Yuuki Matthews

Mixer/Producer

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Yuuki is a Member/Producer/Mixer of The Shins. He is ready to bring your tracks to life and create a tangible vibe for your recordings.

Yuuki Matthews is a seasoned musician/producer/mixer and a member of the band The Shins. He mixed their album "Heartworms" which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Music chart. Their latest song, "The Great Divide", was co-written and produced by Yuuki along with James Mercer and Jon Sortland and currently has millions of streams on Spotify. Other artists Yuuki has worked with include Sufjan Stevens, Broncho, Sonny & The Sunsets, Coma Culture, David Bazan, Laetitia Sadier, Mint Julep, and more.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Yuuki Matthews
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Lowell Brams
  • Okey Dokey
  • Okey Dokey
  • Mint Julep
  • Sonny & the Sunsets
  • The Shins
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  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • BRONCHO
  • BRONCHO
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • Josh Ottum
  • Josh Ottum
  • Laetitia Sadier
  • Laetitia Sadier
  • Laetitia Sadier
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • Law of the Least Effort
  • Yuuki Matthews
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  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sarah Shannon
  • Sarah Shannon
  • Sarah Shannon
  • Crystal Skulls
  • Crystal Skulls
  • Ester Drang
  • Crystal Skulls
  • Crystal Skulls
  • Crystal Skulls
  • Seldom
  • Seldom
  • Sarah Shannon
  • Seldom
  • Yuuki Matthews
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
Discogs verified credits for Yuuki Matthews
  • Minus The Bear
  • Son Lux
  • The Revival Hour
  • Patrick Damphier
  • David Bazan
  • Andy Fitts
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • TW Walsh*
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • Coma Culture
  • Teardrops (9)
  • Okey Dokey (2)
  • Brother Boost
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • Broncho (2)
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • David Bazan
  • The Weather
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • Bird Dog*
  • Wilderado
  • TW Walsh*
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • Souvenirs (3)
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • Jacob Jeffries
  • The Shins
  • T.W. Walsh
  • The Shins
  • DM Stith
  • Night Tapes (2)
  • Get A Life (3)
  • Mint Julep
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • Okey Dokey (2)
  • Brother Boost
  • Coma Culture
  • Widower (2)
  • Various
  • Sarah Shannon
  • Seldom
  • Various
  • Seldom
  • Crystal Skulls
  • Ester Drang
  • Sarah Shannon
  • David Bazan
  • Bazan*
  • David Bazan
  • Law Of The Least Effort
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Laetitia Sadier
  • Various
  • David Bazan
  • Josh Ottum
  • The Shins
  • Broncho (2)
  • Various
  • Toby (37)
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • TW Walsh*
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • The Shins
  • Los Lobos Vs. The Shins
  • The Shins
  • T.W. Walsh
  • The Shins
  • Night Tapes (2)
  • Lowell Brams, Sufjan Stevens
  • The Shins
  • Tomo Nakayama
  • Richard Swift (2)
  • Michael Compton (2)
  • Michael Compton (2)
  • Various
  • The Shins

15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sean Carney
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    I had another great experience with Yuuki! Once again he knew exactly what to do to enhance the artistic vision for the track and was patient with my revision requests. Even with a track as instrumentally dense and busy as this one I'm very happy with the clarity and character of each individual instrument and vocals.

  2. Review by Sean Carney
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    I had an excellent experience with Yuuki. He seemed to easily approach the mix with a deep understanding of my artistic vision, and was able to deliver a distinctive and effective finished product that I don't think I could have gotten from another engineer. Definitely coming back!

