Mark Guiliana Drums
The world of drum loops just got a lot more interesting. Introducing Mark Guiliana Drums.
"What happens when you add hard bop drum masters Elvin Jones and Art Blakey to a 1980s Roland 808 drum machine, divide the result by J Dilla and then multiply to the power of Squarepusher? Answer: Mark Guiliana." - Time Out London
Recorded at The Bunker Studio in NYC, Mark Guiliana Drums contains 9 complete drum sessions, utilizing 3 different drum kits, all captured in stunning 96 kHz 24bit multitrack detail (with Deluxe Edition). The result? Hundreds of inspiring and innovative grooves covering a massive range of styles and genres, all served up in a variety of audio formats (WAV, REX2, AIFF, Stylus RMX) and MIDI. Also included are samples of all three drum kits, giving you complete control and flexibility with Mark's signature drumming and sound.
His forward-thinking, conceptual approach to the instrument is also featured in Mehliana, the electric duo featuring Brad Mehldau on keyboards and synthesizers. The group´s highly anticipated debut album, Taming the Dragon (Nonesuch), was released in early 2014.
Over the past decade, Guiliana´s extensive touring has taken him across six continents with artists including Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Matisyahu, Lionel Loueke, Now vs. Now, Dhafer Youssef, and his own groups, Beat Music and Heernt. He has also appeared on over 30 recordings to date.
Still in his early thirties, Guiliana, recognized by the New York Times as "a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed," has earned international acclaim for his innovative and creative style.
Photo by Deneka Peniston