Tracks, remixes and albums released on XL Recordings, V2 (Virgin), Skint, Black Butter, Fabric, Ministry of Sound, OWSLA, Good Enuff (Mad Decent). I can mix, master, produce, co-produce your productions ready for clubs, festivals and radio. NEW : I can also provide mix feedback via the new SoundCheck feature in Additional Services section.
My tracks have been played by Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Diplo, David Guetta, Skrillex.
I have over 20 years of experience working within dance music as an artist under various names, most notably as part of award-winning Stanton Warriors and as a composer, producer, programmer and audio engineer.
Artist names/aliases : Stanton Warriors, Marshall F, Mark Yardley, Alaska Soul, Splttr, Supakings
Artists I've worked with include: Marten Hørger, Planet Funk, Alex Neri, Chris Lorenzo, LO'99, Taiki Nulight, Alex Metric, Icarus, Neon Steve, Scrufizzer, Young Fathers, Hollywood Holt, Sway, Rodney P, Beatnuts, Big Daddy Kane, Tinchy Stryder, Giovanni Bottai, Bombs Away, Herve, Nextmen, Rosie Gaines, Bloodpop, Tkay, Riot Games.
Artists I've remixed: Fat Boy Slim, Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, Claude Von Stroke, The Streets, Booka Shade, M.I.A., Black Eyed Peas, George Michael.
I have produced and mixed Breakbeat, Bass Music, Bass House, UK Garage, House, HipHop, Trap, Leftfield Pop and produced a number of Indie bands who look for a more hard hitting electronic sound and feel my musical background lends itself to this hybrid mixing style.
More recently I have been working as a musical director, composer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer for Riot Games.
Get in touch with a copy of your rough mix and I'll get back to you asap.
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- Stanton Warriors
- Marshall F
- Alex Metric
- Ministry of Sound Records
- Planet Funk
- Tuff Jam
- George Michael
- Spreadlove Project
- Rosie Gaines
- Alex Neri
- Young Fathers
- Tinchy Styder
- Bombs Away
- Rodney P
- Giovanni Bottai
- Chris Lorenzo
- Cause & Affect
- Spinnin' Records
- Neon Steve
- Foreign Beggars
- Riot Games
- League of Legends
- Wild Rift
- TKay Maidza
- Mid Nite Life
- Marten Hørger
- David Guetta
41 Reviews - 15 Repeat ClientsEndorse Mark Yardley
Mark helped me greatly with not only my mixing, but being confident in my creative decisions. He was patient with me despite my obsessiveness, and did an overall great job mastering my upcoming EP. I will definitely be using his services again!
Mark is a really professional and talented producer. He understand and work very quickly. He is a real master producer with the right pro process and technical for what you need. I appreciated so much to work with him, he was so helpful and insightful on a song that was not so easy.to finish. I will defenetly work with him on my new tracks and can't look forward to do that ! Thanks a lot Mark!
Nailed it as always :)
Thanks to Mark for such a detailed and professional feedback. It's a very useful, highly recommend!
Mark is awesome to work with
Marks skillset is very apparent in the way he breaks down and articulates his points. Mark provided me with very detailed and constructive feedback with multiple solutions/suggestions to the issues outlined.
I will definitely be reaching out again when in need of those final touches.
Mark is genuinely the best in the business. He is patient, considerate and your vision for your music is always complimented and amplified by his years of knowledge and expertise. I've worked with Mark on a number of my projects and since I found him I've gone nowhere else. Couldn't recommend him highly enough.
I hired multiple mastering engineers by now, but Mark is the one that is able to deliver the sound I am looking for. Fast delivery, clear communication and most importantly, awesome masters!!
The best choice I've ever made.
Mark is the "Godfather of Groove"
It is not always easy to explain musical ideas. Especially if you, as a German, also speak bad English.
But Mark was very patient with me and in the end fulfilled all my wishes perfectly.
Thank you Mark and gladly again.
Once again I’ve had another great experience working with Mark. I asked him to mix, master and add a little extra production on a track and he got it in one. I highly recommend Mark!
Mark was awesome from start to finish. Can't wait to work with him again!
Mark nails what you are looking for 100% of the time.
Fast & Efficient Job! I found Mark to be very professional and he seemed to know exactly what I wanted. I will be using him again and recommending him to my friends. I am extremely happy with the job!
