Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. One-Up Drum Vids is a very interesting project to me and in a lot of ways speaks to me in terms of how to create content. I enjoy seeing people that are creative and have a high attention to detail. Carson’s videos are consistently great and I when he posts something, I never skip over it. I always want to see what it is that he is up to and the music he is creating. In many cases, I prefer what he comes up with for drum sounds, compositions, and execution over the originals. You can’t replace human interpretation and performance with a drum machine or computer.
So with the rad content, he puts out, I felt like he and I were going to have many common interests that we would discover and talk about throughout the podcast. Sometimes you just know the guest suits the show. I had prepared an outline for the interview, fail-safe shit, and I pretty much botched my own interview. Within a few minutes, I glossed over about half of the points that I wrote down and so as a result, most of this is ACTUALLY just a conversation.
Carson, on the day of the interview, hit 10K subs on YouTube, so we open things up talking about his content on YouTube and the challenges that were involved. Carson logged 60hrs on the Matt Garstka Challenge video….and I believe that video just shy of 8 minutes. That is seriously crazy. Here is the link to that video.
Back a few months ago, Carson got a chance to do some work with a band names Paper Route. It came out of nowhere for him and it involved processes that he has not really had much experience with. Carson played some gigs that were out of his comfort zone. Low volume situations playing in highly resonant rooms were a particular challenge. We talk about playing with intensity at low volumes and reference a particular musician that does this with considerable conviction.
Both Carson and I both feel that “chops” videos are overdone and we have a mutual love for groove and feel. It is refreshing to see videos that focus on the importance of knowing how a beat really sits. The devil is in the details with the stuff Carson does. He creates a new level of pocket that I don’t hear much and it is so addictive to listen to.
One of the biggest factors as to why I had Carson on the show, was because I knew we both loved instrumental hip hop….and we are talking about the good stuff. I enjoy talking about records and music and so there is some time in the podcast dedicated to some good tune GAB.
Overall, this is a really fun hang. It’ll go down as a classic in the library of DrumGAB podcast. Check it.