“Lickshot”: A Profound Exploration of UK Gang Culture Through the Pulse of Drum and Bass.
In a powerful convergence of talent and artistry, Gray and Donae’O return to the music scene with their latest single, “Lickshot.”
“Lickshot” comes from conversations between Gray and Donae’o, sparking the realisation that there was a compelling story to be told about the world of gang culture. With a balance of observation and neutrality, the song paints a picture of the choices made within this lifestyle, shedding light on the motivations behind it, all while sharing a personal narrative from Donae’o, drawn from his own experiences. Sonically, the track melds darker melodies with elements like the Reese bass, intertwining the more organic sounds of steel drums and organs. This unique fusion bridges the worlds of Rave and Urban, two worlds not often associated but with shared historical roots.
The collaboration between Donae’o and Gray carries significant cultural weight, as Donae’o’s influence on the music scenes he has touched upon is undeniable. Gray, on the other hand, boasts a rich history and deep understanding of the sonic intricacies that define Drum and Bass. Together, they form a formidable alliance, creating a breathtaking song that appeals to every facet of the scene.
Stay tuned for “Lickshot,” a powerful anthem that transcends genres and delves into the heart of a social issue.