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The Perkins Pack I from Submersible Music gives songwriters and composers access to a broad sample library of drum grooves and sounds in a multitude of styles recorded by Stephen Perkins. Quit using faceless, generic MIDI beats and gutless sounds, and play sounds from Stephen himself.
Stephen started playing drums at 8 years old. At 13, he bought his first professional drum kit and started lessons with Jim Engle and Joel Gallant. In 1983, he started Dizaster with his friend Dave Navarro and in '86 joined Jane's Addiction (which Dave also joined 2 weeks later). When the first Jane's album came out in 1987 it helped to define a fresh, alternative LA sound. Stephen's powerful, hybrid grooves mixed funk, punk, metal and ethnic ingredients into a tasty flavor as diverse in influences as LA itself and filled with punk energy. His innovative playing also propelled other great bands that include Porno for Pyros, Banyan and The Panic Channel. Perkins even joined fellow LA drummer Tommy Lee for one of Lee's "Methods of Mayhem" tours.
As a songwriter himself, Stephen's drum tracks always serve the song. He embellishes the bigger story being told with expressive dynamics, tasty sonic textures and masterful technique. Stephen has even contributed in the area of music therapy via the "Go Jo Bag" - an instrument he invented with Joey Klaparda, which is now being used in music therapy sessions around the world.
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