Drop The Beat by Wesley Chau Brings Mobility to the Performance

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 15, 2013 • References: wesleychau & psfk
Drummers using traditional drum kits used to be able to rely on their drumstick skills to add a flair to their static performance, but with the growing popularity of electronic substitutions that might be a dying artform in itself; the Drop The Beat kit brings another level of mobility to live performances. It is a wearable drum kit that looks almost like a bulletproof vest. Complete with neoprene, velcro and piezo sensors, Drop The Beat allows drummers to join singers and guitarists in the front line.

Designed by Wesley Chau, Drop The Beat is also customizable to better accommodate different performances, songs and more. Although the movements accompanying the sounds may looks slightly strange, audiences will be able to appreciate drumming on a whole other level. The performances are quite abstract. Stats for Wearable Drum Kits Trending: Older & Chilly
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