Nicky Hustinx

Drums, percussion, beats

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Nicky is an international touring and session drummer, based in the Netherlands. Curious person in general, multi-instrumentalist and engineer in his own studio, loves no-frills subtle songs, deep grooves, glitchy folk, musical pacts between vintage and modern. Works/worked with artists Weval, Fink, Eefje De Visser, STRFKR, Katie Melua.

Hey, I'm a drummer based in NL. I tour a lot throughout Europe, and when at home I do a lot of recording, mainly from my own studio. I love finding thát part for a song, often trying to just steer clear of the beaten path. I own a bunch of lovely (mostly vintage) drums, percussion items and random assortment of things, and have been able to go many places with this, sound-wise. Beside the perpetual quest into the land of finding that perfect drum sound and recording this the right way, the last couple of years I've developed a great interest in combining my love for vintage drum sounds with electronic music, making it possible to sample, loop and screw up sounds live, on the spot. I use Ableton Live for this, here's an example:

I record drums and percussion for solo artists and bands, film, series, theatre and commercials, and produce beats and music for other artists as well as my own. I occasionally teach at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

Send me a mail with your music, I'm always up for working together! Hooray

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Audio showreel - me on drums or beats

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo interface
  • Coles 4038 Ribbon Mics
  • vintage D12
  • MD421's
  • MD441's
  • (vintage) Ludwig drumsets and snares
  • Radio King
  • George Way
  • A&F snares
  • Istanbul Agop cymbals
  • lots of percussion from all over the world
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