MD caught up with Nik Hughes while he was on tour with British indie-pop artist Bishop Briggs to find out how he recreates for the stage the unique mixture of electronics and acoustic drums from Briggs’ recordings. “Our idea is to honor the record but still be able to take it to the level that the audience expects when seeing a big show,” says Hughes. “With each tour, we tweak little things that help our performance. This rig is a representation of what’s on the records, which is programmed soul, trap, and hip-hop beats.

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