Cajon Reviews: Modern Drummer December Issue

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 these cajons because by the end of the process each of us had one of our own. I really love my job!

Pick up the December issue of Modern Drummer to read the full review, and watch the video below.

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The Great “Girl on Fire” Snare Drum Giveaway!

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, Promark, Puresound, Audio School Online, and Drummer’s Resource. This video was SOOO much fun to make. I had my hands in everything from writing and filming to editing, directing, and even playing a little keyboard.

Enter the contest here.

Modern Drummer Video

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’d say it was a success.

Front Page News

The Wednesday journal decided to do a longer feature on me and the Kanye West record. The article came out last week. I made the front page and got a full color picture!

Click the pic for a full color scan or click here for the online version of the article.

Wednesday Journal Cover

My First Major Credit!

I just had my first major record credit with Kanye West’s Yeezus! Two weeks ago I did an all night recording session with Dylan Wissing of Indie Studio Drummer for producer Ken Lewis and today I found out that my part was included on the record and I’m credited. I am blown away right now.

Kanye West's new Record, Yeezus

Kanye West’s new Record, Yeezus

I'm in tiny print in the first track.

I’m in tiny print in the first track.