Rik Simpson (aka Rikademus) is a British Grammy Award-winning record producer, sound engineer, musician and songwriter. He is most recently recognised for his production work with Coldplay on A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and Mylo Xyloto. He has also gained critical acclaim for his work with Jay-Z, Portishead, Kasabian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and PJ Harvey amongst others. As well as the technical sides of recording and mixing he often contributes musically, playing and singing on many of his productions.
He is also one half of production duo The Darktones, with Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.
Simpson is currently recording the new Coldplay album.
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