Urchin Studios was founded by engineer/producer team Matt Ingram and Dan Cox back in 2007. The first incarnation of Urchin was based in Limehouse, East London in a premises that was first set up by legendary Strokes producer Gordon Raphael. At the time Matt was a lot of playing sessions as a drummer, often with Gordon producing at the Limehouse studio. In 2006 Gordon relocated to Berlin leaving the studio vacant and which point, Matt teamed up with his Dan and took over the space; and Urchin Studios was born.
Although the Limehouse studio was modest, the pair produced, engineered and mixed many notable recordings there including tracks by Mercury Award Nominated debut from Lianne La Havas and Fyfe Dangerfield’s version of Always A Woman as featured on the 2010 John Lewis christmas commercial (which was recorded and mixed in under 3 hours; a work to popularity ratio the two have not yet managed to match…)
Having felt that they had outgrown the Limehouse space, in 2012 the team moved into a new premises at the Laundry Building in Hackney which is where Urchin currently resides. Since then studio has housed projects with the likes of FKA Twigs, Bon Iver, Flume, Emile Sande, The Kooks, Django Django, Lucy Rose, Stewart Lee, Bloc Party and Flyte.
Also in this time Matt and Dan as producers/engineers have worked on projects with Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Tom Odell, Lianne La Havas, The Staves, Florence and the Machine, Slaves, Ghostpoet and Kevin Molloy.
See below for a more comprehensive list of our past clients.
Meet The Team
Musician / Producer / Engineer
Along with Dan Cox, Matt is the co-founder of Urchin Studios. With production credits including Lianne La Havas, Rae Morris, Laura Marling and Denai Moore, Matt is also an in demand drummer having toured and recorded with artists such as Tom Odell, The Staves, Michael Kiwanuka and Paloma Faith.
Desert Island Discs:
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John
Flim – Aphex Twin
Battery – Metallica
I Believe When I Fall in Love With You It Will Be Forever – Stevie Wonder
MPG Breakthrough Engineer of The Year 2014 and co-founder of Urchin Studios with Matt Ingram, Dan is Urchin’s main mix engineer and also its technical department. His credits include Laura Marling, Thurston Moore, Tom Odell, Lianne La Havas, Fyfe Dangerfield and Marques Toliver.
Charlie represents the business end of Urchin Studios and joined the team in 2012. Her career in the music industry began at Beggars Group in 2004, before moving to Sony Music and then Solar Management (Nigel Godrich). Prior to managing Urchin Charlie was Bookings Manager at Strongroom & AIR Studios for 5 years.
Marina and The Diamonds
The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
The Big Moon
Florence and The Machine
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Nothing But Thieves
Lewis & Leigh
Three Trapped Tigers
Lianne La Havas
The Duke Spirit
Fat White Family
Had a great time working with @lauramarling on her interpretation of Those Were The Days as featured on this new compilation of music inspired by the film #Roma - engineered and drummed by @matturchin and mixed by @danurchin
Our very own @danurchin has just made an album with @peterdohertyofficial! “Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres” was engineered by Dan and mixed here right here in Studio A through our @tridentaudio series 65 console. The record is out on 26th April!
Big shout out to @alicepisanomusic for appearing on @spotify UK’s New Music Friday today! “Lost You In The Crowd” was mixed here at Urchin by @danurchin, as was her previous single “Celebrate Life” which is fast closing in on 1 million streams. Be sure to give both tunes your full attention!
We’re supporting our brothers and sisters at @strongroomstudios by submitting an objection to the proposed construction at 118 Curtain Road, which threatens to seriously disrupt the day to day business of this iconic #recordingstudio. Email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 2018/0363 and tell them why the future of this vital part of our musical infrastructure and culture must be protected. Objections must be submitted by this coming Tuesday 11th Dec. Check out their social media to find out more. #savestrongroom
We are over the moon to be on the shortlist for the @musicproducersguild Awards Studio of The Year 2019! We’ll be hoping to win ourselves a friend for @danurchin’s award which currently lives on our studio A windowsill. Congrats as well to British Grove and @strongroomstudios for their nominations and also all the other fantastically talented individuals on the shortlist! #mpgawards