Producer // Engineer



Austen is one of the UK’s most talented rising producers and engineers. Between 2010-2016 Austen was based at London’s legendary Dean St. Studios as their Head Engineer where he had the opportunity to work with and learn from a vast swathe of the industries most influential artists, producers and record labels. Now working independently as a freelance Producer and Engineer, Austen is going from strength to strength, recently winning a Grammy Award for his work on Adele’s seminal 25 record, and is continuing to add more and more names to an already impressive client list.

About Me

LA based

Producer // Engineer

Coming from working as the Head Engineer at the famed Dean St. Studios, one of the few remaining commercial recording studios in Central London, Austen has accrued a wealth of knowledge and experience, working alongside and learning from some the music industries most revered artists and producers.

The last few years have been a whirlwind of some of the biggest names in the global and UK market, including Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, Lady Gaga, Paul Weller, A$AP Rocky, Plan B, John Legend, The Weekend and most notably, Adele. 

Having engineered on the “25” album, Austen was invited to the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles where his part in helping create the album earned him an award in the ‘Album of the Year’ category. 

Running alongside his continued growth as one of the industries most in-demand engineers, Austen is also constantly expanding his Production portfolio. So far his most commercially successful projects have been with British indie band Wolf Alice, with whom he produced both their debut single Bros and the follow up EP Blush, and influential UK artist Plan B on his latest album release Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose.

Now after transferring to the US, he is looking to build on his Grammy and production successes and use the momentum to expand his work across both London and Los Angeles.

Currently is working on vocal production for an artist signed to Interscope for an album release later in 2019.

Albums worked on


Ed Sheeran
A$AP Rocky
Marc Ronson
John Legend
Lady Gaga
Broken Bells
Danger Mouse
Wolf Alice
Florence + The Machine
Aloe Blacc
Tom Odell
James Arthur
Paul Weller
Fleetwood Mac
Kaiser Chiefs
Kelly Rowland
Cee Lo Green
Alfie Boe
Robert Plant
Paul Epworth
Tony Visconti
Plan B
The Weekend
Flux Pavilion
Marc Almond
Suggs (Madness)
Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Miles Kane
The Wanted
Paloma Faith
Kelly Rowland
Beverley Knight
Sam Sparro
Alexandra Burke
Reverend and the Makers
Vintage TV
Dan Croll
Il Divo
‘The Great Gatsby’ OST (Warner Bros)
Boy George
Culture Club
Hollie Cook
George Ezra
Hudson Taylor
Gabrielle Aplin
Alexander Wolfe
Idris Elba
The Milk
Keri Hilson
Amber Run
Take That
Michael Kiwanuka
Steve Levine
Sinead O’Connor
Noel Gallagher
Rebecca Ferguson
Geri Halliwell
The Wanted
The Tones
The Strypes
Dave Stewart
Royal Blood
Nathan Sykes

David Grant
Gryf Rhys Jones
Dionne Bromfield
Alabama 3
You Me At Six
Keston Cobblers Club
Sam Romans
Chase and Status
The Nextmen
Foy Vance
Vance Joy
Stephen Fry
Mike Crossey
Jake Bugg
The Kooks
Aloe Blacc
Chloe Howl
Jeymes Samuel
Craze + Hoax
Fred Gibson
Spike Stent
Dan Grech
We Are Scientists


XL Recordings
Ninja Tune
Polydor Records
RCA Records
Dirty Hit
Universal Music Group
Warner Music Group
Aston Microphones
Harley Davidson
Solid State Logic


Aston Microphones


Proud to work alongside Aston Microphones
as part of their product development panel.

Getting to offer insight and feedback on new innovative approaches to audio equipment has been a very exciting and intriguing process and I’m pleased that such a hard working company is gaining much deserved critical acclaim for they’re work. It was great to catch up with James at Winter Namm 2019 to get a hands-on demonstration of their latest release the “Stealth” microphone. I was blown away by how they had managed to pack in so many genuinely useful and thoughtful features into a product at such a reasonable price point.

  • The best thing to come out of Dean St. Studios

    Jasmin Lee, Dean St. Studios Owner/Director
  • A gifted and efficient engineer with a meticulous eye for detail

    Chris Braide, Songwriter/Producer (Sia, Lana Del Ray, Beth Ditto)