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.
Over the course of my career I've released multiple albums and Eps for solo projects that have had more than 14 million Spotify streams.
I've recently collaborated with a range of artists across many genres which have collectively been streamed over 3 million times.
I've had tracks featured on Love Island, Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Scrubs, The Inbetweeners and Dead Pixels
I've also been lucky enough to work with some amazing producers too. Dennis Ferrer & Disciples, Mousse T, X-Press2, Dirty Vegas, Catz 'N Dogz & Trutopia. I've also had the pleasure of providing official remixes for the likes of Erasure, M83, Miami Horror, Kraak & Smaak, Mint Royale, David Holmes, Bright Light Bright Light, Au Revoir Simone, Anoraak and more. All mixed by me.
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10 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse James Yuill
I’m super happy I got to work with James. He is very creative and professional and added a distinguished signature to the production as well. I think this is great, especially in a world where almost everyone sounds the same. He was very patient and accommodating during the whole process and I believe we managed to get a result we are both happy with. He was quite easygoing and communication was great too. Highly recommended!
Absolutely loved working with James. He helped me get the track sounding exactly as I wanted from my initial ideas as well as adding his own skill set and creativity. We’ve got what we worked on exactly as I want it. Will definitely work with James again. And soon.
Another stellar mix from a true talent! James is a vary careful listener as well as possessing the skills to elevate a track. Always prepared to understand the track before he starts to make sure it's going the way you want it to, and then he goes the extra mile to make it sound the best it can be. You couldn't ask for more.
Highly recommended again!
James mixed our album and we are absolutely delighted with the result.
He completely nailed that tricky balance of not changing the essence of the tracks, while at the same time massively elevating them, way beyond where we could have gotten to ourselves. Hearing the first mixes gave us goosebumps.
He’s also just a really nice fella to deal with. Clear and concise, totally on it and responsive, and always open and accommodating.
We cannot recommend him highly enough.
I've just finished working with James to mix and master a track. He is a great listener, patient, very good at suggesting and implementing things that kept improving the track with punch and clarity.
A real gentleman with an acute ear for bringing out the best in your track quickly and decisively. His attention to detail means that if there's anything that can be improved, he'll find it and fix it.
Highly recommended. Hope to work with you again sir!
It gives me so much pleasure to pay homage to James as a person and his extraordinary talent(s). James and I got together a couple of years back when I was working on my 3rd artist album. I was looking for a great singer/songwriter with a soulful twist. Obviously James´ huge "This sweet love" is one of my favorite tracks because it is so outstanding and ticks so many of my boxes. We met in my studio in Hannover Germany and wrote 2 dope songs. "Do the same thing" ended up on my album and "Nearer to you" was used in Germany´s biggest TV crime series "Tatort". Let's do this again....
I have been writing producing and recording with James Yuill for the last 4 years
and can confirm he is a true professional, with an edge in understanding your vision and facilitating that in the best way possible. Be it mixing, production or writing, in an industry filled with questionable characters, he is a gentleman who is entirely transparent, helpful and hard working every step of the way. Your project will be better off having him involved in some way.
It’s not easy to find someone who understands your vision and James is the person who understands artists! He brings life and quality to songs and make them sound so much better! He’s patient, he listens and he won’t be forcing any ideas that don’t serve your music. It was a pleasure to co-write a single and work with James on my forthcoming EP. I couldn’t imagine to work with anyone more open minded, creative and professional than James.
I've worked with James on a few tracks now and LOVE his production on every one. He has the ability to really bring songs to life; finding the perfect balance between heartfelt emotion and hard hitting punchiness. I feel safe in the knowledge that when I work with James, I’m going to end up with a great song but more importantly, i’m really going to enjoy the process along the way. We recently wrote a track together from scratch (lyrics, top-line & production) and I think it's one of my best tunes to date. He creates a great vibe in he studio and is very professional & reliable!
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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working with a lot of solo artists at the moment, but trying to find time for my new project called cable tv.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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 external synths 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 midi track to one.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Charli XCX. I think she has the perfect mix of experimental and pop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I do a lot of pitching up/down of organic elements. Shakers normally go down, piano normally up. It depends on the sound I'm going for. But that's usually my get out of jail free card.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If it's collaborating with an artist/vocalist, I tend to list to their references, or tracks they're currently enjoying. I then come up with some simple ideas in Ableton and we build things up from there. When I come to mixing things I always find it best to start with the beats. probably not conventional, but there you go. I like to make sure they really sound great and then see how some of the lower elements fit around them, for example the bass. This is probably where I spend most of my time. I then move onto the vocals and make sure they're all sitting right. Then it's a case of bringing the other elements in and EQing where necessary.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Dance mainly, but my own music is heavily song-based and usually features an organic element, like an acoustic guitar or similar.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Someone said recently that I'm good at leaving space for the vocals to breathe.