Rik Simpson

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Rik Simpson
Also known as Rikademus, Rick Simpson
Occupations Record producer, engineer, audio mixer
Instruments Drum programming, keyboard, guitar, vocals
Years active 1989–present
Website www.riksimpson.com

Rik Simpson (aka Rikademus) is a British Grammy Award-winning record producer, sound engineer, musician and songwriter.[1] He is most recently recognised for his production work with Coldplay on Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), Mylo Xyloto (2011) and Ghost Stories (2014). He has also gained critical acclaim for his work with Jay-Z, Portishead, Kasabian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and PJ Harvey.[2] In addition to the technical sides of recording and mixing, he often contributes musically, playing and singing on many of his productions.

Simpson is also one half of production duo The Darktones, with Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.

Production credits[edit]

Rik Simpson[edit]


The Darktones[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Best Rock Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2013 Mylo Xyloto Best Rock Album Nominated


  1. ^ "Rik Simpson Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rik Simpson recording Coldplay with sE Mics". sE Electronics. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rik Simpson Discography | Production". Discogs. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (6 September 2013). "Coldplay Heads To 'Hunger Games' on 'Atlas' Single: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 

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