Mike Cave

Loft Mastering

The Loft

Musician turned mixer/producer Mike Cave got his start playing guitar, keyboards & drums in a variety of bands on the Liverpool circuit from the age of 13, and by 15 he was engineering sessions for his own bands and others in the area.

Mike went on to study Music Theory at the London College of Music, but his real education was finding his band The Sunlites in a major record deal with Mercury, allowing him to spend two years in the studio with the big guns – Jeremy Wheatley, Mike Neilsen, Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.

A six year in-house engineer stint at Liverpoolʼs legendary Parr Street Studios followed, working alongside heavyweights such as Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy, Gomez), Jeremy Wheatley (Space, Sugababes, Mel C), and Brendan Lynch (Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast).

Mike then went freelance and opened his own world class studios The Loft in a large converted Manhattan-style loft in the centre of Liverpool. He’s built a strong reputation as a mixer/producer, with artists as diverse as Professor Green, JP Cooper, The Coral, Riton, Elvis Costello, KRS-One, Noisettes, Tinchy Stryder, James Vincent McMorrow, Digitalism, Fatboy Slim, John Martyn, Yuksek, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron, Rufus Wainwright, The Charlatans, The Zutons, and Echo & The Bunnymen making use of his production, mixing & mastering expertise and earning him a string of top ten albums & singles and numerous multi-platinum, gold & silver sales awards (see below).

Mike’s talent and experience working on both sides of the desk give him a unique understanding of how to deliver quality records on time and on budget with a magic touch that brings artists’ ideas to life.

MIKE’S RECORD SALES AWARDS

James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning (LP) – Believe [GOLD]

Lisa Lois – Smoke (LP) – Sony [DOUBLE PLATINUM]

The Charlatans – Up At The Lake (LP) – Island [GOLD]

Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love (LP) – Interscope [GOLD]

Bodyrockers – Bodyrockers (LP) – Mercury [SILVER]

MIKE’S TOP TEN ALBUMS & SINGLES

James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning (LP) – Believe [NO1 ALBUM]

Lisa Lois – Smoke (LP) – Sony [NO1 ALBUM + 2 x NO1 SINGLES]

The Charlatans – Up At The Lake (LP) – Island [No1 ALBUM]

Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love (LP) – Interscope [No3 ALBUM + No8 SINGLE]

100% – Just Can’t Wait “Saturday” (Single) – CR2 [No1 SINGLE]

DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST – PROJECT – CONTRIBUTION – LABEL     

2017

KRS-One – “Forthcoming” (Album) – Add Prod/Mastered – Universal

Thea Gilmore – “The Counterweight” (Album) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Cooking Vinyl

Jalen N’Gonda – “Why I Try” (Single) – Mastered – OnRush

Ian Janco – “Life” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Outer Nation

The Farm – “Feel The Love” (EP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Farmsongs

Psycho Comedy – Michigan State (Single) – Mastered – Deltasonic

Wild Times – “The Wanderers” (Album) – Post Prod/Mastered – Wild Times

2016

Gil Scott Heron – “Black And Blue” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered

Polly Money – “Adventures Of The 90’s Kid (EP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered

KRS-One – “Slavery” (Single) – Post Prod/Mastered – Universal

Cars On Rooftops – “Gravitate” (EP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered

Kiwi/Alex Warren – “Parasol” (Single) – Add Rec/Mix/Mastered

Jack Tinner – “See The Sun” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered

Sam Ryder – “Lola” (Album) – Mastered

ZAZ – “Si Jamais J’oublie” (Single) – Post Prod/Mastered – Play-On

Brennan Villines – “Love Endlessly” (Single) – Mastered

VEYU – “VEYU” (EP) – Post Prod/Mastered

Laurent Lamarca – “Borderlune” (EP) – Post Prod/Mastered – French Flair

Amique – “Prophet” (EP) – Post Prod/Mastered – LIMF

Radio Elvis – “Les Conquetes” (Album) – Post Prod/Mastered – PIAS

Michael Seary – “Can’t Say It Back” – Post Prod/Mastered

Presque L’Amour – “Presque L’Amour” (EP) – Post Prod/Mastered – French Flair

2015

JP Cooper – “Keep The Quiet Out” (EP) – Add Prod/Mix – Island Records

Arman Melies – “Vertigone” (Album) – Post Prod/Mastered – AtHome Records

Digitalism feat. Youngblood Hawke – “Wolves” – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered  – Magnetism

