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ABOUT SOHO SONIC

WHO WE ARE

Soho Sonic Studios started in 2011 upon the success of ‘The Musician’s House’, one of the first live-work recording studios in London founded by OJ (Ofer Shabi) in 2000. After joining forces with Yaniv Fridel (Shriek Music) they developed Soho Sonic Studios into an award winning studio based in the heart of Soho.
Here at Soho Sonic Studios we accommodate talented musicians, record labels and media companies alike in one of the three  central locations in London: Oxford Street, Camden Town and Piccadilly Circus.
 
Over the years, Soho Sonic Studios have become home to a string of highly talented and professional sound engineers, producers and artists – ‘The Sonic Crew’. Our stellar team has been one of the studio’s strongest features as we continue to bring great enthusiasm and professionalism to every individual project.

THE TEAM

MANAGING DIRECTOR / HEAD PRODUCER & COMPOSER

OJ

DIRECTOR / HEAD PRODUCER & COMPOSER

FRIDEL

STUDIO MANAGER, PRODUCER & ENGINEER

MOLLY

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

BETH

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

DOM

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

DYLAN

HEAD MEDIA ENGINEER & PRODUCER

FRANCESCO

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

MARKÉTA

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

CHARLOTTE

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

LEO

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

MAX

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

ANDREI

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

BENJAMIN

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

IAN

ENGINEER & JUNIOR PRODUCER

TOM

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

NATAN

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

BIANKA

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

COURTNEY

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

EMILLE

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

JESS

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

ALEJANDRO

MANAGING DIRECTOR / HEAD PRODUCER & COMPOSER

OJ

After studying jazz piano and arrangement at the Bill Evans Academy in Paris, Israeli-born multi-instrumentalist OJ moved to London where he joined soul-rock group Soul Abyss, performing, writing and arranging the tracks, and developing a love for recording and composition.

 

A desire for perfectionism over touring, led OJ to set up a studio in his garage, inviting other musicians and engineers to live and create music with him. The result was The Musician’s House. In 2010 OJ moved the studio out of his house and into professional premises, setting up Soho Sonic Studios just off Oxford Circus.

DIRECTOR / HEAD PRODUCER & COMPOSER

FRIDEL

Over the last ten years Fridel has been writing and producing music for film, TV, theatre, albums production and mobile apps. He composed music for channels like BBC, 4 music, Universal, Al Jazeera international, CNN, Discovery. He scored theatre and dance productions nationally and internationally such as Scapino Ballet, Tim Supple, Habima National Theatre, Schaubühne Berlin. He produced and mixed albums for leading artists in Europe and the UK.

 

Fridel started out as a classically-trained tuba player, performing with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Opera, before coming to the UK to study Audio Production at the University of Westminster, London

STUDIO MANAGER, PRODUCER & ENGINEER

MOLLY

Molly is a producer, engineer and songwriter with a background in classical piano. From a young age, Molly has performed in bands and orchestras before gaining a passion for songwriting and music production. She has since studied music technology at university and has led many music, theatrical and soundscape productions and compositions. Molly now works as a producer and songwriter at Soho Sonic Studios and runs the Artist Development Program for upcoming artists. Her production strengths include contemporary jazz & soul, bedroom pop, acoustic & folk genres. Molly’s influences include Lianne La Havis, SAULT, Joy Crookes, Cleo Sol, Inflo and Alabama Shakes.

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

BETH

Beth is an engineer and producer originally from the Midlands. She is a multi-instrumentalist – being self taught at guitar, keys, bass and vocals and is aiming to expand this skill set with drums and saxophone

 

After acquiring a degree in sound design, Beth moved to London to pursue a career in the industry with the Soho Sonic team. Whilst she maintains her strengths in recording and post-production, she is also developing her production and song-writing skills. 

 

Beth draws inspiration from jazz, pop and alternative music and has been heavily influenced by artists such as Jordan Rakei, FKJ, Upsahl and Arctic Monkeys.

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

DOM

Dom is Music Producer and Recording/Mixing Engineer with a mixed German and English background. Specialising in Pop, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music production, Dom’s passion for creating music started young – teaching himself production at the age of 13 after learning Guitar and Drums. He moved to London after finishing his degree in Creative Music Technology at the University of Surrey to pursue a career in music production. Since joining Soho Sonic, his experience includes working for major labels such as Sony, Island Records, EMI, and Universal as well as clients such as the BBC, Channel 4, Endemol Shine Group and many in between.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

DYLAN

Dylan is a Music Producer and Recording/Mixing Engineer hailing from London. His expertise lies in the realm of Pop Punk, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music production. Dylan’s musical journey began early, igniting his passion for music creation at the age of 9. This fervor led him to self-teach production after being the only person to apply for A-Level music production, promptly leaving the school he loved in pursuit of his passion. 

