It has been an epic couple of months at Dean St Studios and Modern World Studios with Greg Haver working on various projects including The Attix, Chinaski, Alex Stacey, Dirty Saint, The Q and Retreat From Moscow.
March 24, 2016
Finished tracking the forthcoming Devilskin record at Modern World Studios this week. I'm looking forward to mixing this record in a few weeks time and am sure the eagerly awaiting Devilskin fans will love this record as much as I do.
March 10, 2016
Marpo's album Lone Survivor is No.1 in the Czech Republic. The track "Tata", which I produced and mixed features on there and is about Marpo's father Ota Petrina, a famous Czech musician, so happy to see him bump Adele off the No.1 spot.
March 5, 2016
This week The Attix got artist of the week on BBC Radio Wales for "Like A Stone". There are plans to head back into the studio again for more recording this April.
February 20, 2016
Chinaski's album "Rockfield" is now triple platinum (along with the now combined 27 million YouTube hits).
February 18, 2016
"I Broke The Mould" from States of Emotion has been picked up by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, has well as Planet Rock and Don't Panic. Really great to finally get this record on the airwaves.
January 19, 2016
A couple of years ago I mixed a few tracks for RØMANS, which have just been released on Spotify http://smarturl.it/sACT1 and Tidal so take a listen. RØMANS, is a n English singer, songwriter, producer who featured on Naughty Boy's "Home" and penned for artists such as Mary J. Blidge, Disclosure, Gorgon City, Swabs, Clean Bandit and Olly Murs.
January 18, 2016
Some good radio play last week: The Attix on the UK & US' largest on-line radio station, Amazing Radio. States of Emotion on BBC Essex and Radio X. Peasant's King on BBC Radio 1 & The Dust Coda on Planet Rock.
November 5, 2015
At Heliport Studios in Australia's Sunshine Coast recording Czech legends, Chinaski with Greg Haver. Tomorrow Greg and I head back home to the UK to work with a number of artists including Albany Down, The Attix, Retreat from Moscow, Linda Lean, Alex Stacey and Warren Clarke.
October 31, 2015
Back in New Zealand songwriting with Devilskin. Tracking for their second record is planned for March 2016 at Rockfield and Modern World Studios, UK.
September 28, 2015
I discovered today that Czech Republic's Chinaski have had over 12 million YouTube hits on singles I have worked on.
September 25, 2015
This week I finished mixing another album for legendary Czech Republic's artist Janek Ledecký.
August 28, 2015
I just had 3 albums back from Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound in New York, which all sound incredible. If you’re looking for a world class mastering engineer, please get in touch with him or me and I can put you in touch. Sterling Sound also have the likes of Ted Jenson, Greg Calbi & Tom Coyne working for them.
July 21, 2015
The Peasant’s King mixes are now in the bag. Signed to Visible Noise, this Welsh 5 piece have already had the likes of Huw Stephens, Fearne Cotton and Greg James backing them. I really rate these guys too, so fingers crossed that this album does good things.
July 6, 2015
7 years after I tracked their 1st single, Essex based States Of Emotion are back in the studio. I’m producing 4 new tracks, as well as freshening up the older tracks that I previously recorded with Greg Haver. This album is one of my favourite albums to have worked on. "Black & While To Gold” will be released 15th February 2016..
June, 21, 2015
Putting the finishing touches on London based Rock ’n Roll 4 piece, The Dust Coda. If you like Led Zeppelin, Guns & Roses and AC/DC please check them out.
May, 8, 2015
Tainted's 3rd album, Into Temptation, debuted at Number 8 on the New Zealand top 40. A pretty great achievement for a metal band these days!.
April, 18, 2015
It’s great to be back in the studio producing another 3 tracks for Devilskin’s 2nd record. Their debut platinum album, We Rise, that I produced last year, enjoyed a number 1 debut on the Official New Zealand Music Charts, remaining there for 3 weeks.
