I’ve been really into bands that integrate a “tribal drumming” sound into their music, so here’s a roundup of some bands around the world with tribal beats:
“Big Heat” by THUMPERS (London, England)
THUMPERS considers themselves “co-ed alt. pop” amongst other mashups of music styles. They use their tribal drumming beats to create a very Jamaican-influenced offshoot of dreampop. That combination with quick high-hats make you mistake guitars and synths for steel drums in the background.
“Unconsolable” by X Ambassadors (Brooklyn, NY)
Tape One by Young Fathers (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Young Fathers adds tribal drumming to their hip hop beats to give a fuller background sound complementing their rap.