Digitalism – “Second Chance” – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered  – Toolroom Records

Rufus Wainwright – “Vibrate” (Album) – Rec – Interscope

Amique – “Infinite Devine” – Post Prod/Mastered – LIMF

Presque L’Amour – “Make Up” (Single) – Post Prod/Mastered – French Flair

Thea Gilmore “Ghosts And Graffiti” (Album) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Stanton Warriors – “I Keep Dancing” (Single) – Mix/Mastered

Romain Pinsolle -“Romain Pinsolle” (Album) – Post Prod/Mastered – Soleil Oblique

Jamie Harrison – “Borrowed Love” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered

Joshi Mami – “I Need Your Love” (Single) – Post Prod/Mastered – Ego Music

Michel Cleis – “Marvinello” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Ego Music

2014

Fatboy Slim – “Bem Brasil” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Decca

Bloc Party – “Truth” (Digitalism Remix) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Toolroom

Ady Suleiman – “State Of Mind” (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Sony

Ady Suleiman – “What’s The Score” (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Sony

Ady Suleiman – “Where Are You” (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Sony

James Canty – “Love” (EP) – Post Prod/Mastered – Obscenic

Hudson Taylor – “Battles” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Polydor

Hudson Taylor – “Wild Fires” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Polydor

Hudson Taylor – “Chasing Rubies” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Polydor

Jetta – “Feels Like Coming Home” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Polydor

Riton feat. Irfane – “The Same” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Ed Banger

Dotan – “Fall” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

Yousef – “Come Home” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Circus Recordings

Yousef – “Float Away” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Circus Recordings

2013

All We Are – “Utmost Good” (Single) – Post Prod/Mastered – Obscenic

Riton feat. Sage The Gemini – “Gas Pedal” – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Furore

Riton feat. Aaliyah – “That Somebody” – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Ed Banger

Imogen Heap – “Hide & Seek” (Riton Remix) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered

Thea Gilmore – “Regardless” (Album) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Thea Gilmore – “Beautiful Day” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

The Eleanors – “Are You” (Single) – Post Prod/Mastered

Nicole Scherzinger – “Killer Love” (LP) – Mix – Interscope

2012

Riton And Meleka – “Inside My Head” (Single) – Mix/Mastered – Red Bull

Noisettes – “Contact” (LP) – Add Prod/Add-Rec/Mix – Absolute/Mono-Ra-Rama

I Am A Camera – “Factory Boys” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Columbia

Rochelle – “You vs Me” (LP) – Add Prod/Mix – Sony

Tiro Lark – “Hollywood” (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Two Dogs

ALB – “I Beg For The Summer” (EP) – Mastered – Peugeot/Universal

Miyavi vs Yuksek – “Day 1” (Single) – Mastered – EMI

John Martyn – “Heaven And Earth” (LP) – Rec – Absolute

Echo & The Bunnymen – Pro Patria Mori (Album) – Post Prod/Mastered – Pledge

The Only – “Looking Back” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Ministry/Time

2011

Tinchy Stryder – “Oh No” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Island

Sandy Denny/Gilmore – “Don’t Stop Singing” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mast – Island

Yuksek – “Living On The Edge Of Time” (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fiction

James Vincent McMorrow – “Early In The” (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Believe

Enrique Iglesias – “Heartbeat” (Single) – Mix – Polydor

Delta Maid – “Spend A Little Time” (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Future

Think About Life – “Havin’ My Baby” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Opak

Bob Dylan/Various – “Chimes Of Freedom” (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec – Fontana

Delta Maid – “Thats The Way It Is” (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Future

September – “Me And My Microphone” (Single) – Mix/Mastered – AATW

Thea Gilmore – “John Wesley Harding” (LP) – Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Delta Maid – “Without You” (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Future

