Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mario Padilla

Via Matt Chamberlain on Twitter, here's Norteño drummer Mario Padilla. I've been waiting for this one for a long time. If you've ever played the jukebox in a real taqueria, or tuned into working class Spanish-language radio, you know there is some crazy stuff going in Mexican Banda and Norteño music. But it's often so heavily processed, and the drumming is so nuts, you almost think it's somebody going crazy hammering out MIDIed drum sounds from a keyboard. That's what I thought. But it's real, man:

Here's another one:

For awhile, in my ignorance, I was lumping this type of thing in with Metal drumming as something pretty much completely different from the rest of drumming-as-we-know-it. But I'm glad to see here that it's a very good real drummer, and that, wild as it is, it's not actually that different from what we CSD!-types normally do. We'll definitely be seeing more of this.


Ken Taylor said...

Damn !! Another whole new concept -- at least new to me !!

David Aldridge said...

Fascinating. I had no idea how much complexity was involved here. Makes me wanna try this in 5...