I am completely useless in the studio. I’ll gleefully admit that. The artists can go about their business in the studio in a cloak of mystery for all I understand. But I do know a great groove, like you, when I hear it. Check out this two-minute film by Nicolas Lefaucheux. He takes three tracks by Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson, and shows how the groove remains a creeping, undercover sound mixing with the instruments and the vocals. As Mental Floss writes, “the groove is built by the instruments fitting into pockets of time. If you don’t read sheet music, this is a lovely way to understand how that timing works.” I’ll be over here, outside the studio.
Via Mental Floss