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Retrovertigo 02-27-2014 02:14 AM

Anika Nilles
 
her first fill is killing me. and the rest is great too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zae4Vo6Mx8I

Dre25 02-27-2014 02:36 AM

Re: this girl is killin it!
 
Absolutely love her style.

I like the way she switches subdivisions and she plays some gospel sounding stuff without being a wanker about it (going over the top).

Arky 02-27-2014 02:36 AM

Anika Nilles
 
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Anika Nilles from Germany - here's her website and facebook page
http://www.groovedesign.de/
https://www.facebook.com/groovedesign

On a German drum forum I learned that she studied at the Popakademie Mannheim (as well as at the Bundesakademie inTrossingen), with Claus Hessler as one of her teachers. Anika is using Mapex drums and Meinl cymbals.

Here's her latest video - "Alter Ego" - that tune was composed by herself. The video was shot at the Popakademie Mannheim.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zae4Vo6Mx8I


(Just for info - Retrovertigo had created a thread on Anika's latest video but we didn't have a dedicated thread on her in the /Drummers/ section. So I went and created one but due to the chronology of posts, this post doesn't show up as the 1st post in this thread.)

Here's a pic of the video shoot.

Mad About Drums 02-27-2014 11:43 AM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Totally smitten by the drumming, she's the Benny Greb of the female drummers.

It cost me to subscribe to her YT channel.

David Floegel 02-27-2014 12:46 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Anika is an amazing drummer. Watched her latest video yesterday and was totally blown away. Very musical and great technique.

I'm waiting for more stuff from her!

keep it simple 02-27-2014 01:17 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Oh my, I think that might just be one of the best drum videos I've ever had the pleasure of watching. The only improvements I could think of would be the addition of a live band & a more natural/expressive/less processed sound. Her playing is just a delight. Everything I wish I could do, & delivered with incredible musical dexterity, both in her choices & her execution.

Blown away by that - utterly!

Norbert Saemann 02-28-2014 01:19 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
We've just published a video interview with Anika.

- Norbert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWfHaVht2V8

Thaard 02-28-2014 03:13 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
She plays a lot like Sebastian Lanser(when he plays funk and without double kicks).

Bo Eder 02-28-2014 07:26 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Very nice playing! I'm a fan now. I'm with Henri though - it may be too Benny Greb-ish? But it's cool.

Arky 02-28-2014 07:29 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Tasty as a Greb-fruit ;-)
(For those who don't know - Grebfruit is an album title...)
Seriously, I think she's on a straight path to a stunning career.

porter 03-01-2014 04:33 AM

"Alter Ego" - Anika Nilles
 
I just found this video, recently on Meinl's site... love the composition and had to share.

Alter Ego

Wonderfully played & gosh, those cymbals sure do sound good!

Mad About Drums 03-01-2014 09:56 AM

Re: "Alter Ego" - Anika Nilles
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by porter (Post 1236071)
I just found this video, recently on Meinl's site... love the composition and had to share.

Alter Ego

Wonderfully played & gosh, those cymbals sure do sound good!

. . .

Magenta 03-01-2014 07:36 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
I've had an inordinate amount of trouble playing YouTube clips on my laptop lately. I've had to go all around the houses in order to see this, and oh my word it's been worth it. I always was a sucker for hi hats, and this lass makes me melt.

iwearnohats 03-08-2014 08:31 AM

Anika Nilles
 
Just spotted her on Youtube, absolutely tremendous feel and some great chops to boot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf201HxvvK0

keep it simple 03-10-2014 07:40 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by iwearnohats (Post 1238582)
Just spotted her on Youtube, absolutely tremendous feel and some great chops to boot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf201HxvvK0

I like this video even more than her new one. I prefer both the playing, & the slightly less produced kit sound. I think heavy handed production detracts from her superb dynamic control.

I'm a fan - big time, & it has absolutely nothing to do with her gender. I think I've watched this video ten times already :)

porter 03-10-2014 08:01 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1239276)
I like this video even more than her new one. I prefer both the playing, & the slightly less produced kit sound. I think heavy handed production detracts from her superb dynamic control.

I'm a fan - big time, & it has absolutely nothing to do with her gender. I think I've watched this video ten times already :)

What an amazing player. Plus, she went from Sabian Legacy & Fierce lines to Meinl Byzance? Killer cymbal taste too c:

Also, kind of random thought here, but those Sonor bass drum beaters have a wonderful shape to them. I don't know, they look like they were made to hit the bass drum. Weird.


...wow, they screwed up the editing at 3:27.

Arky 04-29-2014 11:41 AM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
New video by Anika - "Queenz":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTS0o...ature=youtu.be

Bernhard 05-23-2014 10:01 AM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
yes, Anika Nilles - we just touched bases and she will have a page on Drummerworld very soon - be prepared...

Bernhard

Bernhard 06-05-2014 07:51 AM

Re: Anika Nilles added to DRUMMERWORLD Gallery
 
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Anika Nilles is added now on Drummerworld:

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Anika_Nilles.html

Enjoy her great drumming....

Bernhard

porter 06-05-2014 07:58 AM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
I thought I heard some Jost-type playing in those videos!

And I approve of her fashion sense immensely. Great add, Bernhard.

nonsholten 06-05-2014 09:23 AM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
So often complex combinations can sound too technical, but she absolutely nails it, it sounds very musical. As you guys said, there is definitely som Grebishness in there, which is a good thing as long as it's not a clone. I like it. I imagine her inbox is flooding with requests, or will be.

Mad About Drums 08-27-2014 02:04 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
New video from Anika :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10011YhDK3E

Enjoy!

Trip McNealy 08-28-2014 05:46 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
She is a great drummer, and tasteful at it too.

I think if I had a make-out session with Anika and then Emmanuelle Caplette, that I could die a happy drummer LOL.

porter 08-28-2014 06:31 PM

Re: Anika Nilles
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trip McNealy (Post 1288245)
She is a great drummer, and tasteful at it too.

I think if I had a make-out session with Anika and then Emmanuelle Caplette, that I could die a happy drummer LOL.

Good to know.

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