About Dylan Wissing

Dylan Wissing is a session drummer based in Hoboken, New Jersey, who has recorded for such artists as John Legend, Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Eminem. He is best known as the drummer on Alicia Keys’ Grammy award-winning hit, “Girl on Fire,” and he is heard in national ads for AT&T, American Airlines, Valvoline, Behr Paints and Banana Republic.

Wissing has appeared in Modern Drummer and DRUM! magazines, on the Disney+ show “The Big Fib,” and was featured in the New York Times. His drum loop and sample packs for companies like Native Instruments, Sounds, Cymatics, Soundtrap and Patchbanks feature a wide range of styles, from ‘50s R&B and ‘60s Pop, funky ‘70s breakbeats and Disco, through modern Pop and Hip Hop.

Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Dylan was a student of session greats Kenny Aronoff and Shawn Pelton on the drum set, studied Latin percussion with Diana Valdés Santos, marimba with Rebecca Kite, and was a member of the Indiana All-State Jazz Band.

Dylan teaches the art of recording and session drumming at his website, Creating the Sound.