Dean James Barratt – Dean is a Producer and Mix Engineer of many talents.
Whilst we managed Dean we also negotiated with major labels on his behalf, arranged contracts and brought in clients for him.
Shy FX says “he’s the super duper engineer”. MistaJam says “he has the power to bless any level of production and right now, all surrounding and competing production teams are wanting his mixing skills. He also makes a good cup of tea!”
He has worked with Craigie Dodds, Shy FX, Nitin Sawnhey and Kid Harpoon (Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch) and many many others.
Dean has a strong love of reggae and dub breaks and has been a part of the club and bass music scene, mixing for the likes of Skream, Benga, MistaJam & Ministry of Sound.
Gabby Young & Other Animals – We signed Gabby as a solo artist playing gigs to 25-50 people our tenure finished with near sell out gigs at Koko (1,700 capacity) and Scala (1,200) in London. As she developed her sound we helped to establish a new genre name for her music which is now own as ‘Circus Swing’. During the four years of management we arranged licensing deals for both records in Australia, the whole of Europe and the USA. We organised several world tours where she performed shows in Japan, Australia, West Coast, East Coast and the Mid West of America, Canada and Europe at notorious events including music industry conventions like South by Southwest (Texas), where we arranged a parade through Texas Centre
with a college brass band marching into the gig! NXNE (Toronto) and The Great Escape (Brighton). Throughout this time, the band grew to 8 members whom we facilitated touring around the world.
During out tenure we were able to secure radio play and press coverage on BBC 2 including live sessions with her band and on Radio 4′s loose ends programme with Clive Anderson. She also received massive coverage and thrilling album reviews in newspapers such as The Guardian and The Sun. In The Sunday Times she was featured on the front cover with a full page picture as the front cover of the music supplement and a 2 page review. She was cover mount of The Metro, featured in Cosmopolitan magazine and many other publications of note. We were able to repeat this press success across many territories around the world. We were heavily involved in every aspect of her business and immensely proud of how far we were able to evolve her career.
Big Strides – Big strides were a small town, niche, Low-Fi Blues Rock band, originally formed in Leeds in the late nineties. During our tenure we grew album sales to over 100,000 records sold worldwide. We were instrumental in the recording and international release of three records – Small Town Big Strides, Cry It All Out and Super Custom Limited. We played a central role in the establishment of their label Tall Order Records winning licensing deals for all three records with EMI (Japan), India Media (Germany), Red distribution (USA) and Longtime Listener (Australia). During this period we facilitated deals with various booking agents across all these territories including Creative Man (Japan) where they were booked to play the famous Summer Sonic Festival on two occasions alongside artists such as Stevie Wonder, Nelly Furtado and The Kooks. During this period they also played on a supports with The Charlatans. During our tenure we managed to secure international radio play and press coverage including BBC 2, Radio 4, BBC 6 music and NME.
Brotherly – Brotherly were formed out of the broken beats scene during the Noughties. Under our management they recorded the album One Sweet Life with features by Ty, Eska, Earl Zinger (Galliano) and Tawia (Mark Ronson, Tru Thoughts). We facilitated the release of the album on our own label which had international distribution. Around this time they were nominated for a Gilles Peterson Worldwide Award, appeared on a BBC Radio 1 Live Session with Gilles Peterson and toured famous venues like The Jazz Cafe, London. Rob Mullarky, Producer, Writer and Bass player of Brotherly has gone on to play for Roisin Murphy (Moloko) and perform with Ty, Zero 7 and many others
Danny & The Champions of The World – We acted as management for Danny George Wilson around the release of the debut Danny & The Champions Record. We helped with the huge logistics and promotion of this super group, which included Romeo (Magic Numbers) The album was signed to Loose Music. We also oversaw and arranged logistics for gigs and tours in Australia and UK festivals including Summer Sundae (BBC6 Music). He was a favourite of BBC 6 Music DJ Gideon Coe and other DJs on the station.
JD73 – We signed Dan Goldman aka JD73 after he returned from almost 7 years on the road as Morcheeba’s keyboard player. He had joined the band shortly after their smash hit album Big Calm came out during which time they wee averaging live attendances of upwards of 50,000 people per gig. However, Dan’s love of old school funk and his advanced musical techniques on keyboard, bass guitar and recording took him on a journey of creating his first solo record Zeros and Ones. We originally released this unique masterpiece on our own label and shortly afterwards arranged a licensing deal with prominent US jazz label Ropadope Records. We arranged a masterclass series in Future Music magazine where Dan featured monthly discussing studio techniques and showcasing his work. As Dan started playing more live shows, he was able to bring in the skills of Luke Flowers and Stewart McCulloch to join his band (Cinematic Orchestra’s Drummer and Guitarist). JD73′s first single ‘Happy People’ was released on ‘Wax On Records’ (Nightmares On Wax’s label) and received extensive radio play and appeared on several compilations.
Trenton & Free Radical – We signed Trenton before he had a band. While he was with us, we were instrumental in the recording of debut album Giant Step which was recorded at The Dairy Studios with Dean James Barratt and Craigie Dodds. The album includes features from Sister Fa and Maxi Jazz (Faithless). The band moved from London and are now living in South Africa. They recently had their first number 1 single in South Africa. Click on the link to see a video: