Cirkut (record producer)

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Cirkut
Birth name Henry Russell Walter
Born 1985/1986 (age 28–29)[1]
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Music producer, songwriter
Associated acts Dr. Luke, Let's Go to War

Henry Russell Walter, known professionally as Cirkut, is a Canadian music producer and songwriter. Described by The Hollywood Reporter as record producer Dr. Luke's "right-hand man and main production partner",[2] he has co-produced and co-written for Jessie J, Britney Spears, Kesha, Rihanna, Shakira, Nicki Minaj, B.o.B, Lil Wayne, and Taylor Swift, including the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles, "Part of Me", "Roar", and "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry, and "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus.

Life and career[edit]

Walter was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia and moved to Toronto in 2004. As a member of the Toronto-based band Let's Go to War, he co-produced the Britney Spears song, "Mmm Papi", which appeared on her 2008 album, Circus. The trio had submitted it as an instrumental track to Kobalt Music Group via their attorney Chris Taylor, where producer Nicole Morier began using it to write with Britney Spears.[3]

Walter opened The Dreamhouse Recording Studio in Toronto in 2010 with partners Adrien Gough and Alex Bonenfant. He then relocated to Los Angeles, California to work with Dr. Luke's production team.[4] He co-produced "Part of Me", the title song to Katy Perry's 2012 concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me. He co-wrote and co-produced 12 songs on Kesha's 2012 album, Warrior.[5] Walter also produces with Adrien Gough as the production duo Dream Machine, responsible for producing and co-writing The Weeknd's track "High for This".

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Grammy Awards
    • 2014: Song of the Year - "Roar" - Katy Perry (Nominated)
  • Juno Awards
    • 2014: Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (Won)
    • 2014: Songwriter of the Year (Nominated)

Discography[edit]

Title Year Album Writer Producer Remix
"Mmm Papi" 2008 Britney SpearsCircus
YesY
YesY
"Blow (Cirkut Remix)" 2011 KeshaI Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance: The Remix Album
YesY
"Seal It with a Kiss" Britney Spears – Femme Fatale
YesY
YesY
"High For This” The WeekndHouse of Balloons
YesY
YesY
"Wild Heart", "Where They Do That At" SabiUpcoming Debut Album
YesY
YesY
"Domino" Jessie JWho You Are
YesY
YesY
"Domino" Jessie J – Domino EP
YesY
YesY
"Good Feeling" Flo RidaWild Ones
YesY
YesY
"Hangover, Tattoo" Taio CruzTY.O
YesY
YesY
"You Da One, Where Have You Been" RihannaTalk That Talk
YesY
YesY
"Turn All The Lights On" T-PainRevolver
YesY
YesY
"Never Close Your Eyes", "Better Than I Know Myself" 2012 Adam LambertTrespassing
YesY
YesY
"Part of Me" Katy PerryTeenage Dream: The Complete Confection
YesY
"Wide Awake" Katy Perry – Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
YesY
YesY
"Young Forever", "Va Va Voom", "Masquerade" Nicki MinajPink Friday: Roman Reloaded
YesY
YesY
"Brokenhearted" KarminHello
YesY
YesY
"Both of Us", "Strange Clouds, Arena" B.O.BStrange Clouds
YesY
YesY
"Primadonna", "Lies", "How To Be A Heartbreaker" Marina and the DiamondsElectra Heart
YesY
YesY
"One More Time" Baby E – Upcoming Debut Album
YesY
YesY
"Wish You Were Here" Cody SimpsonParadise
YesY
YesY
"High For This" The Weeknd – Trilogy
YesY
YesY
"Wish You Were Here" Cody SimpsonParadise EP
YesY
YesY
"Rock Me" One DirectionTake Me Home
YesY
YesY
"Oath" Cher LloydSticks + Stones
YesY
YesY
"Problem (Monster Remix)" Becky GPlay It Again
YesY
YesY
"Warrior", "Die Young", "C'Mon", "Thinking of You", "Crazy Kids", "Wherever You Are", "Dirty Love", "Wonderland", "Only Wanna Dance With You", "Supernatural", "Gold Trans Am", "Last Goodbye" Kesha – Warrior
YesY
YesY
"Till The World Ends (Twister Remix)" Britney Spears – Single
YesY
"High For This" Ellie GouldingHalcyon
YesY
YesY
"Die Young", "Supernatural" 2013 Kesha – Deconstructed
YesY
"Geekin'" will.i.am#willpower
YesY
"Fall Down'" will.i.am – #willpower
YesY
YesY
"Ooh La La" Britney Spears – Music From and Inspired by the Smurfs 2
YesY
YesY
"Walks Like Rihanna" The WantedWord of Mouth
YesY
YesY
"Roar", "Legendary Lovers", "Birthday", "Unconditionally", "Dark Horse", "International Smile", "Ghost" Katy Perry – Prism
YesY
YesY
"Wrecking Ball" Miley CyrusBangerz
YesY
YesY
"Harder We Fall", "Excuse My Rude", "Gold" Jessie J – Alive
YesY
YesY
"Smokin Rollin", "Bounce It" Juicy JStay Trippy
YesY
YesY
"Give It 2 You" Robin ThickeBlurred Lines
YesY
YesY
"Brightest Morning Star" Britney Spears – Britney Jean
YesY
YesY
"Timber" PitbullGlobal Warming: Meltdown
YesY
YesY
"Show Me What You Got", "Ugly Heart", "Rewind" 2014 G.R.L.G.R.L.
YesY
YesY
"Dare (La La La)" ShakiraShakira
YesY
YesY
"La La La (Brazil 2014)", "We Are One (Ole Ola)" ShakiraOne Love, One Rhythm - The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album
YesY
YesY
"La La La (Brazil 2014)", "We Are One (Ole Ola)" PitbullOne Love, One Rhythm - The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album
YesY
YesY
"Wild Wild Love" PitbullTBA
YesY
YesY
"Shower" Becky GTBA
YesY
YesY
"TBA" UsherTBA
"Pills N Potions" Nicki MinajThe Pink Print
YesY
YesY
"She Knows" Ne-YoNon Fiction
YesY
YesY
"Stayin Out All Night" Wiz KhalifaBlacc Hollywood
YesY
YesY
"Sugar" Maroon 5V
YesY
YesY
"Low" Juicy JThe Hustle Continues
YesY
YesY

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seabroke, John (October 14, 2013). "The Doctor Is In". The New Yorker. pp. 44–56. 
  2. ^ "Henry 'Cirkut' Walter". The Hollywood Reporter. February 15, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nemetz, Andrea (December 3, 2008). "Canadian trio behind Spears tune Mmm Papi". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gormely, Ian (April 2013). "The Dreamhouse". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rosenbloom, Etan (December 17, 2012). "On the Charts: Cirkut on Ke$ha's Warrior". ASCAP. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 

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