Check out those Cajons!

Via the extremely good-looking people over at The Loop Loft: World Percussion Loops Vol 1 is our first release consisting entirely of ethnic hand percussion.  From West African udu drums and shakers, to North Indian frame drums, to Afro-Peruvian cajóns, the World Percussion pack provides an eclectic library of highly authentic sounding loops and grooves. […]

Looking for free percussion loops?

Via the good people at The Loop Loft: We’re currently putting the finishing touches on our next major release at The Loop Loft, “World Percussion Loops”, and we wanted to give you a sneak peek (or listen) of what we think is one of our greatest packs to date.  Loaded full of a wide mix […]

I’ve Got Your World Music Grooves Right Here

Hot off the press over at thelooploft.com is World Music Drum Loops Vol 1. Via the press release: “The Loop Loft is proud to announce the latest release fresh from our studio: “World Drum Loops – Vol 1”. We’ve taken an eclectic mix of rhythms and sounds from all over the world and combined them […]

Gruss Loops Vol X is Here!

Another 1st of the month brings us another set of Gruss Loops. Volume X features four different loop sets with over 25 different groove and fill variations in each style and tempo. A mix of world, funk, latin and r&b loops, Volume X is a must-have for any well-rounded loop collection. 88_BigDirtyFunk Yep, I actually […]

The Return of The Frame Drum

Loop #122 Yep, it’s still completely freezing in Boston. This makes two things certain: 1. my gas bill will be higher than my car payment. 2. my frame drum will sound awesome. As I mentioned at the beginning of this ridiculously cold winter, the dry air combined with the heat pumping out of my furnace […]

Jungle Jazz

Here’s a nice impromptu drum half-circle (the dudes with the djembes must have been out on an EZ Wider run) in 3… or 6/8… whatever makes you happy, featuring Jamey Haddad, Danilo Perez and Osvaldo Jorge.

Framed!

When I heard the heater click on in my house today, I knew it was finally time to play my Eckerman frame drum. You see, this particular drum has a calfskin head and during the more humid months of the year, the head loosens so much that the drum is practically unplayable. Now, with the […]

The Best Video I Couldn’t Embed

Earlier today I was unpacking some boxes of random percussion gear and stumbled across a frame drum that I’ve been neglecting for the past few years. I purchased this particular drum about ten years ago when I was studying South Indian music with the great Jamey Haddad. After tuning up the drum and attempting to […]