Drum Beat from Demons
Daniel Platzman uses the ostinato technique of playing the hi-hat on only the "ands." This brings a slight upbeat feel to the groove. The snare plays the usual back-beat on beats 2 and 4.
Explore the "and" technique with your own grooves. It's even a great idea to pick up your beginner drum books, and work through them again playing the hi-hat only on the "ands."