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Damu Talks Drumming, Programming, Signature Sounds

October 10, 2010

The latest video finds producer/DJ/drummer Damu The Fudgemunk sitting in front of a drum set at NYC’s Funkadelic Studios and going deep into the topic of drums. While giving a taste of his self described amateurish drumming, Damu talks about his favorite live drummers, drum programmers, drum Breaks, and breaks down the signature sounds of Pete Rock, DJ Premier, RZA, and Q-Tip.

Reader Feedback:

Who’s your favorite drum programming producer?
What’s your favorite drum break?

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woowee October 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I gotta mention D-Nice on his second album for some reason I remember liking his programming quite a bit. Also Tony Dofat on the Rough House Survivors album

Hillprop97 October 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Is that the one with “Time to Flow” and “25 ta Life”? That was a sleeper albumn.

Hillprop97 October 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Sleeper meaning slept on..LOL

Lamarrion October 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm

That 25 to life was dope

tony traxx October 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm

very informative video.

Dukesaxly October 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

“I like…Phil Collins…” lol.

Narcotic October 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Your ignorance has made you look stupid

JNOTA October 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Nothing funny about phil Collins on the drums. The guy is a beast.

Dukesaxly October 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

I most certainly agree that Phil Collins is more than a beast, no matter what he did in the 80′s. It was just the last thing I was expecting to come out of Damu’s mouth, especially first when listing his favorite drummers. Made me chuckle just a bit.

DJ Definite October 11, 2010 at 12:20 am

^ Phil Collins played for 70s fusion group Brand X and they were phhaaattt!!!

That was a cool video, always nice to hear from a producer with hands on experience with real instruments…

Magilakutti: The DJ October 11, 2010 at 9:34 am

Thats a cool dude right there.I wish him success.

jack in the box October 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm

nice video. damu seems like a cool cat.

Kado Avant October 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Dope Vid as usual

KIZ October 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

for me it would have to mantronik.
The programming for just Ice album is crazy, let’s not get in to Mantronix’s first 2 albums. KRAZY!!!
As far as breaks goes: I love “Uphill Piece of Mind”, and “Long Red”.

oskamadison October 12, 2010 at 1:05 am

Favorite break; a tie between Funky Drummer and Substitution and if I had to pick one, by a hair, Funky Drummer. What the hell possessed Clyde Stubblefield to play that pattern?!!! As far as programming, a 3-way tie between Premo, Pete Rock and Large Professor. Pete and Extra P were magicians on that SP-1200 and Preme holds the MPC 60 down like no one else.

Tim October 12, 2010 at 1:53 am

Kool Is Back

da real bingo October 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

cool video

BIG G October 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

Ced G on critical beatdown

oskamadison October 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

NO DOUBT!!!!!!!!!

tony traxx October 12, 2010 at 11:00 am

damu says he’s not a trained drummer i think he’s being a little modest , he sounds pretty good to me

ClearBlue October 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

Cool vid. My favorite breaks are 1. Funky Drummer 2. Impeach the President 3. Get out of my life Woman . For some reason those 3 always seem to please me ears the most, I don’t know what it is. Favorite programmer is probably primo.

sumoftheparts October 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Who’s your favorite drum programming producer?
Paul C.

What’s your favorite drum break?

da don October 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm

so true! jd on the coming “the shining” dopest track!!!

LUCAS October 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Damu is the man, so many skills right across the board.

He’ll be big news one day.

a2832773 November 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

I’ve said that least 2832773 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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