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earMusic – Al Di Meola – Track-by-Track Interview “Escapado” – New album “OPUS” out now!

Rogers USA returns to the drum market with the re-release of the Dyna-Sonic snare drum. This instrument is a dead ringer for early wood Dyna-Sonics of 1960s — the same model preferred by Buddy Rich for years. It features a re-ringed wood shell, Bread & Butter lugs, a patented snare rail, and Clockface throw off. A vintage-styled Black Pearl wrap completes the look. Loose to tight, the Dyna-Sonic boasts a wide tuning range and incredible sensitivity thanks to a unique snare rail mechanism.

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Interview Video Podcast World Music 

Red Bull Music Academy – Studio Science: Karsh Kale

In this Studio Science, the first ever filmed in India, Karsh Kale details the design and use of his electronic tabla, outlining sonic and songwriting inspirations before performing with the eight-member Karsh Kale Collective, featuring special guests Shadow and Light. Born in Britain and raised in New York, the producer and multi-instrumentalist Karsh Kale is regarded as one of the most dynamic artists with Indian roots, successfully straddling classical and contemporary worlds and fusing music from the East and West. In the past, he’s collaborated with artists like Sting, Herbie…

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Gear Interview Lesson Rock Video Podcast World Music 

The Drum House – Ignacio Rivas Bixio – ‘Working on 20/8 Odd Times Signature’ (FULL EPISODE)

The DrumHouse is happy to present Berklee College of Music graduated Ignacio Rivas Bixio. Ignacio toured all over the world and played in major music festival and with artists such as Ivan Lins, Leni Stern, Outernational, Computer Magic, House of Waters among others. Ignacio talks about playing in 20/8, walks you through every section in the song and demonstrates some of the exercises in his booklet.

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Afro-Cuban Audio Podcast Gear Interview Jazz Latin World Music 

Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 41: Groove Construction, Jimmy Branly, Masterwork Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Cuban-born/LA-based monster drummer Jimmy Branly, who’s featured in the June 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. The hosts then discuss their approach to constructing a groove to a new song. Johnston demos the Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary 3-ply snare, and Dawson discusses and demos the Masterwork Jazz Master and Valena cymbals, which are reviewed in the June 2016 issue. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 37: Paradiddle-Diddle Rudiment, NYC-Based Session Drummer Ron Thaler, Paiste Ride Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike answer a few listener questions, discuss the paradiddle-diddle rudiment, and talk about featured artist, NYC-based session drummer Ron Thaler. Up for review are two Paiste ride cymbals, and the show concludes with the hosts’ picks of the week.

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Interview Pop Print Or Written Interview Reggae World Music 

Louder Than War – Interview: Mangoosed

Mangoseed, has just released their new video, “Lucy”, and it’s overwhelmingly amazing! This Reggae/Pop/World Fusion, fraction, has got it going! Hailing from South London, there is an absolute, explosive and compelling attitude within their music. The video is exciting, with Lucy and her “short shorts and her fuck you look”. Consisting of Nicholai La Barrie, Karlos Coleman, Richard Hardy,and Sam Campbell, and are of Jamaican, Trinidadian, Australian and Irish decent, making for a captivating mix of sonic pleasure. Louder Than War grilled Karlos on the video and the band’s future…

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TC Electronic – Derrick Hodge “The Source” TonePrint for Flashback Delay

Derrick Hodge creates his “The Source” TonePrint for Flashback Delay. A beautiful reverse delay which incorporates dynamic delay technology that dampens the delay slightly while playing, so it doesn’t get in the way of your playing. Perfect for solos or intricate pieces with a lot of key changes.

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Interview Print Or Written Interview World Music 

AXS – Idan Raichel: World music star talks about being ‘At the Edge of the Beginning’

The new album from world music star Idan Raichel, released on the Cumbancha label, is called At the Edge of the Beginning. The effort is hardly the beginning for the Israeli musician though; over the past 14-or-so years Raichel has previously released eight albums, some solo and others with his band the Idan Raichel Project or with Malian singer/guitarist Vieux Farka Touré as the Touré-Raichel Collective. Album title At the Edge of the Beginning is perhaps a reference to a different outlook on life that Raichel has acquired over the…

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Interview Print Or Written Interview Reggae World Music 

Front Row Ravers – Interview – The Wailers Band

The Wailers Band, hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, are a musical institution. The group was initially made up of Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and came into existence in 1969. Previously known as this band does not need much introduction as they have already made a name for themselves by spreading positive vibes all around the world.Known as the legends of reggae music, ‘The Wailers‘ were here in India recently and the owl got a chance to have a quick chat with them. First of all, it’s our absolute…

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Gear Interview Lesson World Music 

Modern Drummer Magazine – Pete Lockett: The “Long-Term Student” Clears Pathways to a Credible East-West Percussive Combination

From Britain to Bombay, Pete Lockett is recognized as an international ambassador of world percussion. Lockett’s mastery of North and South Indian styles has earned him accolades and respect from the Indian masters of rhythm, and he’s collaborated with many of the most respected percussionists and drumset players on the planet. His extensive catalog of music, videos, and instructional materials on incorporating Indian rhythms into drumset has opened new doors for drummers of all cultures to rethink their approach to the kit. As an in-demand multi-percussionist, Lockett travels the world…

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