I specialise in alt pop with dark industrial, pounding basslines. Producer of Luke Black - Samo Mi Se Spava (Serbian Eurovision Entry 2023) Producing for artists: Luke Black, Rêve, Nonô, Solardo Jessica Winter, Lynks Afrikka, Chester Watson, Jazmin Bean. 20M+ plays on my solo material as Shurk and COMANAVAGO. Signed with Ultra Music.
I specialise in alternative pop production. With a career spanning 11 years, I spend most of my time within the queer community and draw influences from producers such as SOPHIE, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, Sevdaliza, and in general, vogue and house music.
I produced Luke Black - Samo Mi Se Spava, the Serbian Eurovision entry for 2023.
I graduated with a BMus in Creative Music Technology at the University of Surrey, and was awarded the official Ableton Prize for Live Performance for my proficiency with the software. My knowledge of music theory is comprehensive.
In 2021 my band COMANAVAGO signed with Ultra Music and Publishing.
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41 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Benjamin Dunkerley
Love what Ben & I have done together and can't wait to release it. Ben was great, patient with the changes and edits I requested and managed to get the song sounding how I envisioned! Thanks Ben!!
Ben is an absolute pleasure to work with. Our session was online but felt just like being at the studio in-person. So talented, with great ideas and really fun to work with!
Wish I could give 6 out of 5 stars. I'd been struggling to get started with Ableton Live but in the space of 2 hours Ben gave me a truly masterful overview of everything I need to get started (and more). I went from barely knowing how to switch between session view and arrangement view to trying out sidechain compression. Very much looking forward to working with Ben in the future 💎
Once again, Ben provided me with an extremely professional experience and delivered the sound I was looking for. They are always willing to try new things and go the extra mile for fantastic results. Thank you Ben!
Super creative and professional in bringing my demo to another level and a great person to work with!
It was such a pleasure working with Benjamin. They really took my track from "okay" to "EPIC!" They have a fabulous sense of music knowledge and added in a bunch of musical ear candy to make the track POP, in addition to doing a sick vocal mixing job. I highly recommend them!
What a talented, hard working, unique person! Our session was incredibly successful and I couldn’t be happier about the result :)
Ben works super fast, efficiently and boy does he make your walls shake!! Great job on the track and super easy communication - simply a joy to work with! ☺️💖
Benjamin is super talented and very professional. Love the mix and master he did for me. Will be working with him again in the future.
Ben can make any of your best ideas stand out and pop off. He helped refine one of my tracks to give it more groove and dynamics, lifting the entire song to another level. Highly recommend!
Ben's super accommodating and eager to make the most of what you bring to him. His quality of work speaks for itself! He's a clear communicator and invests himself in the project. He's awesome.
Awesome job, as always! It's such a pleasure working with Benjamin! Let's get started on another one! :)
Ben is such a joy to work with! He delivers on his promises and deadlines and brings tremendous creativity to the entire song. I would highly recommend him to any artist!
Benjamin is a consummate professional with insane production chops. He thoroughly elevated my single to new heights and I couldn’t be happier. Excellent, timely communication and patience with my detailed change requests.I will hire him again for certain!
Ben is extremely talented and really knows his stuff. He brought my song to a cool, modern level that I didn't think was possible, and worked with me through all changes to make sure that the track was the best it could be!
A master at what he does. Quick and dependable. Highly recommend. Can't wait to work on another project with him.
Ben is so wonderful to work with. Hyper-fast turnaround, friendly communication, and a great ear for creative additions. He took the time to really listen to my song, hear the intended vision, and use his skills to shape it into something polished and fresh. I highly recommend hiring him for your next project!
Benjamin went beyond expectations and has lightning fast turnaround. After hiring him at first to just work on a new beat for me, I was so impressed that I am looking forward to having him as a producer to take the song to the next level. A+++++ 5 stars <3
Benjamin is consistently on point with his production. This is our fifth or sixth project, and everything he has created has been unique, catchy, and hit material. You won't find another producer like this.
Ben did a great job at not only executing my vision, but enhancing it with his creativity. I always enjoy hearing what he does to my tracks. Also great turn around time!
Interview with Benjamin Dunkerley
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: That's a secret! But I was recently on a writing camp with Rudimental, Major Lazer, Aurora.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Producing for musicians has always been my dream job. I pretty much like every aspect of it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing for 11 years.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver a very high quality product very quickly at a very competitive price. In addition, it will be mixed and mastered to the highest professional standard.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: No misconceptions as far as I know. I’m here to make you successful with your awesome sounding music :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you able to record vocals remotely?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be quite specific with what you want. It really helps if you can give me a clear direction to work towards. I’m generally better at making big, high energy songs, however I can delve into softer sounds too.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ableton, a mic, a keyboard, an audio interface, monitors
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If we work remotely, I will need you to provide a playlist of ideas so I can start working on a production for you. Maybe you have a song already written, so just let me know what you have. I’ll get the production over to you as soon as is possible! If we work in person, let’s just get in the room together and see what happens with that energy. For a mixing job, send the stems.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's just more versatile and it suits my style of production more. I like to f things up a lot.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Queer pop, pop music that you can play in the club.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: SOPHIE because she's my queen and I'm incredibly inspired by her sound design aesthetic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix in mono.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, dance music, pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making massive pop songs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique, stadium ready production, especially in UK dance music genres and dance pop.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton Live 10, UA Apollo Twin
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: SOPHIE, Arca, Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, A.G. Cook, Slayyyter, Jessica Winter, Lynks Afrikka, Alice Longyu Gao, 100 Gecs
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and mixing/mastering, mostly dance pop and hyperpop music.