Tim Laws

Dance Music Producer

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Tim Laws on SoundBetter

I'm an award winning songwriter, producer and mixer with 20+ years experience of making records at the highest level, specialising in dance music, and with a list of official UK pop and dance chart top 10s. Happy to help take your tracks to the next level with a mix or start from scratch with a full production.

I'm an Ivor Novello nominated, ASCAP award winning Songwriter, Producer and Mixer based in London. In the past, I've worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Daryl Hall, Billy Ocean, Gabrielle and Lighthouse Family to name a few..... Recently been focusing on Dance music for my own label and labels like Get Together, Perfect Havoc, TheLatestSounds, Ultra, Sony and Universal.

I can help your music on various levels:

1. I can take your finished production and sonically mix your record to maximise its existing potential.
2. I can add additional production elements to a work-in-progress production when you feel you need some fresh input.
3. I can produce a complete production of your song from scratch.
4. I can get the most out of your existing vocal takes and bring your vocal on to the next level using my production skills and experience.
5. I can produce and record your vocals with you, in my studio or remotely, and help you get the best out of your voice and song.
6. I can produce a dance remix of your existing song.
7. I’m happy to ghost produce a track for you
8. Any and all combinations of the above.

I also have many contacts within the music industry so if I felt the music was good enough, I would be happy to play anything I work on to label execs.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Tim Laws
  • Heavy On Easy
  • Greed
  • E < C > A*
  • Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • Gabrielle
  • Intastella
  • Hithouse / Lorraine McKane
  • Various
  • Various
  • Music Relief '94
  • Desire
  • Daryl Hall
  • Various
  • Mae Moore
  • Lorraine McKane
  • Various
  • Rozalla
  • Various
  • Ce Ce Rogers
  • Babyface Featuring Stevie Wonder
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Babyface
  • on-dré
  • F/O/A/D
  • Paul Varney
  • Paul Varney
  • The Alcan Warriors
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Short & Curly
  • Heavy On Easy
  • Network (5)
  • The Alcan Warriors
  • The Alcan Warriors
  • Various
  • Various
  • Unit 3 (2)
  • P.S.I. (2)
  • The Lonely People
  • Various
  • Soul Directives
  • Network (5)
  • Pro-Gressive
  • Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Music Relief '94
  • Luciana
  • Luciana
  • Luciana
  • Rozalla
  • Ce Ce Rogers
  • Sean Maguire
  • Gabrielle
  • Sadie
  • Various
  • Various
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Babyface Featuring Stevie Wonder
  • Ortis
  • Ortis
  • Five
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Awesome (2)
  • Full Intention Presents Deepdown*
  • Five
  • Adam Rickitt
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Various
  • S Club 7
  • S Club 7
  • Lighthouse Family
  • S Club*
  • Liberty X
  • Liberty X
  • Benefit (3)
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Zoë Birkett
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Various
  • V (9)
  • Liberty X
  • Jan Sievers (3)
  • Sharon Corr
  • Parade*
  • Jan Sievers (3)
  • Jan Sievers (3)
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Music Relief '94
  • Various
  • The Lonely People
  • Various
  • Network (5)
  • Various
  • Luciana
  • Luciana
  • Intastella
  • Rozalla
  • Sean Maguire
  • S Club 7
  • S Club 7
  • The Brian Allen Band
  • Liberty X
  • S Club*
  • Liberty X
  • Zoë Birkett
  • Sharon Corr
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Aftershock (3)
  • Unit 3 (2)
  • Various
  • The Alcan Warriors
  • Various
  • Johnny Parker
  • Various
  • Short & Curly
  • Heavy On Easy
  • Network (5)
  • The Alcan Warriors
  • The Alcan Warriors
  • Various
  • Various
  • Undercover
  • P.S.I. (2)
  • The Lonely People
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Tony Toni Toné* / Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • E.L.A.
  • Various
  • Network (5)
  • Essence (9)
  • Various
  • Various
  • Pro-Gressive
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Various
  • Tony Humphries
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Music Relief '94
  • Various
  • Various
  • Luciana
  • Various
  • Luciana
  • Various
  • Luciana
  • Various
  • Rebecca De Ruvo
  • Gabrielle
  • Various
  • Various
  • Voodoo Blue
  • Various
  • Various
  • Caught In The Act (2)
  • Various
  • Various
  • Ce Ce Rogers
  • Rozalla
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Various
  • Various
  • Sean Maguire
  • Mark Owen
  • Mark Owen
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • Caught In The Act (2)
  • Gabrielle
  • Gabrielle
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • The Pop Du Monde Orchestra*
  • Jaki Graham
  • Various
  • Various
  • Mark Owen
  • Mark Owen
  • Various
  • Various
  • Peter Andre
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Babyface Featuring Stevie Wonder
  • Highskool Featuring B.G.*
  • Ortis
  • Various
  • Ortis
  • Billie*
  • Tuff Jam
  • 911 (4)
  • 911 (4)
  • Various
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Billie*
  • Billie*
  • Billie*
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Edu*
  • Various
  • Various
  • Five
  • Aimee Mann
  • Various
  • DJ Todd Terry*
  • Billie*
  • S Club 7
  • Adam Rickitt
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • S.O.A.P.
  • Various
  • Worlds Apart
  • S Club 7
  • S Club 7
  • Various
  • The Brian Allen Band
  • Liberty X
  • Gabrielle
  • S Club 7
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Gabrielle
  • S Club 7
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Various
  • S Club 7
  • S Club*
  • Various
  • Liberty X
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Benefit (3)
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Linkup
  • Zoë Birkett
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Various
  • Various
  • Peter Cox
  • V (9)
  • Liberty X
  • Various
  • Billie*
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various
  • Stefanie Heinzmann
  • Various
  • Stefanie Heinzmann
  • Various
  • Kirsty*
  • Pepe Link
  • Various
  • Various
  • Mario Jefferson
  • Strify*
  • Kurt Calleja
  • The Brand New Heavies
  • Various
  • Solid HarmoniE
  • Various
  • S Club 7
  • Jan Sievers (3)
  • Alex Ross (12) Feat. Dakota (19) & T-Pain
  • Craig David
  • Sam Smith (12)
  • Mabel (5)
  • Lighthouse Family
  • S Club 7
  • Maisie Peters
  • Maisie Peters
  • Sam Fischer (3)
  • Freya Ridings
  • Freya Ridings
  • Lighthouse Family
  • Tony Bram's, Son Orchestre Et Ses Chanteurs
  • Randi Winther
  • Sitti
  • Various
  • Various
  • Gabrielle
  • Liberty X
  • The Brand New Heavies
  • Craig David

