75 episodes

Hosted by Drum Factory Direct chief creative officer Mike Dawson, Drum Candy is the definitive podcast for gear-obsessed drummers with an insatiable hunger for non-stop shop talk. Each episode will include product demos and interviews with the world's top drummers, builders, producers, and product designers. Shell types, bearing edges, snare wires, hoop shootouts, tuning, muffling... every component of the drumset and drum sounds gets dissected, discussed, tested, and reviewed here on Drum Candy.

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    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

Hosted by Drum Factory Direct chief creative officer Mike Dawson, Drum Candy is the definitive podcast for gear-obsessed drummers with an insatiable hunger for non-stop shop talk. Each episode will include product demos and interviews with the world's top drummers, builders, producers, and product designers. Shell types, bearing edges, snare wires, hoop shootouts, tuning, muffling... every component of the drumset and drum sounds gets dissected, discussed, tested, and reviewed here on Drum Candy.

    SPECIAL EPISODE! 10 Reasons to Love...Modern Jazz/Pop Great Brian Blade

    SPECIAL EPISODE! 10 Reasons to Love...Modern Jazz/Pop Great Brian Blade

    Hosts Mike Dawson, Tom Wendt, and Dave Throckmorton share 10 of their personal favorite performances by legendary modern jazz/pop drummer Brian Blade

    • 1 hr
    Jazz/Funk Great Mike Clark, Wood Snares Wrap-Up, Paradiddle-Diddles, and More

    Jazz/Funk Great Mike Clark, Wood Snares Wrap-Up, Paradiddle-Diddles, and More

    In this episode, we talk about the new Headhunters album "Speaker in the House" with jazz/funk legend Mike Clark, make final comparisons of six different Bucks County 5.5x14 8-ply wood shell snares, explore ways to be creative with the paradiddle-diddle, and much more.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Cherry, Oak, and Ash Snares Compared, More with Danziger, Flammed Mill Exercises, and Much More

    Cherry, Oak, and Ash Snares Compared, More with Danziger, Flammed Mill Exercises, and Much More

    In our third wood snare comparison series, we examine cherry, oak, and ash drums. We also finish up our chat with Zach Danziger, and share some cool ways to play the flammed mill rudiment.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Maple, Birch, and Walnut Snares Compared, Modern Drumming Titan Zach Danziger, Vintage Camco, Swiss Triplet Exercises, and More

    Maple, Birch, and Walnut Snares Compared, Modern Drumming Titan Zach Danziger, Vintage Camco, Swiss Triplet Exercises, and More

    In this episode, we interview modern drumming great Zach Danziger, check out a vintage Camco drumset at Hawthorne Drum Shop, compare maple, birch, and walnut snare drums, and much more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wood Snare Overview, More With Duduka, Displacing Flam Taps, Vintage Pearl Drums, and More

    Wood Snare Overview, More With Duduka, Displacing Flam Taps, Vintage Pearl Drums, and More

    Every wondered about the differences between wood species in snare drum shells? How to practice flam taps creatively? This is the episode for you! We also wrap up our interview with legendary Brazilian jazz great Duduka da Fonseca, and we check out a vintage Pearl Wood-Fiberglass kit at Hawthorne Drum Shop.
    For the best prices and selection on drum parts, accessories, hardware, and more, visit www.drumfactorydirect.com.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    PureSound Wires Shootout, Brazilian Jazz Great Duduka da Fonseca, Double Paradiddle Variations, Vintage WFL Drums, and More

    PureSound Wires Shootout, Brazilian Jazz Great Duduka da Fonseca, Double Paradiddle Variations, Vintage WFL Drums, and More

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    In this episode, we compare all the PureSound snare wire options, interview Brazilian jazz legend Duduka da Fonseca, share some double paradiddle accent patterns, check out a vintage WFL Porto-Pak drumset, and much more.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

veganbill ,

Fantastic

Fantastic podcast. Tons of valuable information presented in a fun way. Great job Mike!

Jonathan from Brooklyn ,

Well Done Mike

Love the podcast and the new format. Great guests, topics and variety. In particular I like that the podcast touches on such a wide range of musical genres and drummer styles. I am a voracious consumer of drum podcasts and this is one of the best. If there was a sixth star I would tap it. Thanks Mike and everything you do for the drumming community!

Mack2800 ,

Excellent Podcast!!

Love the new format with drum news, new albums, gear, etc. Love your interviews and the roundtable discussion on jazz drummers - great show and I look forward to every episode!!

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