Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Aviv started playing professionally at the age of 19.
By 25, after having played, toured and recorded with some of the biggest artists in the country, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles, CA.
During the first couple of years, Aviv has made a name for himself in the local scene, accompanying different artists ranging from Rock and Pop to Hiphop, Funk and Reggae, as well as pursuing his own alternative rock project “Drugstore Fanatics”.
In 2013 Aviv landed a gig playing drums for the band Air Supply with whom he’s been recording, performing on TV and touring all over the world, while also working with legendary producer Ken Scott and drumming for Alt-Pop artist Sophie Simmons, Niki D, rapper Kosha Dillz, Joker’s Hand, Eric Dash and many other local acts.
In November of 2020 Aviv released his first drum loop-pack “Home Grown Beats Vol. 1”
Aviv proudly endorses Paiste Cymbals, Q Drums and Aquarian Drumheads.
Home Grown Beats is a Hip Hop drum loop pack by LA drummer and producer Aviv Cohen.
This pack consists of a 100 different loops in a wide array of BPMs, sounds and styles. Anything from Classic 90’s Boom-Bap, Breaks, West Coast Grooves, lo-fi, Jazzy, Funky, Aggressive or relaxed to more experimental beats and even some Afrobeat thrown in.
Over 200 different fills and 150 samples of the different drums and cymbals used for this pack.
Although this pack was made with Hip Hop in mind, these loops can be used for any genre, as they are sonically and stylistically versatile.
I played drums on these songs and participated in the writing and producing of some of them.