Our congrats to Chet Faker and to Sticky Fingers – both internationally voted into Triple J’s annual Hottest 100. Mastered by Andrei Eremin and Adam Dempsey, respectively.
From all of us at Deluxe Mastering: a happy, safe, and musically prosperous new year and many thanks to all artists we’ve been privileged to work with this year.
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has put finishing touches to projects by Jeff Lang, Charles Jenkins, Jack Howard (from Hunters & Collectors), Voodoo Cain, Bonney Read, The Neighbourhood, Lizard Man, Creo, Insygnia, Tully on Tully and a cast of thousands…
Adam Dempsey has been mastering new releases for Kavisha Mazzella & Andy White, Lisa Salvo (engineered and mixed by Joe Talia), Taylor Project, Nick Batterham, Invisible Dears, Philemon, CactusDemonDoom, Glasfrosch, Yeo, Emily Soon, a solo album for Cat Canteri (of The Stillsons, engineered by Craig Pilkington), and more new music from Hoodlem.
Andrei Eremin has been immersed in more Melbourne electronica such as I’lls, an Oscar Key Sung bonus track, new Rat & Co, Leaks, Lower Spectrum, Shunya, Big Creature, DXHeaven, Alvy Singer and IO, as well as some good old fashioned metal by the likes of Sirens, Shadowgame and Yachtburner.
Adam’s tips of the year for DIY’ers:
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz kept himself off the streets mastering albums for King Of The North, Hive Park (mixed by Jimi Maroudas), New Gods, Dirtland, Seven Hurtz, Torch The Village and Last Mistress as well as EPs and singles for My Pirahna, Rich Davies, Electro Mafia, Lizard Man, ALTA, Lemonberry, EC Twins, The Bellastrades and The Black Alley, as well as continuing to raise funds for charity through The Jack the Bear Foundation.
Adam Dempsey mastered new releases for Matt Walker & The Lost Ragas, Yeo, Dear Plastic, The Dark Fair, Blin (produced with Matt Walker), Al Parkinson, Buddha In A Chocolate Box (both engineered by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary studios), I’ll Be An Indian – lucky winners of Triple R’s Radiothon band prize, and compiling parts for Loon Lake’s latest album. Also, a shout out to Seth Sentry, mix engineer Phil Threlfall and all involved in Seth’s album “This Was Tomorrow” – ARIA Award nominated for Best Urban Album, as well as taking the gong for Best Independent Hip Hop Album at the Australian Independent Music Awards!
Andrei Eremin mastered projects for Oscar Key Sung, Fractures, Ben Wright Smith, Japanese Wallpaper, Luskin, Sons et al. and House Of Laurence.
Amidst computer and software upgrades here at Deluxe Mastering (described by Adam Dempsey as “faster, quieter, RAM-er, better-er”), Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been mastering for Captain Midnite, Pharoah’s Playground, Indiago, Moonshifter, Artemis, Pretty City, Torch The Village, the USA’s Jonny Craig, Modavia, Riki Lindsey, Mez Yasumo and Scwat.
Adam Dempsey has mastered releases for The Bon Scotts, Charlie Lim, Matt Bailey (produced by Brent Punshon, engineered and mixed by Neil Thomason at Head Gap studios), Osh10 (mixed by Myles Mumford in Swaziland), Matt Glass (tracked and mixed by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary), Hunting Bears (NZ), The Morrisons for CD and vinyl, Andy Lacy, The Critique, another single for Hoodlem, and this year’s NMIT Bachelor of Music triple album compilation, with producers including Greg Arnold, David Haberfeld, Shane O’Mara, Andy White and Peter Farnan.
Andrei Eremin has been mastering for Brightly, Squarehead, Banoffee, Milwaukee Banks, Sex On Toast and Lower Spectrum.
Some of the latest projects through the mastering studio recently, with many thanks to our clients:
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been keeping out of mischief mastering releases for Ash Grunwald (featuring Scott & Andy from The Living End), Amba Shepherd, Red Remedy, Lakoda Burn, Lester the Fierce, Chris Arnott, Dave Winnel, Jimi Frew, Anthony Young, tyDi, Siren Sun, Nicholas Futcher and continuing to raise money for charity through the monthly Jack the Bear Foundation mastering drives.
Adam Dempsey has mastered new releases for Les Thomas (mixed by Neil Thomason and Jeff Lang), The Orbweavers, Halcyon Drive, Hoodlem, Kate Rae (mixed by Roger Bergodaz), Rad Navajo, The General Assembly, Vague Cuts (tracked and mixed by Jez Giddings at Hothouse), and a 7 inch single for Jack On Fire.
Andrei Eremin mastered tracks for Oscar Key Sung, Sons et al., Milwaukee Banks, Banoffee, Naomi Keyte, Onix, Klipspringer, Sirens, Shunya, and given the all clear for production of the Rat & Co debut album on French-pressed vinyl.