Mapex Rhythm Roots scheme to showcase young drum talent

Mapex are reaching out to drummers in the UK with their new Rhythm Roots programme.

Rhythm Roots is Mapex´s quest to bring into the spotlight the next generation of great, individual drumming talent via the internet. It´s SO simple! Every month, Mapex will select and post the top five favourite videos that are submitted to

. Simply email your video link to and each month they will upload their favourites.

This is your chance to showcase your style and flair to the world, whatever and however you play, Mapex wants to see and hear the style diversity of the drumming public while at the same time giving the opportunity to all drummers to be heard by the world´s music community.

Send Mapex your video link with a description of yourself, your influences and your interests and they will contact you if they plan to post your video. The footage can be a live performance with your band or short solo on the drum set. Mapex gets the ball rolling this month with Joe Clancy on his impressive Orion set up.

 Check it out



The world´s greatest drummers all shine with individuality. Their personality breaks through the boundaries of the drum set. That´s why today drummers from yesteryear are emulated and imitated but never replicated.

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Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.