CJ Evans is a professional freelance drummer/percussionist from south-east London who has extensively recorded, gigged and toured across the UK, Europe, Russia, and USA performing at prestigious venues and arenas alongside the likes of Deep Purple, Status Quo, Daughtry, Three Doors Down, LifeHouse, BuckCherry, Flyleaf, Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Paul Weller, Shinedown, Grouplove, Young Guns, Portishead, John Newman, Bombay Bicycle Club and AWOLNATION.
CJ has also played on renowned festival stages including Rock AM Ring, Sonisphere, Download, Rock En Seine, LoveBox, Radio 1 Big Weekend, Citadel, Secret Garden Party, Isle Of Wight, British Summer Time, Wireless, V Festival and Summerfest to name but a few.
About this pack
On the success of his last release DrumDrops are proud and delighted to announce the release of Pocket Funk Vol 2 from session drummer extraordinaire CJ Evans. With tempos ranging from 77-123bpm CJ takes inspiration from many of the beats that have influenced him and countless others. Influences in these killer grooves from the pocket king Nate Smith to Robert Searight of Snarky Puppy, James Gadson Of Bill Withers, Chris Dave of D’Angelo, Clyde Stubblefeild of James Brown and Steve Jordan of John Mayer fame.
CJ comments,” when recording we would cover a range of tempos and feels and based upon the reference track, then I would do an interpretation of that groove. Sticking to kick, snare, hats kinda beat mainly, marking any section changes with a fill or a move to ride cymbal for a different dynamic. We then added some percussion tracks for texture and that extra FUNK!! This included bongos, congas, cowbell and tambourine”
The 100% royalty free Live Beats & Breaks packs consists of a huge 1.66gb of data giving a total of 680 stunning Wav loops (along with single hits of each kit piece), these meticulously recorded 44.1k /24 bit at Londons legendary Livingston Studios.
CJ’s Tama drums along with his Sabian Cymbals were recorded thorough Livingstons CS75 Powered by Neve desk utilising its onboard 1073 preamps, each nuance captured by a selection of mic’s from mic’s by Neumann, Royer, AKG, Shure and Sennheiser. We truly enjoyed producing this collection in the knowledge of it being far from just another run of the mill loop pack, we truly believe these beats will add that extra special edge to your productions.
Please Note the Main Demo Song contains other sounds for illustration and not included in this Drum Loops pack.
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