Jackhammer" does this in a super fun way, and like the review quoted above opines, does so "with a zero-cheese approach." Watch its video below.

KiT are in NYC this week to play globalFEST at Webster Hall on Sunday (1/12) with a ton of different performers from around the world (sold out), but you can catch part of the group much sooner than that. They'll DJ with live vocals in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right TONIGHT (1/9) with Cookies and Tropic of Pisces. Show starts at 9 and they go on around midnight.

UPDATE: Check out a picture from the Baby's All Right show!

Video below...

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KiT - "Jackhammer"

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Comments (9)

Proteges of Gerardo?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 2:33 PM

Do these guys play ethereal reggaeton mixed with industrial dance music?

-Grimes

Daddy Yankee FTW

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 2:40 PM

way to get me all excited about Tropic of Cancer playing NYC....too bad it's Tropic of Pisces :(

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 3:24 PM

They look like they grew up listening to Len

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 4:13 PM

The breezy in the lavender shorts = OH YEAH

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 4:26 PM

gas face and booty clappin don't belong together, they cancel each other out.

Posted by dnw;wnb,nfg | January 9, 2014 11:27 PM

A lot of artist really wanted to be known in New York because there are lots of money there.

Posted by YOR Health | January 12, 2014 10:43 AM

Pabien Pabien guy's This ta un muestra kon nos yunan di tera ta triunfando ku hopi sla pa bida artistiko, masha masha great mes, Pabien i hopi bendishon pa Bosnan turrrrrr. Dios drama su bendishon riba boso i speshalmente mi yave T. pieters! Proud di boso!

Posted by Divano | November 1, 2014 8:32 AM

i have so many magical memories with this song

Posted by isabellaohlsson3 | November 20, 2014 7:00 AM

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