I made a drum cover video of a Roni Size / Reprazent track called "Beatbox." For those of you not familiar with Roni Size's work he is a U.K. based DJ that came to fame in the late nineties as the founder of the seminal drum and bass group "Reprazent." Beatbox is a track on Roni Size /Reprazent's debut album "New Forms."
What initially attracted me to Roni Size / Reprazent (in addition to their hypnotic instrumental layering) were the live shows which included acoustic drums and bass. I wanted to make that acoustic vibe come to life in my cover of "Beatbox."
No triggers were used in my drum parts. I transposed the sounds of Size's original beatbox into acoustic drum sounds to the best of my ability. A friend and fellow drummer Tim De Ramos helped me make the video. We took a few takes and then mixed the best take with Size's version. Here's what we got:
Here's the version with just the drums from one camera: