During a career spanning 10 years, James has achieved a whole range of successes including a number 1 single, 3 top 10 albums and NME Single of the Week. He now boasts a world class, state-of-the-art production and mix studio, Studio27a.
It was James’s experiences in his own band as a teenager, which led him to realise a true love of recording and mixing songs, further enhanced by a musical engineering course at the prestigious Institute for Performing Arts. In 2004, Mike Crossey invited James to become his studio assistant and James immediately started working with some of today’s most recognised bands including the Arctic Monkeys. It was a combination of these invaluable experiences that has allowed James to develop his technical skill and for his own musicality to surface.
After moving to London James began engineering for songwriter Sacha Skarbek, which led to further opportunities to work with recognised artists such as Duffy, Natalie Imbruglia and Melanie Blatt. James also engineered for songwriter Rick Nowels, working on songs for the likes of Cee Lo Green and James Blunt.
In 2007, James became a freelance producer and mixer starting with successful collaborations including mixes for Cajun Dance Party, recognised by NME as their Single of the Week. He led the production and mixing of Simon Webbe’s ‘Ride The Storm’ single, soundtrack to 20th Century Fox movie ‘Fantastic 4 – Rise of the Silver Surfer’. James later went on to have success with Netherlands rock band Di-Rect, with a number 1 single plus two top 5 albums in Holland.
Further successes were to follow with mixes for Mercury Record signing, Wonderland, reaching the top 10 in the UK album chart. James co-produced a track for Atlantic signing Dog Is Dead for their forthcoming debut album and mixed various tracks for Seye Adeleken’s debut album (due for release on Mercury). He mixed the debut EP ‘Grow’ for Rae Morris and has just completed work on Alexz Johnson’s EP ‘Skipping Stone’.
Most recently James mixed the debut single ‘Dream Of Me’ for hotly tipped Kristina Train. This song became single of the week on BBC Radio 2 and then subsequently added to the A-List rotation.
James has worked internationally with a variety of artists. These have all contributed to his musical education, leading to a recognised and trusted taste for indie, pop and urban music.
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|Kristina Train||Dream Of Me||M||Mercury|
|Rae Morris||Grow (EP)||M||Atlantic|
|Seye Adelekan||Forthcoming album including tracks:||M||Mercury|
|Wonderland||Wonderland (Album) including tracks:||M||Mercury|
|Get Your Boots On||M||Mercury|
|What Do You Want||M||Mercury|
|Matt Corby||Brother (Live)||M||Atlantic|
|Dog Is Dead||Tracks on forthcoming album||Co-P||Atlantic|
|DI-RECT||Time Will Heal Our Senses (Album)||E,M,P||EMI|
|This Is Who We Are (Album)||E,M,P||EMI|
|Citizens!||Here We Are||E||Kitsune|
|Cee Lo Green||Cry Baby||E||Arista|
|N Dubz||Girls (remix)||M||All Around The World|
|Alexz Johnson||Give Me Fire EP||M||Independent|
|Simon Webbe||Ride The Storm (Single)||E,M,P||Innocent / EMI|
|Cajun Dance Party||The Next Untouchable (Single)||E,M||XL|
|Encore||Fun Last Night||E||Island|
|The Dykeenies||Sound Of The City (Single)||M,P||Twenty First Artists|
|Are You With Me Now? (Single)||M||Twenty First Artists|
|Dead Sara||This Changes Everything||M,P||Warner Bros US|
|Ripcord||Beginner's Luck (Album)||M||1965 / Sony|
|Van Dik Hout||We Gaan Door||M||Sony Music Netherlands|
|The Pistolas||Take It With A Kiss||E,M,P||Best Before Records|
|Dinosaurs||E,M,P||Best Before Records|
|Hey Hey Hey||E,M,P||Best Before Records|
|Weird Love||E,M,P||Best Before Records|
|The Wrong Stuff||E,M,P||Best Before Records|
|Take Me Home||The Kids Of Tonight (Album)||E,M,P||Strong Reaction Music|
|The Wombats||Sunday TV||M,P||Kids|
|My First Wedding||M,P||Kids|
|The Thirst||I'm Falling||E,W,M,P||Into The Woods|
|Acre Lane||M,P||Into The Woods|
|On The Brink||M||Into The Woods|
|I Believe||M||Into The Woods|
|Morning Runner||When Your Watch Stops||E,M,P||Parlophone / EMI|
|Silversun||Dad's Weird Dream (Album)||M||Invisible Hands|
|Livingston||Always Waiting||E,M,P||Mantaray Records|
|Duffy||Save It For Your Prayers||E||A&M Records|
|Roland Shanks||Tarantula||E,M,P||Modern Art|
|The Tunics||Somewhere In Somebody's Heart (Album)||E,M,P||Mantaray Records|
|Arctic Monkeys||Fake Tales Of San Francisco (EP)||SE||Domino|
|From The Ritz To The Rubble||SE||Domino|
|The Dead 60's||Riot Radio||SE||Deltasonic|