April 16, 2015
In Prague with Greg Haver attending the recording Czech Grammy’s where Chinaski are are nominated for best band, best album and best single. While I’m here I will continue recording Janek Ledecký at Faust studios.
November 13, 2014
Finished mixing an EP for New Zealand artist Ciaran McMeeken. Produced by Greg Haver and recorded by Nick Poortman at Roundhead Studio and mixed at Modern World on the SSL Duality.
November 10, 2014
Chinaski’s single “Vino" is still the number 1 single in the Czech Republic and their album “Rockfield”, which was released this week, is the current number 1 album.
October 27, 2014
Louise Latham is the BBC Radio Wales Artist of the Week this week. Louise is a singer-songwriter from Cardiff. You can hear her new single, A Child In My Eyes, across the station all this week.
October 21, 2014
Spent two days cutting live tracks for the lovely Elles Bailey. With Brian Banks in the Producers chair (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg) it made for a very fun session.
September 25, 2014
Spent the last few weeks mixing Devilskin’s "Live At The Powerstation" DVD in 5.1 surround. It will also be released in Stereo and is scheduled for release this side of Christmas.
September 23, 2014
Back in the studio with Cheshire 4-piece The Sonic Revolvers recording and mixing their next single “Can You Hear Me”.
September 20, 2014
Finished recording the Chinaski album today at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth. Chinaski loved the studio so much they decided to call the album “Rockfield” and the album artwork will feature loads of shots from the studio and surrounding area. I will mix the record back at Modern World in 2 weeks time.
August 20, 2014
Opshop frontman Jason Kerrison has recorded a cracking EP which I’m currently mixing (and dancing to). Really great tracks and totally worth a listen. One of my favourite mix sessions this year and not a bad way to spend my birthday!
August 9, 2014
The last time I worked with Louise Latham was at Monnow Valley 10 years ago. It’s really great to be back in the studio with her again. She still know's how to write beautiful songs.
August 7, 2014
Mixing single “Sonic” for New Zealand artist Sematics.
July 19, 2014
In the studio with Codes songwriter and frontman. This time with him in the producers seat producing London based band Wyldeck.
July 7, 2014
Mixing “We Go Faster” for kiwi band Young Lyre today.
July 1, 2014
The current number one single in the Czech Republic is “Hlavolam” by Chinaski. The single has also topped airplay charts for 17 weeks and has nearly 1.3 million hits on YouTube. The track was produced by Greg Haver and Recorded and Mixed by me.
June 21, 2014
”Start A Revolution” by Devilskin is Number 1 on The Rock Chart for it’s second week and a row.
June 19, 2014
RecordProduction.com is hosting short clips of me giving away recording & mixing tips, as well as comparing rare microphones and equipment. I’m going to be putting up new clips frequently so please visit www.recordproduction.com on a regular basis.
May 14, 2014
Spent the evening with Ken Scott listening to legendary stories of the Beatles, George Harrison, David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd & Jeff Beck. We listened to multitracks from his time at Abbey Road Studios and Trident Studios.
April 26, 2014
Halfway through mixing the New Reptiles debut album. This record will be the last time I mix something that was tracked at York Street Recording Studios. That 1974 EMI Neve, combined with the brick room is a sound that I will truly miss. Fortunately for the world, that sound has been embedded into so many great records over the years. RIP York Street.
April 23, 2014
Putting the finishing touches on a 4 track EP for Singapore's Dhruv Shrikent. The songs were tracked at Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, Wales.
April 15, 2014
Finished mixing another album for New Zealand Metal band Tainted. Fans have been waiting a long time for this as their last record (also produced & mixed by me) was released in 2009.
March 31, 2014
Devilskin are a New Zealand Heavy Rock band fronted by Jennie Skulander. Her voice is something else... Huge soaring notes following by sexy seductive tones into brutal screaming. I just finished mixing (and producing) their debut album. Please check it out!
