Diogo Mota Drummer

Session Drummer

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Professional Drummer, Touring Musician and Educator. Got a Music Degree in Percussion, Study Jazz drums at EJP (OPORTO'S Jazz School) and started off as a Session Musician in 2018. Recorded a dozen albums and a couple Ep's. Season of Mist recording artist!

I'm a Professional Drummer, Touring Musician and Educator from Portugal, finished my Music Degree in 2018 and started off as a Session Musician. I take work really serious and deliver the best work possible! Been playing all genres from Jazz, Rock, Pop, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Post Black Metal, Classical music and Chamber music. As a Drummer/Percussionist Played all around with Orchestras and Toured Europe and Asia. My services offer, Remote Recordings from my home studio or other studio and touring services.

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  1. Review by Antonio Jhaldreen
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    by Antonio Jhaldreen

    Diogo record the tracks for a Black Metal project for our band VACIØ. It was an honor worked with him, it was easy and fast.
    Some difficult parts was perfectly performed. Also the ideas he got for many parts was awesome, creating a perfect atmosphere of the music.
    For sure next time I will hire him, to get the best drum tracks. 100% recommend

  2. Review by Ricardo Barros
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    by Ricardo Barros

    Diogo worked and recorded the tracks for our band No More Poets first album and its a joy to hear the sound he got. Being a hard rock band with powerful tracks and some quiet ballads, it requires powerfull and soft drumming, and Diogo nail it on both.
    He is a great professional who puts all of your skils in everything he does. The passion and dedication of his work can be heard in every track he records. His creativity is also noticed as he always bring very nice ideas to the table
    It was a pleasure to work with Diogo, and I certainly be wokring with him again. I highly recommend!

  3. Review by Miguel Tereso
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    by Miguel Tereso

    Diogo recorded an internationally acclaimed full-length album at our studio and plenty other drum session jobs.
    Always professional and dedicated to his craft, he's capable of bringing your drum lines to another level of creativity and also put up a solid and consistent performance, which is essential in the studio.
    While we worked mainly with metal genres that require ridiculous amounts of speed and technique (which he delivers with ease), he's versatile enough to play anything you throw at him.
    Waste no time and hire the man to lay down some great drum tracks for you.

Interview with Diogo Mota Drummer

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Recorded already One álbum with a major label, Season of Mist. And two upcoming albuns, One also in Season of Mist and the other in Unique Records.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Hugo Ribeiro

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To always do my best.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Everything!

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I studied music and in 2018 began doind drum recordings and teaching for a leaving. I also work as a touring Drummer very Often.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Iam an easy going person and a good listener.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Usually Black Metal, post black, black Death, Melodeath and rock, post-rock.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Fast learning.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: Always try to fit in my personal drum fills and grooves, but something that fits the client ideas.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: Usually I talk a bit with the cliente first, só I can know what are is goals with the track. After that I would dig in studiyng the track, first doing an active listening and then recording it on drums.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I can Record up to 18 tracks with my Beheringer x-32, I use Lewitt and Shure mics. I own a Mapex Black Panther Blaster with Murat Diril cymbals and Evans skins.

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

  24. A: I am inspired by other Drummers like, George Kolias, Eugene Ryabchenco, Alex Rudinger, etc...

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

  26. A: Usually clients reach out to me to Record Black metal Tracks, rock and post-rock tracks. I would say that theese are my most tipical genres.

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  • Murat Diril Cymbals
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  • Focusrite
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  • Shure
  • Evans Drumheads
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