Enter Shikari Live @ Alexandra Palace

I have once again has the pleasure of mixing the audio for an Enter Shikari Live show. This time it was the Alexandra Palace show during ‘The Spark’ arena tour, December 2017.

The video was edited by the visual wizard that is Oleg Rooz and I mixed the session at my mix studio in North London. As usual I used a hybrid workflow implementing a combination of software and hardware to achieve what I felt gave justice to the powerhouse that is an Enter Shikari live show.

Feel free to reach out with any questions about my process or techniques either in the comments below or direct to me.

New Studio!

After months of looking for a new studio and seeing a lot of good options, I have finally settled on taking a room up at the prestigious Assault and Battery Studios complex in Willesden Green, north London. The complex needs little introduction with countless incredible records being created within it's walls and I feel privileged to call such an historic facility home. 

As before, it is based around a Pro Tools HD Native system with an Octo UAD processor to bulk it up even further! Along with an extensive plugin list I have also added a Focusrite ISA430, an Acme Audio Opticom XLA500 and a trusty old REV5 to my collection for use when recording or as hardware inserts when mixing. It's a workflow I find really creative and inspiring whether producing or mixing.

I have already completed a few mixes in the new space and it's feeling great. I'm super excited to get some new and exciting projects going over the summer so watch this space for updates of things coming out the lab!

In the mean time, contact me for any projects you'd like us to work together on as I'm taking booking for some available time in the next few months. 

Enter Shikari: 'The Spark' announced and new single 'Live Outside'.

So the announcement finally came! 'The Spark', the forthcoming album from Enter Shikari is to be released on September 22nd on PIAS. 

I engineered the album alongside producer David Kosten (Everything Everything, Marina and the Diamonds) at Angelic studios in Northamptonshire during Feb / March earlier this year. 

Really excited for this release!

To warm things up, Annie Mac has debuted the first single from 'The Spark' as her hottest record. Below is the video for 'Live Outside'.

Enjoy!

 

Enter Shikari drop new Single 'Supercharge'.

Enter Shikari have just released the video for the new single 'Supercharge'. The track features Brixtonite Big Narstie (BDL) and is the first leap into a new era of sonic exploration for the band. 

It was recorded at Angelic Studios in Northamptonshire with engineering and addition production by myself. Mixing duties were performed by David Kosten (Everything Everything, Marina and the Diamonds) at his London studio. 

The track debuted featuring as Annie Mac's (Radio 1) hottest record in the world. You can find a link to the video below.

Autumn Update

So it's been a while since a proper update. It's been a very busy summer both in and out of the studio.

Since March I've been back involved with Enter Shikari's live crew doing monitors and looking after midi aspects of the show. Completing tours of the USA, Japan and Australia plus festivals all across Europe and Russia. There's still a few remaining shows before the guys go back in to writing-mode in preparation of album 5. 

Along side the busy live schedule I've been getting stuck into some really exciting studio projects back at home. I'm currently putting the finishing touches on a new EP for singer / songwriter Josh Savage. I've been Producing 4 tracks for the London-based artist and I'm really excited to get things finished and revealed to the world! 

I'm also mixing the forthcoming Portraits record, which I helped record last december. The guys have done an amazing job on the songs and so far it's been great fun to work on. 

 

Below are a bunch of the highlights for the summer of work.