Music Production / Composition / Recording / Mixing / Mastering
Chris was probably destined
to end up in the recording studio.
As a small child in England,
he is reported to have played,
and then subsequently destroyed,
all of his mom's 78 RPM,
Beatles and Elvis records,
on the turntable.
he could often be found,
glued to the radio,
cassette recorder at the ready,
waiting to capture his latest favourite song.
Chris first entered the world of recording studios,
at the age of 17,
immediately after finishing school.
He got his first break into the pro recording world,
by studying electronics,
and by getting various installation jobs in studios.
Despite his skills (or lack thereof)
with the soldering iron,
his rise through the studio ranks,
was the tried and tested route,
of tea boy, assistant, engineer, producer.
His career, has seen him,
writing and performing in various bands,
composing for commercials,
creating original sound design for films,
and of course
recording, producing and mixing albums.
He has spent over 30 years,
working in both the British and South African,
As a producer,
Chris likes to be hands on
with all stages of the growth of a musical idea,
from the simplest sketch,
right through to the final master.
He particularly enjoys the mixing stage,
which he sees as his opportunity
to really sink his skills into exploring
and bringing out the best in a recording.
He left London in 2010,
choosing to settle in Cape Town.
He has since set up his own production studio
at The Planet Art,
just off trendy Kloof Street
in the heart of Cape Town.
This is known as DarkPopChris HQ.
He looks forward to many creative years ahead.
The playlist below,
contains a short selection
of Instrumental tracks,
written for use,
in TV Themes, commercials,
production music libraries,
The Planet Art Studio - Gallery
Best Alternative Album
I had immense fun,
recording and mixing Yoav's 3rd album,
entitled 'Blood Vine'.
Yoav and I co-produced.
Yoav - Pale Imitation - Video
Listen to an album sampler here ...
It was a pleasure
working with such a focussed
and talented individual.
Oh yes ...
and a lot of bloody hard work :-)
Thanks to Andrew and Jeremy
at Digital Forest,
for keeping the insanity real.
The making of Blood Vine,
consisted of a long period
of excessive hours,
spent behind the SSL,
and much craziness in the studio.
are definitely worth it though.
I'm really proud of this one.
Fetish - Little Heart
SAMA Nomination - Best Alternative Album
I spent ten very busy days,
producing and recording
the last Fetish album.
This took place
at the newly rebuilt and refitted
Digital Forest Studios.
The band had not played together as a unit,
in over 11 years.
I decided to take a very rock-n-roll approach
to this recording,
compared to our earlier work together.
Programming and 'the whip' were abandoned
for raw performance.
It paid off.
Merry Go Round
Produced, recorded and co-written.
Little Heart - Album Teaser
Little Heart - Gallery