Amongst a huge bunch of new music we recommend checking out, Adam Dempsey has been flat out mastering projects for Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen (produced by J. Walker), ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee Broderick Smith (produced with Matt Walker), Harry Jakamarra (produced by Jeff Lang), Matt Glass & the Loose Cannons (recorded live at Abbottsford Convent by Myles Mumford), Justin Yap Band (recorded and mixed by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary), also The Bon Scotts, Josh Cashman, Harry Coulson, Cloud Castles, El3mental, Frank Society, Grand Element, The Guilts, Hook Turns, Masco Sound System (including vinyl), Owls of the Swamp, On Diamond (Lisa Salvo), Retro Culture, The Settlement, Tetrahedra, and White Vans.
This time around Andrei has been mastering singles for Japanese Wallpaper, Maribelle, LANKS, Oscar Key Sung, Collarbones, Fortunes, Batts, Vincent and more, albums and remixes for Teeth & Tongue, GL, Audego, Rainbow Chan, Flynn Francis, Chris Port, Skyways Are Highways, Xylo Aria, and a special compilation for the forward-thinking Sydney label Plastic World.
Jack the Bear recently mastered EPs for You Am I (for digital and vinyl release), Eat The Damn Orange, Them Bruins, singles for Lama (produced by Jonathan Dreyfus), El Colosso (mixed by Jez Giddings at Hothouse), Smoke Stack Rhino, US act Street Rock Mafia, and new album for Daniel Tooze. Music workshops have been held to support new artists, inspirational videos are now on his new You Tube channel, along with a new video podcast series “Melbourne UNreal”.
In May, Adam Dempsey marked 30 years in audio and 21 years of mastering professionally “with more thanks than I can verbalise, to all who create the music and generate the goosebumps in the first place”. Recent projects include releases for Alex Watts (mixed by Jez Giddings), Andy McGarvie (mixed by Sam Lowe), Big Smoke (7 inch vinyl for Record Store Day), The Earthmen, Frida, In Capital, Justin Yap Band, On Diamond (Lisa Salvo and band), Masco Sound System (vinyl), The Sand Dollars, The Settlement, Slim Dime (produced by Matt Walker), and Tetrahedra.
Sincere condolences to family and friends of Adrian Slattery of Big Smoke, who tragically passed away in May from cancer.
Andrei Eremin has found himself mastering releases for Sticky Fingers, Cleopold, Tiny Little Houses, GL, Foreign/National, Anatole, Ara Koufax, Rainbow Chan, Audego, Brightly, Darts, Buoy and Alba, as well as many debut releases for new artists.
From all at Deluxe Mastering, thank you to all clients for having us on board with their projects this year. Here’s to a healthy, safe and musically prosperous festive season and new year ahead. We encourage you to go for the gift of music: take someone out to a gig, buy music lessons, support a local radio station or an independent artist’s new release. With avenues such as Bandcamp it’s never been simpler to find new music, to pre-order vinyl or CDs, or gift a download to someone in need. (tip: the downloads sound better than web streaming!).
We’re still on board for mastering sessions including from early Jan.
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been mastering for Acolyte, Black Aces, the Blancos, Citizen Kay, Crooked Colurs, Desert Bones, Levingstone, Neighbourhood Youth, and continuing his motivational speaking engagements – look out for more in the new year.
Adam Dempsey is set to donate mastering time to prize winners of this year’s Triple R Radiothon, PBS FM’s Radio Festival, and the winner of the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award (congrats to Mabel Windred-Wornes of Charm of Finches!).
Mastering has included a Christmas single from Burrowing (Norway), and releases from Mitch Power (produced by Jeff Lang), Brian El Dorado (tracked live to 24-track tape by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary), the debut EP for Vinten (produced by Nick Huggins), a single for Brisbane band Devel, new albums for Michael Plater (engineered and mixed by Neil Thomason at Headgap), new singles for Hoodlem, and Tetrahedra (see their single-take video below), as well as checking a steady run of clients’ vinyl test pressings and being increasingly impressed with the quality (mastered with full dynamic range and to high resolution always!).
Andrei Eremin has been mastering Charles Murdoch’s debut LP, a new mixtape for Clever Austin (aka. Perrin Moss from Hiatus Kaiyote – Grammy Award nominees for their album ‘Breathing Underwater’), plus new releases from Slumberjack, Elizabeth Rose, Kllo, Cleopold, Anatole, Super Magic Hats, Rainbow Chan, Leisure Suite, Rat & Co, Ara Koufax, Planète, Brightly, Tashka and some new original material of his own.
Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz has been staying out of mischief mastering tracks for Citizen Kay, US act The Blancos, YouTube sensation Trevor Moran, re-mastering Shihad’s “Shihad” for digital and vinyl release (which subsequently achieved Gold status in NZ), Japam, Madboots, psy-trance kids Khatapillah, Sydney rockers 5-way Addiction, Tommy Luck, Long Holiday & KIng Mungi, as well as the usual charity raising for The Jack the Bear Foundation raising $1,000 for The Big Umbrella to aid Nepal’s rebuilding program after the recent earthquakes. With many thanks to all who contributed.
Adam Dempsey has mastered releases for Mick Daley (produced by Matt Walker and featuring Suzannah Espie), Jimmy Dowling (also produced by Matt Walker and featuring the late James Cruikshank), Nervous Doll Dancing (Francesca Mountfort), Rattlers (Norway), Sex On Toast, Summer Flake, Taylor Project, this year’s Down To The River compilation for Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Music students (produced by Andy White), and new single and long-awaited album for Yeo including for 12″ vinyl.
Also, huge congrats to Raised By Eagles in taking out two gongs at The Age Music Victoria Awards: for Best Emerging Artist and Best Country Album (produced and engineered by Roger Bergodaz, and mastered for digital and 12″ LP release). Well deserved, guys!
Amongst his public speaking commitments and Melbourne Real video podcasts with guests, Tony Jack the Bear Mantz has been mastering projects for Dave Mudie, 5 Way Addiction, The Dead Leaves, and The Feelers (including for vinyl).
Adam Dempsey‘s been hunkered down mastering for The Bon Scotts, Cabbages & Kings, Gene Veldhuisen, Lilly Tunley, Lucola Bang, Pockets, Taxidermy Hall, That Gold Street Sound (including for 7 inch vinyl), Fabien Toonen, Tom Lee-Richards, Zulya & The Children of the Underground (mixed by Myles Mumford), and Jane McArthur’s ongoing ’12 Months 12 Songs’ series.
Tiny Little Houses ‘Easy’ from their forthcoming EP ‘You Tore Out My Heart’, engineered, mixed & produced by Steven Schram, mastered by Adam Dempsey.