The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and MikeIn this episode, Mike and Mike discuss fusion/pop/session great Narada Michael Walden and give their choices for which crash cymbal they would take to a gig if they could only take one. The hosts also answer several listener questions, and they take a closer look at the Ahead Switch Kick quick-release bass drum beater system, which is reviewed in the April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. The show concludes with picks of the week.


Show Notes

April 2016 Modern Drummer:

Mike Johnston’s website:

Narada Michael Walden Out of Time teaser video:

Ahead Switch Kick bass drum beaters:

Sound of Sterloid, Vol. 1 video master class:

Audio-Technica ATM350 tom mic:



“The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike” is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: