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Monday February 15, 2016

from vice.com

WATCH: Daedelus and Kneebody Enter a Tech-Jazz ‘Drum Battle’ in Their New Video
By: Patrick Lyons

The tradition of “drum battles” in jazz dates all the way back to the big band era, when Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich forever revolutionized percussion with their show-stopping rhythmic duels. They showed that pounding the skins could be more than tempo-driven accompaniment—it was an expressive language of its own. With the track “Drum Battle,” five-piece jazz outfit Kneebody modernize the spectacle by putting their own Nate Wood’s fluid beats in conversation with a computer programmed by none other than veteran electronic wizard Daedelus.

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