What type of music do you usually work on?
Nowadays I work mostly on Hiphop, Rap, R&B. Mostly slower tempos, because it gives room for a lot of cool breaks.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Life, energy and feel. Drums are so important for the energy flow of a song! Think of build-ups, drops, breakdowns etc. The flow of a song is so determining!
What's your typical work process?
First, I listen to the song. I'm trying to get what the song is telling me and what the feel is.
Then, I put the song on, close my eyes and while I record it, I try to play what the song asks.
With that first try-out take, I take the demands and wishes from the client and I try to blend it in.
I record another take with those wishes, and that is my first sketch. I check how that first sketch sounds and feels and I move on. Again record another take, more 'cleaner' and try to get everything perfectly recorded, untill I'm satisfied, which I'm not quick haha.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I'm recording at home. Miced out my Kick, Snare, Toms, Floortom and I use two overheads (XY).
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Aaron Spears, Tony Royster Jr and Jojo Mayer.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Playing drum tracks live and in studio's for songwriters and bands.