If you're looking for a drum track with a vintage, warm and characterful sound then I'm your man!
I use a 'less is more' approach to recording and take the time to get the sound that's right for the track. With fewer mic's there is less chance of problems with phase when it comes to mixing the drum tracks. With well placed mic's and an ear for detail I can produce a professional drum track for your song.
I have over 10 years of experience working as a session drummer. Hopefully my drumming speaks for itself on the tracks below, I am confident you will love what I add to your track.
I can also offer programmed drums using a vintage German drum machine for an authentic 80's/90's sound, check out my interpretations of some R&B classics.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
45 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Matt Davies
Just a pleasure to work with Matt. He nailed it first time. Gave me 3 great takes to choose from. Lovely sound. Highly recommended.
Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with. An incredible drummer and fast, communicative and responsive.
Will definitely work with Matt again in the future.
great drummer, great sounding kit, and offered me many takes to choose from!
Matt's a legend
Awesome communication on the job.
Sent various versions of his drum work for me to make some decisions on and it all sounds wild.
Highly suggest Matt for crispy tight drums. What a man1
Matt was great to work worth and created exactly the kind of Lo-fi sound I was looking for along with drumming that fit perfectly for the track! Great communication as well.
Hire this man!! I was curious about Matt after hearing his showreel - he offers something quite unique that I haven’t found anywhere else: his drum sound is full of punchy and crunchy character - and always in the best musical way. I hired Matt to do a few takes on a retro-sounding indie-rock track thing needing some Ringo-style drum energy. I was blown away by the results: Matt gave a spot-on performance, multiple takes, and delivered INSANE tones. I’ll be a repeat customer for certain.
Matt was professional, fast, and most important of all fun to work with. He gave me several great takes to choose from and was happy to tweak what he had done based on my feedback. A great drummer and a great guy and I look forward to working with him on my next project!
This was my first time working with someone on SoundBetter and I don't think it could have gone any better!! Matt is awesome and his work shows how attentive and talented he is. He was quick and excellent at communicating!! He knocked it out the park!! Hire Matt if you need that vintage drum sound!
Matt did a great job, five stars all round, very fast worker and also patient! Thank you Matt!
turned around my drum track in a day, great attention to detail, will be working with him again!
It was "that sound" that I wanted. Perfect. Played well and with great taste. Matt really delivered for me.
Matt is a groove master and is keen to help. He carefully listens to my song and what I want to achieve so it turns out we have a super smooth and effcient communication.
Five stars drumming. Thank you!
He is extremely talented and very professional. Very fast we arrived at exactly what my track needed. An amazing groove and a beautiful sound, you don't need much else.
Fantastic sound, super tight, Matt is awesome.
A truly talented and gifted drummer and a real creative force. I can't wait to work with him again. There just not enough of a star rating for Matt!
Mr. Vintage was awesome to work with! Very quick turnaround and perfect quality! delivered as promised! very happy with the result!
Enjoy working with Vintage. Warm sounds, solid groove, delivery on time. 5 stars.
Matt is very talented, and has amazing drum tones. He delivered several takes in a short time, and they were all amazing. Thanks a lot !
Great to work with Matt - he'll bring life to your track!
Vintage gave me some incredible drum tracks. Prompt service and tastefully done!
Created the perfect groove for my track! I'll be back!
Once again Matt came to our rescue and laid down tracks quick and smooth :) Matt is a muscian you can count on and a great guy !
It was an absolute pleasure to do this job with " THE VINTAGE "
He responded quick and was good to his word, he understood exactly and gave precisely.
Good to know he's there when you need him. Will most defintely reach out to him if
he will have us again !!!!! Great Drummer you are Matt
Vintage was great to work with! He was extremely patient while I was getting the other tracks to him and gave me 2 options for the drums that displayed a lot of range. I went with the first take which was diverse and added a layer to the work. I highly recommend him for his skill and creativity.
Excellent drum tracks - would highly recommend and I plan to use Vintage Dusty tracks again!
Amazing drumming... If you need grooves, better call Matt. Looking forward to working with him again soon.
Vintage Dusty Drum is a wizard. His drumming is filled with soul, which makes my songs alive. Easy-going, considerate, fast response and turnaround. Looking forward to working with him again!
very quick, flexible and helpful...not to mention great drumming
Awesome work! Will come back for more.
It has been wonderful working with Matt on my new tracks. Really fast turn around, attention to detail and an earthy warm sound just perfect!
He works great and quickly! I'm so happy to work with him!
Great drummer and a total professional.
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Please working with you Dusty!
I'm very satisfied with the quality of the drums, quality of the recording, fast turn-around, and most of all Matt's ability to capture the essence of the song in his drum work. I am super excited to work with him again in the future. He is able to hear the nuances of a song and perfect it in his drumming.
Dusty's beats are fresh and suited my tracks perfectly. I'm blown away by his creativity and speed of delivery. I will most definitely be using Dusty again next time I need a sick beat for my track!
Matt works quickly and creatively, the whole process was flawless from start to finish. Highly recommended.
We received three excellent takes of drums and are currently in the process of mixing and matching. The drum tracks arrived before the delivery date. We are very impressed by the quality and professionalism of the service and intend to use again in the future. Henry Jackson Melbourne Australia
Vintage Dusty Drum Tracks is an excellent drummer ,, i was satisfied and glad with his work and looking to work with him again in the future.
It was great working with dusty. Very quick and professional.
Top drummer. Very versatile. Replicated my reference track to a much higher quality with a warm authentic sound. Finished work ahead of schedule and easy to communicate. Hope to work again with Matt in the future.
He's a Winner. Brings his own vision to the mix (very tasteful, trendy) and at the same time has a highly collaborative spirit.
Fantastic Drummer. Great at mixing his drums as well. Definitely looking forward to work with him in the future.
Solid drum tracks, distinct sound, received the tracks quicker than expected, easy going guy, and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Really unique style and approach with a great warm tone. Matt has clearly spent time honing his voice which stands out from your average session drummer. Quick turn around in getting stems also which is a bonus !
Interview with Matt Davies
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Any recording by Noya Rao, has to be my favourite drum sound, really love the way the drums are mixed
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording and touring with several bands
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I've worked with Pezen several times, great songs and easy to work with
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog all day, way more character
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: to give them a drum track that lifts their song and adds a real human feel
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: being able to have a creative input
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I usually get asked to interpret the drum demo my own way, and I usually agree that this is the best approach, I'll usually have an idea as to what will work best for the track. Often Midi drum tracks aren't that easy to recreate!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The drum sound is so much down to playing and feel over gear used!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask for any drum references, usually a midi drum track or any references to songs with a similar feel/sound required
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure the track fits to the grid so my click lines up once imported
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording drum tracks, usually i work to a demo and put my own sound into the mix.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J Dilla, Karriem Riggins, Taylor Mcferrin, Marcus Gilmore, Pharrell Williams, Kaytranada.. to name a few!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 3 mics usually does it, ribbon overhead, snare and kick. I use quite a dry sounding room so the results are lovely warm smoothness.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Play along to the track until i'm feeling it and then record a few takes
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, solid groove and professional sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my varied and eclectic taste stand me in good stead to work with almost any artist
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, hip-hop and R&B
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simple, well considered micing is key.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: All of them if i had time
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Solid and considered. Bit funky too, why not
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been a professional drummer for almost 10 years
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: kick, snare, hats, sticks, hardware