Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) July 02, 2013 -- Drummer/Percussionist Quinn was invited to play 7-tracks on the new chart-topping album by Daft Punk, Random Access Memories. Quinn was honored to join a long list of all-star musical collaborators (Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, and Pharrell Williams). "Thomas Bangaltar from Daft Punk invited me to play all sorts of grooves with various instruments," Quinn said. "He was very excited to work with a real percussionist as Daft Punk had primarily worked with samples and machines," Quinn added. In fact, award winning engineer/mixer, Mick Guzauski, was quoted in an interview about RAM for 'Sonic Scoop' as saying, "Quinn has a lot of self-built drums and instruments - all that psychedelic stuff you hear in the beginning of the song 'Motherboard' for instance, is actually all percussion. This guy had an amazing sound. We worked with him for three or four days at Conway Recording Studio C which I'd say is 28 feet wide by almost 50 feet long and it was completely filled with his percussion stuff." Mick Guzauski went on to say, "Quinn was incredible."
In another interview with 'Sound on Sound' Magazine Guzauski said, "Quinn had home-made drum kits with a unique sound, all sorts of stuff that was made by him and made incredible sounds."
"While in studio, Thomas Bangalter was walking through my maze of equipment and asked what my oldest drum was," Quinn recalls. "At the time my oldest drum was a base drum circa 1930." "Subsequently, I dropped Thomas a quick note to let him know I have since acquired a 1909 Walberg and Auge trunk base drum," Quinn said.
You can experience Quinn's percussion on Daft Punk, Random Access Memories: Give Life Back to Music, Giorgio by Moroder, Within, Instant Crush, Touch, Motherboard and Fragments of Time.
Quinn is a recording artist, producer, composer, and left-of-center drummer/percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. Quinn recently released his 13th solo album, Tales of the Glistening Skin. He is considered to be one of the top five finesse drummers in the world and has played with artists such as Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, Robbie Robertson, eastmountainsouth and Jesca Hoop. Quinn also plays on Grammy Award winning artist India Arie's latest release, SongVersation.