7 Reviews

Endorse Tim Laws
  1. Review by Julia Duthie aka Billy
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    by Julia Duthie aka Billy

    I worked with Tim in the early nineties under his Pro-Gressive label which he had with his brother. Both Tim and Chris wrote and produced a dance track with my vocal. It was a long time ago and it’s been amazing to watch their careers grow from then. Tim is a great guy, a great producer and I really enjoyed working with him.

  2. Review by Terry A.
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    I am going back to 1988 for when I first met Tim. He recorded and produced an album that featured local bands - one of which I was in as drummer. His approach was intuitive and helpful for those who had not had experience in a studio before. It was an enlightening experience for me, and was also involved in a couple of follow on projects thereafter and I cannot rate highly enough as an engineer or producer, but also as an excellent guitarist too.

  3. Review by Richard Clarke
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    by Richard Clarke

    I have worked with Tim for a few years. I am a publisher and creative music supervisor, and Tim has written and produced TV themes and advert soundtracks for my clients. Not only is he a top rate music producer, but also his skill at responding to creative direction is as good as anyone I've ever worked with. It is a joy to sit in his studio and work alongside him. I can't recommend him highly enough.

  4. Review by Robert L.
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    Working with Tim has been an absolute pleasure. Always approachable and friendly, his enthusiasm and passion are infectious. Tim's attention to detail and his ability to bring out the best in every element of the song made the track pop that much more. I'm looking forward to future projects together!

  5. Review by pepjamuk2
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    Regularly work with Tim on writing and production projects.

    So far have seen projects placed with artists such as Sonny Fodera, and labels like Good Company / Get Together

    Always great to work with and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of music making.

  6. Review by Anton Partridge
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    by Anton Partridge

    Tim has always been open, engaged and enthusiastic on any project we've worked on together. He brings a extra dimension to the process and is always accommodating to the artists idea's and needs. That aside, he makes a mean cup of tea.

  7. Review by Dominic Walker
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    by Dominic Walker

    I have known and worked with Tim for many years. As well as being a hit record maker who is well versed in the machinations of the music industry he is a talented composer for film T.V. and library; which is where we have worked together most recently. Tim has always kept an open mind and maintains an infectious enthusiasm for new talent and new music. I think this energy and sense of fun is the root of his success. I can't recommend him more highly!

Interview with Tim Laws

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

  2. A: NI Maschine Studio, MacBook Pro, DT770s, Shure SM7B, sun screen.

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

  4. A: I co wrote Dreams with Gabrielle which came out on Go! Beat Records

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

  6. A: I'm working on OG Mason’s second single for Get Together Records and a track for a new signing of mine called TORQ.

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

  8. A: Yoad. He's awesome.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: It doesn't matter just make it great. Shit in = Shit out.

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

  12. A: That I can improve your track even a tiny bit.

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

  14. A: I love being paid to do my hobby.

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

  16. A: Why don't my vocals sound like Sia? Because you don't sing like Sia.

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

  18. A: That I can make a shitty song sound like a banger

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

  20. A: Do you have dry stems of the vocals?

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

  22. A: Record the best possible vocal - in terms of audio quality and performance.

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

  24. A: Learned guitar from my Dad when I was about 10, in bands during my teens, signed to Chrysalis Records when I was 20, had my first #1 when I was 23 and have been writing and producing music ever since. 20+ years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Fresh and Commercial Dance Music

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

  28. A: Lewis Thompson - because I'd like to watch him work.

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

  30. A: Write the song before you start any production

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

  32. A: Dance music

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Record Production

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

  36. A: Fresh and modern productions with an ear for commercial hooks

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

  38. A: Either working with a top liner to write a song or from an acapella, then create the production from there and then mix.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Pro Tools HDX with Apogee Interfaces, Genelec monitors, various outboard inc Neve, API, SSL, Urei, Native Instruments Maschine and other hardware, mics by neumann, shure, sony, akg

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

  42. A: Lewis Thompson - I think Lewis is an unsung hero in dance music - his productions are awesome and the hooks he writes are proper ear worms.

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

  44. A: I generally write, produce and mix records for record labels.

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