I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m not a fan of double-kick playing.  The primary reason: most double kick players are painfully oblivious to the lack of musicality in their drumming, because they are too focused on the physical challenges of proficient double-kick technique.

In light of this, I have to give huge props to Travis Orbin, whose video audition for a grindcore metalcore band called Sky Eats Airplane includes not only incredible double-kick performances, but also a wonderful sensitivity to the music/art of the drumset.  His kit incorporates a handful of unorthodox set-ups, and his playing is VERY tight/clean while also being super interesting.

Notice that his left foot is often playing the kick while the right foot operates the alternate hihat, and then he seamlessly switches back to the “normal” kick/hat foot approach.

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