Alex Cook

Rock & punk producer/mixer

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Writer, producer, and mix engineer based at my recording studio in Battersea, London. Specialising in punk and rock productions and mixing, I strive to deliver gritty, engaging, and punchy music. With over 8 million streams and 8 years of experience, I'm here to help you through creating the best music possible!

I started my musical journey playing drums at 7 years old. Soon after, i picked up the guitar, which lead to bass, then banjo. Throughout school I was in multiple bands, eventually learning to write and record my own original music. As of today, i am fortunate enough to work full time with amazing musicians. No project is the same, and I love that.

I have been signed to Sony music, where I produced and mixed all of Rose Dive's catalogue, currently at 7 Million combined streams. I am the primary songwriter, producer and mixer for my band "Punkband", signing to MNRK records and Raw Power Management in 2020. I've performed to crowds of more than 10 thousand and toured the UK many times.

Nowadays, I work closely with numerous punk and rock singer/songwriters as well as multiple bands, producing and guiding them through their music. I normally work remotely but warmly welcome any local artists to come by for in person writing/recording sessions!

I aim to hand over an engaging and powerful track, whilst closely communicating with you throughout the entire project. If you would like to see more, check out my instagram @spitrecordings. Thanks for looking!

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

12 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Daniel F.
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    Great communication during the project. Would highly recommend.

  2. Review by Josh S.
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    Alex delivered a phenomenal production and recording on our new single. We hired him to mix the project after other mixers bottled, and he aced it. He is a true professional and amazing at what he does. Honestly 11/10 we couldnt be happier!

  3. Review by andri202
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    Best punk mixer on the market. I had a Deathrock inspired song ready and he nailed the vibe of the 80's goth genre perfectly, but gave it some nice modern mastering that really made the track shine. Will hire again for future punk projects.

  4. Review by Josh S.
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    I am always so impressed with alexs work and how passionate he is about getting the best out of every performance. Always a fun time working with you mate, massively love what we've done. EP FINISHED!!

  5. Review by Antoine L.
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    Really great experience again mixing my bands ep, brought the sound we are after perfectly. Thank you Alex!

  6. Review by Alfie R.
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    Alex is not only a fantastic producer/mixer but also a fantastic bloke. He made things so easy, so much fun and I'm incredibly happy with the final result. Total legend!

  7. Review by Josh S.
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    We quickly found a sound that fit my style and Alex completely aced a mix for my project, excited to start on the ep with you bro!!

  8. Review by Antoine L.
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    Thank you, sir!!! Good work again

  9. Review by James Robinson
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    Alex has taken my tracks to a level i've never been able to reach before i'm so excited to work with him again!

  10. Review by AD
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    Been working with Alex for a few years now, top engineer and great bloke. 5*!!

  11. Review by Joel Welfare
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    So easy to work with, absolute pleasure. Really knows his stuff not just about production but the industry as well. Great ear for heavy music production and still open for feedback. Couldn’t recommend enough.

  12. Review by Jeremy C.
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    Alex did an amazing mix on my bands song. Will deffo use him again!!

Interview with Alex Cook

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

  2. A: Haha! A Macbook, a UAD apollo, my Neumann headphones, a Fet 47 and a toolbox as i'd probably try and build some instruments!

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

  4. A: Always try and capture your initial demo ideas with the best equipment you can - they are often the best takes

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

  6. A: Generally, I will start work with an artist/band and we'll write a rough demo. Effectively sketching out ideas into the computer. We'll then take the demo and rerecord anything that might be necessary (live drums, real amps, vocals), ultimately creating the feel and impact of the track. Lastly I will mix, keeping in close contact with the artist at all times.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Recording wise it's actually quite basic. I work on Logic. I like to have the creative tools set up and ready in the studio (efx pedals, drums etc) and all my plugins on hand in templates. Speed and ease of creativity is huge for me.

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

  10. A: Working with different people, different styles, different methods. All of that keeps my work life varied and exciting.

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

  12. A: I think Josh Homme would be incredible, he seems to find a uniqueness in everything he does. You never seem to know what's coming next, and I love that.

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

  14. A: Generally punk, grunge and rock, though I have done some pop and indie and even Bossa nova work recently.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I think knowing the different genre's I regularly work on very well. Knowing when something is good, and bad, and being transparent and honest with the artist.

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

  18. A: Eric Valentine, Spike Stent, Joe Strummer, Josh Homme...

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Gritty, punchy and powerful. I love finding unique sounds, music has to move forward.

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

  22. A: I do A LOT of writing, production and recording, often working with singer/songwriters which is where I am most comfortable. Always great fun to work with bands though, I jump at the opportunity when they come around!

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: I'm 50/50 on them. Both have strengths and weaknesses. Analog is great for pushing meters, digital is great for editing, but I wouldn't use them the other way round

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Clash
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Nirvana
Gear Highlights
  • PMC and Neumann monitoring
  • United Fet47
  • SSL Bus compressor
  • SSL eq
  • Neve 1073
  • JLM LA500 UAD ad/da
  • Marshall
  • Peavey
  • HH & Fender amps
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£800 - Single production and mix

  • "Energy Vampires" by Attis release!Nov 23, 2022

    Attis' new song co-written, produced and mixed by me out on all digital platforms now! 

  • New song released by my band, Punkband!Feb 16, 2022

    We've just released a new song, 'Criminal Nah'. I really love this one personally.. Written, produced and mixed by me and mastered by Grant Berry. Great to see some love from Spotify putting it on their Noisy playlist. Have a listen!