Matt McGuire is widely known as the drummer of The Chainsmokers, but before he started playing with them, he was racking up millions of views on his YouTube drum covers. In fact, that’s how the band found him! He now ends many of his videos by breaking down why he made the drumming choices he did for the song.
From EDM, pop and rap to rock and metalcore, Matt has a ton of different covers under his belt. He especially nails it when the original song features electronic percussion – it gives him room to be creative while recreating some of the key sounds from the track.
Here are some of his best cover videos that show off his skills and creativity (and they all happen to be from the list of his personal favorites).
Matt gives this song his trademark double hi-hat treatment and demonstrates awesome foot control while showing restraint where it counts. His cymbal work really gets the song driving and if you weren’t dancing in your seat before, you should be now.
What if you put live drums over the perfect mix of pop, electronica and rap? What if you added some double bass patterns to the end of the song? What if?
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