Matheus Manente (producer, audio engineer)
Klemen has an outstanding control of his instrument. From pop-rock to complex progressive metal, he knows exactly what the song needs and always delivers more than you expect. His recording setup is amazing and his stems are top-notch, ready to mix. We’ve worked together on quite a few songs now, and I’m definitely looking forward to future projects! – Matheus Manente (producer, audio engineer)
‘Some people are just born to be certain things in life. Klemen was born to be a drummer. Pure and simple. Very easy to work with – always delivers the goods – and adds his own creative touch to every track I send him. And on top of that he can adapt to any style of music. What more could you ask for in a session drummer? If you have a project that requires a real drummer look no further. Klemen’s your man. Highly recommended!’ Jerome Disney (aka Auralscapes)
Graham Keane (The Vicious Head Society)
Klemen is very talented and extremely hard working musician. I would have no hesitation recommending him to anyone in need of a drummer.
Craig Rossi-(Drift Into Black):
I reached out to Klemen to record drums for my album and his response was quick. He was very friendly. He new exactly what I wanted. His drumming skills are impeccable and he really brought my album to life at a great cost too! He will now be my go to guy for drums in the future as this was just a great experience working with him
For all you drummers out there,Klemen has moocho info. for you to
feed from,especially from the odd meters.
Joe Porcaro-LACM-Los Angeles College of Music -Department Chair) http://www.lama.edu
Joe Porcaro’s musical spectrum ranges from jazz and rock to opera and symphonic. He has recorded with jazz artists including Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Freddie Hubbard, Don Ellis, Mike Manieri and rock/pop artists such as TOTO and Madonna. His credits includes numerous television shows and movies. One of the most highly regarded percussion and drum instructors in the world
Klemen was a student of mine in several classes at LAMA College including; Rhythm Section Workshop, Jazz Ensemble and Three Horn Band. While he was at LAMA he displayed a great desire to learn everything that was available to him. As a student, he was always prepared for his classes, doing all that was asked of him and more. He has a wonderful charismatic personality and has a great gift of communication with all people. As a drummer, he has a very unique and artistic voice, that high-lights a very advanced technique and individual style. People who possess such extraordinary artistic gifts are usually self-centered to a fault. Klemen is the opposite, he is very humble. He is also a great husband, father and family man. He is a man of high character, an outstanding citizen of the world and is highly qualified to share his gift with his countrymen.
Tony Inzalaco (Maynard Fergusom, Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen McRae, Dexter Gordon,Oscar Peterson,..)
Kibrom Ashebir Birhane:
Every drummer that had a name, had a name because of his individual playing. He didn’t sound like anybody else, So everybody that I ever listened to, in some form, influenced my taste, he got full of energy and excitement always, I always enjoy playing with him.
Kibrom Ashebir Birhane-Producer/Songwriter/Musician Los Angeles, Ethiopia
Klemen is a serious student of drumming and a dedicated player and instructor. His passion for his craft is obvious in the high quality of art and technique that he displays in his work.
-Mike Haid (Modern Drummer Contributing Writer)
Richie Gajate Garcia:
Klemen is a former student of mine in the Latin Percussion classes I teach at LA Music Academy. Klemen was always participating, learning and adding to his already abitility as a drummer and percussionist. It was pleasure having a Slovenian with clave in my class.
Richie Gajate Garcia
-Grammy nominated Richie Gajate Garcia is a world-class studio percussionist, drummer, clinician, author and educator.Richie has performed with such artists as Sting, Phil Collins, Diana Ross, Hiroshima, Don Henley, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente,…
Klemen is an amazing drummer with chops galore, and a joy to be around.
-LA Studio Gutarist (Ray Charles,Frankie Vali, Leonard Cohen, Macy Gray, John Daversa,..)
Meni kot producentu je s Klemnom odlično sodelovati, saj je tehnično dovršen, intuitiven, muzikalen in resnično predan svojemu poklicu. Poleg tega, da natačno sledi navodilom, ki jih kot producent podam za nastanek določene skladbe, tudi sam doda svoj pečat s svojstvenim stilom igranja. Ker pa je glasba poklic, kjer morajo biti vedno prisotna čustva, pa ne gre tudi mimo tega, da je Klemen preprost in zelo prijeten človek s katerim se lahko pogovoriš tako o vsakdanjih rečeh kot tudi o sami glasbi. Vsi ti faktorji prispevajo odličnemu inštrumentalistu dodano vrednost, saj je na snemanju z njim vzdušje vedno pozitivno in zabavno.
Damjan Pančur-Producent, glasbenik, multiinstumentalist
Klemen delivered exactly what I needed promptly and with great communication along the way. He managed to take in my (probably rather vague) instructions and give me the parts I needed to finish the track. He provided me with a number of different variations, so I could pick and choose the best to suit the track. I would happily recommend Klemen to anyone who needs quality session drumming with no hassles along the way.
Brad – Maša and the Crystal Penguins
William V Farmakis-USA California:
I had the privilege of making Klemen’s acquaintance this past year after seeking a qualified Studio Drummer to record a number of projects.
Klemen is perhaps one of the most dynamic drummers and percussionists I have ever come across. He is comparable and even exceeds session drummers I had collaborated with while attending the University of Wales and Recording Connections in Los Angeles, California of USA.
He has a vibrant approach to life and a true passion for drumming, which is evident during his performance and recordings. He is very cooperative and committed to his job.
I recommend him without reservation.
William V Farmakis
Sound Engineer / Studio Manager at E-MusicUnion
Buena Park, California, USA