Review by NTB

NTB (Nederlandse Toonkunstenaars Bond) is a Dutch Music Union, focused on supporting many different aspects of the music trade. This is being renowned as one of the most objective Institutions in the country, and many different publications of theirs are used by the musicians every day.
Here is what a reviewer of the quarterly magazine had to say about the Driftkikker’s Debut CD “Coming of the Light”
Translated from Dutch

Driftkikker is vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer Daddo who is joined by bass player Ned and drummer John Kakiay. They use Urban-mix of ambient, trip-hop, latin, funk, jazz and rock music based on tasteful grooves and programmed samples. Daddo is a good performer that half raps, half sings and engages rhythmically. We hear transverse motifs that clash against each other, but are tastefully kept at each other with always-steady beat. The album captivates from beginning to end, production sounds nicely fat with many trip elements so that this music will probably also hit it off on other planets as well. Driftkikker sounds, in contrast to what the name suggests, relaxing and will easily fit on all kinds of compilation-CD’s.

Original text in Dutch

Driftkikker is vocalist multi-instrumentalist componist Daddo die terzijde wordt gestaan door bassist Ned en drummer John Kakiay. Ze maken een Urban-mix van ambient, triphop, latin, funk, jazz en rock muziek gebaseerd op een smaakvol gebruik van grooves en geprogrammeerde samples. Daddo is een goede performer die halfrapt, halfzingt en ritmisch lekker loosgaat. We horen dwarse motieven die tegen elkaar aan clashen maar smaakvol bij elkaargehouden worden door een altijd steady beat. Het album boeit van begin tot eind, de productie klinkt lekker vet met veel trip elementen zodat deze muziek waarschijnlijk ook op andere planeten zal aanslaan. Driftkikker klinkt, in tegenstelling tot wat de naam suggereert, relaxt en past makkelijk op allerhande compilatie-CD’s.


written by rakenDra Smith for “Muziek Wereld” October 2006 nr.3

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