The drummer/percussionist you need.
I can record different styles with a wide range of instruments such as drum, djembé, congas, udu drum, bombo legüero (argentinian drum), didgeridoo, cajón drum, octapad and a lot of different accesories. I have my own home studio to be able to record at any time.
I also can record some rythm guitar (nylon and metal strings) and back up voices.
Drums: Sonor Jungle 3007, Gretsch Catalina Jazz. Snares: Gretsch full rage maple (wooden rims), Yamaha Steve Gadd signature, Black Phanter 13"x7" maple. Cymbals: Istanbul Mehmet
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Interview with Lean Alem
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud to have been the lead singer and percussionist of the international company Fuerza Bruta with which I toured the world with live performances.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I recently finished recording drums for two neo soul/pop songs. I'm in the editing, mixing and mastering stage of the tracks.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer analog over digital. I feel that I can trust more in something concrete than in something ethereal. But I can always adapt.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Try the best of my self and my music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To create.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A drum set, a music player (with spotify premium please), a portable recorder, an acoustic guitar, and a shaker, always carry a shaker with you. :P
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been studying, playing and recording since 2001.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Correct. Just what the artist needs.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with José González and his group Junip. For the affinity with his music, his artistic sensibility and his songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always listen carefully.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually with folk music, pop, rock, world music, trival, funk and a little jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to understand songs and styles easily. Even with difficult arrangements.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My musicality of 15 years of career. Good taste and good sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the song first. I read what the client wants. I try various ideas, then record them. I choose the best shots, edit them, and then submit the best ideas.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own well-equipped home studio. Prepared for the jobs I'm used to doing. Ready to record!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I find inspiration in artists like Jorja Smith, Tom Misch, Erykah Badu, Björk. The Beatles, John Mayer and Finneas among others
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record drums and percussion on demand. I also record rhythm guitars (with nylon strings and metal strings). People also call me for live shows.