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Rouge - Myself

Rouge – Myself – New Single and Video

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Rouge are back with a new single – Myself – and a brilliant new self-produced video featuring the talented Polly Shields as the lead character. Shot almost entirely on a GoPro camera with a DIY bodycam contraption made by yours truly.

Mostly shot in one long day, the video chronicles the day in the life of a girl – from getting up in the morning, her thoughts, journey throughout London to a psychedelic night out in a club.

The song is the first release from the upcoming EP, the name of which I cannot divulge just yet. We launched the single on the 18th of February via a exclusive limited edition hard-copy hand-made Rouge-style release at a major gig at Nambucca in London. All 100 copies are unique, made by Becky Wixon, signed by the band and include a single artwork and a print with a written message. These can be purchased on the band’s website for £2 + postage.

Rouge - Myself - Limited Edition Single

Recorded at Snap! Studios, the new single showcases the band’s continuing musical growth with more complex arrangements, harmonies and textures. I will do a full blog post closer to the EP’s release about the tracking and mixing process with photos from the studio. But in the meantime, please enjoy and share this video, buy the single and come down to see Rouge play live!

Written & Performed by Rouge
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Adam Crowe at Snap! Studios
Mastered by John Webber at Air Studios Mastering
Video Directed & Edited by Mirko Zandarin

The Second Echo – Sugar Mama

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For the past few months, I’ve been working on pre-production, recording and mixing the debut album of The Second Echo – an incredible band of four top notch young musicians with an exceptional affinity for rock ‘n’ roll, blues, melody and groove. Described as a mix between Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and King Crimson, the group are the rehashed next generation of everything that I’ve grown to love about the guitar rock music of the 70’s with a young twist augmented by foot-thumping rhythms and groove.

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Rouge - Band Photo

Rouge’s Debut Single Wilderness

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Back in July 2013, I came across four demo tracks from a band called Rouge – four girls playing and singing the blues with rock and soul overtones. It didn’t take much thinking to realise that I was listening to something special. I immediately got in touch with the band and asked for a meeting. We agreed on a production partnership and commenced work on the first EP.

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Denise - Camden Town Album Cover

Denise – Camden Town

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Over the past year or so, I’ve been involved in an amazing production called Camden Town by Denise. The 14-track album is a explosion of styles ranging from jazz to soul to instrumental to rap all written by the talented Denise Jahnigen. Featuring 44 musicians from four continents, I have been very fortunate to record many elements from this album, play guitar on two tracks and mix 7 tracks!

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Arhai - Eastern Road

Arhai – Eastern Road

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Earlier this year I have been commissioned to mix an album for an interesting electronic/folk fusion duo called Arhai. The album ‘Eastern Roads’ a very tasteful mix between traditional folk instruments with electronics grooves and beats. The folk part is heavily inspired by traditional Irish, English and especially Balkan music.

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Niche London Quartet

Niche London Quartet

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I’ve had the pleasure of recording a string quartet recently called Niche London Quartet. Two violins, one viola and a cello. A lovely repertoire of both classical and contemporary pieces, all part of this group’s preparation for the summer season of weddings, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate events and fancy dinners.

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Gecko - Pigeon EP Cover

Gecko – Pigeon EP

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For the past year or so, whenever schedule permitted, I’ve been working with an very talented bunch of guys who go by the name of Gecko. Four young guys with more positive energy that I could ever dream of having have been turning out one song after another to what is fast becoming a gorgeous gem of an album, but in the meantime – a little preview.

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