Mixer, Producer, Engineer

James K Lewis

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Biography

James is a British record producer, mixer and engineer – achieving a number 1 single and 3 top 10 albums having worked with Rudimental, Dan Caplen, Rae Morris, Alex Adair, Sunset Sons, Zak Abel, Clean Cut Kid and many others.

He boasts a world class, state-of-the-art production and mix suite: Studio27a.

Most recently James completed the mixing of Rudimental’s third album ‘Toast To Our Differences. Previously, James had collaborated with the Drum & Bass act on their album ‘We The Generation’, and also mixed the single ‘Good Thing’ featuring John Newman.

Previously he had produced the debut Sunset Sons album (their first release ‘Remember’ was playlisted at BBC Radio 1 and the band subsequently included in the BBC Sound of 2015 poll), as well as working with up and coming DJ Alex Adair, mixing his single ‘I Will’

As an in-demand mix-engineer, James has mixed various major label releases for Zak Abel, Rae Morris, Matt Corby, Kristina Train, Charli XCX, Dan Caplen, Clean Bandit and Lykke Li.

Having spent time training under American mix engineer Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Rihanna, John Mayer), James has learnt his craft from one of the world’s leading mix engineers.

“Mixing is a skill that is really born from an engineer’s background, it is something that evolves with experience. For me it gives me the opportunity to bring music alive, I get to work on music that might have been created by songwriters and beat makers and I can really help them bring the extra dynamics and punch they are looking for.” 

It was James’ experiences as bass player in his own band as a teenager, which led him to realise a true love of recording and mixing songs

Having studied a musical engineering course at the prestigious Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool, Mike Crossey invited James to become his studio assistant and James immediately started working with some of today’s most recognised artists and bands including Arctic Monkeys.

“Mike really taught the core values in the studio, suddenly I had access to all the gear I’d dreamed of playing with and we had great times trying out different microphones, pre’s and compressors – we were always borrowing anything we could from the local hire company!”

After moving to London, James began engineering for songwriter’s Sacha Skarbek and Rick Nowels, which led to further opportunities to work with many internationally recognised artists including Duffy, CeeLo Green and Natalie Imbruglia:

Looking back it was during this period I really developed a skill for structure and arrangement. I was watching world-class songwriters on a daily basis piece together and form songs which later become world-wide hits”

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Rudimental - Toast to Our Differences

Discography

Artist
Title
Role
Label
Kristina Train
Dream Of Me
M
Mercury
Rae Morris
Grow (EP)
M
Atlantic
Seye Adelekan
Forthcoming album including tracks:
M
Mercury
Mexicana Bounce
M
Mercury
White Noise
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
Buttercups
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
Answering Machine
Lightbulbs
M
Parlophone
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
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