Edd Hartwell

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Experienced producer, engineer and mixer, based between London and Amsterdam. Recent productions/mixes playlisted on Annie Mac (Radio 1), NME and Spotify. I don't believe in forcing my vision on your music, my aim is to push your music to be the best representation of you it can be.

I'm looking for exciting artists to produce and/or mix. I thrive to find new acts to work closely with, ensuring all projects realise the artists vision and are completed to the highest standard.

Starting my career working for Trevor Horn at Sarm Studios as in-house engineer, I was lucky enough to learn from, and hone my skills with some of the most talented artists and producers there are, working with everybody from Ed Sheeran to Yes, and becoming the go-to engineer for The Prodigy, working on albums “Invaders Must Die” and “The Day is My Enemy”. Notably during this time I engineered on the Jeff Beck album “Emotion and Commotion” which was subsequently nominated for the ‘Best Engineered Album’ Grammy award.

Now freelance, as well as becoming producer Jim Abbiss’ first choice as an engineer - working on albums by Catfish And The Bottlemen, Tom Walker, Nic Cester and Jamie Cullum - I have forged my own path as a producer, with recent projects including producing 2 EP's for Scottish punk/indie artist Lucia, (the recent single "Summertime" has been playlisted by NME, Annie Mac and Spotify), and producing and mixing the forthcoming 6th album by cult synth band Ladytron.

My strengths lie in, but are not limited to, working with band based music, capturing the energy, sound and essence of each artist.

I am willing to discuss prices and work within your budget

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Edd Hartwell
  • Alexandre Desplat
  • Professionals
  • Lush
  • Lush
  • Tom Odell
  • The Overtones
  • The Overtones
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • The Family Rain
  • Peace
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Goldie
  • The Noisettes
  • The Noisettes
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Yes
  • The Kooks
  • Tatiana
  • Jeff Beck
  • Ali Campbell
  • Cheryl
  • Cheryl Cole
  • Loredana Errore
  • Jamiroquai
  • KT Tunstall
  • Robbie Williams
  • All Tvvins
  • All Tvvins
  • All Tvvins

Interview with Edd Hartwell

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Film work actually, working with Stephen Lipson on the 5.1 mix for film scores

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Meeting people, not having to get up before 9am, genuinely enjoying my day and it being my job

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That it's all coke and hookers!

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Be realistic in terms of time frame, quality and budget

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. A: Jeff Beck's "Emotion & Commotion". Working with Jeff Beck alone is amazing as a guitarist myself, but the album did extremely well, and was nominated for the "best engineered album" Grammy

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: Bjork! I imagine it would be hard work, but very creative!

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: Firstly, you need to break the ice, create a friendship with the artists, understand their music and direction, then it's good to get creative, this keeps people interested. It could be getting the band playing whilst doing pre-production, or trying to find that spark in the mix. All prep, (first stages of mixing, or line checking for example), she be done as much as possible before the artist and producer get their to not take up their time

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: I'm quite often brought in to record full bands. I feel I have a talent for putting the musicians in a creative and productive environment allowing them to be at ease and give their best performance. A big part of this, which translates to mixing as well, is getting a unique, interesting and suitable sound for the song and/or band, whilst being sympathetic to their creative direction.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jeff Beck
  • Tom Walker
  • The Prodigy
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