Benjamin Dunkerley

Producer, Mixing Engineer

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I specialise in alternative pop with dark industrial, pounding basslines. Producing/engineering for artists: Jessica Winter, Lynks Afrikka, Chester Watson, Jazmin Bean. Performed at Boomtown Fair and toured 5 cities in China including Shanghai in 2019. 20M+ plays on my solo material as Shurk and COMANAVAGO. Extremely quick turnaround.

I will produce a beat for you, typically within 1-2 days of payment upfront. Prefer to work together in the studio where possible. I'm based in London.

I specialise in alternative pop production. I spend most of my time within the queer community and draw influences from producers such as SOPHIE, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, Sevdaliza, and in general, vogue and house music.

I graduated with a BMus in Creative Music Technology at the University of Surrey, and was awarded the official Ableton Prize for Live Performance for my proficiency with the software. My knowledge of music theory is comprehensive.

Mixing and mastering services can also be offered for a fair price.

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30 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Oly
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    Awesome job, as always! It's such a pleasure working with Benjamin! Let's get started on another one! :)

  2. Review by Lukas T.
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    Ben is such a joy to work with! He delivers on his promises and deadlines and brings tremendous creativity to the entire song. I would highly recommend him to any artist!

  3. Review by Aradia
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    Benjamin is a consummate professional with insane production chops. He thoroughly elevated my single to new heights and I couldn’t be happier. Excellent, timely communication and patience with my detailed change requests.I will hire him again for certain!

  4. Review by Justin O.
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    Ben is extremely talented and really knows his stuff. He brought my song to a cool, modern level that I didn't think was possible, and worked with me through all changes to make sure that the track was the best it could be!

  5. Review by Chelsey H.
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    A master at what he does. Quick and dependable. Highly recommend. Can't wait to work on another project with him.

  6. Review by Elizabeth O.
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    Ben is so wonderful to work with. Hyper-fast turnaround, friendly communication, and a great ear for creative additions. He took the time to really listen to my song, hear the intended vision, and use his skills to shape it into something polished and fresh. I highly recommend hiring him for your next project!

  7. Review by Chelsey H.
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    Benjamin went beyond expectations and has lightning fast turnaround. After hiring him at first to just work on a new beat for me, I was so impressed that I am looking forward to having him as a producer to take the song to the next level. A+++++ 5 stars <3

  8. Review by Oly
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    Benjamin is consistently on point with his production. This is our fifth or sixth project, and everything he has created has been unique, catchy, and hit material. You won't find another producer like this.

  9. Review by Brian L.
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    Ben did a great job at not only executing my vision, but enhancing it with his creativity. I always enjoy hearing what he does to my tracks. Also great turn around time!

  10. Review by Oly
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    Benjamin is a brilliant producer. I am very excited with what we came up with. He definitely made a hit record! I hope to keep working with him on more projects.

  11. Review by Lukas T.
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    Once again, Ben has brought one of my songs to a whole new level. He went above and beyond my expectations and is a delight to work with. I couldn't ask for any more than what he provides with his communication and quick turnaround times and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

  12. Review by Oly
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    Benjamin executed the vision for my song perfectly, and was even flexible enough to come up with different versions. He has a great handle on genres and thematic elements. A real gem!

  13. Review by Lukas T.
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    Ben has mixed and mastered songs of mine better than anyone else I've ever met. Couldn’t have run into a better engineer - thank you so much!

  14. Review by Oly
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    Benjamin produced my song exactly how I envisioned. He has a strong musical instinct, a clear sense of genre, and is very easy to communicate with. It's not easy to find a producer like this.

  15. Review by Baylee J
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    Ben really brought my track to life; I'm so happy with the outcome! He's very talented and professional, and had quick turnarounds for edits.

  16. Review by Oly
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    Benjamin is the best of the best! This is the 2nd time I've worked with him and he's produced 2 of my songs magnificently. He's very fast and skillful and perfect to work with.

  17. Review by Michael A.
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    Benjamin was such a pleasure to work with. He is extremely creative and his work holds up to the highest quality of current popular music. I would highly suggest working with Ben!

  18. Review by Sahara B.
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    Working with Ben was super fun! He’s an absolute visionary and super talented producer, if you’re looking for an high quality product, he’s the right guy! I’m looking forward to work with him again! 5 stars!!!

  19. Review by Lukas T.
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ben on this project. The whole mixing and mastering process went smoothly and the finished song exceeded my expectations by far. I truly appreciate the dedication and care Ben puts into the music.

  20. Review by Oly
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    Benjamin is an absolutely amazing producer! He took the time to capture the vision we wanted and is a pleasure to work with. He is exceptionally talented and creative musician. I will work with him many times more!