March 28, 2014
Mixing 2 tracks for Swiss artist Marvin. This is the beginning of my 3rd album with them. The remainder of the record will be recorded and mixed this summer.
February 27, 2014
Today marks the final day of mixing for Dutch band Make Believe. This project has been fantastic fun. We have used some great studios throughout this album, one of them being ICP studios in Belgium. Their extensive range of very rare vintage equipment got me every excited! I have made a couple of videos showing some examples of rare Neumann mics which I fell in love with. You can view these on my youtube channel and also at recordproduction.com
March 26, 2014
It looks like my remixing success with Peter and Melanie C has lead to more remix work. This time Make Believe want a track remixed.
November 5, 2013
Today I fly to New Zealand to Produce 2 records for Devilskin and Tainted. I will be based in Christchurch at Quicksand Studios, and at York Street Studios in Auckland. York Street is about to close it’s doors for the very last time and the Devilskin album will be possibly the last album ever recorded there. I look forward escaping the British winter for 3 months.
November 2, 2014
Remember a track by Jonny Hates Jazz called “Shattered Dreams”? Today they are back in the studio and I’m mixing a track for them called “Lighthouse”.
October 28, 2013
Mixed “Wishing Well” & “Loco Lifestyle” for UK artist The Sonic Revolvers. If you like the Foo Fighters then these guys are a must listen!
October 7, 2013
Finalising mixes for Greek legends Onirama today. No doubt this album will be well received by their horde of Greek fans. Sounding great as usual.
October 2, 2013
Last day of mixing the 2nd, and much anticipated Codes record. Their last album was epic, and this is off the Richter Scale. These were some pretty complex mixes, one track has 9 bass sounds! Loads automation, panning and general chopping and twisting of sonics. One of my favourite albums to mix, please check it out.
September 30, 2013
Back in the studio with Peter Aristone doing another remix of “Cool As You feat. Melanie C". I’m completely stripping the track of everything except for Peter and Melanie C’s vocals, and producing a remix reminiscent of James Arthurs’ “Impossible”. This mix “CMP Remix" along with my 1st remix “thebiggabeats remix” will be sold as part of an EP which will include a live recording and original version of "Cool As You feat. Melanie C”.
September 18, 2013
Doing two mixes today, one Bristol based artist, Julia Turner and one New Zealand artist Charlotte Campbell. Both are Greg Haver Productions.
September 13, 2013
I begin mixing 8 Foot Sativa’s album “The Shadow Masters” today. These guys are big players in the New Zealand and Australia music scene, and deserve to be global. The album is immensely brutal, and I'm so happy that Jack Hammer is back on the vocals. "Step Up, Step Up for 8 Foot Sativa”
August 18, 2013
Finished mixing a record for Swiss based Gustav. Gustav plays every instrument on his record, a very talented musician. He is already well established in Switzerland, so fingers crossed that this record, The Holy Songbook, does just as well as the others.
August 6, 2013
Today I put my “Remix Hat” on and remix Peter Aristone’s “Cool As You feat. Melanie C”. I have total creative freedom, so feel like going for a Moody and Dark Lana Del Ray vibe. Fingers crossed it’s well received.
August 5, 2013
Chinaski are just as much a part the heart and soul of Prague as Prague Castle. They have been rocking the region for years now, and now they have some Kiwi influence. I’m mixing a couple of tracks for their next album, which is booked to be record and mixed this time next year.
August 1, 2014
I have been asked to mix a second track for Blacklistt, so will have two tracks on their self-titled album. The tracks are “Sky Tonight” and “Home".
July 15, 2014
Mixing a track for Blacklistt (formally known as Blindspott). Last time I worked with these guys I won the Engineer Of The Year Award (New Zealand equivalent to a Grammy or Brit Award). Fingers crossed to get another?
February 16th, 2013
Today is last day of mixing for Peter Aristone's solo album. I mixed 13 tracks for the Czech based artist. With influences such as The Manic Street Preachers, Muse, Soundgarden & Queen this record has a solid mix of rock, pop incorporated with a few beautiful slow numbers too.
