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
@jordanmackampa's new single One In The Same is out today, and to celebrate we invited him to join us for episode 1 of the new season of our podcast, out next Friday June 1st on iTunes, Spotify and Podbean. In the meantime be sure to check out some of the previous episodes via our website (link in bio)
Studies show that all you lot really want to see on here is tasty pictures of our equipment, so here's our pair of Coles 4038 ribbon microphones in Blumlein configuration approx 3 metres up in the air. For added #vintagevibes we've shot it in front of this original #1970s wallpaper, painstakingly hung by @matturchin
Quick visit from the piano doctor this morning! Our old Mornington and Weston #uprightpiano has bags of character but sometimes needs some TLC to ensure it can hold its tuning for years to come. The tuning pins had become loose so Alexander here is adding a special glue to increase the grip between them and the soundboard.