Thanks for downloading my free crunchy half-time shuffle groove loop (download link below); I hope you get a lot of use from it. If you’re after live drums for your project, be it a demo, single, EP or album, check out my remote recording sessions!


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About this free crunchy half-time shuffle groove drum loop

This groovy crunchy half-time shuffle drum loop is 68 BPM and 1 bar long. It’s in the style of the classic Jeff Porcaro, Bernard Purdie and John Bonham grooves but with my own twist. What’s that twist? Well, having spent the last few months learning diving deep into Tower Of Power and learning David Garibaldi’s beats, the groove came out a bit more layered and nuanced. I like the unusual feel to it, and the compression, crunch and natural reverb make it sound massive! I’ve even transcribed it, if you’re interested in learning it.


I’ve called it Chaka Shoufflé coz it sounds like Chocolate Soufflé, and I came up with this half-time shuffle whilst noodling between lessons. I got inspired, so decided to record it and offer it as one of my free drums loops. So you can chop it up as you please and have fun with it. This groove is cool because you could use it to write  tons of stuff, be it Pop or Rock. It’s feels great, so go make some music!


Sometimes a simple groove is all it takes to get creative juices flowing! You never know when you might need a groove to inspire creativity!


I hope you enjoy this and other free drum loops on my blog and use it to create!






Thanks again for stopping by, and enjoy!


Stay safe,


Nick 🙂

About Nick Schlesinger

I’m lucky to tour the UK and Europe with great artists and work on sessions in world-renowned studios such as Abbey Road Studios on some really cool projects. You can also find me playing covers gigs in and around London.

Education is a big part of my work, and I’m really passionate about helping drummers achieve their goals. Published by magazines like Modern Drummer (US) and Drummer (UK), I constantly add new educational content on my blog, and I frequently like to embark on various entrepreneurial projects.

Check out my drumming book: Concepts


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