Joel Hamilton

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Joel Hamilton (born 1980) is an American Brooklyn-based record producer, audio engineer and musician. Hamilton performs as a musician for the band Book of Knots. He is also a producer and engineer at Studio G in Brooklyn, New York.

In the summer of 2014, Hamilton appeared as the host of a web series produced by Spotify and Bose named "Art of Sound", which focuses on the connection between the physical, technical and emotional sides of music and sound. He hosted many musicians and sound engineers to conduct experiments on a wide variety of sound-related topics.[1]

Hamilton has been a guest speaker and panelist at: Nordic Music Week, Norway (2012 and 2013), Pot Luck Con., Tucson (2012), AES Latin America Conference (2011, 2019, 2022, 2023), and Tape Op Con., Tucson (2006).


Hamilton mixed the posthumous Sparklehorse album Bird Machine, which is the first collection of new songs from the late Mark Linkous. [2] Hamilton previously worked with Linkous on his 2001 breakthrough album It's a Wonderful Life & Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain which he engineered.[3]

Hamilton produced and mixed three studio albums for alternative rock band Highly Suspect. The band’s debut album Mister Asylum was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards, and the song “Lydia” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. From their second album The Boy Who Died Wolf, the song “My Name Is Human” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the subsequent award ceremony. Highly Suspect's third album MCID (2019) includes:

  • "16”:[4] charted #1 on the Billboard Rock Chart for three weeks
  • "Tokyo Ghoul”[5] featuring Young Thug
  • "These Days”[6] which charted #24 on the Billboard Rock Chart on April 4, 2020.

He produced and mixed Turkish mega-pop star Sertab Erner's rock band Oceans of Noise's self-titled debut EP in 2017. Hamilton also produced, mixed and co-wrote the English lyrics to "Ayla", the title track from the Turkish film Ayla-Daughter of War (2017) (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2017).[7]

He produced and mixed Brkn Love's debut album for Universal Music, including the single "Shot Down”,[8] which spent 10 weeks on the Billboard charts (peaking at #21 on September 21, 2019).[9] He produced and mixed Norwegian band Violet Road's album Lines Across Light. This album includes the single "Monument”,[10] which was featured in an NSB (Norwegian Rail) commercial and television campaign in 2018. He produced, engineered, and mixed the song "Og sangen kom fra havet”[11] for artist Ingvild Koksvik, who won the Arts Council of Norway's work grant for songwriters in 2018.[12] Hamilton engineered and mixed Aaron Neville's album Apache,[13] released on Tell It/Kobalt in 2016; the album peaked on the Billboard chart at #38.[14]

Hamilton's work also includes:


  1. ^ "Art of Sound". Bose.
  2. ^ Currin, Grayson Haver (22 August 2023). "Joel Hamilton". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Joel Hamilton". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Highly Suspect Tops Mainstream Rock Songs Chart With '16'". Billboard. 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  5. ^ "Premiere: Highly Suspect Connects With Young Thug and Terrible Johnny on "Tokyo Ghoul"". Complex. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  6. ^ "Highly Suspect". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  7. ^ "Ayla: The Daughter of War". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  8. ^ "BRKN LOVE - Shot Down". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  9. ^ "BRKN LOVE". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  10. ^ "PRESS". violetroadnew (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  11. ^ "". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  12. ^ "Arbeidsstipend for yngre / nyetablerte kunstnarar - 2018 - 2018 -". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  13. ^ "Apache - Aaron Neville | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  14. ^ "Aaron Neville". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  15. ^ "Joel Hamilton on Mixing Pretty Lights' "A Color Map of the Sun" with UAD Plug-Ins".
  16. ^ "Joel Hamilton | Sound Department, Music Department". IMDb.
  17. ^ "Joel Hamilton Records Puss n Boots with ATC". Acoustic Engineers.
  18. ^ "Puss N Boots with Norah Jones". Archived from the original on 2015-02-24.
  19. ^ "The Book of Knots: Pray". AllMusic.
  20. ^ "BlakRoc". Archived from the original on 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
  21. ^ "Joel Hamilton". Studio G. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25.
  22. ^ "Joel Hamilton". Studio G. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25.
  23. ^ "Bomba Estereo: Elegancia Tropical". All Music.
  24. ^ "Matisyahu – Live At Stubb's Vol. II". Discogs.
  25. ^ "Joel Hamilton". Studio G. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25.
  26. ^ "Bio". DubTrio. Dub Trio. Archived from the original on 2015-04-01.
  27. ^ "Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog – Party Intellectuals". Discogs.
  28. ^ "Inner Party System". Discogs.
  29. ^ "Unsane – Blood Run". Discogs.
  30. ^ "Joel Hamilton". AllMusic.
  31. ^ "Joel Hamilton". Studio G. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25.
  32. ^ "The 'Kids Are Looking' in Juiceboxxx's Catchy New Single: Premiere". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  33. ^ "THICK Debut Album '5 Years Behind' Out Now". Epitaph Records. 2020-03-06. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  34. ^ Thrower, Thomas (2019-07-10). "Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown - Truth and Lies". Ghost Cult Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  35. ^ "Meet Our Film Team".

External links[edit]

Joel Hamilton at IMDb