Straight from the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) comes Footwerk, an up-and-coming “hip-pop” party ensemble that has been starting to make some noise. The band has two releases already under their belt since their musical inception in 2012, and just released their new single “Finer Things” featuring Trevor Young of SOJA.
Footwerk’s music catalog to date has been hard to classify into one genre over another, instead their music incorporates quite the blend of different sounds. Their path that led them to releasing their own music is also exceptionally unique – lead vocalist and rapper Kyle Higginbotham previously mentored at-risk youth in Washington DC in a music program. Kyle taught the art of creating beat instrumentals and writing raps in the program. He then took to Craiglist to form the band and the group hasn’t looked back since after releases of Retrograde and Casual Encounters.
Their new single “Finer Things” featuring SOJA’s Trevor Young comes off as very radio-friendly – but in a good way. Vocals kick the song off, blending into elements of trap and EDM-centric beats to bolster the hip-hop offerings from Kyle before joined by Trevor Young. A worthy addition to your playlist – Find the official video for the track below and see for yourself!
As far as performing their music in a live setting, Footwerk has been hitting the road often across the DC area and is attracting old and new audiences with each show. Perhaps none bigger than their upcoming performance in support of Twiddle and SOJA at the brand new, state-of-the-art venue The Anthem in Washington, DC on December 29. SOJA is hosting their album release party for their latest record “Poetry in Motion” at their new hometown venue, and Footwerk is expected to light things up as the opening act, and perhaps we’ll even see some onstage collaboration at the show.
Watch: Footwerk – “Finer Things” (featuring Trevor Young)
Article By: Brian Glaser