Fader automation groove

So many times I’ve played around with the faders on my Mackie control surface, just for the sake of pushing them around & having them bounce back. Well, FJTeaBone & StressKind have taken things a few steps forward, and have used the flying faders on a Yamaha 01V96, coupled with some home-made percussion, to create a groove with the mixing board.

You hear all the time that the mixer is to be played like a musical instrument in it’s own right, such as in dub reggae, but I’m not sure this is what they mean.