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Stay calm! Before I go onstage I make sure I’m calm, cool, and collected. If I ever feel myself start to get nervous I take some deep breaths or, what actually works best for me, I go joke around and goof off with some friends for a minute. Nerves also equals a dry mouth and the last thing I want is for my K snares to sound anything less than perfect.
Be into it! Body language is KEY so if you’re just standing there hunched over, unmoving, passively staring at the floor, then your audience isn’t gonna be into it no matter what you do. But if you have lots of energy and 100% own your beats, your audience will vibe with you.
Those are my top tips!