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Old 02-27-2014, 03:14 AM
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her first fill is killing me. and the rest is great too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zae4Vo6Mx8I
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:36 AM
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Default 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).
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:36 AM
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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.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:43 PM
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Totally smitten by the drumming, she's the Benny Greb of the female drummers.

It cost me to subscribe to her YT channel.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:46 PM
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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!
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:17 PM
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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!
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:19 PM
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We've just published a video interview with Anika.

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Old 02-28-2014, 04:13 PM
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She plays a lot like Sebastian Lanser(when he plays funk and without double kicks).
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:26 PM
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Very nice playing! I'm a fan now. I'm with Henri though - it may be too Benny Greb-ish? But it's cool.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:29 PM
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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.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:33 AM
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Default "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!
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:56 AM
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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!
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:36 PM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:31 AM
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Just spotted her on Youtube, absolutely tremendous feel and some great chops to boot!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf201HxvvK0
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:40 PM
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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 :)
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:01 PM
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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.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:41 PM
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New video by Anika - "Queenz":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTS0o...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:01 AM
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yes, Anika Nilles - we just touched bases and she will have a page on Drummerworld very soon - be prepared...

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Old 06-05-2014, 08:51 AM
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Anika Nilles is added now on Drummerworld:

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

Enjoy her great drumming....

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Old 06-05-2014, 08:58 AM
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I thought I heard some Jost-type playing in those videos!

And I approve of her fashion sense immensely. Great add, Bernhard.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:23 AM
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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.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:04 PM
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New video from Anika :)

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

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Old 08-28-2014, 06:46 PM
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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.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:31 PM
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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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Old 11-04-2014, 12:34 PM
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Anika has a new video on the Vic Firth channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUX0...YR2GEN1tgHAczA
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:42 PM
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Anika has a new video on the Vic Firth channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUX0...YR2GEN1tgHAczA
Great playing & skills as usual, but a bit - erm, "chopsy" & not very musical compared to other stuff she's done. Still very enjoyable though, especially the headphones fix!

What I hated was the drum sound. Dead - thumpy - uninspiring. It's about time she had some really expressive & dynamic drums ;) ;) ;)
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