wrlsmik Michael Echternkamp

Sequim Washington   United States of America
Member since March 27, 2008

Collaborations: 5   Joined: 11   Tracks: 123


   

Bio

Beginning a lifelong love of rhythm at the age of 3 when he was first introduced to a drum kit, and with formal drum instruction beginning at age 10, Mike has been developing his hard hitting, high-energy-with-groove style as long as he can remember.

After spending his formative years on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, Mike relocated to Seattle in 1992 and quickly began performing with a number of local bands playing original rock throughout the Pacific Northwest. Soon after his arrival local producer Neil Rush tapped him as the drummer for acts playing the casino circuit as well as providing the beat for numerous session gigs.

By 1998 Mike was focusing on his work with the Seattle band Jughead, working on material for their sophomore album and playing nonstop club gigs around the city. Before their dissolution in 1999, the band was asked to open for Motley Crue at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle which proved to be their last show. With half of the members of Jughead Mike was then instrumental in the formation of Underride, a straight ahead, four on the floor rock band.

Looking for the opportunity to explore a more technical musical direction Mike left Underride in 2000 and fell in with recent Maryland transplants Windowpane who were in the process of relentless gigging around the Seattle following the release of their debut EP. The band was successful enough that they soon attracted the attention of Pearl Jam?s front of house engineer Brett Eliason. With production duties provided by Eliason, Windowpane released the full length albums ?Push? (2001) and ?The Silence? (2006) featuring Mike on drums and as assistant engineer on ?The Silence?.

In 2001, Mike was chosen by 107.7 The End listeners to be the drummer for their "Making an End Band" promotion. This quickly formed band performed at The End's annual "Board This" snowboard competition along with Union Underground, Saliva and New Found Glory.

After 6 years of endless rock shows, the production of two records, and a newly developed set of engineering skills Mike left Windowpane and Seattle to relocate back to the Olympic Peninsula with his family. Mike maintains his chops playing with friends and working in his home studio as often as possible. He is currently available for session and engineering work in any musical style.

Mike plays DW Drums, hardware and pedals with Sabian Cymbals. His preferred method of audio acquisition is Pro Tools 9, and is available for in person or remote work.

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Latest Collaborations Created See All

Beautiful Liar (Contest Entry)

Smooth Jazz
34 Files, 6yr+5mo ago
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no-name-either

Adult Alternative
1 File, 11yr+6mo ago
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Un-named - Drums

Adult Alternative
2 Files, 10yr+6mo ago
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Nov 10

Soft Rock
5 Files, 11yr+8mo ago
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Collaborations Joined See All

Dream See Climb Reach

Pop/Rock
119 Files, 5yr+6mo ago
simplechain simplechain, wrlsmik, MerryVera + 3 more
 

The picture

Pop/Rock
62 Files, 5yr+9mo ago
JustVera MerryVera, wrlsmik, simplechain + 1 more
 

To Feel Again

Classic Rock
32 Files, 1yr+10mo ago
AviRosenfeld AviRosenfeld, wrlsmik, danisolis + 1 more
 

Came Out of Nowhere

Contemporary R&B
23 Files, 7yr+4mo ago
Harpline Harpline, liljoe6string, NicolaOffidani + 1 more
 

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wrlsmik uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Drums-Acoustic to the collaboration All the times
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wrlsmik added a comment to the Engineering-Scratch Demo Mix in the collaboration In Time
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wrlsmik added a comment to the group post Hey, anybody here who knows...
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wrlsmik added a comment to the Mix in the collaboration Girl On Fire
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wrlsmik added a comment to the Mix in the collaboration Girl On Fire
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wrlsmik added a comment to the Mix in the collaboration Girl On Fire
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wrlsmik uploaded a mix (version 1) of type Engineering-Scratch Demo to the collaboration Girl On Fire
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wrlsmik added a comment to the group post Hey guys, is there a prefer...
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wrlsmik added a comment to the group post Hey guys, is there a prefer...
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wrlsmik added a comment to the Engineering-Mastering Mix in the collaboration Dream See Climb Reach
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