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
Nothing But Thieves
Lewis & Leigh
Three Trapped Tigers
Lianne La Havas
The Duke Spirit
Fat White Family
@danurchin will be speaking on a panel this Friday downstairs in Hanger as part of @avafestival London on the subject of "Tensions Between Art, Culture and Commerce in a Developing London". ALSO we there will be studio tours throughout the morning...
Dan did an interview for Your Audio Solutions where he talks in depth about how it all began here at Urchin, his recording techniques and philosophy and a couple of the weird and wonderful toys we have here between these 5-6 walls
Dan Cox is the co-owner and engineer of Urchin Studios in East London where he has made a name for himself working with artists such as Lianne La Havas, Florence and The Machine, Thurston Moore as well as winning the MPG Breakthrough Engineer Award 2014.
@danurchin will be speaking on a panel this Friday downstairs in Hanger as part of @avafestival London on the subject of "Tensions Between Art, Culture and Commerce in a Developing London". ALSO we there will be studio tours throughout the morning - signup details in the poster!
#throwbackthursday (that's still a thing right?) to the amazing/ridiculous @transgressivehq Studio Party we did in Summer 2015 with @blaenavon and @gengahr - 40 competition winners, a record high temperatures in Studio A and a commemorative cassette to immortalise the occasion!
What a fantastic year making music with wonderful musicians and composers from all around the world. To each and every one of our clients, from Japan to the USA to Norway to... Brighton a Happy New year to one and all! 🥂#happynewyear2017