2010

ROX – “Memoirs” (LP) – Mix/Mastered – Rough Trade

Thea Gilmore – “Murphy’s Heart” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Bicycle Thieves – “Stop To Start” (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Loog

Lisa Lois – “Smoke” (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Sony

John Martyn – “On The Cobbles” (LP) – Rec – Independiente

Thea Gilmore – “Strange Communion” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Thea Gilmore – “Recorded Delivery” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Isolated Atoms – “Tell Me What I Want” (EP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – Weekender

2009

The Zutons – “Tower Of Strength” (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – EMI

Thea Gilmore – “You Spin Me” (Single) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – EMI

Alana Levandoski – “Lions & Werewolves” (LP) – Mastered – Blue Lily

Icicle Works – “The Lost Tapes” (LP) – Add Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

Joan Baez – “Day After Tomorrow” (LP) – Rec – Proper

Elvis Costello – “Don’t Throw Your Love Away” (Single) – Mastered – EMI

Thea Gilmore – “Come Up” (Single) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Vib Gyor – “We Are Not An Island” (LP) – Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Universal

2008

Joan Baez – “Day After Tomorrow” (Single) – Rec/Mix – Razor & Tie

Thea Gilmore – “Liejacker” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Various – Liverpool Number Ones Project (LP) – Prod/Mix/Mastered – EMI

Brian Houston – “Sugar Queen” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – BHS

Ian McNabb – “Philharmonic Live” (LP) – Rec/Mix/Mastered – Universal

Joan Coffey – “Struggles & Lulls” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – CD Baby

Sandy Thom – “Rainbird” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

Katy Lied – “Late Arrival” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

2007

The Charlatans – “Forever” (LP) – Rec/Add Prod – Island

Yousef – “Underwater Solo” (LP) – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Ministry

The Open – “Remember” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

The Open – “Get Away” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

The Open – “Drown” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

The Open – “Brown Paper” (Single) – Add Prod/Mix – Loog

Ian McNabb – “Before All Of This” – Co-Prod/Mix/Mastered – Universal

2006

Alfa 9 – “Then We Begin” (LP) – Prod/Rec/Mix – Blow Up

Thea Gilmore – “Loft Music” (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Fullfill

Martin Harley Band – “Drum Rolls” (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – MHB

Yousef – “My Own Best” (Single) – Co-Write/Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Circus

2005

The Charlatans – “Up At The Lake” (LP) – Add-Prod/Rec – Universal

Bodyrockers – “Bodyrockers” (LP) – Add-Prod/Rec – Mercury

Ian McNabb – “Gentleman Adventurer” (LP) – Rec/Mix – Universal

Echo And The Bunnymen – “Slideling” (LP) – Rec/Mix – Echo

Thea Gilmore – “Avalanche” (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix – Hungry Dog

Thea Gilmore – “Cover Me” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Uncut

2004

The Coral – “Calendars & Clocks” (EP) – Rec – Deltasonic/Sony

The Coral – “Oldest Path” (EP) – Rec – Deltasonic/Sony

100% – “Just Can’t Wait “Saturday” (Single) – Co-Write/Prod/Mix  – CR2

The Rain Band – “The Rain Band” (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

The Rain Band – “The World Is Ours” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

The Rain Band – “Knee Deep And Down” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

The Rain Band – “Art Of Mass Destruction” (LP) – Co-Prod/Rec – Island

Big Yoga Muffin – “My Idea Of Fun” (Single) – Rec – Echo

Medusa’s Spite – “Life in 2001” (EP) – Add-Prod/Mix – Baby

2003

Cracatilla – “What Do I Know” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix – Honey

Cracatilla – “You’ve Got It All” (Single) – Co-Prod/Rec/Mix – Honey

3rd Dan – “Guess I Wanted More” (EP) – Prod/Rec/Mix/Mastered – Honey

Armani – “Milan Fashion Show” (5.1) – Write/Prod/Mix – Armani

Futurebound – “Red Lights” (EP) – Co-Write/Prod/Rec/Mix – Infrared

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