|Occupation(s)||Record producer, songwriter, mix engineer|
|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, Tribes, Blood Red Shoes, The Enemy, The Kooks, 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"
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
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 and 81/100 on metacritic.
He recently produced Manchester act The 1975's critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, the American band The Gaslight Anthem's fifth abum Get Hurt and the track 'The Judge' off of Twenty One Pilots' latest album Blurryface
Crossey also produced the upcoming Wolf Alice album My Love Is Cool, due out June 22, 2015 which received a 9/10 score from NME. He is currently based in LA, producing The 1975's sophomore album.
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