Dylan Wissing

Platinum-Selling Session Drums

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I play drums on "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys, "In America" by John Legend, "Lord Knows" by Drake, plus 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. I create drum loops and samples for Native Instruments (EMPIRE BREAKS and RHYTHM SOURCE), Sounds, Cymatics, SoundTrap and Patchbanks. My drumming is on national commercials for AT&T, Valvoline, Banana Republic, Behr Paints and Reebok, and I've been 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.

Highlights of some of the projects I've worked on include:

- Two Grammy-Winning records, with four nominations
- Eight million total Sales, with five Platinum and Gold records
- Seven Billboard Top 100 Records, with four #1 hits

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
  • Johnny Socko
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  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Needtobreathe
  • Needtobreathe
  • Taigá
  • Taigá
  • Needtobreathe
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Cordelia Stephens

231 Reviews - 42 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nicholas P.
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    Dylan is the real deal. His style is very unique. After working together it's easy to understand how he's managed to be part of major records. Super-friendly from the first message and open to feedback and suggestions. 100% recommendation if you are looking for somebody to take your drums to a whole other level! 10/10

  2. Review by Nate J.
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    Dylan isn't just a great drummer. He's the consummate professional session player. His studio setup, and his workflow with soundbetter.com make it super easy to get top-quality drum tracks without being there in the studio with him. 10/10 would always recommend.

  3. Review by Ken L.
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    Dylan Wissing is a badass session drummer. I send him my work in progress, tell him the feel and target i am looking for, and the first drums he sent back were perfect. Not only did the drums groove perfectly, but the drum, cymbal, and mic choices Dylan made also complemented the song well. He has an obnoxious amount of drum choices, so that i dont have to think about it at all. Well done once again Dylan!!!! -Ken Lewis

  4. Review by Leonardo R.
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    Amazing experience with Dylan! Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Terence L.
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    As always, Dylan delivers over and above. It is always a pleasure to work with Dylan because he really what I am looking for and even surprises me with what I didn't think of.

  6. Review by Nian T.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Dylan! Highly recommend working with him!

  7. Review by Ken Lewis - MIX
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    Dylan is an amazing session drummer. His musicality always shines thru and drumming is rock solid on grid with feel. He can play anything I call him for, and his pallet of drum kits and recording gear is unparalleled

  8. Review by Sadie N.
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    I really enjoyed working with Dylan!

  9. Review by Jeff May
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    Thanks so much for another 5 star performance Dylan.

  10. Review by Ailym
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    had fun working with him! recommend him listens well to feedback

  11. Review by Shadik
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    Great Quality Drums. From recording to choice of drum kit. I have enough to play with and figure out what will go best for my song. One in the books and my first experience with a live drummer. The rest is up to me finding the right bass player and then getting it mix by the greatest Mix Engineer "Dexter Simmons"

  12. Review by George W.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Dylan. We had two solid studio sessions and recorded live drums for all of my songs. Dylan is a total machine. He understood my vision for each song and made high value-add suggestions that helped take my songs to the next level. A true professional who was prepared, efficient, and very easy to work with.

  13. Review by Machmarie
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    Dylan is a pro's pro and delivers high-quality drums the first time, every time. We enjoy working with him and will continue to work with him in the future.

  14. Review by Michael H.
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    Best drums ever. Without a doubt!

  15. Review by Machmarie
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    Drum expert who brings attention to detail and great energy to his licks. Guaranteed to spice up any track.

  16. Review by Nian T.
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    Another one with Dylan. Professional as always!

  17. Review by Matt H.
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    Super clean, 100% pro drums, excellent service, knows his stuff. Overall great work and excellent communicator. Will definitely hire again.

  18. Review by Frank S.
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    Exceptional musicianship and talent! Can’t wait to work with Dylan again!

  19. Review by Megan M.
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    After working with Dylan, it's very easy to see why he works at the upper echelons of the music industry. Phenomenal job from beginning to end - Dylan was communicative, collaborative, very attentive to listening to my vision, a hard worker, and devoted to doing the best job possible. The modt important question is does it sound good? Its FIYAH!!! Will absolutely be working with Dylan again, highly recommend.

  20. Review by Connor King
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    Dylan was a pleasure to work with and a true professional! He understood my project and over delivered. Thanks again.

Interview with Dylan Wissing

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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, Ohio Players, Pharaoh Sanders, EWF. I still have the old family vinyl, scratched and scribbled on.

  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
  • and a pile great dynamics/ribbons - conversion by RME
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