Sean Hutchinson has been a touring and recording member of the band Bleachers since 2014 and an active force on the New York City music scene since 2007. For this release, he recorded a bunch of drum breaks in his Brooklyn studio influenced by his jazz background, experience in pop and indie rock acts, and drummers he admires. The Splice Originals crew then put the sounds through an Ampex 440-B Tape Machine for a proper crunch at 7.5 inches per second. The result is banging drums dripping in saturation, grit, and unique lo-fi character.
When performing this pack, Sean fused inspiration from jazz icons like Brian Blade, Elvin Jones, and Art Blakey along with cross-genre contemporary players such as Matt Chamberlain, Jim Keltner, and Aaron Sterling.