NAME: Koorosh Daryaie (drummer, percussionist, programmer)
LOCATION: Pasadena, CA
FAVORITE MUSIC SOFTWARE: Pro Tools, Ableton Live
Namba Gear: Big Namba Studio Backpack
K.D. has been banging skins since conception. He has an aggressive style which combines the power of thunder with the passion of a true artist. Always in control, and never missing a beat, he has managed to gain recognition through hard work. He has gained the endorsement of various drum companies as well as being asked to test drumsticks for a major manufacturer. Those who have seen him play know the power behind this beat maker.
Besides his current work with LXIX, K.D. is active in studio sessions with various established musicians throughout the United States. His work varies from Hip-Hop to plain old Rock’n’Roll. Off-stage this powerhouse becomes a congenial, easy-going jokester. Always staying to sign autographs until the last fan has gone home. (That’s probably because it takes that long to load all of his gear back into his SUV!! lol )
I am a full-time pro musician. I am very visible I can currently be seen With LXIX, Drastic Party, Jamie Rio, Color Blind, and W. A. S. playing live booth drum kit & electronic Percussion. I was a drum stick Tester for Mainline under the direction of Joe Pollard. I have done numerous albums including Lxix, Drastic Party, Agent Shocking, Silence produced by John Ashton, Kirsten, and two solo CD’s. I am currently in the studio with Color Blind, And W. A. S. both of these projects are Improv Jazz.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR LATEST PROJECT, RECORDING OR PERFORMANCE:
I recently started taking lessons from Luis Conte. Many of you know that Luis is my favorite percussionist / Musician, and am learning a great deal from him.
Matt Piper has informed me that he is almost done with the W.A.S. Album Artwork, and as soon as we get the Bar Code the CD will be released.
I have been in the Studio with Ken Hilton recording an album. Ken is an amazing multi instrumentalist, and the album sounds fantastic.
I also recorded the latest Silence single, which is scheduled for a January release, and rehearsals for live shows have taken place. The line up is pretty cool with Tino Vocals, Steve Guitar, Roger Keyboards, Mondo Bass, and Myself on Drum Kit.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NAMBA GEAR BAG?
As a drummer/percussionist/programmer I carry a few different types of controllers in my Big Namba Studio Backpack, including the M-Audio Trigger Finger and Roland HPD 15 along with my laptop computer. Everything I need seems to fit into this backpack with no problem. Bottom line… It’s roomy, stylish and comfortable to wear.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE REMOTE RECORDING LOCATION:
I do the majority of my editing and rough mixing at various Starbucks around the LA area.
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