Mr. Bill Live Set – Audio & Transcription

Mr. Bill’s Australian Winter 2017 tour, accompanied by Ryanosaurus and Bill’s side job, Electrocado, had us all take on Coffs Harbour, Airlie Beach, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. Mr. Bill’s complete live set from our final show of the run, Psyland Festival, is up for download exclusively from Clyp. Features a shit load of remixes, VIP … More Mr. Bill Live Set – Audio & Transcription

Stretching Beats – Funk Modulation // Quintuplet Beats & Exercises

These exercises use an AABA form in a 4 bar phrase, shifting gears from the 16th note funk beat to quarter note triplets, quintuplets and eighth note triplets. Check out drummers such as Nate Smith and Jojo Mayer using this to great effect. [16th Note beat modulated across 8th note triplets – video demo] : … More Stretching Beats – Funk Modulation // Quintuplet Beats & Exercises

D’n’B Beat Repeat / Hemiola – Playing 3 Beat Loops

These Jungle grooves take any three semi quavers of the beat and loops the pattern repeatedly, stretching across the barline before opening up to restart on the “1” of the 4/4 time. I’d play these all the time, as fills or turnarounds, or to sit on for several bars as if a loop marker has … More D’n’B Beat Repeat / Hemiola – Playing 3 Beat Loops

DNB Groove Modulation Part I + Polyrhythm Exercise

The following groove exercises take 8th note drum and bass patterns and modulates the groove over quarter note triplets. Keep the metronome at 172bpm. You’ll feel the groove switch to a triplet feel, while the dance floor feels as if the tempo moves from 172bpm to 129bpm before the groove reverts back to the start … More DNB Groove Modulation Part I + Polyrhythm Exercise

Triplet Based Metal Grooves, Double Bass and Blast Beats

The Following 4/4 triplet based groove exercises and 6/8 double bass exercises are valuable in developing precision, control and musicality in heavier double bass drumming situations. Downloadable PDF’s ; Triplet Metal Grooves – One Bar Exercises 6:8 Double Bass Drumming Exercises-5 4/4 Triplet Based Grooves, including halftime feels, quarter note, eighth note and sixteenth note triples … More Triplet Based Metal Grooves, Double Bass and Blast Beats

Mr. Bill – “URL”

I recently played a few shows as Mr. Bill’s drummer on his Australian “Corrective Scene Surgery” tour, complete with giant inflatabill and visual show. I transcribed all the fundamental grooves for each track to make up a simplified chart to cover his 1.5 hour DJ set and assist in committing some often heavily syncopated patterns to memory. Here’s … More Mr. Bill – “URL”

D’n’B Drum Grooves – Icicle / Roni Size / Shapeshifter / NOISIA

Roni Size’s In the Mode LP (2000) was the first drum and bass album I got into. I wrote out these grooves when Rehan first introduced me to the album, to get my head around everything going on with the grooves. Kobra Kai were lucky enough to support Roni Size and Dynamite MC at Home … More D’n’B Drum Grooves – Icicle / Roni Size / Shapeshifter / NOISIA