I play drums on songs like "Girl on Fire" Alicia Keys and "In America" by John Legend, plus Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Needtobreathe, Eminem, and many more. I want to drum 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

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My credits include

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

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
  • AEA
  • Blue
  • Audio-Technica
  • and all the dynamics/ribbons you want for tracking drums - conversion by RME

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Dylan Wissing

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar27 days agoby

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

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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!!!

  • Picture?type=large2 months agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_img_08733 months agoby

    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!

  • Listing_thumb_picture_13 months agoby

    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!

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Interview with Dylan Wissing

How would you describe your style?
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.