Drunken Masters and Serious Klein link up for indisputable banger "Everyday Thursday"
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Germany's connoisseurs of hype, wranglers of bangers and one of the most entertaining acts gracing our social media feed - Drunken Masters are back with their second offering of 2020. The world-renowned duo has teamed up with critically acclaimed MC Serious Klein for latest single "Everyday Thursday".
Award-winning German/Ghanian artist Serious Klein lays his dexterous vocal stylings over a choppy, hyped beat from party starters Drunken Masters. A "catchy, bouncy song that also works for energetic live shows", "Everyday Thursday" is braggadocious banger from the outset, delivering a high-powered, 2-minute sonic hit - true German efficiency, no-frills.
Created a year ago after having Klein on their radar for while, the hitmakers elaborate on the creative process "We had two days of fun and A LOT of Korean BBQ (laughs). When we started the session we were listening through some beats we prepared, and found a sample of our good friend Nikki3k. We took the sample and started working out the instrumental together with Serious - Drunken Masters.
"In many parts of Ghana, a person's name is determined by the day of the week on which they were born. My father and I were both born on a Thursday - it’s a special day for me and that’s why I chose to celebrate like Everyday' Thursday" - Serious Klein
Drunken Masters are among a handful of German acts who have managed to communicate their music to an international stage - and that's no small feat. Putting themselves on the map through collaborations with Grammy-winner Portugal. The Man, Brazilian act Tropkillaz, Thutmose, Mothica out of NYC, and the ability to produce a broad spectrum of genres, including official remixes for Major Lazer, A-Trak, Brillz, Duck Sauce and TWRK: the Drunken Masters have become regular guests on the DJ sets of the greatest, and have released songs on Diplo’s Mad Decent/Good Enuff and A-Trak’s Fools Gold Records.
Despite their success internationally, they also hold down the fort in their home base, working with homegrown acts such as Kelvyn Colt, Casper and Nimo.
Their single „Louder feat. Portugal. The Man“ went straight to number one on the HypeM Charts, and „Rave“, a collaboration with Eskei83, has developed into a full- fledged club hit since its release in 2017.
Joe & Chrissi have been touring the world since 2010, playing every major festival in the German-speaking territories, including Splash, Rock am Ring, Southside/ Hurricane, Deichbrand Festival, FM4 Frequency and Lollapalooza. Their live sets are a combination of anything with bass and a bang, no matter the genre. Mosh pits are bound to occur at any given Drunken Masters live show!
Since launching their own label Crispy Crust Records in 2014, including an affiliated publishing house Crispy Crust Publishing, the Drunken Masters have emerged as tastemakers on a national and international level.
In 2019 they produced their first #1 album for German artist KUMMER together with blvth.
‘Serious Klein’s charismatic flow will have you hanging on his every word.’ – COLORS
‘Dropping tongue-twisting rhymes with ease’ – COMPLEX
German/Ghanaian artist Serious Klein continues to prove his silver-tongued lyricism with a series of singles and collaborations since the release of his critically acclaimed 2018 debut album 'You Should've Known' via Majestic Casual.
Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in Germany, Serious Klein describes his music as “art rap” - a blend of rap, hip hop, jazz and soul - influenced by the likes of 2Pac and Luther Vandross. His growing profile has seen him collaborate and perform with the likes of Mick Jenkins and Bryson Tiller, with Alicia Keys describing him as “one of the hottest urban newcomers in Germany.”
The LP features production from long-time collaborator Rascal, who made a name for himself producing tracks such as ‘Juke Jam’ by Chance The Rapper and ‘Something New’ by SiR ft. Etta Bond. Previous releases have already garnered a flurry of support from the likes of mixmag, Earmilk, Dummy, Complex, Revolt and Highsnobiety, as well as two dynamic live sessions for the aesthetic music platform COLORS.
With a series of astute singles and his highly-anticipated debut album behind him, Serious Klein is cementing himself as one to watch for 2020 and beyond. Recently Klein's biographical short film/documentary The Seed by ICONOCLAST Germany (Kendrick Lamar) won a Webby Award for best Art & Experimental Video.
Source Lekker Collective
June 30, 2020 8:06am ET by Lekker Collective