February 9th, 2013
In Slovenia mixing a single on the SSL J series for Furry Walls at RSL Studios. Great studio, but the ProTools 7.4 on a PC with a Slovenian keyboard is really doing my head in!
January 8th, 2013
Mixing 3 another tracks for London based rock group Dakota.
December 28th, 2012
Finished mixing the Libeau record for Greg Haver today, a really cool collection of tracks.
December 14th, 2012
Mixed "Let It Go" for Dust. Always a pleasure to mix a Future Cut Production (Lily Allen, Olly Murs, Professor Green, Stooshe).
December 8th, 2012
Trying out Miloco studio Angelic in Banbury this weekend. In total gear heaven while I work on Essex based The Bracknall.
November 27th, 2012
Keeping it Kiwi this week as I'm mixing 5 tracks for New Zealand's Libeau (Natalie Lyall). More tracks to come in December.
November 21st, 2012
Mixed 3 singles for New Zealand singer/songwriter Katie Thompson. In 2012 Katie was Female Artist of the Year Finalist at the National Country Music Awards, and also played support for Sir Elton John. Lets hope 2013 brings more great things for her. Nice to work with her again, or as they say in NZ, Sweet As Bro!
November 1st, 2012
Just mixed a track for UK based rapper Mr Bigz. "Chunky Funkadelic" was produced by the talented Sam Roman (Romans) in this big beat Motown rap mash up.
October 22nd, 2012
It's been a month of Swiss mixing, as this week I mixed 3 tracks for Switzerland's Marvin. Full album to come next year.
October 18th, 2012
Mixing 3 tracks for Stooshe. The tracks are acoustic versions of their singles "Black Heart", "See Me Like This" and TLC's "Waterfalls". Very solid performance from Courtney, Alex and Karis.
October 17th, 2012
With his album mixed and ready to go public, Jay Leighton writes another beautiful track that has to be on the album. Today I mixed "Springsteen", the 1st track on the album and 1st single.
October 12th, 2012
Mixing a track for Swiss Pop/Rock icon Gustav.
September 24th, 2012
Back behind the SSL mixing for Uldis Blazevics. Last time was on the SSL G+ at Sound Division Studios, Latvia with his previous band Superhuman. 6 Years later I'm mixing 4 tracks on Modern Worlds Duality for his solo album, and when I say solo, I mean loud guitar solos! All his tracks feature guest vocalists which makes for a very interesting (and heavy record).
September 13th, 2012
Mixed 3 tracks for British singer/songwriter BeX this week. 3 diverse tracks with elements of Country Pop and Rock, all tied together with a fantastic voice. I look forward to mixing the rest of the album.
September 6th, 2012
Mixing "cockney style" with Essex based States Of Emotion at Modern World Studios this week. After recently signing to Rinse, they added another two tracks to their long awaited debut album which we should see on the shelves in the near future.
August 2nd, 2012
Courtesy of Mike Bank from SSL and recordproduction.com I'm attending a mixing seminar with Chris Lord-Alge today at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. Along with Bob Clearmountain, CLA inspired me to become a mix engineer.
July 27th, 2012
Started mixing record number two for British blues-rock 4 piece Albany Down today. Loads of air guitar going down!
July 13th, 2012
Mixed the final 8 tracks for Sonya Titus which will complete her debut album.
June 15th, 2012
Mixing latest single 'Lady J' for Dakota on the Modern World SSL Duality.
June 11th, 2012
Remixing 'Stay', an old Junica single, for the album today. Flash back to the 80's again!
June 7th, 2012
Mixing 3 songs for Sonya Titus. Another 8 songs will be mixed at a later date to complete the album.
June 1st, 2012
Started mixing the remainder of Jay Leighton's album today. Jay is an absolutely amazing singer and writes beautiful songs.