Years later Dylan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Production from BIMM London. Now having completed his studies at the age of 22, Dylan will be joining the Soho Sonic team where he plans to further develop his skills and bring his craft to a mainstream audience. 

His influences are NF, MGK and Marshmello

HEAD MEDIA ENGINEER & PRODUCER

FRANCESCO

Multi-instrumentalist and music enthusiast, Francesco is a well-rounded music producer. With classical and jazz training, he’s an expert in live instrumentation music and likes to include organic sounds in modern electronic productions. He specialises in Pop, R&B with jazzy elements and traditional singer-songwriter music. Credits include Alfie Boe, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Charming Horses and Laura Wright but also BBC, Warner Music and Universal to name a few.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

MARKÉTA

Markéta started her music journey at the age of six when her parents enrolled her in piano lessons. The beginning was rough for everyone, as Markéta found these lessons as a tool of torture. It took her a while before she finally found the beauty in practising and in music.

 She is currently an MMus student of classical composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studies with prof. Gary Carpenter. To develop her knowledge in EDM, she took several lessons at the London Sound Academy, and is a graduate of the Berklee online course in Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV.

 To write something about her activities and projects. She won the 2nd prize in the Franz Schubert Conservatory International Composer Competition.

 Her main focus in the Soho Sonic Studios is recording and sound design.

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Berg is a classically-trained, multi-instrumental producer, writer and singer who specialises in Pop, Rock, Country and Folk music. Over a four year period, while based in Nashville, she toured the US, the UK and parts of Europe, playing hundreds of shows, including several festivals. She’s had two songs chart and has written for many other artists and bands. 

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

LEO

Following a background as a vocalist and topliner, Leo embarked on his journey as a music producer and audio engineer. After deciding to pursue a university degree in Creative Music Technologies, he furthered his studies in California. There, he produced his debut album at 21 and wrote, produced, and mixed projects for local Hip-hop collectives. Leo has since gained proficiency working in Soho Sonic as an engineer and songwriter, working in sessions with signed and unsigned artists from a diversity of genres. His strengths include R&B, Soul, Latin, Gospel and Hip-Hop.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

MAX

Max is a junior producer and an engineer, specialising in hip-hop, R&B and experimental electronic music.

At the age of 6 Max started attending music school to learn piano and drums, and later as a teen picked up production, inspired by the sampling techniques of J Dilla and Pete Rock. 

He moved to London at 17 to pursue a degree in Sound Arts and Design at UAL, where he began creating sound design and compose music for various visual media. 

Max’s current points of reference include Flying Lotus, JPEGMAFIA and Ivan Dorn.

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

ANDREI

Andrei Colta is a music producer, topliner and songwriter based in London. He stepped into music from an early age, trained initially as a classical pianist. His early dedication to songwriting pushed him to move into music production gradually and to refine his skills in every aspect of recorded music – arrangement, structure, vocal production, performance, drum programming, composition, genre. While massively influenced by genres such as electronica, soul, hip hop, indie and pop music. He specialises in minimal music, indietronica, ambient pop, and lo-fi genres.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

BENJAMIN

Ben is a music producer, composer, video editor, and vocalist/instrumentalist with a keen interest in UK Grime, Hip-Hop, as well as music compositions for films and promotional videos. Ben completed his Bachelor’s with Honours degree in Creative Music Technology in 2020, during which time he achieved professional recognition as a producer with the 2019 release of Durrty Goodz’s track ‘Brexit.’ Since graduating, Ben has released two singles on Spotify, and has undertaken a range of freelance projects, requiring video editing and music production/composition.

 

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

IAN

Ian Holmes, a prolific producer, multi-instrumentalist, and mix engineer, has sculpted a remarkable career spanning Indie Pop, Alternative and Dance music genres.

In collaboration with an array of noteworthy artists such as Toni Romiti, Janine, Elle Vee, Allegra Miles, Oritse Williams (of JLS fame), Paul Schulze, George Shelley (formerly Union J), and Jude Moore (Virgin Records), Ian’s musical versatility and creativity have shone brilliantly.

Rooted in the EDM scene, Ian initially garnered recognition and support from leading platforms like The EDM Network, Beatport, and Monstercat. Over time, his artistic horizons expanded beyond EDM, encompassing the rich landscapes of Alternative, Indie Pop, and Dance.

Notably, Ian’s exceptional guitar-playing skills have significantly contributed to shaping his distinctive production style, infusing every composition with depth and richness.

