Originally from Japan, Shuta studied Audio Engineering at SAE in London before starting his career working for several years in a major studio in Tokyo. In 2005 Shuta moved back to London to work at Bark Studios, home to a number of award-winning recordings for the likes of Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and Star Trek. It was here that he really started to learn about vintage consoles, vintage hardware and the ‘UK sound’.
Shuta is a versatile engineer/mixer and has experience of working with some of the most distinctive projects in UK and Japanese music. He has worked with Hot Chip, Digitalism, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), John Coxon, Daughter (4AD), Farris (Horrors/Rough Trade), Ghostpoet (PIAS), Red Snapper (Warp/Matador/Lo), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), and Youth (bassist of Killing Joke) and many others. Currently working with Hot Chip, Digitalism, Gabriel Winterfield(Jagwar ma), Red Snapper, Go-Kart Mozart, Yak.
My Recent Clients
Philip Selway (Radiohead), Anna Meredith, YAK, Atomic Bomb! Band, Go-Kart Mozart, Neil Hargerty(Howling hex, ex-Royal Trux), Simon Dine(Paul Weller’s producer) Tim Goldsworthy (LCD Soundsystem, UNKLE, Massive Attack Producer), Mixhell (Soulwax), Nimmo, Black Peaches, Joe Goddard, Mally (Anna Calvi), Digitalism, Arlid Anderson, Keiji Haino, Baio (Vampire Weekend) and Willy Moon.
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
Title: Shedding Skin
Mercury Prize 2015 Nominated
Daughter - If You Leave
Title: If You Leave
Label: 4AD / Glassnote
Anna Meredith - Varmints
Artist: Anna Meredith
Label: MoshiMoshi / PIAS
Activity: Engineer, Mix
SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year) Winner.
No1 Best album of 2016 by Loud and Quiet Magazine.
No1 Hot 100 2016 by the List.
No3 The Best Fit Fifty Essential Album by The Line of Best Fit.
No2 2016 Best debut album by Metacritic.
No5 MusicOMH's top50 2016 by Music OMH.
No17 The Wire's top 50 2016 by Wire.
No10 The Ten Most underrated album of the year by exclaim.
No41 The Best album of 2016 by UNCUT.
Hot Chip - Disco To Disco
Artist: Hot Chip
Title: Disco To Disco
Label: Whirlpool Productions
Yak - Wait and See / All You Need is Some Sunshine in My Life
Title: Wait and See
Label: Yala! Records
Activity: Engineering / MixA side- Produced by Tame Impala. B side- with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) and John Coxon (Spring heel Jack, Spiritualized)
digitalism - Jet
Iggor Cavalera (Soulwax, Mixhell, Sepultura) Played the drums
Atomic Bomb! Band-Play The Music of William Onyeabor
Artist: Atomic Bomb! Band
Title: Play The Music of William Onyeabor
Label: Luala Bop
Activity: Engineerthe all-star lineup of artists, Afro-funk of the great West African synth pioneer, William Onyeabor. Sinkane, Money Mark and Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) are guest performers like Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Joshua Redman, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Luke Jenner (The Rapture), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), The Lijadu Sisters, Ghostpoet and many more.
Joe Goddard - Electric Line
Artist: Joe Goddard
Title: Electric Line
Label: Domino Records
Activity: Engineera Member of Hotchip, The 2 Bears
Babe - Kiss & Tell
Title: Kiss & Tell
Label: Kartel Music Group
Alexis Taylor (Hotchip)- Piano
Artist: Alexis Taylor
Label: MoshiMoshi Records
Activity: Engineering, Mixing
Cerrone - Red Lips
Title: Red lips
Activity: EngineeringGrammy Award producer Mark Cerrone
YAK - Alas Salvation
Title: Alas Salvation
Label: Kobalt Label Services
Black Peaches - Get Down You Dirty Rascals
Artist: Black Peaches
Title: Set Down You Dirty Rascals
Label: 1965 Records
Fort Romeu - Insides
Artist: Fort Romeu
Label: Ghostly International
Activity: Mix Engineer
Ranked top4 the Best album of 2015 on DJ magazine
Neil Hagerty & the Howling Hex (ex-Royal Trux) - Full Moon in Gemini
Artist: Neil Hagerty & the Howling Hex
Title: Full Moon in Gemini
Label: Drag City
Activity: Engineer & Mix Engineer
Red Snapper - Hyena
Artist: Red Snapper
Label: Lo & Behold Recording
Activity: Mix Engineer