Adding 16th note subdivisions has been played since the 70's to create a funky feel. They are often played at slow tempos in ballads. Where possible playing all the Hi-Hats with the right hand is preferable as it allows us to accent all four down beats. However once the tempo is faster than we can mange with one hand, we then need to use alternate sticking and play with both hands on the Hi-Hat to produce that Disco sound and tempo.
Playing 16th notes on the Hi-Hat and '4 on the floor' was the beat of choice for Disco songs from the early 1970's. Four on the floor meant playing the bass drum on all four beats of the bar. Have a listen to artists such as Donna Summer, The Bee Gee's or KC and the Sunshine Band.
Try playing the beats along
with this backing track Or this one without the drum track.
The Disco sound and beat continued through the 80's in main steam pop and then made a huge resurgence with the advent of club dance music in the 90's. From then until now, it has never disappeared and it is still the mainstay beat of pop music today.
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Try Jamming along with these videos And this one is drummless
This one has a drum track which mean you really have to listen