Louis Souyave

Mixer, Producer, Songwriter

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Hi, I'm Louis and I am a professional songwriter, producer and mix engineer. I'm a self confessed music obsessive and frankly a music nerd. I work across various genres but specialise in bands and alt pop in its broadest sense! Im a sucker for melody and harmony, driven by a groovy rhythm.

I started my professional music career in a band, Daytona Lights. We were lucky enough to tour and make records for a number of years under the guidance of legendary record producer Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys, the clash). After the cliched break up, I moved into production and writing. I have worked across various areas of industry including writing & production for commercial artists, bespoke composition for advertising, library music and good old fashioned recording.

My clients include Sony/ATV, EMI, Harvey Nichols, Cavendish Music and my work has been used internationally by the likes of HBO, Sky Sports, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

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Interview with Louis Souyave

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: One of my favourite records I have worked would be Felicity Abbott's debut EP. It's a great little stoner RnB record that is so honest and laid bare. We recorded it over a few weeks last year, shaping the music around her vocals. She's such an emotive vocalist, it's a twisted joy to share her pain in those 3 songs. Thankfully we're back in the studio this month working on her next record!

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: My job as a producer varies depending on what the artist needs from me. However I would say that my role as producer is to use my technical skills, expertise and taste to help the artist achieve their vision.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work from 2 studios currently. I have a writing room at home in Peckham and I have a studio at Strongroom in Shoreditch which I share with Hayden Bendall (Abbey Road, Kate Bush, Paul McCartney) and Tony Platt (AC/DC).

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: I am inspired mostly by the people around me and the artists and producers I work with day to day. I've been lucky to meet so many great people in this job and every new person brings a new lesson and perspective. In terms of big names, I mainly look at record producers like Paul Epworth, who I admire hugely. From the past it's the studio legends such as Geoff Emerick, George Martin, Phil Spector and Brian Wilson.

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: The past year has been split really. I spend half my time working with artists on developing their songs from ideas into full productions and the other half is spent writing bespoke music for ads or for publishers.

Gear Highlights
  • Juno 60
  • Moog Sub Phatty
  • Juno Di
  • Jx-03
  • WEM Copicat
  • Focusrite
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