Destroy my eardrums please?
December 19, 2011 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Help me secure some slammin' good, down-and-dirty, percussion-heavy tunes.

I've discovered that I love drum and other percussion-heavy music to work out to; the louder, dirtier and more tribal/shamanistic, the better, as it seems to help me reach a state of flow faster. (Examples: This is my current favorite, but I also like more mixed-style stuff.) Yelling and other vocalizations as well as a mix of instruments is fine, but I'm really looking for something with that persistent beat. However, I can't seem to find any artists or albums that specialize in this really loud, really heavy type of percussion!

I'm looking for something that can be played on my iPod while I run, so Youtube videos, while a great place to start, are only helpful if I can purchase some tracks or an album by the same artist. I'm also looking for recordings with decent-sounding audio to pump into my headphones. Thank you all -- looking forward to some head-bangin' beats!
posted by WidgetAlley to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
You might like Konono No. 1 - Congotronics
posted by JohnFredra at 1:47 PM on December 19, 2011

Have you checked out Podrunner? I'm not sure how shamanistic any of it can be called, but it's mixed at particular BPMs to make them easier on runners (and bikers, rowers, walkers, etc). The iPhone app also lets you beat-shift any of them up or down as desired.
posted by jquinby at 1:51 PM on December 19, 2011

Maybe you're looking for some gabber?
posted by contraption at 1:55 PM on December 19, 2011

Response by poster: I totally should have specified: I like electronica, but what I am looking for is definitely drums or other percussion instruments played by hand in something resembling the traditional fashion (i.e., not machines.) Hand or non-Western drums are a big bonus too. Thanks everyone! I'm done thread-sitting I promise.
posted by WidgetAlley at 1:59 PM on December 19, 2011

Based on the video you linked to, it sounds like you might enjoy old school Scorn ala Evanescence era, or their more modern incarnation, Techno Animal.

Based on your clarification, I wonder what you might think of stuff like
Diablo Swing Orchestra's Balrog Boogie or Dirty Pony's Epic.
posted by nomisxid at 2:05 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Boredoms "Seadrum"
posted by glibhamdreck at 2:16 PM on December 19, 2011

Best answer: You, sir, are in need of some batucada.
posted by nebulawindphone at 2:43 PM on December 19, 2011

posted by beefetish at 2:48 PM on December 19, 2011

Best answer: How about songs featuring the tabla (for example).
posted by 3FLryan at 2:52 PM on December 19, 2011

You might enjoy this recent thread.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:22 PM on December 19, 2011

Bonham, by Christopher Rouse, or Ku-Ka Llimoku, or any number of works by Rouse.

The Battery Battle from Blast!
posted by Lutoslawski at 3:30 PM on December 19, 2011

Best answer: you might like Japanese taiko drumming. Here's a link to Kodo (one of the more famous groups)
posted by mukade at 4:05 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Los Fabulosos Cadilacos- Matador
Has a bombastic, big beat drumline thing going for it that always gets me pumped. Unfortunately it's not indicative of their regular style but more of an experiment outside of their comfort zone.
posted by stavx at 9:00 PM on December 19, 2011

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