My name is Chris James from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I'm a freelance audio engineer, producer and founder of Dust & Groove Studios. I've worked with artists all over the world in many different genres.

Are you an artist, band, DJ or producer that just made a bangin’ track and want to release into the world, but you want it to sound as good as the songs you hear on the radio? That’s where I come in. I can take your music to the next level.

Ok, well what does that mean?

Every song is different, so every mix is different. When I mix your tracks I will approach them fresh, focusing on each musical element to bring out the best.

Basic mix:

- Proper gain staging for maximum headroom and clarity
- Strategic EQ to help every track sit nicely in the mix
- Tasteful compression to create energy and balance

I also offer additional editing options. Do the vocals need some tuning? No problem. Drums need some editing or tightening? I'm on it. If your tracks need some fine tuning, it can make or break a mix.

Optional Extra:

– cleaning of tracks
– pitch correction
– drum editing
– comping of multiple takes


If you are worried about handing over your life’s work without knowing how it’s going to turn out, don’t worry. I will keep working on your mix until you’re not only satisfied, but completely thrilled with my mix. Revisions will be made based on your feedback. This way we can ensure your input into the mix process. So rest assured that you’ll be able to make any changes you would like to your song. I'm not happy until you’re happy.

Gear highlights

  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • SSL Duende Native
  • KRK Rokit 6
  • Avantone Mixcube
  • Sennheiser HD650
  • Maschine MKII.

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Dust & Groove Studios

  • Listing_thumb_lachi_copy6 months agoby Verified Review

    Great skill. Polite and open to suggestions.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Cool laid back guy was a pleasure working with him. Helped me out through the revisions to get the sound better.

  • Listing_thumb_img_11678 months agoby Verified Review

    Chris was supportive, accommodating and understanding. Nothing was too much trouble and he gave me ideas about the production that I hadn't considered previously even though it was a mix and mastering job.

  • Listing_thumb_james8 months agoby Verified Review

    Top job by Chris. Had a few changes i wanted to make and he was more than happy to help with these. Polite, professional and delivered promptly. Would recommend.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    The guy is a amazing mixer I go to him for all my mixing, can't nobody create the sound he doesn't👍👍👍👍

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    His mixes are amazing, really knows how to make a song sound incredible and radio ready

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What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Manny Marroquin, Tony Maserati, Dave Pensado, Fab Dupont, Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, J Dilla