Dylan Wissing

Platinum-Selling Drum Tracks

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I play drums on "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys, "In America" by John Legend, "Lord Knows" by Drake, tracks from Jay Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Needtobreathe, Rick Ross and many more. I want to play on your songs, too!

I've recorded for and performed with hundreds of independent artists all over the world for decades, in a huge range of styles and genres:

- Credits on multiple Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling records
- Drum loops and samples for Native Instruments (EMPIRE BREAKS and RHYTHM SOURCE), Sounds, Cymatics, SoundTrap and Patchbanks.
- National commercials for AT&T, Valvoline, Banana Republic, Behr Paints and Reebok
- Soundtrack for Amazon Prime series "Luden (The Pimp)"
- Featured in the New York Times for my work in recreating the legendary "Funky Drummer" breakbeat.

With all this experience, I've learned what works on a record, how to get the right sound and feel every time, and how to keep clients happy and coming back. I bring the exact same care, attention, gear and experience to mega-stars and unsigned artists.

Your song is unique, and I set up a custom-tailored collection of drums and percussion for each session. Since 2008 I've been providing drum tracks from my own Triple Colossal Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey. My space sounds great, is very adaptable for a wide range of sounds and vibes, and is full of just about every percussion sound you can imagine.

I offer discount pricing on EP and album projects (all songs must be received at the same time):

- Three-song EP: $1250
- Six-song EP: $2500
- Ten-song Album: $3600

Let's make a record!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dylan Wissing
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Kanye West
  • Alicia Keys
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Chris Coolidge
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
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  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
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  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Needtobreathe
  • Needtobreathe
  • Taigá
  • Taigá
  • Needtobreathe
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Cordelia Stephens

287 Reviews - 55 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kiat G.
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    Beautiful playing by Dylan! A+++ Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Cyril
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    Another song with Dylan, and he nailed it again. He is such a pro and is also very attentive to the vision shared. The result is fantastic ! I recommend him very much. Thanks Dylan !

  3. Review by Altmann P.
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    It was great working with Dylan again. Absolute pro. Made sure I was happy with the feel of the groove. Makes live as a producer very easy!

  4. Review by Peter G.
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    Dylan was incredible! First of all, his work was beyond gorgeous; it was outstanding. Beyond that, he was extremely accommodating and helpful in so many ways. He intuitively understood what I was trying to accomplish and helped me enormously. I absolutely will use Dylan again and I unreservedly recommend that you do too. -Peter Lawrence Gray

  5. Review by Jonathan S.
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    Another amazing collaboration with Dylan in the books. He once again exceeded all expectations and gave me the most perfect hand-crafted, artisanal drum tracks for my song. Fresh, funky and bursting with flavor! Thanks, and let's do this again soon!!

  6. Review by Freek R.
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    First time working with Dylan, but definitely not the last time. Thanks, found exactly what I was looking for.

  7. Review by LUCA POLIZZI
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    Great drummer, great tone. He knocked it out the park... A real pro

  8. Review by Kane
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    Always a great experience working with Dylan! Don’t hesitate and get in contact with him now

  9. Review by Jonathan Marcus
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    Drumming excellence at the highest level... Dylan knows what a song needs and delivers. I love the groove and all of the subtleties he created for this song. Quick turnaround, very professional, and a cool, fun person to work with. Looking forward to working on many more songs with him. Highly recommend!

  10. Review by Vladislaw S.
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    I approached Dylan with a specific task, to help realize the drums for a song that I had an idea intensely in my head. The final result is simply excellent. And the work itself was carried out very flexibly.

  11. Review by Gabe Cummins
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    Dylan is the best! Phenomenal sounds, great playing and a pleasure to work with. Hire this man!

  12. Review by Sleiman D.
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    Excellent!

  13. Review by Sleiman D.
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    Stellar work from Dylan as always. Unrivaled musicianship and professionalism.

  14. Review by Gudmundur G.
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    My go to guy. Never gets it wrong!

  15. Review by Altmann P.
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    As usual, Dylan was a pleasure to work with. We tried out different kits and snares for a Squeeze type track. The results were awesome! I will book him again in the near future.

  16. Review by Diverseddie
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    Really enjoyed working with Dylan. High quality drum and percussion tracks, great precision and professionalism. Thanks Dylan!

  17. Review by Donnie R.
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    Dylan is very knowledgeable and gave me plenty of options to choose from.

  18. Review by Ajfaime
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    Dylan has been a fantastic collaborator for the second time. With each collaboration, he brings something unique, expanding the potential of the songs. As both an excellent collaborator and drummer, Dylan is open, approachable, and receptive to your vision. He works diligently to capture the perfect sonic atmosphere. I eagerly anticipate working together on future projects. If you choose to work with Dylan, you won't be disappointed!

  19. Review by Gudmundur G.
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    Ultimate professional. Never gets it wrong. Works for the song always.

  20. Review by Altmann P.
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    Great person and musician to work with! He gets my full recommendation for anyone who needs a professional drummer. Very easy to communicate with as well. -Andy (Altmann Productions)

Interview with Dylan Wissing

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: I started out as a baby banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons, which follows the family tradition – my great-grandfather was a drummer and songwriter in the circus and vaudeville, way back in the day. The music that was around me as a child had a big impact, and set me on the path I’m on today – Hendrix, Stones, Ohio Players, Otis Redding, Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Beatles, Pharaoh Sanders, EWF. I still have the old family vinyl, scratched and scribbled on.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: I'm a very song-oriented drummer, and generally subscribe to the "less is more" approach unless the music calls for something different. The most important thing for me is that the song and the band sound great. Whether that means I play two notes for the whole track, or am building up a massive wall of drums and percussion, the song is the star of the show for me.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: I provide drum and percussion tracks to clients from my own recording studio. The process is the same whether it's a mellow Americana song or a single measure loop for a hard-hitting Hip Hop track - find the right sounds from my extensive collection of instruments, record them to capture the unique sounds that each production needs, and play the right parts to bring the song to life.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Alicia Keys
  • James Brown
  • The Beatles
Gear Highlights
  • 8 drum sets - 40+ snare drums - mountains of cymbals and percussion - preamps by SSL
  • Daking and Sebatron - mics by AKG
  • Coles
  • AEA
  • Telefunken
  • Audio-Technica
  • Stager
  • Earthworks
  • and more - conversion by RME
More Photos
  • My Main "Do Everything" Drum SetApr 14, 2024

    Overview of my go-to kit for modern sounds:


    My "Do Everything" Recording Drum Set (YouTube)

  • 2023 Studio TourApr 14, 2024

    Here's a look at the room where I create my drum tracks:


    2023 STUDIO OVERHAUL (YouTube)

  • Drums by Dylan Wissing - Selected RecordingsApr 14, 2024

    Here are some songs that I've drummed on, in a wide range of genres:


    Drums by Dylan Wissing - Selected Recordings (Spotify)