Craig Silvey record producer feature at Konk Studios, London

Since the early days of his career as Chief Engineer on the scoring stage at the legendary Skywalker Ranch , Craig Silvey has worked with many prestigious music producers on both sides of the Atlantic including George Massenburg and Walter Afanasieff, working with artistes such as Tupac, Mariah Carey, Linda Ronstadt, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., Grace Jones, Ray Davies and Santana as well as many albums for classical label Harmonia Mundi.

 

Since making England his home, he has built a reputation as a talented mixer/remixer and producer in his own right, working with The Magic Numbers on their platinum selling eponymous debut album, Gabrielle, Mattafix, Candie Payne, The Longcut and The Coral - as mixer on The Invisible Invasion and Producer/Mixer on Roots and Echoes.

 

Craig spent a large part of 2007 producing and mixing The Coral’s last album Roots and Echos and mixing Third, the eagerly awaited new album from Portishead. He is as busy as ever and managing to get time to interview Craig hasn't been easy due to his hectic schedule.

 

The video that we shot at legendary Konk Studios, home of Ray Davis (the Kinks), covers many aspects of Craig's career to date and includes some very interesting mic techniques for getting amazing drum sounds.

 

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music producer craig silvey behind the mixing desk at konk recording studios london


 

Contact Craig Silvey via his management.

 

Some of Craig Silvey's production credits:

 

PORTISHEAD THIRD ALBUM Mix
ALISTER AUCUN MAL NE VOUS SERA FAIT ALBUM Recorded, Co-Prod, Mix
CANDIE PAYNE I WISH I COULD HAVE LOVED YOU MORE ALBUM Mix
RUSHMORE RIVER OF GOLD ALBUM Prod
THE MAGIC NUMBERS THE MAGIC NUMBERS ALBUM Co-Prod
THE CORAL THE INVISIBLE INVASION ALBUM Mix
IN THE MORNING SINGLE Mix
ROOTS AND ECHOS ALBUM Recorded, Prod,Mix
THE LONGCUT A CALL AND RESPONCE ALBUM Co-Prod
MATTAFIX SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE ALBUM TRACKS Ad-Prod and Mix
KEVIN MARK TRAIL JUST LIVING ALBUM Produced
BAXTER DURY FLOOR SHOW ALBUM Mix and Co-Prod
GABRIELLE PLAY TO WIN ALBUM Mix
ALEX CARTANA HEY PAPP! SINGLE Mix
ILYA HEAVENLY SINGLE Mix
TWO HEADS OUT OF THE CITY SINGLE Mix
THE REELISTS ALBUM TRACKS & SINGLE f/c ALBUM Mix
BAXTER DURY LEN PARROT MEMORIAL LIFT ALBUM Co-prod
N'JAY CHAT UP LINE SINGLE Mix
MONEY MARK CHANGE IS COMING ALBUM Eng
PUSH THE BUTTON ALBUM Co-Prod
DEPECHE MODE FREE LOVE SINGLE Mix
BEN & JASON 10 SONGS ABOUT YOU ALBUM Co-prod/Mix
STEPHANIE McKAY McKAY f/c ALBUM Eng/mix
GABRIELLE RISE SINGLE Mix
SHOULD I STAY SINGLE Mix
5 O'CLOCK ALBUM TK Mix
DAVID HOLMES BOW DOWN TO THE EXIT SIGN ALBUM TRACKS Mix
KOOT Album TRACKS Mix
DAWN OF THE REPLICANTS WRONG TOWN, WRONG ALBUM Eng/Mix
PLANET, 3 HOURS LATE
R.E.M. UP TRACKS Eng/prog
SANTANA SACRED FIRE TRACK Eng
GRACE JONES SEX DRIVE TRACK Eng
BUTTHOLE SURFERS PEPPER TRACK Remix
HI-FIVES GET DOWN ALBUM Prod
THIRD EYE BLIND HORROR SHOW SINGLE Eng
THE KRONOS QUARTET ALL ALBUMS 1993-2001 Eng/mix
BLACK LAB MY BODY ABOVE ME ALBUM Prod/Eng
SPEARHEAD PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE ALBUM Eng
HOLE IN THE BUCKET TRACKS
100,000 MILES
NINE INCH NAILS CLOSER TO GOD SINGLE Co-prod/Eng/Mix
DELAKOTA ONE LOVE ALBUM Eng/Mix
CAFE TACUBA REVES/YOSOY TRACKS Eng
MARIAH CAREY MUSIC BOX ALBUM Eng
EMOTIONS ALBUM Eng
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALBUM Eng
INGRAM MARSHALL KINGDOM COME ALBUM Eng
PLASTILINA MOSH JUAN MANUEL TRACKS Mix
GAME THEORY TWO STEPS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TRACKS Eng
JUNK KISS MY ACID JAZZ ALBUM Prod/Eng/Mix
M.I.R.V. FEEDING TIME ON MONKEY ISLAND ALBUM Eng/Mix
THE PEECHEES GAMES PEOPLE PLAY ALBUM Prod
LINDA RONSTADT FRENESI TRACKS Eng
JERRY SHELFER SLIPAWAY ALBUM Prod/Eng/Mix
JIMMY WEB SUSPENDING DISBELIEF ALBUM TRACKS Eng
PETE TOWNSEND LET MY LOVE OPEN THE DOOR 96 REMIX Eng/Mix
CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS OF PUNISHMENT ALBUM Eng
PLAY MORE MUSIC ALBUM Eng

 

Craig has also worked with many other artistes including Turin Brakes, Pearl Jam, Mary's Danish, Charlie, Musselwhite, Aaron Neville and War.

 

Contact Craig Silvey via his management.

 

Special thanks to everyone at Konk Studios for their help in making this feature possible! Many, many thanks to Barbara Jeffries at Smoothside for helping put this together and to George Shilling for asking the questions. Lastly, and most importantly, a BIG thank you to Craig for taking the time to do this feature!

 

 

 

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