March 7, 2007

Play that funky music, white boy...

by Chris Randall
 



If you missed it, in the comments of a previous post, I dropped a link for some live (as in actually played) D&B which raised some eyebrows. neB just gave me a heads-up to this fellow. Personally, I find the actual music to be a bit on the weak side, but as a drummer, this dude is sick.

 
 
 

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Mar.08.2007 @ 3:04 AM
Tomer
Great Timing on that drumming noticed that he doesnt even play to a click,not many drummers are capable of doing that.
 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 3:37 AM
v8media
I'm not in any way a D'n'B fan, but I've seen KJ play and been very entertained. I would definitely like to see what happens when KJ finds people he can musically team up with, that could be interesting. I'd love to see what he could do if he didn't have to pay attention to the sampler.
 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 8:34 AM
UpAngel180
mmmm....new Amon Tobin record......Is it April yet?
 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 9:37 AM
neilium
"Standards of musicianship"? Do those standards include anything like taste or musical ideas, the ability to hold my interest; or are we solely talking about awesome chops? I thought we put all that shit to bed.

Where are the Dream Theater clips? Now that guy, holy shit, all those cymbals, I mean, damn what a MON-ster!

 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 9:37 AM
RexRhino
I am impressed by his skills, but I think it would have been way cooler if he had been using a midi drumkit so that he was playing weird samples instead of your pretty standard drumkit. Even the masterbating jazz guy tossed in more drums than just snare, hihat, and kick (I think you hear cowbell, woodblock, tom drums, etc).

What is the sampler the guy is using... I don't recognize it.

 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 9:55 AM
cacealian
"I assume from the tenor of your post that you're a drummer. That being the case, you're obviously excluded from having to make intelligent comments."

Which reminds me of a joke:

Q: What did the drummer get on his IQ test
A: Saliva

I didn't say he wasn't a good drummer, I said he wasn't great. But that doesn't matter if you like the music. And to be fair, the Sanchez clip was a solo, and worse still, a drum solo, so of course it was boring (to a non-drummer). But the point holds.

As far as the playing standards in electronic music, is there anyone who thinks those standards are high? Most electronic musicians don't play at all, much less well.

 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 11:03 AM
peterBING!
i wasn't totally sold on that, but this other video of him is way doper i think:

link [www.youtube.com]">link [www.youtube.com]

 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 12:15 PM
neilium
"As far as the playing standards in electronic music, is there anyone who thinks those standards are high? Most electronic musicians don't play at all, much less well."

The bigger question is: so what? If a machine does the job, I'm fine with a machine having the job. I'd rather listen to Brian Eno setting a bunch of tape loops in motion and then leaving the room than listen to Omar Hakim cram as many rudiments into a Sting song any day.

 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 12:27 PM
fictionmusic
I liked the video myself and could care less about whether the drummer is great or good, etc. I just like the fact that he is playing jungle stuff on a real kit and his feel is solid.

There are quite a few players doing that kind of thing these days I think...
like
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and

link [www.drummerworld.co...]">link [www.drummerworld.co...]
this is my first time posting here so I am still trying to figure how to post a link properly, but you can still get to the pages regardless.

 
 

 
Mar.08.2007 @ 12:44 PM
Chris Randall
You just put the link in your text and it shows up like you see. HTML is not valid here.

-CR

 
 

 
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