Connecting with the diaspora, MaMan collaborates with Sudanese-British rapper Eaz Da Bully, inspired by the crisis Sudan is facing with its currency and how they attempt to cope with a broken economy.
The first band to record at our newly built studios at The Rose Hill, Chop Chop are a Brighton-based 5 piece known for their energetic shows that combine high-wired performance and adventurous improvisations.
With 25 members spanning five continents, I Speak Music is a community world-music orchestra lead by Jim Pinchen and Syrian virtuoso viola player Raghad Haddad. I worked with the group as their live sound-engineer for a show at the Union Chapel, London.
Regular collaborator MaMan releases his sophomore album. I produced three of the tracks during my time in Sudan and completed mixing and mastering the album back in the UK.
British musician and story-teller Mara Simpson draws together the sublime and ridiculous to create lush heartfelt songs. I recorded and mixed this live session for her acoustic trio at The Rose Hill.
Bajan-British artist I Am Fya is a non-conforming performer and artist with a bass heavy, undefinable electronic sound. I mixed the vocals and mastered her self-produced debut album A Womxn.
Recorded and mixed a live session with Harry’s Tricks – a popular swing group lead by Mike “The Mic” Potter with Ewan Bleach and Simon Russel.
A Brighton establishment Carnival Collective have been active since 1994, I recorded this live studio session with the 35-piece latin fusion group at Brighton Electric to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
Following a series of Nanocluster events at The Rose Hill, I’ve been the live sound engineer for several live shows with Immersion, a sound and art duo composed of Wire & Githead’s Colin Newman & Minimal Compact & Githead’s Malka Spigel. “Microclimate” is taken from their latest album, Sleepless.
Written and produced with Rotation during my time in Khartoum, No More is a response to the brutality experienced during the 2019 Sudanese Revolution.
In January 2019 I travelled to Khartoum, Sudan to work with Mahdi Ali Mahdi aka MaMan on new music and collaborate with Young JustUs artists TooDope, Rotation and Slizzy. As well as producing a swathe of music, we ran a week-long workshop for young producers, rappers and singers, based at the Capital Radio 91.6 FM studios. The selected participants all showed outstanding talent and the project aimed to nurture, mentor and further develop their skills in the fields of writing, performance, recording, production and mixing.
Our third album out now!
Championed by David Rodigan MBE, the first single from our upcoming album is getting regular radio play on BBC 1Xtra and Radio1. We’ve just had a video produced by US film-maker James Canty, premiered by Clash Magazine right here.