Who is the best studio session drummer of 2018?

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If nailing takes in the studio was easy we’d all be doing it. But, in fact, to ace a session it takes a deep understanding of feel, time and the requirements of the song. Not to mention the ability to communicate with producers and get the job done efficiently.

Drummers create the bedrock upon which most hit songs are built, and this selection of players are the absolute best in the world at that job.

When the mics are on and the track is cued, who has the skills to deliver a clean take? Place your vote below.

Last year’s winner: Ash Soan

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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.

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