Rik Simpson

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Rik Simpson
Also known asRikademus, Rick Simpson
Occupation(s)Record producer, engineer, audio mixer
Instrument(s)Drum programming, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar vocals
Years active1989–present

Rik Simpson (a.k.a. Rikademus) is a multi Grammy Award-winning British record producer, sound engineer, musician, and songwriter.[1] He is most recently recognised for his production work with Coldplay on Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), Mylo Xyloto (2011), Ghost Stories (2014), A Head Full of Dreams (2015), Kaleidoscope EP (2017) and Everyday Life (2019). He has also gained critical acclaim for his work with Jay-Z, Portishead, Kasabian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and PJ Harvey.[2] In addition to the technical sides of recording and mixing, he often contributes musically, playing and singing on many of his productions.

Simpson is also one half of production duo The Darktones, with Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman.

Production credits[edit]

Rik Simpson[edit]


The Darktones[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Best Rock Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2013 Mylo Xyloto Best Rock Album Nominated
2021 Everyday Life Album of the Year Nominated


  1. ^ "Rik Simpson Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Rik Simpson recording Coldplay with sE Mics". sE Electronics. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Rik Simpson Discography | Production". Discogs. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (6 September 2013). "Coldplay Heads To 'Hunger Games' on 'Atlas' Single: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 7 September 2013.

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