Dylan Scott Mandel

Session drummer/percussionist

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I play drums on albums by The Lives of Famous Men, Tape Deck Mountain, Paper Teeth, Ryan Manchester, The Suns, EOS, PALS, Arlo Indigo, Paul Jacks, and many more. I want to play on yours too!

A drummer/percussionist with 27 years of performing experience and 18 years of instructing
experience, I am passionate about cultivating a love for music with as many as possible. As a performer, I've played on countless singles, EPs, and LPs and spent extensive time touring both domestically and internationally with a variety of artists. As an educator, I've curated many specialized lesson programs for students of all ages on stick control, syncopation, independence, and linear exercises, covering many styles including rock, funk, and R&B.

I proudly operate and provide drum tracks from my own Berkeley Road Studios in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The space is acoustically-treated and surgically-engineered to sound amazing, be adaptable, and serve a wide range of sounds. My studio is full of great gear and sound toys... let's go vibe-questing!

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  • English
When You're Not Around by The Suns

I was the drummer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • 4 full drum kits of various sizes/vintages - 12 snare drums - abundance of cymbals and percussion - Universal Audio Apollo x8p x2 - preamps by Neve
  • API
  • SSL
  • UA
  • Manley - mics by Shure
  • Stager
  • Beyerdynamic
  • Rode
  • EV
  • Sennheiser - Logic Pro X
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