Mekalek’s vibrant debut, Live and Learn, is filled with hard drums and good vibes. After all, with appearances by Cool Calm Pete and the revered Percee P, it’s no wonder the project is such an easy listen. Yet one of the album’s high points (“Break #2”) finds Mekalek’s production prevailing without the aid of an MC. With heavy drums wrapped around colorful melodies, most of the tracks are sequenced with entertaining change-ups that keep the album lively. Besides a few beats that sound too similar to one another, Live and Learn is a triumphant debut.