Dylan Wissing

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I play drums on "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys, "In America" by John Legend, "Detroit vs. Everybody" by Eminem, plus Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Needtobreathe and many more. I want to play on your songs, too!

I've been obsessed with drums since I was a child. Most of my adult life has been spent on tour or in the studio with a huge range of artists, from Grammy-winning producers and major commercial clients to fiercely independent writers and musicians. I've recorded in everything from world-class studios to dingy basements with one mic, and performed over 3,000 shows in venues ranging from dive bars to arenas throughout the US and Europe.

With all this experience, I've learned what works on a record, how to get the right sound and feel every time, and how to keep clients happy and coming back! I bring the exact same care, attention, gear and experience to mega-stars and unsigned artists.

Since 2008 I've been providing drum tracks from my own Triple Colossal Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey. My space sounds great, is very adaptable for a wide range of sounds and vibes, and is full of just about every percussion sound you can imagine.

Highlights of some of the projects I've worked on include:
Two Grammy Winning Records, with Four Nominations
Eight Million Total Sales, with Five Platinum and Gold Records
Seven Billboard Top 100 Records, with Four #1 hits

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dylan Wissing
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Alicia Keys
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Chris Coolidge
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Johnny Socko
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Needtobreathe
  • Needtobreathe
  • Taigá
  • Taigá
  • Cordelia Stephens

62 Reviews - 14 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Morten E.
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    Quick delivery, top notch recording quality. Dylan has a great ear for details and seems to know exactly what every song needs. Always a pleasure working with him.

  2. Review by Nick P.
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    Once again fantastic overwhelming work and dedication! Will 100% book again, I recommend you to do the same!!

  3. Review by Morten E.
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    The first thing that striked me when I received Dylan´s drum tracks was that "he makes every hit count". Not one single hit sounds accidental, and sometimes it´s when he does not play that makes the biggest impact. He definitely pays great attention to details. The sound quality on the tracks were awesome. He definitely has his studio equipment in top shape. Looking forward to working with Dylan again soon.

  4. Review by Chris Jacobie
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    Another incredible job by Dylan. Will continue to use him for all of my drumming overdub needs!

  5. Review by Nick P.
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    After working with Dylan I can only say: drummer of my dreams! Highly recommended!! Makes the best out of your track and very good intuition what works best. Delivers diversity, creativity and very quick! Sound is super amazing!

  6. Review by Fraser S.
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    FANTASTIC SESSION!!

  7. Review by Chris Jacobie
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    Dylan is amazing. Not only is his drumming incredible but his professionalism as well. He hit an impossible deadline for me. I highly recommend him for your next project!

  8. Review by Zack S.
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    For sure I’m giving him a 5 Star !!

    Dylan paid attention to a lot more aspects of a song then a lot of session drummers do..He focused on the tone of the song and what type of drums he needed for my song. With his extensive background in his career working with big name in the industry, Dylan is able to use that knowledge to get u a unique drum sound that stands out for your song and your song alone. Not to mention his wide range of equipment..And he’s also a very talented drummer too. topjob

  9. Review by Jann R.
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    Dylan is a great drummer. He got close to my song, and designed the bottom and top of it beautifully for sure.
    It is solid and exquisite.
    Thank you Dylan!

  10. Review by Fred M.
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    Dylan is definitely a master Drummer and comes highly recommended by everyone in the industry !! Once again he delivered us "Gems".

  11. Review by Michelle C.
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    Dylan is a consummate performer - responsible, focused and gets the job done! He's got an excellent ear, never afraid to put in the hard work and has a wonderful selection of drums to choose from to get just the right sound. Thanks Dylan!

  12. Review by JEREMY A.
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    Dylan is a fantastic drummer! I needed a drum beat that had some soul to it and he delivered, I'm a happy customer!!

  13. Review by Marc J.
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    2nd gig with Dylan. Always a pleasure working with this man. Top!!!!

  14. Review by Leif A.
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    Really nice playing, solid and grooves... look forward to working again with Dylan... thanks Dylan...

  15. Review by Nathan M.
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    I can't thank Dylan enough for his extra work trying to capture a very particular sound for me. He's highly talented and highly professional.

  16. Review by Marc J.
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    Amazing Drummer. High Quality! Very professional! Nailed it on first take! I'll be back Dylan, Thank you.

  17. Review by Matthew m.
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    Dylan is Fantastic Full stop he is great to work with and makes the whole process very easy with conversation and real care for the work and it shows in what he produces.

  18. Review by Cortland C.
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    Dylan is a drum wizard! I've used him on multiple tracks, and he always adds something unique to each one.

  19. Review by Fred M.
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    It is always a complete pleasure working with Dylan, groovy groovy groovy what more words do I need. Highly hotly recommended !!!

  20. Review by Felix S.
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    Great communication, drumming and ear for sounds. Put lots of work and detail in and was very responsive to direction. Highly recommended.

