Padget

G.E.M.

Padget "Freshkid" Nanton

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Paiste Artist Since
February 2020

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
G.E.M.
Vigilant

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Biography

Padget “Fresh Kid” Nanton III is an American Drummer/Producer best known for his innovative approach to music. Born and raised in Jacksonville Fl, Fresh Kid began to display uncanny rhythmic ability at 6 months (to his mother’s testament). Utilizing whatever was around, from pots and pans to junior kits to full size, Nanton developed his ability further and began sitting in at various churches, clubs and recording sessions locally. His skills were cultivated even further through encouragement and invitation by the likes of Kirk Franklin, Kim Burrell, Donnie McClurkin & Yolanda Adams to name a few. Through hard work and years of focus on his craft, Padget would win many competitions and awards, all while cutting his teeth touring some of the most well known rock and pop circuits. As momentum built, Nanton would garner international attention as well. In April 2017, Fresh Kid was hand selected by Chinese superstar G.E.M.鄧紫棋 to join her on her world tour ‘Queen of Hearts’. G.E.M. enjoyed Fresh Kid’s musical leadership and interaction so much to the point that she added a “drum-off” segment as a permanent fixture in the show. In 2019 Fresh Kid would receive another call to the stage from legendary entertainers Bobby Brown(‘My Prerogative’) and Bell Biv Devoe(‘Poison’) to perform with RBRM for Billboard Live. This was followed by a call from sensational pop diva Coco Lee(Mulan’s ‘Reflection’, ‘Before I Fall In Love’) to join her on her “You and I World Tour”. Fresh Kid is currently slated to resume touring with select acts in 2021, as well as producing and working on original music with his band Vigilant, and label artists. Some Artists/Clients worked with: David Mann, Shirley Caesar, Vans Shoe Co., Khalil Fong, Gin Lee, Aga, Lexi Liu, Tia Ray, William Chan, JW, Diana Wong, Pakho Chau, Jun Kung, Kevin Kwan, Disney, Fiona Sit, Kay Tse, Stephanie Ho, The Venetian

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

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium wide range, complex mix. Quick response with short decay. Soft feel. Fast, explosive cymbal with dirty fizz for short, quick accents. Also well suited as exotic effect cymbal in larger setups.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Warm, defined with strong presence. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Balanced feel, very responsive. Distinct, dry stick sound. Muted, trashy, hissing open sound. Crisp, dry, clapping chick. Lively, dynamic hi-hat that also works well as an auxiliary hi-hat.

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    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.

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