\"Different??? Well, you should know this: everybody is always talking about a big sound. So I thought, why not use BIG cymbals for it? It works the best and fits the best.\"
Norbert, could you describe Meinl's excitment in having him as your knew artist?
\"Bram\'s style of playing really fits our Byzance Jazz and Traditional Series. I was not only blown away by how they sound when he played them, but more by his groove and musical hip-hop beats. Our ultimate goal is to supply the perfect cymbal sound for every drummer for maximum of inspiration with which they can freely unfold their creativity. We\'re honoured and excited that Bram found his inspiration here with our cymbals.\"
In the videos below, you see Bram selecting a range of Meinl cymbals, and testing that variety in the Meinl drum studio. Finally, he will present his first choices for his setup. You will have a surprising moment as well, when Norbert Seamann reveales the company has buried cymbals in the ground six years ago. The date of exavation is still unknown: it is somewhere in the Meinl agenda many more years from now.
Bram Hakkens first Meinl choices
Bram\'s Meinl setup has non-regular cymbals. It is an unusual setup, but most effective playing his music. With the different styles in music he plays, he will be using the appropriate cymbals for the music as well. Hence, he is using several sizes, series in weights and sounds of the Meinl cymbals that suit the music he plays best.
Bram Hakkens\' videos at Meinl
Bram is the drummer of Kyteman\'s Hiphop Orchestra and with the solo performances of Moke-drummer Rob Klerkx as a frontman. The coming few months he will be touring with Pete Philly & Perquisite and during all the live shows he is recording for different artist and initiatives like \'In a cabin with...\'
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