Alex Newport

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Alex Newport
Background information
Born (1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 45)
Wolverhampton, England
Occupation(s) producer, engineer, mixer, musician, songwriter, composer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, programming
Years active 1989–present

Alex Newport is an English record producer, mixer, songwriter, and engineer, based in Los Angeles.


Newport was born in Wolverhampton, UK in 1970 and grew up in the Midlands area. He is currently living in Los Angeles[citation needed] and is the owner of Future Shock recording studio.

He played in bands Fudge Tunnel, Nailbomb.

After producing records for At the Drive-In (In/Casino/Out, 1998 and Vaya, 1999) and The Mars Volta (Tremulant, 2002), in addition to projects with Knapsack, Samiam and The Melvins Newport became a highly in-demand producer.

In 2008 Newport mixed "Long Division" for the Death Cab For Cutie album, Narrow Stairs and his work was nominated for a Grammy. He also mixed tracks from The Loud Wars by So Many Dynamos, which was produced by Death Cab's Chris Walla.

Newport worked with Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, AKA City and Colour. Newport produced City and Colour's "Little Hell" (Vagrant Records) which was also recorded and mixed entirely on analog tape. Newport also produced City and Colour's follow-up to Little Hell, "The Hurry and the Harm", recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, and released in June 2013.

Newport produced Bloc Party's latest album Four (French Kiss Records), recorded in the first half of 2012 in NYC and released in August 2012.[1]

In 2013 Newport produced the new album from Sweden's The Sounds, recorded in Gothenburg.[2]

Newport also sings and performs as one half of Red Love, with Matt Tong.


Artists for whom Newport has produced or mixed include:

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