  21. Review by Jonathan S.
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    Another amazing experience working with Dylan. He totally killed it on the drums and captured the vibe of the songs perfectly. I can't recommend him enough!!

  22. Review by Tarek B.
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    Excellent drummer, very clear and professional. The drum and percussion tracks were amazing and professionally recorded. Would love to work with Dylan again!

  23. Review by Saleh F.
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    Dylan recorded some live drums for a retro-future hip-hop track and he did an excellent job. The drums have lots of personality, he knows how to integrate percussion really well and he is excellent at translating an ambition for a sound into some great live drums. Really enjoyed working with him and hope to again soon.

  24. Review by Gabe Cummins
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    Dylan is phenomenal. He gets great sounds, is easy to work with, is fast and crushes the parts. He nailed a White Stripes style tune I'm working on that really brought the song to the next level. Hire him.

  25. Review by Sondre L.
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    2nd time working with Dylan! Yet another great performance from this guy, and just deliver flawless! Recommended to the very end!

  26. Review by Sondre L.
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    Really awesome drummer who really listen to the song and what would fit! He will indeed make your song bump up many notches with his skills!

  27. Review by Matthew m.
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    Dylan is great he is a true master of the drums and for the first time I have worked with him I am very satisfied with the work. He is professional and very easy to talk to. GREAT.

  28. Review by Fred M.
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    Choosing Dylan is the best choice you can make so if you are looking for greatness look no further he is. Dylan gave us more than what we expected, soooo groovy and professional and generous. Amazing Dylan !

  29. Review by Joel D.
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    2nd time working with Dylan. As usual he delivers 5 Star work and a 5 Star experience. His vast experience with drums allows him to dial in your exact needs, even if YOU don't know what that is, HE DOES ! He is very in tune to a song's vibe and can manipulate a drum set to achieve the vision. I highly recommend this guy for anything drum related.

  30. Review by Pete F.
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    This is my third project with Dylan. He crushes it every single time and is so easy to work with. I feel lucky to have found this guy!

  31. Review by Peter S.
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    Dylan is very good. I love his ability to artistically interpret your instructions. It’s like his been rehearsing with you during song writing. Highly recommended!

  32. Review by David
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    Phenomenal!

  33. Review by Cortland C.
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    Dylan’s the man as always. Quick turn around time. Killer performance. Fits the need of every song.

  34. Review by Isaac J.
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    Wow Wow Wow!!! Dylan is a real professional and delivered everything above expectations. Work with Dylan!!!!!!

  35. Review by Pete F.
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    I've had Dylan drum on 4 tracks now. He manages to capture the unique vibe of each track so well! I really can't say enough good things about this guy.

  36. Review by David L.
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    Dylan is very professional and make me comfortable when we working together.

  37. Review by Cortland C.
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    Another great track w/ Dylan! The drums sound amazing.

  38. Review by Cortland C.
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    Dylan immediately understood what type of sound and vibe I was aiming for - Which is not as easy as you'd think. He's an amazing drummer, and incredibly easy to work with!

  39. Review by Pete F.
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    Dylan has gone above and beyond on each song I've sent him. He is a true pro and you will be happy you hired him.

  40. Review by Joel D.
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    Dylan is now officially the best drummer I know. Hands down. On top of that, he handles his business ethics properly, efficiently and professionally. He listened to what I had to say carefully, then executed it perfectly. He has focus and dedicates to one client at a time, which I appreciate. I highly recommend this guy, you'll be happy.

  41. Review by Erik M.
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    Very musical player with great feel and dito soundwise.
    Communication was clear and proffesional.
    The take had magic.
    I highly recommended Dylan!

  42. Review by Pete F.
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    Quite possibly the best drummer I've ever worked with. He plays exactly what needs to be played and his drums sound sublime. Can't wait to work with him again!

  43. Review by Josh P.
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    Dylan brought my drum vision for my song to life and I am a very finicky person when it come my music. Likewise, I would definitely recommend Dylan to anyone who is looking for that great live drum sound for their song. He is a 5 star drummer!!

  44. Review by Antonio P.
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    Would definitely recommend Dylan for project of any kind ! Communicative, fast and most important, great player with a lot of groove to offer !

  45. Review by Merrick B.
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    Easy to work with. Took direction well. Job was not complete until I was happy. Will work with again.

  46. Review by robert s.
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    Dylan did an excellent job. The performance had emotion and style and the deliverables were high quality.

  47. Review by Youth I.
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    Dylan Did an excellent work. He worked on differents drums sounds and realize what we wanted. It was a pleasure to work with.

  48. Review by Slow
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    It has been a pleasure to work with Dylan Wissing. He captures the song and the vibe spot on!

  49. Review by Peter S.
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    Dylan is brilliant in that he understood my instructions to the point. The result was very good and I'm super happy. Highly recommended.

