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Meet Josh Green of Permanent Record Drums

Today we’d like to introduce you to Josh Green.

Josh, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have been creating music with drums for over 25 years. You can hear my work with artists such as Infradig, Josh Garrels, The Distribution and Summer Dregs.

In 2016, I committed myself to recording, editing, and publishing a full drum loop/sample pack every single day for 365 days. The result was a dizzying collection (I believe the largest ever created) of extensive and exhaustive creative energy.

Currently, I am very deep within the world of sensory percussion and fusion of midi/dmx lighting and video triggering in live performance. I have spent the last couple of years building and honing my work to create a super unique audio and visual experience.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not much about this life has been smooth. I suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis, my son is epileptic, my wife has battled cancer…there have been many obstacles. Within the framework of creative energy, there are a whole set of other challenges that are somehow made easier by the magnitude of real life.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Permanent Record Drums – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I am a drummer with a lifetime of recording and live experience. I began when I was 12 years old and I am 44 now. In 2016, I decided to finally move on a long term dream of mine to archive myself and my experience; to document my musical journey into the largest drum sample library of all time. On 11/24/16 (my birthday) I committed to recording, editing, and publishing a full drum loop/sample pack every single day for 365 days. It was without a doubt the most difficult creative experience of my life and one that was rampant with sacrifice and toil.

In the wake of this creative endeavor, I felt empowered as an artist. My skills and techniques across a variety of spectrums were sharpened in ways that could never have been anticipated. Along the way, I made a grand discovery of a cutting edge drumming technology- sensory percussion from a company called Sunhouse. They took the basic idea of a drum trigger and recreated it with a scope that was and is still unparalleled. I found that in conjunction with Ableton Live, I was able to design my own light show for solo performance. So for the past year, I have been digging deep into my creative well to write and design a live triggered drumming performance that is like nothing else.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Currently, our world is in a funky flux. I truly have no idea what the future will hold. I truly hope, though, that as things begin to normalize again I will be able to take what I have built and put it in front of bigger audiences. I have begun to create recordings with sensory percussion and am almost finished with my first solo recording which I plan to release in a few weeks.

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Tim Cofield

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