Monday, November 5, 2012

Derrick Wright, in Clinic!

Location: Mid-Atlantic Drums

Address: 8630 Loch Raven Blvd. / Towson, MD 21286

Contact #: (410) 870-2649

Date: November 16, 2012

Event Time: TBC

Visit Mid-Atlantic Drum Shop

Location: Island Music Company

Address: 403 Charles Street / La Plata, MD 20646

Contact #: (866) 416-8670

Date: November 17, 2012

Event Time: 12 noon

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Report from the road: Reflex Powerhouse and Uptown

The following statement is from Matt Babineau.  Matt is a ddrum artist in Canada, a hard-hitting journeyman drummer that covers a wide variety of styles.  Up until recently, Matt has been playing kits in our Dios range.  He just picked up a Reflex Powerhouse (pictured) and a Reflex uptown kit.  The statement is unedited and appears exactly as he wrote it:

" Morning Felix!

So I have had a chance to road test each kit.

I had the Uptown out on 2 shows (4 piece version) with the matching snare. The whole kit blew the band and myself away. Possibly the best on stage kick sound I have ever had. The toms were clear and full sounding. Great sustain and attack. The snare was the biggest surprise though. I had it cranked and it still sound very warm and dry as well as crisp. The performance of the all of the drums were superb. I didn’t have to touch a tension rod on the toms or kick for well over 50 songs and I hit friggin’ hard. The rack tom mount felt very solid. Not much movement when I hit the 12” compared to standard crescent mounts.

I brought the Powerhouse kit (minus snare and 18”) into the studio on Monday night to record 1 song. I am speechless! The engineer got the drum tones in minutes. Flat EQ on the whole kit and they sounded like thunder. I have never heard toms that huge coming through near field studio monitors with flat EQ. I used my Dios hammered bronze snare and it killed as well.

Very happy with all of the drums!
Thanks again! "

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL: 2nd studio-report online

Love.Might.Kill currently are working on the follower of their debut-album "Brace for impact". It will be titled "2 Big 2 Fail" and released in October via Massacre Records in Europe and Hydrant Music in Japan. Besides the titletrack the album will feature songtitles like f.e.: "XTC", "Burn the night", "The one", "Big screen pleasure (and pain)", "The great escape", "A perfect mistake", "We fall" and "Restless heart". The album was once again produced by  Michael Ehré, while Markus Teske is responsible for the mix and the mastering in his Bazement-Studios.

(Here´s the link:

The band also filmed a videoclip for their first single "XTC". The video was directed by guitarist Stefan Ellerhorst and filmed by Rico von Hollen while Jochen Donauer will edit the clip.
Followed by the release of "2 BIG 2 FAIL" Love.Might.Kill will play a Germany-tour in October. The dates will follow soon.

For further information please go to:

JAN MANENTI – vocals
SASCHA ONNEN - keyboardsMichael Ehré

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ddrum proudly welcomes punk legend, DJ Bonebrake to the ddrum family!

DJ has been the drummer for quintessential LA punk band X, since 1977.  In addition to X, DJ is the drummer for trad country LA super group The Knitters, featuring members of X, the Blasters, the Flesh Eaters, and the Red Devils and has recorded with Peter Case, Michael Penn, and countless others.  DJ is the first artist to play the Paladin Maple and will be using the Inca Gold sparkle on tour  this May, playing shows supporting Los Lobos, and this summer supporting Pearl Jam on the European leg of their 2012 tour.  DJ has a new "special recipe" Paladin kit in the works!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

About Marko Djordjevic

Called a “world class drummer” and “a true innovator” by Modern Drummer magazine, Marko Djordjevic has
played on more than 40 albums and has thousands of live performances to his credit.

Some of the artists Djordjevic has performed and recorded with include: Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Garry Willis, Hal Crook, Bill Frisell, Lionel Loueke, Aaron Goldberg, The Itals, Chris McDermott, and Eric Lewis.
Djordjevic graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music, where he was accepted on a scholarship at the tender age of 16. One of the finest musicians of our era, Blue Note recording artist Lionel Loueke says: “Marko is one of the greatest drummers out there. He possesses incredible technique, and a musical mind to match it! I love playing with him because he is so creative and unique!”
For more than ten years SVETI has been the creative outlet for Djordjevic. As the composer for SVETI, he writes music inspired by the rich musical tradition of his Balkan roots, but with a nod to the “Western” artists who have influenced him; from Coltrane and Weather Report to Zappa and the Police.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blanco Diablo with ddrum artist Bradley Snipes!

Straight up rock and roll is on the menu for Blanco Diablo on their new single Combination!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Adele wins big at the Grammys!

Anyone with a sharp eye, couldn't help but notice the relentless and tasteful groove as Adele performed her hit, "Rolling In The Deep" at last nights 54th Annual Grammy Awards.  Manning the kit was her Musical Director, and DDRUM artist Derrick Wright.  Derrick was playing the Reflex Uptown prototype kit.  This is our natural alder drum set that has been making waves since its introduction at NAMM.  Congratulations to Derrick and of course, Adele For anyone that missed the show, here is a clip of her performance:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


DDRUM Vintone US is a line that draws from the golden age of drum making with modern stability and craftsmanship.  Vintone is a "made to order" line of hand selected steam bent solid shells in Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Oak, Catalpa, Paduak and more.  The VINTONE SNARES were a huge hit at NAMM and will be shipping soon.  Grab our new product sneak preview PDF right here

The new DDRUM Paladin "Vintage Blend" Drum Sets are a must-see highlight of the exciting new direction at ddrum.  Paladin combines the depth and projection of Maple or Walnut and balances the tone and control with poplar.  The 2012 ddrum collection is loaded with workhorse instruments, such as the Reflex Series drum kits that are ready-made for the top studios and most esteemed stages in the world. Some of the hardest working drummers in the world, including Derrick Wright of Adele, Shawn Drover of Megadeth, Vinnie Paul, Tim Yeung of Morbid Angel, John Humphrey of Seether, Carmine & Vinny Appice, Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch, were on hand at the DDRUM NAMM booth to power the worldwide launch of the new ddrum revolution. Get a taste of it here with our new product sneak preview PDF.


Recently appointed DDRUM Division Manager and drum designer Josh Touchton has developed ddrum's most engaging product line to date. Touchton comes from a strong percussion background in drum design, as a player, and as a professional drum tech.  In addition, Josh has spent almost twenty years in sales and marketing at Mapex USA, D'addario and Gibson USA, allowing the link between manufacturing and end-user to be the strongest ddrum has had in its history.  Top to bottom, the DDRUM 2012 collection will see DDRUM hitting its stride as a dynamic go-to brand for sales, promotions and performance quality.