Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been polishing off new projects for L.A production team 4e, Cairo Knife Fight, Pretty City, Super Zero Monkey, Jim Keays (R.I.P.), The Neighbourhood (now sold 2 million copies), Contagious, Clockwork, Dead Bear, Head Clouds, House of Honeys, Sunset Blush, and Lemonberry.
Adam Dempsey has been editing and mastering a live album from Xavier Rudd (mixed at Sing Sing by Simon Keet), and mastering releases from La Rumba, Jack On Fire, the long-awaited sophomore second album from post-rock instrumental trio The Boats, Bronwyn Rose, Freedom (formerly the Merri Creek Pickers), The Perfections, Damon Smith, Matt Glass, Dear Plastic, Big Smoke, Noah Earp, Smiles.Rifles, Tinsmoke and a Philemon/ZedEppelin remix.
Andrei Eremin broke out the resident Ampex ATR-102 for transfer of an experimental 2-track vinyl by Melbourne electronic act I’lls. The standard polish was given to new music from Oscar Key Sung & Guerre, Leisure Suite, SMILE, Lower Spectrum, JP Klipspringer, Naminé, Martin King and Telling, as well as remixes and promos from regulars Rat & Co and Milwaukee Banks.
With thanks to our recent clients and an amazing array of projects:
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has mastered new projects for Dallas Crane, Damn The Maps, Electro Mafia, King of the North (for CD and vinyl), Royston Vasie, N’fa (for vinyl), Cornershop Kids, The Neighbourhood, Ten Cent Pistols, and more.
The Jack the Bear Foundation has had a another very successful mastering drive. Thanks to clients’ generosity and support we managed to raise $800 for Free To Shine to help them with their amazing and dedicated work in helping combat sex trafficking.
Adam Dempsey has been mastering new releases for Dark Fair, Dear Plastic (both recorded and mixed at Head Gap), Demi Louise (engineered and mixed by Neil Gray), the second solo album from Nick Batterham (set for release via Popboomerang Records), jazz trio Harry Coulson’s Raindogs (engineered and mixed by Jez Giddings at Hot House), Al Parkinson, Emilee South (both tracked & mixed by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary), Rising Tide (recorded & mixed by Myles Mumford), Emily Soon, Modesty, DD & The Damaged Goods, Taxidermy Hall (digital and 7 inch release), Buddha In A Chocolate Box, Colour For The Grey, Sienna Wild, Melbourne Guitar Quartet, and Daniel Champagne (engineered & mixed by Sam Hannan at The Alley).
Andrei Eremin has remastered a track by Japanese Wallpaper to feature in an upcoming film “Wish I Was Here” by Zach Braff, as well as new tunes by Rat & Co, Fractures, Klo, Martin King, Milwaukee Banks, House Of Laurence, Boats, The Ship Shape, DXHeaven and Return To Youth.
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.
A round up of recent projects, with thanks again to our valued clients…
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been mastering for Ebi Zaref, Electro Mafia, Suzie Stapleton, Whitely, The Resignators, Tully On Tully, The Neighbourhood, and Jonny Taylor.
Adam Dempsey mastered The Stillsons’ second album (mixed by Ben Franz), new releases for Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Nick Batterham, Yeo, Grayling, OSH10 (mixed by Myles Mumford in Swaziland), Elissa Goodrich (recorded and mixed by Russell Thomson at ABC Melbourne), Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds (mixed by Neil Thomason at Head Gap), Lucas Paine (recorded and mixed by Adam Casey at The True Vine Studio), Tom Dickins & The Punintentionals, Brother Johnstone, and Caity Fowler.
Andrei “Ony” Eremin has mastered projects for Jumping Jack William, Engine, Clock Towers, Shunya, SMILE, Mousseline, Naminé, Fatal Attraction, Sex On Toast and Ray Sorenson.
April 2013 marked seven years for the Deluxe Mastering facility, and we wholeheartedly thank our many clients, artists and the team here who made it possible! Here are just some recent projects we’ve been fortunate to have had a hand (ears) in:
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz twiddled knobs on projects for Neighbourhood Youth, Lemonberry, Justin Bernasconi (produced by Jeff Lang), Bass Kleph, Whitley, Dave Havea, Western Synthetics, The Geta Mob, Black Aces, EC Twins, Daniel Champagne, Shiva & The Hazards and Atticus Jones, to name a few.
Adam Dempsey has endured a privileged condition he’s coined “Sontec thumb” – a callus from EQ switching – while mastering new releases for Courtney Barnett (mixed by Dan Luscombe), Alister Turrill (produced by Lloyd Spiegel), Lucy Wise & The B’Gollies, The Stillsons, Les Thomas (produced by Jeff Lang), Sinead Beth, 23 AOA (mixed by Kent Len), Wild Oats, The Morrisons, Wiley Red Fox and the next Sounds of Melbourne Records unsigned artists compilation.
Andrei “Ony” Eremin has been tweaking tracks for Lower Spectrum, Swimming, D.D Dumbo, Stockades, Second Hand Heart, Skyways Are Highways and Joel Driscoll.
We thought we’d recap on a diverse array of recent mastering projects, as many of us hit the ground running again this year. No Top 10, 50 or 100 of 2012 here. (Like that would be possible anyway).
Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz has mastered releases for Eddie Bravo, The Big City, Captcha, Peking Duk, Electro Mafia, Waking Eden, Ben Caruso, DJ Rubz & Sherlock, Rattlin Cain, Anna Johnson and finishing off Dirty Three’s Mick Turner’s solo album. He has also started The Jack the Bear Foundation, offering mastering for a donation one day a month, with 100% of proceeds in aid of various charities.
Getting the analogue mastering treatment with Adam Dempsey: an album for vinyl release from Matt Bailey (The Paradise Motel) produced by Brent Punshon at Head Gap, two albums for acclaimed jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Adam Simmons’ Origami trio engineered and mixed by Myles Mumford, also The Pierce Brothers engineered and mixed by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary, The String Contingent, and Melbourne funk/soul artist and producer Dru Chen.
Andrei “Ony” Eremin mastered releases for The Honey Badgers, Brightly, Rat & Co and House of Laurence.
Best wishes to all of our valued clients for a healthy, happy and musically abundant year ahead.