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Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
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"Drek "Happens" Album Review"

If you haven’t yet had the chance to listen or watch Kansas City’s own Drek, its release of Drek Happens may be the perfect time. With in-your-face instrumentals and mean vocals, this is a band that not only makes your head bob while listening, but makes your whole body move when you see them live. Drek’s latest album dropped March 30 and is heavy, dirty, and will make you rethink the whole rap-rock genre.

The first four tracks on the album showcase the band’s heavy side of as it delivers killer guitar riffs and hard-hitting bass. “Deep Breath” lets you more into the lyrical side of Drek and reminds of the power music has on influencing mood. Drek doesn’t allow you stay in the mellow mood too long, both live and recorded. From the ballad-y feel of the previous track, “So I’ve Been Told” moves to heavy drum and guitar sounds. This track sets the mood for the rest of the album, but when you finally hit “Yup, Yup, Yup Uh Huh,” you won’t be able to keep yourself from grooving. This track goes back to early 2000s rap-rock music with a real funk-based groove to it, which is probably why it was the album’s debut single.

“Dirtier” delivers more of a hard southern rock feel, with a “Yee Haw” included and a funky guitar part during the verses that will get you into it. Drek wraps up the album with “The Price,” a testament to all of those who threaten you but never to the face, and I think we’ve all had those. Drek offers a nice surprise for the fans by offering a bonus track. This cover of Cypress Hill’s “Hits from the Bong” is pretty legit and gives just enough balance to the original against Drek’s hard-hitting instrumentals. Overall, you can really feel the energy of the band coming through the speakers. If you get the chance to see it live, you will see just why Drek has one of the biggest and most loyal fan bases in Kansas City.

--Cassiopia "KC Cassi" DeMars - The Deli Magazine


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Drek formed in Bonner Springs, KS in 2008 and focused on developing a sound incorporating hip/hop, groove metal and rock. We succeeded and produced our first full length album entitled "Happens" in 2013 (You'll have to look up the difinition of the word "Drek" to understand why we named our album "Happens").  Our album is available on I Tunes, Amazon, Google play and Xbox live. We have opened for Static X, Prong, Texas Hippie Coalition, John Corabi and Red Line Chemistry. We have performed at the 3 day music festival in Pryor, OK called Rocklahoma in 2012 and 2013. We've traveled across the midwest to perform at various venues.  Drek was voted "Best Live Performance" in 2013 and were runner up for "Artist of the Year" at the midwest music awards for Project Backstage.  Drek was nominated for "Album of the year" and performed at the Voodoo lounge in Harrah's Casino in Kansas City, MO for the 2014 Midwest Music Awards.    

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