Known as the Human Drum Machine, Darren Shearer has spent his career pushing the acoustic envelope in pursuit of the perfect drum break, and moving dance floors all over the U.S and Canada. Drummer for cutting edge trio The New Deal, his simple, aggressive approach to drums have put him at the top of his genre, being one of the few drummers able to acoustically capture the true spirit of electronic music. Darren has also played on countless hip-hop, rock and funk projects and is currently on tour and finishing up The New Deal's next studio record, out this fall. Darren has this to say about his Zildjian cymbals:
"I've been playing Zildjian's from day one and nothing compares to their dynamic range, attack and sensitivity. Whether it's a thunderous build up or the slightest nuance, they do it all. My favorite has to be the 16" A Custom Projection Crash. It does exactly what it's called. That cymbal is a mother!!!"