Howard's Recent Music (All Genres)


Monday, December 21, 2009


I am happy to announce that the soundtrack for Afro Samurai won the GameSpot Editor's Choice award for Best Original Music 2009. I am deeply appreciative.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Afro Level 1

Here's the Afro Samurai Level 1 game if you'd like to hear the music while seeing the visuals.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Portland - Great concert, weird program

I went to Portland to work with Terence Blanchard at the city's Jazz Festival. Here is the brochure. They asked if I would pose with my guitar up my ass, but I said no.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Afro's "Samples"

All of the orchestra & guitar parts were created specifically for the Afro soundtrack, but made to sound like old samples by using a free plugin from iZotope called Vinyl. It's awesome.

Afro Commercial

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Splatterhouse Trailer

I am nearing completion with composing & recording for Splatterhouse (Namco Bandai / Surge). In this trailer for ComicCon, there is an edited track of some of the heavy metal I've done for the game.

More Reviews for Afro Samurai
"What has attained perfection is the game’s soundtrack and voice over work. I have never heard a game with this much quality. The music in Afro Samurai is a combination of Eastern-themed samples and hip hop beats by composer Howard Drossin, with a few tracks getting solid raps from Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA. The songs are so good, in fact, I will be purchasing a copy of the soundtrack – it’s better music than the vast majority of hip pop out there."

Video Game Examiner:
"The score alone is worth it's own soundtrack. RZA and Drossin should be scoring more games."

Extreme Gamer:
"Drossin did an excellent job providing a fresh sound to the project in the way of backing tracks and hip-hop beats."

"...Kick-ass music (which is notably scored by Rza from Wu Tang Clan and Howard Drossin) that periodically had me stopping play just to listen to the beats.