Mike Crossey

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Mike Crossey
Origin Belfast
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, mix engineer
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Keane, Jake Bugg, Tribes, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, The Black Keys, The Gaslight Anthem, Wolf Alice, Twenty One Pilots

Mike Crossey (born 1979) is a British music producer and mix engineer. He produced Arctic Monkeys' debut single and their first two albums. He has also produced records for Foals, Keane, Jake Bugg, The Gaslight Anthem, Tribes, Blood Red Shoes, The Enemy, The Kooks, Ninet Tayeb, Razorlight and The 1975.


Crossey started his career as a promoter of punk shows in Belfast before moving to Liverpool to complete his training. He remained in Liverpool, operating out of the Motor Museum, until 2012. During that period he produced some of the most critically acclaimed British indie acts.

After seeing the Arctic Monkeys perform he invited them to the studio and cut the band’s first EP Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys . He contributed production on the second album including singles "Teddy Picker", "Fluorescent Adolescent" and "Brianstorm"

He has since produced and mixed albums by Foals, Keane, Jake Bugg, Tribes, Blood Red Shoes, The Enemy, The Kooks, and Razorlight.[1]

After studying the sonic nature of BBC Radio One’s transmissions, frequency and compression, Mike has developed a solid reputation of creating separate radio mixes specifically suited for the channel. He has done so for acts such as The Black Keys.

2012 – present: London & Los Angeles[edit]

Moving to London in 2012, Crossey embarked on an ambitious year. He mixed the acclaimed Ben Howard album Every Kingdom and Two Door Cinema Club’s sophomore Beacon.

Working with a young Nottingham songwriter – Jake Bugg – Crossey produced and mixed the singer's eponymous debut album Jake Bugg, which was certified platinum in the UK. The album was a commercial and critical success – receiving a 9/10 in NME[2] and 81/100 on metacritic.[3]

In 2012 Mike produced the Top 10 album[4] for The View's Cheeky for a Reason and mixed The Courteeners' third album ANNA which debuted at number two.[5]

He recently produced Manchester act The 1975's critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, the American band The Gaslight Anthem's fifth album Get Hurt[6][7][8] and the track "The Judge" off of Twenty One Pilots' fourth studio album, Blurryface.[9]

Crossey also produced the Wolf Alice album My Love Is Cool in 2015 which received a 9/10 score from NME.[10] He moving to LA, he also produced The 1975's second album, entitled I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It and has started to produce Fickle Friends's debut album, scheduled to be released in 2017, as well as teaming up the The 1975 to work with rising act The Japanese House.


  1. ^ "All Music - Mike Crossey Discography". NME. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Nicolson, Barry (12 October 2012). "Jake Bugg - 'Jake Bugg'". NME. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg". Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 - 4th August 2012 | Official UK Top 40 | music charts | Official Albums Chart". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  5. ^ Fullerton, Jamie (31 January 2012). "The Courteeners - 'Anna'". NME. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Butcher, Simon (23 August 2013). "The 1975 - The 1975 | Reviews". Clash. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Day, Laurence (26 August 2013). "The 1975 - The 1975 | Reviews". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Evans, Andrew (25 August 2013). "Album Review: The 1975 – The 1975". When the Gramophone Rings. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Twenty One Pilots". ACL Music Festival. 
  10. ^ Beaumont, Mark. "Wolf Alice - 'My Love Is Cool'". NME.