Dylan Wissing

Platinum-Selling Studio Drums

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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

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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

Reviews (29)

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!

  11. 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 !

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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!!!

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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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Drums by Dylan - R&B/Pop (Alicia Keys, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, ...)

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Drums by Dylan - Hip Hop (Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Eminem, ...)

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Drums by Dylan - Rock (NEEDTOBREATHE, Notar, Johnny Socko, ...)

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