  3. Review by Alex E.
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    This is the second time that I have worked with Yuuki in his capacity as a mixing engineer and I am extremely satisfied with the result. As an indie artist, I aspire to a certain aesthetic that is difficult to define, actually - but Yuuki has no problem in delivering it! I am so thrilled.
    The two songs that Yuuk has worked on are both singles for me in 2024, and now I know I've given them the best chance I can.
    Thank you so much for your hard work, brother, and let's work together again! :)

  4. Review by Alex E.
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    Yuuki managed to meld together all of the elements of the song in a way that lifted it above what I could have predicted. This is definitely someone that is a gifted mixing engineer, who is skilled at contemporary and indie genres. I am extremely satisfied with the result. Thanks again, mate!

  5. Review by ivarjons
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    Yuuki's outstanding musical sensibility, professionalism and work ethic made him an absolute pleasure to work with. He has a great sense of what the music needs and an ability to turn your sometimes abstract ideas into reality. Can't recommend him highly enough.

  6. Review by Esteban G.
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    After listening his work and how consistently good it is, we decided to work with him and are very happy with the results!

    Yuuki is very efficient, receptive and has a great understanding of music which allows him to know exactly what each song requires.

  7. Review by jyra
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    I had a fantastic experience working with Yuuki and look forward to working with him again in the future. He went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the final result and was a pleasure to work with as well. Had a great time and love the mix!!

  8. Review by DM_Electronic
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    Yuuki went above and beyond. His experience with the Shins should already convince you but he exceeded my expectations. Great style. Love the track and can’t wait to share!

  9. Review by Alexander D.
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    Fantastic working with Yuuki, elevated the track to the next level!

  10. Review by Tomo
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    Yuuki has been an essential collaborator on all 3 of my solo albums. Whether he's mixing an acoustic folk track with a single mic or a synth pop song with 100 tracks, Yuuki elevates everything he touches and brings them into a realm that I could not have imagined on my own. He constantly hones and evolves his approach while always keeping the spirit of the song in the foreground. He's an excellent communicator and thoughtful producer with a unique blend of modern techniques and analog experimentalism that really brings a song to life. Fresh vibes. Highly recommend working with him!

  11. Review by TW Walsh
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    My work as an artist with Yuuki made a huge impact in the way I think about music. His mixing and production on my album Fruitless Research made it my most creative and exciting solo album, and his way of approaching arrangement and production influenced everything I've done since. Yuuki is a genius!

  12. Review by Christopher Colbert
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    Yuuki brings elegance to everything he touches. His mixing and bass playing have a subtle complexity that is truly his own.

  13. Review by Mauro
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    The best thing about working with Yuuki is his artistic input in everything he does. His musical sensibility and philosophy has been an essential part of my music over the last years. Its not only about the sound, his approach everytime we've worked together has contribute in making my ideas more bold and free so that they can get to unexpected places, always with the best vibe and patience to understand what I have in mind.
    I'm also a huge fan of his music (gotta check out Teardrops if you haven't! and of course The Shins <3)
    Always thankful, and I clearly recommend his work a 100%.

  14. Review by Keith K.
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    Yuuki is fantastic, he has great ears and a broad musical understanding of across lots of genres. Not only does he have the technical knowhow to make music sound good (both as an engineer and multi-instrumentalist), but most of all he has a unique aesthetic radar that is suited to making mixes and production have a distinct flavor and character. Very professional, lots of experience and super nice.

  15. Review by Peter Hatch
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    Yuuki is so good at his job. He's tasteful, diligent, flexible, nice as pie, and relentless in his aim at the right mix. And he's a Shin! If you're thinking about reaching out, just do yourself a kindness and do it. I've just wrapped on an album and am head over heels with the results and had such a fun time working with him. Thank you Yuuki, we salute you!

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Shins
  • BRONCHO
  • Sonny & The Sunsets
Gear Highlights
  • Chandler TG-1 Compressor
  • Speck Electronics Model ASC EQ
  • Dramastic Obsidian Stereo Compressor
  • Drawmer 1968 ME
  • Tascam 42B
  • Tascam 246
  • Universal Audio m610
  • Fostex 3180 Spring Reverb
  • Tannoy System 8 Monitors
  • Avantone Mixcube
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