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Record Producer News: Dan Austin, Rich Costey, Flood, Ben Hillier, Rob Kirwan, Guy Massey, Dave McCracken, Gil Norton, Steve Osborne, Danton Supple, Dimitri Tikovoi, Mark Williams

In Noteworthy on May 9, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Mancunians Cherry Ghost (Heavenly Records) were produced in part by Dan Austin (Cooper Temple Clause, Fell City Girl, People in Planes). Austin also played an engineering hand in the forthcoming B-52s album. Rich Costey produced the June 4 Capitol Music Group debut for Interpol while getting mixing credits on Mumm Ra, Blonde Redhead and The View records. Some of the more obscure artists producer/mixer Flood (U2, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) has collaborated with recently include Tigs and The Duke Spirit. Ben Hillier produced and mixed material on the Natalie Imbruglia album due June 2007. Rob Kirwan either engineered or mixed tunes for The Horrors, Babyshambles, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead while producing past singles for Captain and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly. Engineer/mixer Guy Massey has kept busy with Bournemouth hopefuls Air Traffic (EMI) and London folk man David Viner. Dave McCracken co-produced Echo Records UK band Forever Like Red with Brad Wood. He also applied his programming and/or writing skills to forthcoming music by B-52s, Natalie Imbruglia and lesser known David Jordan. Welsh boys Funeral For A Friend have a new Atlantic Records album coming May 14 in the UK, production by Gil Norton. Gil is also the producer behind Gomez’s latest and helms the next Foo Fighters and Counting Crows records. Producer Steve Osborne has his name on the upcoming KT Tunstall, B-52s and Grace (EMI) albums. Producer Danton Supple (Coldplay) is responsible for the latest Lucie Silvas (Mercury UK), Thirteen Senses (Vertigo UK) and Liam Frost & Slowdown Family (Lavolta/Sony-BMG). Writer/producer Dimitri Tikovoi worked on pop queen Sophie Ellis Bextor’s forthcoming album and did Placebo’s “Meds” record not long ago. Mark Williams has recently offered his engineering/mixing/production skills to Enter Shikari, Liam Frost, Dartz! and Mumm Ra.


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