General tips on syncopation and groove? I am about 2.5 years in and just started really going off grid a bunch and would love to hear some perspective from a master of groove such as yourself. Your percussion is heavenly and I assume it is mostly from feeling it and playing it but was wondering if you had any advice? Much love
It's all about feel really. I've no idea why certain patterns and sounds appeal to me, I just do what feels natural.
My very first musical instrument [when I was 13] was a drum kit and I've always thought like a drummer. Matt [our drummer and a drum teacher] reckons I'd be pretty good if I learned some technique and practiced a bit.
Something I always do when recording percussion is play the song as a whole take and try to play an arrangement that pushes and pulls with all the other instruments. I try to set up relationships between the different elements, so that the darbuka is [say] related to the snare and the djembe is conversing with the bass synth.
Just whacking in some drums and hitting quantise, or clicking them in with a mouse, will deliver consistently mediocre results all day. Playing your parts in like a proper musician pays dividends every time.
Good afternoon, sir!
I know you've had your differences with Resonance in the past, and swore to never come back, but do you think you'd reconsider? I figured since Tipper was added, sound would no longer be an issue, and would be more inviting to you. My first time seeing you was Resonance 2016, and I fell in love. Would love to see you back "home" this year! Thanks again for producing the best music my ears have ever heard!!
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