"Every song is its own entity, I approach every session like that too." Hailing from the UK, British producer and musician Jamie Muffett brings his European sensibilities combined with his love for Pop music, Americana, Rock and Roll, Punk and Funk to the city of New York.
Jamie started his musical career at the age of 16 as a session drummer at Airtight Studios. He played in bands (electric guitar, drums and keys) and developed his songwriting and collaboration skills. "I love playing guitar and jamming or improvising. There is something so immediate about creating art from nothing with very little planning or foresight. I find that I do a lot of jamming and improvising in the studio whether that's behind the piano writing a song, or behind a mixing board sculpting a mix."
Becoming the de facto producer/engineer from an early age on many recording sessions was the real world kick start into the art of recording.
After studying "Music Technology' at Chichester College, and 'Commercial Music' at Westminster University, he opened a recording studio in his hometown alongside his playing commitments. "I was quite young to be running my own business and I had a steep learning curve, but I learned A LOT about working with people both in and out of the studio. This is something you really have to do to learn. People can really change when you go into record mode and getting the best out of people is one of, if not the most important aspects of being a producer."
In the Fall of 2009 Jamie moved to New york City. Initially not knowing a single person in the city, he started to make a name for himself as a freelance producer, mixer and musician at Brooklyn's 'Hole In The Sky Studios.
Jamie's production style crosses genres just like his musical inspirations - "people may be confused by my musical inspirations, I love rock and indie, folk, acoustic singer songwriter, blues, funk/soul and pop music. If the music has a creative and emotional underpinning, and it connects with people, it doesn't matter what genre it is. With skills and ideas learned working in one genre often crossing over into another.
Sometimes you go into the studio with a clear vision of where you are going with a track, other times you step in with all possibilities on the table and what comes out is completely unexpected. I usually let the person I'm recording determine the workflow, whether that includes a lot of planning and pre-production, or jumping in at the deep end. Most importantly the process should be enjoyable!
Jamie now works primarily at Mercy Sound Studios in the East village, but can also be found producing, engineering and playing at studios across the City.
Jamie's own music has been featured in national ad campaigns in the UK, and in the US on multiple TV shows for The National Geographic channel, Bravo, TLC, The Style Network, and The Sundance Channel.