Drek / Press

“Part 1 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 30and 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 to 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”

“Part 2 - 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 ”

“Their online music does absolutely no justice for them as they put on one of the best live performances I have seen by a local. They were energetic, witty, talented and they were truly enjoying themselves. They also took the time to talk to me after the set as well as other fans that came strictly for them. So back to the music...WOW! The debuted some new material that was definitely a different approach for Drek but I thought it fit them well and their delivery was insane. The new rock/rap sounds that he wanted to share with the fans was definitely well received. I think their setlist was chosen nicely and I literally had horns up the entire show! If you have not seen Drek live then you are missing one of the most talented bands in KC. It is just a matter of time before the right person sees them and their lives will be changed forever. 5 out of 5 stars from me guys - what a pleasure! ”