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Need some drums for your tracks / an album? Need them fast?
Drop me a line here; email over stems or just an mp3 + a few notes / reference points for what you're after and I'll put them down in my studio, then send you an mp3 of what I've done, and after your approval, upload the full res files to my Dropbox for you.
£300 per day - I usually get a few tracks finished in that time, maybe more, depending on how involved the music is. I usually edit together a few takes of each - if need be - and then email a rough mix to you with all the best stuff / feel.
I don't mix / EQ the drums - haven't got into that yet - you receive flat stems of 8-12 tracks of drums - recorded at my studio in Essex - edited and ready for you to mix.
The studio is on a farm in a container - sound proofed and acoustically treated for the 40 foot space - dry and ambient sections, with some choice mics / pre amps with mostly vintage drums and cymbals on hand. I use Logic Pro etc.
Maybe you already know the style you need - Bruford or Alan White, Big Figure or Charley Charles? Al Jackson or Bernard Purdie? Steve Gadd or Andy Newmark - maybe Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Philly Jo or Roy Haynes? Something specific or just a groove to have your whole track sit on. Let me know what you have in mind.
Recent sessions @ Motorik Studios:
John Vehadija, Diego Kovadloff, Mark Vandergucht,
Tim Bowness, Wilko Johnson, Steve Howe Trio, Terry Edwards, Chris Shields, my Subterraneans album.
Born in London in 1969, Dylan Howe is a British drummer (now living in Chalkwell, Essex), best known for leading his jazz groups since 2002 and tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson, coupled with extensive pop and rock session work since 1990.
Alongside many recording credits as a sideman, Dylan has released six albums as a leader – the most recent; Subterranean - New Designs On Bowie’s Berlin – gained worldwide acclaim. Downbeat Magazine gave it 5 stars, including it in their Masterpiece / Best Albums of 2014, with four-star reviews in Mojo, The Guardian and Uncut amongst others. David Bowie also sent a message with his approval, calling it 'Top-notch’. A National tour followed culminating in sell out shows at the London South Bank and Berlin Jazz Festival.
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS / WILKO JOHNSON / ROGER DALTREY / RAY DAVIES / PAUL McCARTNEY / DAVID GILMOUR / STEVE HOWE / HUGH CORNWELL / BETH GIBBONS / NICK CAVE / DAMON ALBARN / MICK JONES / GABRIELLE / ALISON MOYET / CHAKA KHAN / VIV ALBERTINE / MARC GAUVIN / SAM MOORE / BEN E KING / EDWIN STARR / LEON WARE / TOM JONES / YES / LEWIS TAYLOR / MILES KANE / DAVID McALMONT / CURTIS STEIGERS / TONY HADLEY / C4'S LIGHT LUNCH / ANDY SHEPPARD / GILAD ATZMON / ROBERT WYATT / GET THE BLESSING / DENNY ILETT / LILLIAN BOUTTE / RONNIE SCOTT'S ALL STARS / JOHN ETHERIDGE / THEO TRAVIS
'A superb player, inspiring and invigorating in any genre.’ THE GUARDIAN
‘The thrilling, incisive drumming of Dylan Howe.’ LONDON METRO
'A cultured drummer.' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'Swings like an old veteran.' MODERN DRUMMER
'Dylan Howe simply does all the right things.' MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
‘Rightly acclaimed as one of the best drummers of his generation.’ RONNIE SCOTT’S
‘How'd you get to be such a funky little bastard?’ IAN DURY
'The brilliant Dylan Howe on drums.'
JOOLS HOLLAND (Intro on BBC2's 'Later.. With Jools')
'You're playing beautifully…so solid.' JIMMY PAGE