Cricket Music Instruments and Equipment – A Company Founded by Musicians!

Cricket Music Instruments and Equipment – We are musicians just like you. We strive to offer the best gear, and online experience. We give the best personalized service in the industry. We invite you to get to know our team, and we would love the opportunity to get to know you too! We have a vast array of products: from: speakers to stage lighting, amplifiers, recording mics, sub woofers, headphones, microphones, preamps, interfaces, and mixers. We carry band instruments such as: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and recorders. We also have a huge variety of drums, hand percussion, bass guitars, acoustic

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King Femi – “Young Queens” highlights every element of his artistry!

King Femi is a Hip-Hop/Rap artist from Atlanta, GA. He doesn’t have a comfort zone. As a restlessly eccentric artist, he’s not afraid to change course, or to experiment. The elasticity of his catalogue keeps him tethered to hip-hop, as he bounces around all of its facets, like many of his successful contemporaries. With all this willful blurring underway, it seems more than fair for one of rap’s most versatile and dynamic figures to pivot towards the perceived success formula. His latest release is the trap flavored “Young Queens”. The track dazzles in its tightrope effort to remain endearingly deviant

British producer Glett introduces his single “Yes”

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I.S.O the greatest group you’ve never seen!

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Justin Barnett was born in Boston and raised in South Jersey. Inspired by two of the people who have given him so much support over the years, Justin used his grandmother’s middle initials (TK) and his father’s middle name (McDonald) and became TK Mac. As a DJ, he’s spun at various A-List clubs across the globe including Tao, Avenue, The Highlight Room, Marquee and Studio Paris. He’s produced songs for Zak Downtown, Cade, Bryce Vine, and other new artists in the hip-hop, R&B, and pop genres. Now he steps out into the spotlight with his single “The Living Room”. There

CHANKS’ singular brand of ambience hypnotizes one second, and stuns the next!

Lush, mellow and sexy, CHANKS – a music producer and video director,  has created a truly fantastic, eclectic, and mind blowing self-titled instrumental mixtape. Showing more guts and talent than most other beat producers today, this mixtape is a welcome departure from the all-to-typical macho posturing, and obsessive hedonism of modern day hip hop. From the electro stylings of “I Don’t Wanna Smoke No More” to the slow-burning ambience of “I Don’t Know Where This Came From” and “Rip” to the head-nodding goodness of “Right Back”, CHANKS has crafted beats of remarkable quality.

Originality and a personal style are attributes all producers and beatmakers attempt to go for. This mixtape is true CHANKS style. The beats are smooth and flow with subtleness, each retaining its character but varying from song to song – that’s just pure brilliance. The tracks on this mixtape are definitely innovative, and a fantastic combination of slow-groove and concrete sound!

Chanks

Chanks

This is not your average instrumental mixtape with banging beats and catchy hooks. CHANKS tends to craft tracks that are more ambient- influenced. He creates a thick atmosphere of sound with mesmerizing beats. His tracks feature shimmering synths, deep basses, spectral samples, and a healthy dose of hi-hats and snares. It’s an incredibly refreshing sound amidst the legions of fading producers.

CHANKS’ singular brand of ambience hypnotizes one second, and stuns the next. It’s a blend of calm and menacing that you seldom hear, but that’s what makes his music so interesting. This sound is most notable on tracks like “Chanksolay” and “Goz Chanks The God Son”.

The tracks are the perfect length and are varied, yet cohesive enough to easily listen to in one sitting. The production is so different I can’t even compare it to anything out right now. Listening to this CHANKS project is like looking at a magic eye poster. At first glance, the poster is just a jumble of incoherent colors and shapes. But once you stare at it long enough, the magic eye picture begins to form an image that you didn’t see before. This is exactly what this mixtape is like. It comes together track after track to form an aural union.

It’s a mixture of sounds and beats that come together in ways you never would have expected. Somehow, the end result is an amazingly smooth mixtape.  This isn’t an instrumental hiphop rap tape in the traditional sense. This could be seen more as progressive hip-hop in a certain way. The production itself is almost hypnotic and will truly leave you in a trance as you listen to it, putting you right inside CHANKS’ highly blunted world.

This self-titled mixtape works so well on a whole. There is an undeniable feel to it. For those not acquainted with CHANKS, this may take a few listens to get into. For those who are into abstract hip-hop, and also have heard CHANKS on any of his other projects, this album is easy to get addicted to, and it gets better on each consecutive listen!

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