Jorge Chavez

Descartes A Kant

Jorge Chavez

About

Paiste Artist Since
July 2004

Nationality
Mexico

Main Affiliation
Descartes A Kant

Other Affiliations
Clondementto
Pito Perez

Website
jorgechavezdrummer.com

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„Paiste made play different, better, unique.“

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Biography

An accomplished drummer and composer, with 20 years of professional musical experience, he is a well renowned musician of the alternative music scene in Mexico. His experience has enabled him to perform in different venues in Mexico and abroad, having participated in music festivals such as: Vive Latino (Mexico City, MX) -4 years-, Sonorama (Guadalajara, MX), 212 (Guadalajara, MX) -3 years-, Rock X la Vida (Guadalajara, MX), South By Southwest (Austin, US) -4 years-, Rock al Parque (Bogotá, CO), White Nights Festival (Perm, RU), Ruido Fest (Chicago, IL), Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and many more. He has a wide musical profile, and is proficient in a diverse selection of musical styles (e.g. Jazz, Funk, Metal, Rock, Blues, Electronic, Pop and Noise) as well as adding details and arrangements of Mexican folkloric music in his compositions. He does sound design and arranging for studio recordings and live presentations through the use of toys, trash cans, pots, pans, percussion, samplers and ambient recordings. Also, he has a background in musical studies from the Music School of the University of Guadalajara (1997-2000) and has taken private lessons and clinics from several drummers both foreign and domestic. In addition, he is currently giving private and public lessons for the EAM (Escuela Alternativa de Musica) in Mexico City. For more than 15 years he’s had different sponsors, including: DW Drums and Hardware, Pacific Drums and Hardware, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Roland and Kickport. Descartes a Kant (2010-Present) Drummer and arranger of this band which binds Cabaret, Noise, Jazz, Blues and Mathcore. He incorporated into the band during the production of their second album entitled “Il Visore Lunatique” (Intolerancia, 2012), which was considered by different media and critics as one of the best albums in 2012. During this time they have played with bands like The Melvins, The Shins, Slayer, Sepultura, Dead Cross, Cibo Matto, etc. Also touring in Mexico, USA, South and Central America, Russia, Spain, appearing in international festivals. The new album “Victims of Love Propaganda” was recorded in March 2016 in Chicago, IL in Steve Albini’s Studios (Electrical Audio), recorded and produced by Albini himself. The album is to be released in March 2017 through the USA label Cleopatra Records around the world.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, warm, clear. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Balanced, responsive feel. Compact stick sound. Full-bodied open sound. Warm, defined chick. Articulate, controllable hi-hats for a wide range of musical situations.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly dark, energetic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Explosive, shattering crash. Exotic stick sound over a complex, trashy wash. Assertive china for exotic effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

  • Sounds