Red Hot Chili Peppers — “The Drummer”: Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week

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Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week is “The Drummer” by Red Hot Chili Peppers! Utilizing a delightful mix of classic and contemporary styles, the Chilies prove that they’ve still got it with this new track. Making full use of their legendary rhythm section, the band drives this song along with a bouncy, catchy bass line and drum part. All the while, showy guitar solos and deeply chorused background vocals hearken back to the classic rock that predates RHCP’s rise to fame.

In addition to these foundational instrumental moments, Anthony Kiedis’s vocals sharpen the distinction between these two musical styles. Bouncing back and forth between percussive verses and smooth choruses, Kiedis applies his distinctive sound to both of the genres referenced by the song, tying the whole composition together as a distinctly Chili Pepper classic. Rock out to “The Drummer” below!

Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all week to hear “The Drummer” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith’s DJ Pick of the Week. Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter.