This fall, Dylan and I had the pleasure of product-testing four DeGregorio cajons. Dylan wrote a review of them for Modern Drummer, and we made a video demonstrating their sound. I was mentioned in the review and got to contribute my own cajon playing to the music for the video. It is pretty clear that we liked theseContinue reading “Cajon Reviews: Modern Drummer December Issue”
After getting over 100,000 views on our video spotlighting the making of Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire,” Dylan Wissing and I decided to celebrate by creating this awesome giveaway through Modern Drummer. You can enter to win the GMS Snare Drum used on “Girl on Fire,” plus over $3000 worth of products from Aquarian, Sabian,Continue reading “The Great “Girl on Fire” Snare Drum Giveaway!”
Drumming sensation Mark Guiliana came by the studio with Modern Drummer. It is incredible to watch a master of the instrument in action.
A few months ago I joined up with a Rockin’ Kids Band called The Fuzzy Lemons. When I joined them, they were just finishing up an EP with some great original family friendly music. While I didn’t record the drums on the record, I did have the opportunity to add a few conga tracks. ListenContinue reading “Sing Your Thing!”
The Herreras have released a beautiful ten-track album entitled “Noche.” It features percussion work by yours truly. I had a blast adding the layers of guiro and conga, cajon and shaker. Come for the percussion, stay for the mesmerizing spanish guitars. It’s on sale now at the iTunes store but I’ll give you a taste with “Alto:”
So Yeezus didn’t win the GRAMMY for best Rap album, but it did go PLATINUM! That means 1,000,000 records sold in the U.S. [One Mil-ee-on] On another completely unrelated note, I was mentioned in the Asbury Park Press for my work with the “rootsy” blues band, The Cobra Brothers. check it.
Another milestone for Yeezus is another first for my career. On Friday, Kanye West’s Yeezus was nominated for Best Rap Album in this year’s GRAMMY awards. While, if it wins (knock on wood), I will never see or touch the actual trophy, they can’t stop me from making one out of paper mâché and whispering sweetContinue reading “My Little GRAMMY Nomination”
Even though it only appears once in the last paragraph of this great feature on Dylan Wissing, my name is still printed in Modern Drummer! November 2013 (click for high resolution images)
Kanye West’s album, Yeezus, was certified Gold by the RIAA in August, having sold upwards of 500,000 copies less than two months after its release. And I get to have this rad plaque hanging from my wall.
Dylan and I made this video about recording the drums for “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys. It was released by Modern Drummer and was shared on Facebook by NPR’s Eric Deggans. It has since had 12,000+ views on YouTube! Being only the third video I have ever made (outside of French Class projects), I’dContinue reading “Modern Drummer Video”