Dylan Wissing

Platinum-Selling Drum Tracks

starstarstarstarstar
275 Reviews (250 Verified)
Dylan Wissing on SoundBetter

I play drums on "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys, "In America" by John Legend, "Lord Knows" by Drake, tracks from Jay Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Needtobreathe, Rick Ross and many more. I want to play on your songs, too!

I've recorded for and performed with hundreds of independent artists all over the world for decades, in a huge range of styles and genres:

- Credits on multiple Grammy-winning, Platinum-selling records
- Drum loops and samples for Native Instruments (EMPIRE BREAKS and RHYTHM SOURCE), Sounds, Cymatics, SoundTrap and Patchbanks.
- National commercials for AT&T, Valvoline, Banana Republic, Behr Paints and Reebok
- Soundtrack for Amazon Prime series "Luden (The Pimp)"
- Featured in the New York Times for my work in recreating the legendary "Funky Drummer" breakbeat.

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.

Your song is unique, and I set up a custom-tailored collection of drums and percussion for each session. 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.

I offer discount pricing on EP and album projects (all songs must be received at the same time):

- Three-song EP: $1250
- Six-song EP: $2500
- Ten-song Album: $3600

Let's make a record!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dylan Wissing
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Kanye West
  • 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
  • Needtobreathe
  • Needtobreathe
  • Taigá
  • Taigá
  • Needtobreathe
  • Kirsten Thien
  • Cordelia Stephens

275 Reviews - 52 Repeat Clients

Endorse Dylan Wissing
  1. Review by Sleiman D.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Stellar work from Dylan as always. Unrivaled musicianship and professionalism.

  2. Review by Gudmundur G.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    My go to guy. Never gets it wrong!

  3. Review by Altmann P.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    As usual, Dylan was a pleasure to work with. We tried out different kits and snares for a Squeeze type track. The results were awesome! I will book him again in the near future.

  4. Review by Diverseddie
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Really enjoyed working with Dylan. High quality drum and percussion tracks, great precision and professionalism. Thanks Dylan!

  5. Review by Donnie R.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan is very knowledgeable and gave me plenty of options to choose from.

  6. Review by Ajfaime
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan has been a fantastic collaborator for the second time. With each collaboration, he brings something unique, expanding the potential of the songs. As both an excellent collaborator and drummer, Dylan is open, approachable, and receptive to your vision. He works diligently to capture the perfect sonic atmosphere. I eagerly anticipate working together on future projects. If you choose to work with Dylan, you won't be disappointed!

  7. Review by Gudmundur G.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Ultimate professional. Never gets it wrong. Works for the song always.

  8. Review by Altmann P.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Great person and musician to work with! He gets my full recommendation for anyone who needs a professional drummer. Very easy to communicate with as well. -Andy (Altmann Productions)

  9. Review by Anne F.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Stunning ! Another new song with Dylan. I listened to his drum tracks on repeat for an hour. I was so impressed by the result. His sense of rhythm is magical. Dylan Wissing is very professional and immensely talented.

  10. Review by Kane
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Kane
    check_circleVerified

    There's a reason Dylan has worked with the talent that he's worked with... guy is nothing short of incredible. Best in the game for sure.

    Working with him was really easy, and he even gave free revisions within 24 hours exactly how I wanted them.

    One really helpful thing is that Dylan gave screenshots of exactly how he put the drums together, and how to mix.

    If you want drums that transform your track you have to go with Dylan. I'll definitely be working with him again. 100% recommend.

  11. Review by Marc B.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Amazing job by Dylan again! 💯 recommended!

  12. Review by Jon D.
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Jon D.
    check_circleVerified

    Did a great job nailed the project. Pleasure to work with. Super quick to send back tracks.

  13. Review by Jonathan
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan's work is amazing. He knows what a song needs and delivers! Took this song to the place it needed to be. The vibe, the groove, the feel... so, so good. Great communication and super-professional, as well. Looking forward to the next one.

  14. Review by Dan E.
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Dan E.
    check_circleVerified

    Awesome, nailed the atmosphere and vibe of the track. Great communication, and really excellent drums and percussion - looking forward to working with you again!

  15. Review by Marc B.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan knocked this one out perfect. Breakbeats with some unique bingo treatment which added a wicked touch of modern maintaining the funky retro feel

  16. Review by Cyril
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Cyril
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan just nailed it again. Absolutely brilliant, looking forward to the next one. Thanks Dylan!

  17. Review by Harry C.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan drums sound amazing!!! He gave me exactly what l wanted. No revisions was needed!!! Very impressed with the turn around time. The quality of recording in his studio is industry standard. Definitely will hire him again for more sessions.

  18. Review by Marc B.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Amazing as always. Pleasure to work with Dylan

  19. Review by Stephen L.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan is an absolute top notch pro who thinks about the track, carefully selects his sounds and then absolutely nails it in his live performance. Took my track to another level!

  20. Review by Larry H.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Dylan totally hit our project out of the ballpark! He gave me a stellar performance of stellar sounding tracks! I am doing next to no processing and zero editing (and I am persnickety to a fault). A truly great guy and talent!

Interview with Dylan Wissing

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

  2. 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, Beatles, Pharaoh Sanders, EWF. I still have the old family vinyl, scratched and scribbled on.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. 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.

  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.

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
Drums by Dylan - R&B/Pop (Alicia Keys, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, ...)

I was the drummer in this production


  1. play_arrow
    pause
    Drums by Dylan - R&B/Pop (Alicia Keys, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, ...)
  2. play_arrow
    pause
    Drums by Dylan - Hip Hop (Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Eminem, ...)
  3. play_arrow
    pause
    Drums by Dylan - Rock (NEEDTOBREATHE, Notar, Johnny Socko, ...)
  4. play_arrow
    pause
    Dylan Wissing - 25 Beats in 4:20
GenresSounds Like
  • Alicia Keys
  • James Brown
  • The Beatles
Gear Highlights
  • 8 drum sets - 40+ snare drums - mountains of cymbals and percussion - preamps by SSL
  • Daking and Sebatron - mics by AKG
  • Coles
  • AEA
  • Telefunken
  • Audio-Technica
  • Stager
  • Earthworks
  • and more - conversion by RME
More Photos