Every now and then I answer drumming and music related questions on the Q&A website Quora. I thought I'd share my most recent post here with you as it's a question I'm asked fairly regularly.
Q: What are some cool drum beats I could learn?
A: If you're after new ideas and systems for developing unique grooves I’d highly recommend Jost Nickel’s Groove Book. It’s one of the best groove books out there and I’m surprised so few have heard of it!
He breaks his ideas and concepts down very well and offers plenty of suggestions on developing his ideas further.
Another option would be Future Sounds by David Garibaldi. Full of cool grooves but less on the systems for developing your own.
I shared a few other book recommendations on my blog a few months back which you might find useful.