Dan Cox is a record producer, recording engineer and mix engineer hailing from Hackney, East London. A specialist in the ‘lives takes’ approach to studio recording, he is best know for his work on Laura Marling’s 2015 album ‘Short Movie’, Peter Doherty’s 2019 album ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ and former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore’s solo outing ‘The Best Day’

In a career spanning over 13 years he has clocked up tens of thousands of studio hours across virtually every musical genre, alongside recordings artists as diverse as Tom Odell, NAOLianne La Havas, Florence And The Machine, Marina and The Diamonds, Ghostpoet, Flume, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Fyfe Dangerfield, Three Trapped Tigers, The Red Krayola, The Staves, Lewis & Leigh and hundreds more. 

He has also worked on numerous TV and film soundtracks, including Victoria (ITV), My Family and Other Strangers (BBC) Paddington, Under The Shadow, The Keeping Room, Jet Trash and many others.

Dan has spent virtually all of his career based out of London’s Urchin Studios, a studio he founded in 2007 with long time collaborator Matt Ingram. After an initial 5 years spell as a modest sized project studio, in 2012 the studio was relocated to a new purpose built premises in Hackney, East London where it quickly became a much loved stalwart of the UK recording industry which in 2016 earned it a nomination for Studio of The Year at the MPG awards alongside such giants as AIR and Strongroom Studios. In 2019 The recording studio was again shortlisted for Studio of The Year.

Alongside Urchin’s awards nomination, Dan won MPG Breakthrough Engineer of The Year in 2014, and has subsequently been found on the shortlists for MPG Engineer of the year in 2016, PSNE Studio Engineer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and Resolution Studio Producer/Engineer of the year 2014. More recently, Lewis & Leigh’s debut album ‘Ghost’, which was mixed by Dan at Urchin Studios won Album of The Year 2017 at the UK Americana Music Awards.

As well as his work directly as a music producer and engineer, Dan sits on the Executive Board of the MPG (Music Producer’s Guild) and MPG Awards, a position which he has held for the past 3 years.



Laura MarlingShort Movie [Album]Engineer / Co-Producer / Mix
Peter DohertyPeter Doherty & The Puta Madres [Album]Engineer / Mix
Thurston MooreThe Best Day [Album]Engineer / Mix
NAOSaturn [Album]Engineer
Lianne La HavasBlood [Album]
Is Your Love Big Enough? [Album]
Lost and Found [EP]
Forget [EP]
Producer / Engineer
Engineer / Mix
Engineer / Mix
Florence and The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful [Album]Additional Engineer
JP CooperWe Were Raised Under Grey Skies [Single]Engineer
The StavesIf I Was (Deluxe) [Album]
Sleeping In A Car [EP]
Rae MorrisUnguarded (Deluxe) [Album]Mix
Tom OdellThe Another Love EP [EP]Engineer / Mix
Lewis and Leigh
(Winners Album of the Year,
Americana Music Awards 2017)
Ghost [Album]
Hidden Truths [EP]
Missing Years [EP]
Night Drives [EP]
Engineer / Mix
Engineer / Mix
Engineer / Mix
Engineer / Mix
Fyfe DangerfieldAlways A Woman [Single]Engineer / Mix
Bl:umNo Matter The Darkness [EP]Producer / Engineer / Mix
The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project
(feat. Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave)
Axels and Sockets [Album]Engineer / Mix
L.A. SalamiDancing With Bad Grammar [Album]Producer / Engineer / Mix
Siv JakobsenThe Nordic Mellow [Album]Engineer / Mix
Jordan MackampaTales From The Broken [EP]Mix
Bella SpinksHomeostasis [Album]Engineer / Mix
Denai MooreSaudade [EP]Engineer / Mix
Three Trapped TigersEP1 [EP]
EP2 [EP]
EP3 [EP]
Engineer / Mix
Release Credit
Make Us DreamBox To Box FilmsRecording Engineer
Brand New-UBFI Recording Engineer
PaddingtonStudioCanalRecording Engineer
Under The Shadow
(BAFTA Awards winner 2017)
Wigwam FilmsRecording Engineer
The Keeping RoomGilbert FilmsRecording Engineer
Jet TrashAimimage ProductionsRecording Engineer
Release Credit
VictoriaITVRecording Engineer
My Family and Other StrangersBBCRecording Engineer
ThirteenBBCRecording Engineer
Americana Music Awards
UK Album of The Year (Lewis and Leigh)
MPG Awards
Breakthrough Engineer of the Year
MPG Awards
Engineer of the Year
MPG Awards
Studio of the Year (Urchin Studios)
PSNE Awards
Studio Engineer of the Year
PSNE Awards
Studio Engineer of the Year
Resolution Awards
Studio Producer/Engineer of the Year


Urchin Studios LogoIn 2007 Dan teamed up with drummer/producer Matt Ingram to open Urchin Studios. Urchin was conceived not as a technical haven for stale recording engineers but as a place to stimulate creativity and inspire musicians.

The ‘old Urchin’ was born from the ashes of The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael‘s ‘The Silver Transporterraum London”, the studio he set up when he first moved to London. Although Gordon is no longer closely associated with Urchin, his support was instrumental in helping Dan and Matt get things off the ground.

Since then they’ve worked with literally hundreds of musicians, from self-funded local bands to major label artists.

2012 saw the recording studio relocate from it’s former home in Limehouse to a brand new purpose build premises in The Laundry building, Hackney. It’s construction was a mammoth undertaking, and you can read all about it on the Building Urchin blog.

For more general info on the studio and for bookings information see www.urchinstudios.co.uk


For all enquiries including freelance engineering, mix and production rates, please contact Dan’s manager Charlie at charlie@urchinstudios.co.uk

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