Carter McLean (LION KING on Broadway, Charlie Hunter) layin' down some super smooth grooves with the new ZEBRA SERIES FANS created specifically for Carter, and now for you too! Carter has a great lesson series: Fourhandsdrumming.com and a really inspiring Instagram page!
I hope you'll dig on Montreal based percussionist Etienne Mason's work. He's making great use of DEM'Sticks #50 African Fans. His prolific work can be found on Youtube, Instagram, Bandcamp, Spotify, and Instagram.
The uber-talented Allison Miller (Ani DeFranco, Natalie Merchant) demonstrates many interesting and fun ways to enhance sonic texture in this Reverb.com Video.
DEM'Sticks AFRICAN FANS are featured @ 5:30m.
Allison's jazz compositions are fantastic. "Otis Was a Polar Bear" being her Sextet's latest, wonderful CD. Plus, her latest, "Science Fair" is nominated for a Grammy!!!
"Exited to be able to share a little plug for DEM' Sticks via a track and video done recently during a recording of some documentary film music. This composition, "Todavia" by Nando Michelin, really called for the kind of texture the African Fans can deliver so nicely, soft yet articulate sounds on both cymbals and drums, and also in conjuntion with regular sticks. I was able to play both dynamically sensitive but still rhythmically driving if needed. For the final seconds of the piece the Spectrum rods also get a touch of usage. Great tools, highly recommended!!"
Bertram is using "AFRICAN FANS" 40 rod - flat handle
One of the heaviest Jazz drummers on the New York scene for decades; Bob Meyer folks!!
He prefers Lang Ying custom round brooms for their speed and balance. With bamboo in the mix of the corn, the rebound is "just right".
Dig his world at: bobmeyermusic.com and on youtube, FB & Insta.
DEM'Sticks is super honored to have made it onto their first CD, "Strange Circles" and their newest, Grammy nominated CD with The Metropole Orkest, "What Heat"!
You'll see Keita Ogawa playing AFRICAN FANS @ around 2:19 seconds in.
Featuring these jaw dropping folks!
Malika Tirolien - vocals
Roosevelt Collier - lap and pedal steel guitars
Jamey Haddad - percussion
Keita Ogawa - percussion
André Ferrari - percussion
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Chris McQueen - guitar
Michael League Plays Music - baritone guitar
Cinematography - Andy LaViolette
Bokante' + The Metropole Orkest
Check out master percussionist Jamey Haddad (@ 3.45, center) add African Fan texture to this already beautiful arrangement!
Marcelo is also a member of the percussion brotherhood of Grammy winning SNARKY PUPPY !!
He rotates in an out of BANDA MAGDA in addition to many other world class groups of musicans. DEM'Sticks have made it on to his beautiful new CD, "Mundo Por Conocer" !!
Check out Marcelo making perfect use of the AFRICAN FANS in this beautiful new composition featuring Sylvie Bourban!
Although most recognized for his work with Medeski, Martin and Wood, Billy's creative force seems boundless; Art, Composition, Film, Education...Wow! Here he's taken up a pair of Lang Ying Flat Brooms.
Check out all things Billy (aka illyb) at Billymartin.net
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Soooo fine to hear drummer Tommy Alesi playing DEM'Sticks "Spectrums" on this soulful rendition of "Carencro" by Grammy award winners, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
(America's premier Cajun band).
Sonny Curtis Page Ratcliff
NYC Editor / Producer / drummer Sonny Curtis Page Ratcliff beautifully shows off the sonic texture of the small, Omar Lights on his metal, tongue drum.
The great Brazillian, multi-Grammy nominee (and winner!) percussionist, Rogerio Bocatto (Brian Blade, John Pattiuci, Maria Schnider, Danilo Perez, Kurt Elling...) makes great use of the DEM'Sticks Lang-Ying round broom texture in accompaniment with Toninho Horta. Check out the treasure trove of CDs Rogerio is on......rogerioboactto.com
Ladies & Gentleman, meet the amazing artist, and drummer for the Oakland, Ca. based band "Crying Time".
Please check out not only his band but his totally unique videos, "How to Play the Drums by Tim Rowe" on social media. They are QUITE the unexpected pleasure as is this video!
DEM'Sticks #50 African Fans