  21. Review by Lukas T.
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    Working with Ben was an outstanding experience! Flawless communication, phenomenal sound quality, and the result really exceeded my high expectations! I definitely appreciate the effort and ideas put into my song and I would highly recommend Ben to anyone!

  22. Review by Lydia N.
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    I had 2 tracks mixed and mastered by Benjamin, and I would highly recommend him! He responded very well to any feedback I had and understood the vision I had in mind when explained. He is extremely hardworking and offers a really quick turnaround. If you're thinking about choosing Benjamin you should go for it!

  23. Review by Brian L.
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    Ben worked so efficiently to get my mix exactly how I wanted it. One of the fastest mixes I’ve received. He brought his own ideas to enhance the track and was receptive to my feedback and requests! Will definitely be working with him again!

  24. Review by Emma D.
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    Great producer, unique sound

  25. Review by Gabriel
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    I’ve been collaborating with Ben for 4 years now and can happily say he’s one of the most competent and hard working people I’ve had the pleasure to work with and he really knows his way round a mix. He will always be prepared to give his best and is very intuitive to what will enhance your sound. Well worth your time working with him!

  26. Review by Will Dunn
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    Ben did a sterling job mixing & mastering a recent project of mine - he was very receptive to feedback, worked quickly & efficiently, and wasn't shy about making his own creative production suggestions. A dream to work with :)

  27. Review by Will Dunn
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    Ben did a sterling job mixing & mastering a recent project of mine - he was very receptive to feedback, worked quickly & efficiently, and wasn't shy about making his own creative production suggestions. A dream to work with :)

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    Ben did a sterling job mixing & mastering a recent project of mine - he was very receptive to feedback, worked quickly & efficiently, and wasn't shy about making his own creative production suggestions. A dream to work with :)

  29. Review by Jolliff Seville
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    Ben is a class act- detail oriented, creative and driven. Worked with him on a huge variety of products and the mixing/mastering is always immaculate

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    Ben is a class act- detail oriented, creative and driven. Worked with him on a huge variety of products and the mixing/mastering is always immaculate

Interview with Benjamin Dunkerley

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

  2. A: COMANAVAGO’s album. It comes out in October. I produced, mixed and mastered everything. I hope you love it xoxo

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

  4. A: Producing with Jessica Winter, Alice Longyu Gao and of course my band, ‘COMANAVAGO’. Our debut album comes out on October 2nd 2020

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I have worked with a great singer and songwriter called ‘Oly’. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a topline.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will deliver a very high quality product very quickly at a very competitive price. In addition, it will be mixed and mastered to the highest professional standard.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Q: How many edits before I will charge? A: As many as is necessary to get the perfect product. I won’t charge extra. Please don’t be afraid to ask for changes.

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

  12. A: No misconceptions as far as I know. I’m here to make you successful with your awesome sounding music :)

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: Are you able to record vocals remotely?

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

  16. A: Be quite specific with what you want. It really helps if you can give me a clear direction to work towards. I’m generally better at making big, high energy songs, however I can delve into softer sounds too.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Ableton, a mic, a keyboard, an audio interface, monitors

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

  20. A: If we work remotely, I will need you to provide a playlist of ideas so I can start working on a production for you. Maybe you have a song already written, so just let me know what you have. I’ll get the production over to you as soon as is possible! If we work in person, let’s just get in the room together and see what happens with that energy. For a mixing job, send the stems.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Digital. It's just more versatile and it suits my style of production more. I like to f things up a lot.

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

  24. A: Producing for musicians is my dream job. I pretty much like every aspect of it.

  25. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  26. A: I've been producing for 8 years. I am 23.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Queer pop, pop music that you can play in the club.

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

  30. A: SOPHIE because she's my queen and I'm incredibly inspired by her sound design aesthetic.

  31. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  32. A: Mix in mono.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: Electronic, dance music, pop

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Making massive pop songs.

  37. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  38. A: Unique, stadium ready production, especially in UK dance music genres and dance pop.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Ableton Live 10, UA Apollo Twin

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: SOPHIE, Arca, Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, A.G. Cook, Slayyyter, Jessica Winter, Lynks Afrikka, Alice Longyu Gao, 100 Gecs

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

  44. A: Production and mixing/mastering. Typically this is in dance music genres and pop.

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COMANAVAGO - Angel

I was the Producer, mix + master engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

1-2 days turnaround for all services. If away on business I will let you know upfront. 2 revisions before additional costs, subject to job. Be friendly.

GenresSounds Like
  • SOPHIE
  • FKA twigs
  • Lady Gaga
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton
  • Moog Sub Phatty
  • Rode NT1-A condenser microphone
  • UA Apollo Twin audio interface.
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