Spike Stent

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Spike Stent
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Background information
Birth name Mark Stent
Also known as Spike
Born (1965-08-03) 3 August 1965 (age 48)
Alton, Hampshire, England[1]
Genres Rock, pop, punk rock, hard rock, R&B, electronic
Occupations Mixer, producer
Years active 1985–present
Labels Columbia, Warner Bros., Epic Interscope Records
Associated acts Madonna, Lady Gaga, U2, Beyoncé, Björk, Depeche Mode, Spice Girls, Coldplay, Muse, Lily Allen, Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, Usher, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Oasis, Keane, Massive Attack, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs
Website http://www.markspikestent.com

Mark "Spike" Stent (born 3 August 1965) is an English producer/mixing engineer who has worked with many international artists including: Madonna, U2, Beyoncé, Björk, Depeche Mode, Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Muse, Lily Allen, Gwen Stefani, Moby, No Doubt, Usher, Kaiser Chiefs, Linkin Park, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Oasis, Keane, Massive Attack, and Bastille.[2]

He got the nickname "Spike" in 1987 when he was working as an engineer for producer John Paul Jones on an album for The Mission. The band couldn't remember his name, but could remember his hairstyle and the nickname stuck[3]

Professional music software company Waves cloned Stent's mixing desk to create a software plugin, for producers who want to emulate Stent's signature sound. They state that Stent ‘creates mixes across all genres.’[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Stent has won three Grammys, including: Best Rock Album in 2010 for Muse 'The Resistance'[5]Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2009 for Beyoncé 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'[6] and Best Dance Electronica Album in 2006 with Madonna 'Confessions on a Dance Floor.'[7]

At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards held in February 2011 Stent was nominated across four different genres: ‘Album of the Year’ with Lady Gaga for Fame Monster, ‘Best Rock Album’ with Muse for 'The Resistance' (Winner),[8]Best Dance Electronica Album’ with Goldfrapp for 'Head First' and ‘Best Contemporary R&B Album’ with Usher Raymond V Raymond.

Selected film credits[edit]

Artist Track Year Film
U2 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 1995 Batman Forever
U2 Golden Eye 1995 Golden Eye
Madonna Die Another Day 2000 Die Another Day
Björk Selmasongs 2000 Dancer in the Dark

Selected discography[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

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