Dan Swift at Brighton Electric Studios

Dan Swift at Brighton Electric Studios

Dan started his studio career as a founding member of The Fortress studios, firstly in Kings Cross, then Clerkenwell before finally moving to Shorditch in 1999 where he became chief engineer. The studios clients included Primal ScreamPulp, Dodgy and The Shaman

At this time Dan also began working regularly at EMI publishing studios, including sessions with MIA, Elestica, So Solid Crew, Jamiroquai and Beverly Knight as well as at TV audio production company Kick Productions in Soho.

Dans methods were further shaped and informed by his work as an engineer with producers such as Giles Martin (Kate Bush, Paul McCartney), Hugh Jones,(Echo & the Bunnymen) Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) and Dave Botterill (Muse, Tool).

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A significant point came in 2001 when producer Garret 'Jackknife' Lee (U2, R.E.M, The Killers) who heard his work coming through his floor at the Fortress and asked Dan to shape the sound of 'Final Straw' third studio album and major-label debut by British rock band Snow Patrol. This was the beginning of a relationship that included engineering work on AqualungKasabian and increasing involvement with Snow Patrol.

From Fortress, Dan graduated to the well respected Blackwing Studios, which had an impressive client roster including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Stereolab, Gomez. In this more established and formal setting and in an in-house roll Dan consolidated his engineering technique from 2000 to 2003.

During the making of Aqualung's third studio album 'Memory Man' Dan took the bold step from in-house producer/engineer to full studio manager, mixer and record producer when he opened Superswift Sound Studios within Terminal Studios on Morocco Street in London. As well as Aqualung Dan used the new space to take the helm of Art Brut's 'It's a bit Complicated' Album and expand the variety of his repertoire; producing for pop acts, solo artists, Sam Issacs, Bench, an early incarnation of Mumford and Sons 
and branching out in to full mix engineering

Dan Swift and Akhil Kumar at Ferris Wheel Studios in New Delhi

Dan Swift and Akhil Kumar at Ferris Wheel Studios in New Delhi

In 2009 Dan relocated to Brighton where he became chief engineer at Brighton Electric Studios. Both here and at his home studio Dan has continued producing, mixing and engineering for a raft of artists including Nick CaveBritish Sea PowerPaul Young and now a new wave of British emerging artists including Soccor96, The Jaques, Ella Fence, Elska and COLOUR amongst others - as well as being commissioned by international studios in developing nations such as in Singapore, New Delhi and further afield.