James Yuill

Songwriter / Producer / Mixer

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Hi there! I'm James Yuill. I've been working in the music industry for over 10 years. Writing, producing and mixing Electronic, Dance and Leftfield Pop for myself and other artists.

I started writing songs when I was 10. Admittedly, those early ones were pretty basic. I'm much better now.

In 2007, I signed my first publishing contract with EMI, and since then, I've written and released 4 artist albums and 2 library albums. I'm lucky to have also co-written and toplined for some great dance producers. These include Mousse T, X-Press2, Dirty Vegas & Catz 'N Dogz.

I'm also a keen programmer and producer. Under my own name or my side project Loframes, I've had the pleasure of remixing artists such as Erasure, M83, Miami Horror, Kraak & Smaak, Mint Royale, David Holmes, Bright Light Bright Light, Au Revoir Simone, Anoraak, etc.

I'd love to hear from you about your project to see how I can help.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by Charlie Westropp
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    I have had the pleasure of working with James on multiple projects. He always brings something super-interesting and unique, whether writing, producing or mixing. Very easy-going, but focussed when necessary, it’s always a pleasure to be in his company too. Would highly recommend.

Interview with James Yuill

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

  2. A: Through a mutual friend I managed to get Roland from Tears For Fears into a studio to record some vocals for a song I'd written. It was for a project that I unfortunately never released, but it was amazing to not only meet him, but to work with him on something I'd written!

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

  4. A: The last year was spent releasing my recent album and I've been touring that recently. At the moment I'm writing some more original tracks for my collaboration side project Loframes. We spent a large amount of our time together remixing other artists, but want to release some more of our own songs now.

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

  6. A: I know a fellow songwriter/producer and mixer called Charlie Westropp. I would definitely recommend him. He's been in the industry for a long time and knows his stuff. I've worked with him a number of times and am always happy at the result.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Tricky question. For a long time I've been working 'in box', but for my last album I sent a lot of the midi out to an external synth and it added an extra dimension that was missing from my previous album. I now do this, as standard. Writing a part either on an external synth or sending out an existing part to one. I have a long list of synths I would love to get. the top one at the moment would be the Novation Peak.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: In my artist career I'm known for mixing acoustic songs with electronic production. I started out deeply obsessed with Nick Drake and Elton John. Once I'd been introduced to music production, I soon found dance music and my taste diversified to encompass some pretty extreme techno. This appreciation for a great song, but also a great kick drum shaped the music I create.

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

  12. A: Dance mainly, but my own music is heavily song-based and usually features an organic element, like an acoustic guitar or similar.

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

  14. A: Someone said recently that I'm good at leaving space for the vocals to breathe.

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

  16. A: I tend to sit down at either the piano or the guitar and work out a little chord progression. I then work out a little vocal melody around these chords. Some lyrics will tend to form as I'm doing this, but most of the time it's just jibberish. I'll eventually settle on a verse/bridge/chorus and start working out some lyrics. Once this is done I record a guide take of everything and then start producing/programming around the song. Altering and changing the structure as I go.

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Get Real (Can't Touch Your Love) by Loframes

I was the Singer, Writer, Co-Producer and Mixer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • The Postal Service
  • M83
  • James Yuill
Gear Highlights
  • The ubiquitous Korg Microkorg
  • The fantastic Korg Kaoss Pad - Basically Korg
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