He appeared on Estonian scene quite recently and out a sudden exploded like a meteorite or a pack of Mentos in a bottle of Coca-Cola. The rapper and freak can boast not only Estonian roots, but also Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh, which creates an interesting mix that can’t mistake him for anyone else. He dropped out art school to become a musician, so now the audience can admire his excellent vocals, sharp lyrics and smashing stage image. Ritual bounce groove and Tommy’s “balancing” vocal always guarantee a great, atmospheric event.
SON OF KICK
Mika Abadie aka Son of Kick is an integral part of contemporary London scene, but for his vocal, DJ and multi-instrument talents he is valued outside the UK. He’s not an easily tagged artists (although his style is sometimes referred to as “psychostep”) – he is still searching and going further, playing with traditional forms, arranging them in new and exciting shapes. He is known for its unpredictable and energetic productions and irrepressible live performances. His production skills were appreciated by Stanton Warriors, Beats Records and Botchit & Scarper. Son of Kick has made remixes for Tokyo Police Club and Husky Rescue, productions for German Man Recordings, English Civil Music and American ESL Music and Om Records, as well as collaborated with a French DJ and producer Simbad, French MC Grems or a grime star MC Marger.
He was born as Daniel Thomas, comes from Canning Town in East London. Since very beginning he had high aspirations and as a teenager wanted to be a musician. He is generally considered to be a hope of grime – DJ Logan Sama defined Marger as an MC at leading the new wave which can restore the authentic sound of this music genre. Grime is a “rap variation”, which combines various genres: from drum’n’bass and dubstep through African drums, jungle and soca to soul moods, electronic beats and trap. If you want to find some good old grime, you should listen to Marger, they say. The musician mixes different genres in an exciting way, which is accompanied by dizzying pace “rap talking” and clever lyrics – therefore he is also called a street poet.