Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Remixer, Programmer

Tommaso Colliva

Biography

How do you get a Grammy Award (and few nominations) and several golden records in your studio if you’re born on the beautiful and sunny Italian seaside, namely Cinque Terre?

You start playing saxophone when you are 9, you later discover hip hop and sell the sax for a sampler. You pass your teenage years fiddling with records, samples,  radio shows, beats and spray cans while you’re finishing high school to move to Milan and enter the biggest Italian recording studio as soon as possible. There you work with Erykah Badu, Michael Nyman and Manu Chao. After few years taking part to all sorts of sessions and learning from heavy league champions (Butch Vig, Mutt Lange, Spike Stent, Rich Costey, John Parish, Jim Abbiss) you go freelance and start travelling the world to work with Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli, Jesus and Mary Chain, Damon Albarn, Nic Cester from JET and Katie Melua just to name a few.
Ah… meanwhile you start your own musical project, Calibro35, blending funk, soundtracks and psych-jazz and end up being sampled by DrDre and JayZ.
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Discography

Artist
Title
Role
Label
Muse
Drones
E, Add, Co-P
Warner
Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
E
Warner
The 2nd Law
E, Add, M
Warner
Uprising (Engineer)
E
Warner
H.A.A.R.P. Live from Wembley
M
Warner
Black Holes & Revelations
E
Warner
Calibro 35
Traditori di Tutti
E, M, P
Record Kicks
Ritornano Quelli Di
E, M, P
Red Eye
S.P.A.C.E.
E, M, P
Record Kicks
The Twilight Singers
Dynamite Steps
E, M
Sub Pop
Afterhours
I Milanesi Ammazzano il Sabato
E, M, P
Universal Music Italy
Ballads for Little Hyenas
E
One Little Indian
Jesus and Mary Chain
Damage and Joy
M
Artificial Plastic
Damon Albarn and Africa Express
... Presents the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians
M
Transgressive
Fatoumata Diawara
Fenfo
M
Shanachie Records
Razorlight
TBC
E, M, P
Believe
Nic Cester
Sugar Rush
E, M, P
FerryHouse
Afterhours
Folfiri folfox
E, M, P
Universal Music Italy
Padania
E, M, P
Universal Music Italy
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