Testimonials

" I spent 9 months

in the trenches (studio) with Chris

working on my record - 'Blood Vine',

and had a splendid time, 
as well as turning out some of

the best tracks I have recorded.


Chris is passionate about detail

and patiently makes sure

the song sounds correct,

which is a big deal for me.


He has a wide range

of musical influences to draw from,
and was up for 
whatever

crazy record-making adventures

I set out on. "

Yoav - Singer/ Songwriter

" I chose to work with Christopher Tuck

on my 5th studio album,

because of the way he understands

subtlety and emotions in music.


I wanted an electronic album

but needed my voice and melody

to be respected,

and Chris did that beautifully.


His haunting productions

worked brilliantly with my vocals and lyrics,
and the tension he created

through light and shade in the tracks

was breathtaking.


It was a privilege to work with him

and I really hope to do so again soon. "

Louise Carver - Singer/ Songwriter

" Chris is my first stop

whenever I have studio work

in Cape Town.


He has an amazing knowledge

from both a creative

and technical point of view.


Every session I've worked with Chris

has been absolutely seamless,
always with a relaxed,

yet hardworking

and creative atmosphere. "

Matt Fink - Producer / A&R (Just Music)

" Chris did a fantastic job

producing this album,

in what was an almost impossible

time schedule.


I don't think anyone else that I know of,

could have done what he did

in that space of time.


As far as I'm concerned,

Chris is the best producer in South Africa,

and his musicality, technical skills

and understanding of band dynamics

are second to none. "

Dominic Forrest - Composer / Guitarist - Fetish

" Christopher is by far

the most humble engineer

I have met during my 30 years

in the industry!


Not only that,

but his ear proved to be spot on

for the pop mixes I needed!


What a pleasure to work with him! "

Amanda Luyt - Vocalist / Producer

" I've worked with Chris Tuck

over many years,

across varied projects

and he's always brilliant.


Constantly moving with the technology -

keeping sounds fresh

but with that balance that experience brings,
and always at the service of the song. "

Ross Campbell - Drummer -

Benguela / Fetish /

Simon Van Gend / Urban Creep 

" Chris has been doing live recordings

for my 'song a week' project each week,

and I'm pleasantly surprised

at how beautiful

the simple guitar and voice recordings

end up sounding -

rich, atmospheric and detailed

without being overcooked in any way,

somehow bringing out

all the presence and vitality of the music.


He's also really easy to work with -

he has the sort of gentle,

un-intimidating personality,

very valuable in a producer,

that tends to bring out the best

in a performance. "

Simon Van Gend - Singer / Songwriter

"I worked with Chris long distance,

sending files back and forth,

which has been a very interesting approach.

 

I found that Chris

had the perfect ear for my music,

staying true to what I came up with,

and then adding his unique touch.

And such a nice guy, too.

It’s been an absolute pleasure

working with him."

Claes Kasper Bang -

Actor / Singer /

Songwriter

" We have worked with Chris

on various projects over the past 5 years,
and he never ceases to amaze us

with his attention to detail

and hands on approach.


Whatever the client is looking for,

Chris provides, and the outcome

has always been quality.


Chris' personality brings a sense of calm to the room

which is a massive plus

for any artist / band.


He also likes the same beer as us

which has proven to be very important

after long sessions. "

Digital Forest Studios

" Chris worked during the 90's,

as sound engineer, programmer and mixer

for Robroy Music
on numerous award winning

TV, Cinema and Radio commercials.


His production / programming /

mixing credits, include the multi platinum

Ringo Madlingozi album - Sondelani,
featuring the hit Sondela. "

Robert Schroder -

Owner / Composer - Robroy Music

" I came to Chris with a job for an NGO.


It was such a pleasure to work

with someone who is so thorough.


The film was shown

in a beautiful venue in London.


It is wonderful knowing

that the sound was mixed professionally

and that the audience received

the full benefit of this. "

Isa Lee Jacobson -

Owner / Editor - Flying Films

www.darkpopchris.com offers a glimpse into the career, of music industry professional, Christopher Tuck (DarkPopChris). 

Specialising in commercial-release-quality, album productions.

Services include, Music Composition, Music Production, Music Mixing, ReMixing and Music Mastering.