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, programming (music)
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, programming (music)
Years active 1989-Present
Labels Sub Pop, Atlantic, GSL, Epitaph, Saddle Creek, Vice, Frenchkiss, Vagrant

Alex Newport is a Grammy-nominated 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 and is owner of Future Shock recording studio.

After producing records for At The Drive-In (In/Casino/Out, 1997 and Vaya, 1998) and The Mars Volta (Tremulant, 2001), in addition to projects with Knapsack, Samiam and The Melvins Newport became a highly in demand producer.

In 2008 Newport mixed the Death Cab For Cutie track “Long Division” from their 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 June 2013;

Recently, he has completed mixing the album for the collaborative project between City and Colour and Pink called You+Me as well as the mix for Team Spirit‘s new album Killing Time and The Foo Fighters Nate Mendel's new project Lieutenant.

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]

Alex also sings and performs as one half of Red Love, with Matt Tong (ex-Bloc Party) – their album is scheduled for release in Fall 2015.


Artists for whom Newport has produced or mixed include:

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