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    Default Live drums on stage???

    What do you guys think of having DJembes and hand drums on stage whilst the DJ drums. I have a dozen or so Djembes in the studio where i work and i am considering implementing them to my shows.

    any input would be great

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    This used to go on at the clubs around NYC years ago. I forgot the guys name that used to do the drumming. Was awesome. Was a good 7-8 years ago. I don't go out anymore so I can't tell you if it still goes down.

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    Saw a set where the DJs had a live drummer providing accompaniment. Was actually really sick.

    Give it a try and see what the reaction is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotDedYet View Post
    Saw a set where the DJs had a live drummer providing accompaniment. Was actually really sick.

    Give it a try and see what the reaction is.
    i was thinking of bringing 3-6 djembes on stage and having a friend co-ordinate the drum section while i DJ

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    Depends on the type of music you play and the talent of the drummers but this can be really awesome and inclusive if you've got people who are decent drummers. I will say, if the people can't drum it becomes a big Pain in the A$$ hearing off rhythm drums pounding while you're trying to mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirReal View Post
    Depends on the type of music you play and the talent of the drummers but this can be really awesome and inclusive if you've got people who are decent drummers. I will say, if the people can't drum it becomes a big Pain in the A$$ hearing off rhythm drums pounding while you're trying to mix.
    2 things we have excess of in this city... shity DJ's and drum circles haha. I have many drummer friends and every other household probably has a djembe of sorts in it

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    Mixing with a drummer is fun, djembes are easy to mix along with but drumming and mixing at the same time sounds hard!

    around 2000 I was djing at times with a djembe player and at times with a person playing a full kit. The drummer on the kit was used to always playing to a click track and my monitors needed to be loud as !@#$ to play.

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    check out acts like London Elektricity, Bulldogs, Pendulum etc. they all perform with live drums. I've always wanted to do something like this as well, but couldn't find the right DJ to join me on stage.
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