Andreas David aka Ydna Murd has been playing drums for more than 30 years. He has spend most of his life as a professional musician in Germany where he performed hundreds of shows with a great variety of bands and artists, ranging from Folk and Jazz, to Funk, Fusion, Gospel, Rock and Punk. He has also taught at renowned music schools, among others the Yamaha Music Station and the Hamburg School of Music. He moved to Canada in 2005 and is currently residing in Victoria, B.C. where he runs and owns the Westshore Music Academy.
For the last 10 years he's been focusing on producing and performing Drum&Bass music. In addition he is running a successful educational online channel (YouTube: JUNGLERITTER) and teaches drum clinics and masterclasses. Ydna has written and published the Breakbeat Guide and the Hi-Hat Master drum books and is a regular workshop writer for the German drum magazine DRUMHEADS as well as the Canadian Drum Magazine Drums etc. He is also an instructor for Drumeo, OnlineLessonsTV and DrumtrainerOnline.
Ydna has also released a series of D&B play-alongs for Drummers: "Drum&Bass Play-Alongs For The Wicked Drummer", "The Predator" and "Put The Bass In My Face".
On stage you can see him perform with his duo Frequency & Fever, a live Drum&Bass/Neurofunk act.
His teaching schedule consists of approx. 35 weekly private students as well as skype online lessons with international students through his website.