Jose Pasillas: 6 Grooves You Should Know

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3. “Matter Of Fact” from New Forms by Roni Size
He’s a British cat who programs drum ’n’ bass music. This particular song is programmed, but when he plays live, he has a live drummer playing all the beats. It’s really quick and very erratic, sort of like jazz music that’s been sped up. And on this song it’s not really a set beat — the snare drum is the focus for part of the song, but then he stops the snare and focuses on kick drum patterns. If you want something really cool, intricate, quick, and energetic, that’s a really cool groove to play to.

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