May 18th, 2012
Just finished mixing an album for New Zealand artist Junica. Gated drums, chorused bass, vintage synths, Dimension D & H3000 all over the vocals. Sounding very 80's. Great guest vocalists too - Mike Edwards from Jesus Jones, Pip from Ladyhawke, Peter from Peter Bjorn & John, and Zoe from Zowie.
May 13th, 2012
Mixed record number two for New Zealand band Sleeping Dogs. Heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and Muse, the Christchurch rockers are sounding bombastically epic as usual.
April 13th, 2012
Just finished mixing a huge 14 track album for Alen Seed. Once again the Spanish artist has had a change of direction. He has given up his punk & metal past, moved to London, and created an 80's Sci-Fi Pop record.
April 5th, 2012
Mixed two tracks for Dunedin (NZ) Synth/Rock band Knives At Noon. Vintage EMI Neve tracking and SSL Duality mixing is always such a sweet combination.
February 16th, 2012
Started mixing Alen Seed's record this week. 14 Tracks in total. I will finish the remaining tracks mid April.
January 27th, 2012
Mixed two tracks for Dusso & The Holy Smokes. Album is pencilled in for Summer 2012.
January 19, 2012
Finished mixing Matt Springfield's album 'Erase All Data' today.
December 16th, 2011
This month I ventured into new territory and started my first Bollywood project with Bollywood legend Gerard John. Half a dozen tracks complete, and many more in the pipeline according to Gerard.
November 10th, 2011
Mixed 3 tracks for Welsh indie/rock group Eric Unseen.
November 2nd, 2011
Mixed 3 'stonking' tracks for Punk Rockers Templeton Pek.
October 13th, 2011
Mixed 3 beautiful tracks for Jay Leighton, and talk of a full album to come next year.
September 30th, 2011
Back over at Black Rock in Santorini mixing another 2 tracks for Greek superstars Onirama.
September 11th, 2011
Mixing 4 new songs for the long awaited States Of Emotion record. Once again, great tunes and good times. Keep an eye out for this record to hit the airwaves!
July 14th, 2011
Mixing 2 tracks for Pop/Rock/Funk group Ocean Bugs.
June 30th, 2011
Laughing so hard, and occasionally pushing faders for Guildford alt rockers (or should I say comedians) These Foreign Armies. Mixed their single "Had It All".
June 28th, 2011
Keeping it local by mixing "Victory" for South West Indie band The Flex.
June 22nd, 2011
Mixed Henry Dent's 'Butterfly' for Greg Haver.
May 27th, 2011
Mixed the long awaited single 'Worthless' from NZ metal band Tainted.
May 23rd, 2011
Mixed another 2 Hermes tracks for Sean Genockey.
April 5th, 2011
Filming 'Production' tutorial with Greg Haver for Singing Canary.
March 21st, 2011
Mixing debut album for Irish band, Storyfold.
March 9th, 2011
Mixing Six60's single 'Summer Wine'.
March 7th, 2011
Filming Singing Canary 'Mix' tutorial using Annabel Fay's single 'Show Me'.
March 1st, 2011
Mixing debut album for London based group The Fanclub.
February 28th, 2011
Mixing 3 tracks for Irish group, Seven Days.
January 14th, 2011
In New Zealand Co-producing three new Sleeping Dog's tracks at York Street Studios.
November 8th, 2010
Re-recording 'Right Here, Right Now' for legendary artist Jesus Jones.
November 1st, 2010
Mixing the new Chris Perrin album.
October 23rd, 2010
Back at Black Rock Studio's in Santorini, Greece mixing the final 4 songs for Onirama's 3rd Album, Sti Hora Ton Trelon.
October 17th, 2010
Mixed 'Why Do We Fall In Love' for NZ's soulful Iva Lamkum.
October 11th, 2010
Mixed part album for Onirama on the SSL J Series @ Black Rock Studios in Sanotrini, Greece.