I had such a great time catching up with friends and seeing incredible drums, cymbals and so much more. Carter McLean put on an excellent clinic and caught up with the amazing Bun E. Carlos. Looking forward to next year!
I'm so grateful to all that has embraced "THE STOIC DRUMMER". We've shipped the book all over the US and the world! The response has been amazing and I appreciate the support. The next shipment is arriving soon. Looking like they'll be back in stock and available on JUNE 15th. Much love and respect.
Excited to announce the release of "THE STOIC DRUMMER" book on MAY 4th. I worked on the book last summer. It combines my study of Stoicism and love of drumming. My aim is to keep contributing to our incredible drumming community. Truly grateful for the support from my family, my Revival family and everyone that... Continue Reading →
Had a great experience recording at the multi-use, artist space HALFLING Studios. Huge thanks to Adam Lee (engineer) and Chris Funk (Decemberists) for hosting. The space was created by music, art lover and visionary Sandy Bodecker. Bodecker started with Nike 35 years ago as a footwear wear-test coordinator and eventually went on to lead Nike’s first... Continue Reading →
Excited to leave for my residency at the beautiful Suttle Lodge in the Deschutes National Forest today. Two weeks of writing and recording music off the grid in a peaceful, rustic cabin. Nature. Snow. Tranquilly. Very grateful to be presented with this special and unique opportunity at the lodge. While there I'll be recording on... Continue Reading →
Excited to announce the upcoming release of my first book "THE STOIC DRUMMER'. Written this past summer, it combines my study of the Stoicism philosophy and drumming. Two things that are so important in my life. Honor to have had the foreword written by one of my favorite humans and drummers Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin... Continue Reading →
“RECEPTION” is a sonic exploration and homage to tranquility and freedom. Medeles’s 3rd solo percussion/drum release, this body of work is his first with a mallet focus. Drawing inspiration from nature, art, and simplicity, “RECEPTION” is the result. LISTEN HERE WATCH HERE
Available Now at 1939ensemble.com Since its inception, the music of Portland, Oregon’s 1939 Ensemble has always explored the relationship between rhythm and melody. On the quartet’s new EP Beats & Saints, that connection — between pulse and phrase — is turned inside out. The record finds multi-instrumentalists José Medeles, David Coniglio, Josh Thomas, and Knate... Continue Reading →
José Medeles (1939 Ensemble, Revival Drum Shop) Flattered and grateful to be interviewed on my favorite drummer podcast. I went deep for the first time in such a public forum. Real and vulnerable. Thank you Joe Wong and Chris Karwowski. Here you go.... Illinois native, José Medeles, made his way to California as a young... Continue Reading →