A true professional and honestly my best collaboration on this platform so far (and i've gone through quite a few) I put out feelers to several mixing engineers and Mark's response to my demos was thorough, detailed, and incredibly professional. After trusting Mark with one of my mixes, it quickly became apparent just how good he was at understanding the vision I had in my head for the song and with minimal notes from me, he nailed it. He also nailed the four other tracks i sent. 10/10 GOAT
Submitting my music to Mark for a Soundcheck was the best production decision I've made in a long time. The clear and detailed feedback I received was exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommend.
Overall I was really impressed. Very structured and methodical feedback. Easy to follow guidance with a clear path to improving my track. My only minor frustration was that Mark spent a bit too long on a couple of details and i didn’t get feedback on some other elements of the track.
From start to finish Mark was incredibly professional. He listened carefully to my vision of the song and captured it perfectly. A great way to bring my track to life. I look forward to working with Mark again asap! I highly recommend him.
Great feedback on my track! Really helped push the track another level and I appreciated Mark's honesty and overall expertise when he provided me his notes. I would highly recommend using him as a reference!
He's the "God of Groove"
Good communication, best musical understanding and he brings your song to dance.
Mark provided extremely helpful feedback! His video was very helpful, and he clearly went the extra mile to highlight his points with examples, which I found to be very thorough. I'd recommend and I look forward to sending Mark more tunes for feedback!
Interview with Mark Yardley
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they are 100% satisfied with the results and we can work it through with revisions until we get to where the track needs to go.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work on music for a living...what's not to like.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it can be fixed in mastering. The mixdown is where the work needs to be done.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask about what music they love, the more references I have in this respect the better to be able to get a handle on what makes them and their music tick.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: (Assuming a big ass solar panel is a given!) 1. Acoustic Guitar 2. my SP1200 3. Laptop 4. Focal Monitors 5. my sample library
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar at 11 and went deep into that, playing in a variety of bands for the next 7 years and learning to play bass, drums and keys from the other musicians I was playing with. When I was 18 I took Grade 8 Classical Guitar and was accepted to a Manchester music school to study a Popular Music & Sound Engineering degree for 2 years. Whilst there I discovered the thriving UK Acid House scene and got hooked. From there I moved to London, got a job in a commercial studio in Camden where I worked my way up from tea-boy to house engineer within 3 years. From there I started to freelance at some of the best studios in London with various clients many of them pioneers in the UK Garage scene (Tuff Jam, Spreadlove) and moved into production and met my partner in Stanton Warriors. Then followed 18 years of touring the world, remixing and writing with, some of the greatest names in dance music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Not an easy one to answer but If I had to describe my own productions, I would say dance music with groove, impact, character and solid low end. For me it’s all about making something that has an x-factor in it that makes it stand out from the pack and stand the test of time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Separate left brain and right brain activity. Have sessions where you only make drum samples, kits, sound design, sample organising, etc and keep your library organised! Now when you come to being truly creative and working on a track you have a wealth of ideas and sounds to keep the creative flow going without having to stop and get sucked into the minutia of the details. Your productivity will jump levels when you’ve mastered this.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mainly work on dance music. EDM, Deep House, House, Breaks, Bass Music, Garage, Prog House, Trap, Jersey Club, Techno, etc
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being a good collaborator. Which is an essential skill for any project that involves more than just yourself.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm bringing over 20 years of experience and knowledge of what makes a dance floor move. I've toured the world many times over as a DJ in Stanton Warriors playing some of the biggest festivals and clubs in the world (Coachella, Glastonbury, Fabric, Ministry of Sound, etc) and when you do that you learn what works and what doesn't. Combine that with producing, remixing and mixing everyday and you develop and intuition about music that I hope to bring to every project I work with.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening to reference (the more the better) is the first step for me to really get a handle on what the artist is looking for. Then check the rough and make a plan on how we can bring the raw tracks to the next level and as close as possible to the artists vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I learned to write and mix with hardware but have moved to 98% working in the box. I've been using Logic for nearly 20 years and have been using Ableton since the early beta's in 2001, so am super comfortable on both platforms. Have been working with Fruity Loops recently cause the project called for it and loved using it, so am getting into that as well. I'm also a huge fan of UAD and have 2 quad pcis in a MacPro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Have always been a huge Prince fan, so last year was obviously a hard one! He inspired me to become a multi-instrumentalist and to strive to learn all aspects of the record making process.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm mainly called upon to do production, remixing and mixdowns.