February 2013

P@ulE launches his own original music project called Dead Original. This project features P@ulE as the primary vocalist and songwriter. Check out his Modern Drummer blog where he talks about Dead Original.
Dead Original- Crazy About You “Official Music Video” 

I want Dead Original to be the staple of who I am. I feel there have been a lot of nameless artists over the past two decades, it’s my hope to develop a sound and band that is all it’s own. A band that uses and plays real instruments and doesn’t rely on beat machines, backing tracks ect ect. I feel like there’s been a void since the 90’s of good passionate rock. So far what I’ve released are simply demo songs, I’m currently trying to let my circle of people know that I am in fact serious about this project. It’s my hope to get Dead Original to a national touring level; I would love nothing more than to write inspiring music and to have the opportunity to travel the world doing it. I come from a blue collar family and so I have been using all of my work for hire drumming profits to help launch DEAD ORIGINAL. Please support by sharing my debut music video and by giving a like to my new artist/facebook page at http://facebook.com/paulemusic


March 2012

Paul Wandtke aka (PaulE) recently went to the studio to track a drum cover of the song Too Loud by Island Def Jam artist WAX.

Too Loud is the latest new single from Wax’s mixtape “Eviction Notice”
Original beat Produced by EOM.

Words from Paul:

“I fell in love with this song when I heard it post NAMM so I was like, ‘ DUDE, can I get the original session to tear up some improv/live drums?’ and Mike (WAX) was like, ‘cool man.’
~Paul Wandtke

Performance Notes:

I never really dabbled with Hip Hop but this song was super fun and I think my rock/metal influences added some spice with complimenting the lyrics of this song. I hope you dig this performance of me tracking at Planet 10 studios in Palatine, IL.

Special thanks to Mike Jones (WAX) for permission to use the original session and special thanks to Jimmy at Planet 10 for getting killer live drum sounds via this beautiful Trick drum set. What you hear is all natural drum sounds! I did the final mixing by adding simple compression and reverb. You’ll mostly notice that quantization wasn’t used as I don’t fall in to the pocket until the first verse; oooops but hey it’s live, it’s real, feel it.

Also find out why Paul uses 5B EXtremes @ Vic Firth at www.vicfirth.com or better yet:


For hiring Paul for sessions/tours visit www.paulwandtke.com or contact a representative at Planet 10 studios @ http://p10studios.com/contact_us ask for Jimmy.