Anika Nilles

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Re: Anika Nilles

Postby Steve Holmes » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:47 pm

It's not a contest to see who can be most original, sometimes great execution is ...great execution. Plus I think even in the current YT saturation, she stands out a bit due to the depth of the ideas she's going for. She's doing some cool things with 5's that sound deceptively simple but they're not at all.
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Re: Anika Nilles

Postby janne jansson » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:52 am

I really dig Anikas drumming!
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Postby Julián Fernández » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:32 pm

Cool stuff... At some points she talks about playing "in quintuplets", but it´s 5/8 to me. Either way, she sounds great.
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Re: Anika Nilles

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Re: Anika Nilles

Postby Rod » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:40 am

Anika played at PASIC a couple of weeks ago. She played to tracks of just about all of the songs she's posted to YT.
I agree that a lot of her appeal is with her execution of some pretty advanced concepts. When someone asked what her favorite groove to play was she played a straight funk 2 & 4 groove. She also said that one of her biggest influences is Jeff Porcaro.

I found her on the expo floor later and asked her what kinds of gigs she was doing back in Germany. She was mainly playing various pop/rock gigs but plans to start touring her own band playing her original/YT tunes next year.
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Re: Anika Nilles

Postby percusski » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:16 pm

I would say she plays well and has some interesting ideas in a preordained 'composed' sense, all very Germanic and Lang like, but unfortunately I do think if she was a guy she wouldn't be getting the attention she is.
Please let's not start throwing terms around like 'advanced' because in the scheme of things what she does isn't. I wouldn't say she has that deep a pocket either, so so much for the old 'groove is my thing'. ..
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Re: Anika Nilles

Postby Jim Richman » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:54 pm

She has that practice room style that shows what she has been working on that week.
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Re: Anika Nilles

Postby Julián Fernández » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:35 pm

percusski wrote:I would say she plays well and has some interesting ideas in a preordained 'composed' sense, all very Germanic and Lang like, but unfortunately I do think if she was a guy she wouldn't be getting the attention she is.
Please let's not start throwing terms around like 'advanced' because in the scheme of things what she does isn't. I wouldn't say she has that deep a pocket either, so so much for the old 'groove is my thing'. ..


Really? I think she deserves some recognition... Mike Johnston was on the cover of MD, talk about deserving your big break. She plays well, writes her music and doesn´t seem to rely on the I´m a drummer girl thing.

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