Beyond his role as a producer, Ian is a musical visionary who adeptly wields an array of instruments and engineers mixes that resonate with profound emotion.

Recently, Ian has embarked on an exhilarating creative journey, teaming up with the talented Jude Moore and the visionary mintsauce. Together, they are pushing the boundaries of music and redefining industry standards.

Ian Holmes stands as more than a producer; he is a musical architect, continuously pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in Indie Pop, Alternative and Dance. His musical realm invites you to explore innovation and emotion seamlessly entwined, beckoning you to join him on an unforgettable sonic voyage as he continues to craft musical magic.

ENGINEER & JUNIOR PRODUCER

TOM

Tom Hilliard is a young vibrant producer, bassist and sound engineer. Having spent 2 years at ELAM he rose the ranks as one of their most promising music production students to date. Currently managing to also study at ICMP in a degree in creative music production. Tom has set his sites on working with the young generation of new artists to help them pioneer their own ground breaking sound. Tom has been developed by the team at Soho Sonic and thrives off contributing to furthering their artists and clients.

Sonically his curiosity knows no bounds, drawing inspiration from the pulsating energy of House, the relentless drive of DNB, and the raw power of Metal. he’s influenced most by Muse, Billie Eilish, Fred again…, Chase and Status (whom he also appeared in their “baddadan” music video).

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

NATAN

Natan Sterenfeld is sound engineer, producer and musician from London. Coming from a musical background and playing guitar for many artists/bands, he developed a great interest in recording and production. After finishing a degree in music from the university of Chichester, Natan came to Soho Sonic to gain experience and knowledge to help further his career in the music industry.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

BIANKA

Bianka Baranova is an audio engineer, music editor and producer based in London. She started with classical guitar performance and Slovak folk singing which later developed into an interest in songwriting and composition. During her degree in Music, Sound & Technology from the City, University of London, she recorded, mixed and mastered band, choir and orchestra performances, while establishing a continuous collaboration with many. She is a lead guitarist in an Alternative Rock band ‘tummyache’ and is currently working on a video game soundtrack and song productions.

Her current influences include The Smile, Ludwig Göransson, Tame Impala, Lianne La Havas, KAYTRANADA, SZA and many others.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

COURTNEY

After studying a degree in Music Technology at Stellenbosch University, Courtney moved to the UK in pursuit of a career in music production. With a classical background in piano and keen interest in electronic and pop music, Courtney has had the opportunity to collaborate with various producers as a top liner within different genres. Through her collaboration experience, she hopes to diversify her skillset within production and songwriting by continuing to learn from the experienced team at Soho Sonic.

Influences include: Ben Böhmer, Emit Fenn, Lane 8, Max Cooper and Rüfüs Du Sol.

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

EMILLE

After picking up the guitar at a very young age, Swedish-born Emille has developed a passion for music. Having studied Professional Music Performance at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) with Guitar as his discipline, he has shifted his focus onto Music Production and Sound Design – specialising in Electronic Dance Music, Pop and Rap/Hip-Hop. Emille has worked with up and coming artists as a Producer, as well as having released several tracks as an Electronic Dance Music artist. 

JUNIOR PRODUCER & ENGINEER

JESS

Born in Paris, Jessica moved to London, beginning her musical journey at the age of 4, learning the Piano. She has since accumulated a variety of instrumental knowledge, ranging from Drums to Guitar to Vocals as well as Production and Music Theory, completing her ABRSM and Rockschool grades in the process (grades 5 to 8). Jess studied at ICMP Kilburn graduating with a BTEC in Music Performance  followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Songwriting at BIMM London in 2021. Now having completed her studies at the age of 22, she has become a new member of the Soho Sonic team and wishes to flourish in the music industry as a Songwriter and Producer for mainstream artists of today.

PRODUCER & ENGINEER

ALEJANDRO

Alejandro Valdes is a music producer, sound mixer and sound designer with over 10 years of experience in the music and audio industry. After completing an MA in Audio Production at the University of Westminster, he gained further experience working as an Audio Engineer at Soho Sonic Studios and has worked as live sound engineer for different bars in Central London.

He has worked in sessions for British acts such as Lisa Stansfield, Keane, Mica Paris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Mike Skinner, David Henstchel, Lethal Bizzle, Shakka, Kwabs among others. Also, he has participated as recording and mixing engineer for commercials for brands such as Samsung, Habitat, British Museum, KPMG and DHL. In 2019 he attended the Mastering Academy in Hamburg to study new trends in audio post – production. Currently, he enjoys mixing music and sound for TV.

Alejandro’s Influences include Quincy Jones, David Foster, Baby Face, Max Martin and Mark Ronson.