  50. Review by Kurt Thum
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    Dylan's drum sounds are unbeatable. Coupled with his ability to come up with great parts, top notch performance, and quick turnaround, I highly recommend him.

  51. Review by Gabe Cummins
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    Dylan is the real deal. He gets fantastic sounds, works so quickly and is a phenomenal communicator. His list of platinum selling/Grammy winning credits speaks for itself. He is a top notch pro.

  52. Review by Jon Cole
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    Dylan is Mr Drums and an excellent human being to boot. Super calm, super reliable and super professional, he comes up with the goods every time, no matter the genre of song you throw at him. It's always exciting to hear what he's done with a track as it's always that little bit more than you were hoping for! Bravo, Sir.

  53. Review by Antar Goodwin
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    I've used Dylan on numerous projects, I'm blown away every time. Between his professionalism, turn around time and deep sense of groove,he's always my first call!

  54. Review by Riley McMahon, New Warsaw Studio
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    As a producer, I’m not only looking for a drummer with great time and feel but someone who knows how to play into a microphone. Dylan is one of those rare drummers who knows how to work in the medium - executing the perfect part with the right touch that sounds awesome coming back through the speakers.

  55. Review by Evens Colas, Paradise Sound Arts
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    Over the years I've had the honor of playing with many of the best drummers of our time. Dylan is among that elite group. He always delivers what is needed for the song.

  56. Review by Rowen Moran
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    I was referred to Dylan by a friend - he is so great to work with & an awesome musician. As a vocal recording artist, finding talented AND easygoing musicians can be tough, but Dylan is the real deal. Definitely sticking with him for future projects!!!

  57. Review by David M.
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    Dylan's the first one to call for any kind of online drum project. With his vast knowledge of drum recording, eclectic drum collection, and diverse playing ability, he'll get the perfect sound on any session. I recommend Dylan to any artist/producer in need of an online drummer!

  58. Review by James C.
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    Amazing drummer who is great to work with and also a totally cool guy. As you can see from his resume he has worked with some incredibly talented and successful artists and me, well I'm just an artist. Doesn't matter though, Dylan doesn't phone it in. Once the click starts and there's a beat to drop he's going to crush it, because that's what he does. Highly recommended!

  59. Review by Jay Zasa
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    I can't imagine there is a better online drummer. Dylan can play absolutely anything perfectly, but more than that, he has an uncanny/magical ability to understand what you are going for from a demo, then put a ton of subtlety and actual soul into a recording that you haven't made yet, so that it actually inspires you to make it music better than you imagined it could be. Use him!

  60. Review by Tomás S.
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    I've worked with Dylan plenty of times, and he always delivers. I've used him for pop, rock, country, funk, jazz, hip-hop and many other styles. He's amazing at completely nailing any specific drum sound and feel you ask for, which makes it way easier to get the desired vibe you want for your song. I highly recommend him!

  61. Review by Cooper Anderson
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    Lots of people do drum tracks online these days. But most of them do not construct a custom drum kit for the exact sound you're looking for. This is the attention to detail that separates Dylan from the rest. His timing and feel are impeccable, and he is incredibly versatile stylistically. He is my number one call for session drums!

  62. Review by Brent Kolatalo
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    Dylan has been my main session drummer for a long, long time now. Incredibly talented and super reliable. I usually need him last minute when I can't be at his studio but he's never not delivered what I'm looking for. The man can literally get you any drum sound/feel you're looking for. Can't recommend highly enough!

Interview with Dylan Wissing

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: I'm a very song-oriented drummer, and generally subscribe to the "less is more" approach unless the music calls for something different. The most important thing for me is that the song and the band sound great. Whether that means I play two notes for the whole track, or am building up a massive wall of drums and percussion, the song is the star of the show for me.

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

  4. A: I started out as a baby banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons, which follows the family tradition – my great-grandfather was a drummer and songwriter in the circus and vaudeville, way back in the day. The music that was around me as a child had a big impact, and set me on the path I’m on today – Hendrix, Stones, Ohio Players, Otis Redding, Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Ohio Players, Pharaoh Sanders, EWF. I still have the old family vinyl, scratched and scribbled on.

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

  6. A: I provide drum and percussion tracks to clients from my own recording studio. The process is the same whether it's a mellow Americana song or a single measure loop for a hard-hitting Hip Hop track - find the right sounds from my extensive collection of instruments, record them to capture the unique sounds that each production needs, and play the right parts to bring the song to life.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Alicia Keys
  • John Legend
  • Kanye West
Gear Highlights
  • 8 drum sets - 40+ snare drums - mountains of cymbals
  • percussion
  • and electronic drums - preamps by API
  • Daking and Audient - mics by AKG
  • Coles
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  • Audio-Technica
  • and all the dynamics/ribbons you want for tracking drums - conversion by RME
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