Heavy Duty Publishing Welcomes Legendary Record Producer and Mixing Engineer Chris Coady

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Born in Baltimore, Chris Coady’s credits lay the groundwork for a generation of Indie Rock. After moving to New York in 2001 and teaming up with Dave Sitek at Stay Gold Studios in Williamsburg, he became the go-to engineer for an entire underground.

Coady was there for The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, tracking ‘Show Your Bones’ and mastering ‘Fever to Tell’. He engineered ‘Desperate Youth’ and ‘Return to Cookie Mountain’ for TV On The Radio. His other credits include mixing Grizzly Bear’s ‘Yellow House’ as well as producing and mixing Beach House’s albums from ‘Teen Dream’ to ‘Thank You Lucky Stars’ – a 4 album run with an utterly distinctive sonic landscape that launched the band into the mainstream.

In a career spanning two decades, Coady has worked on records from every major indie label – Sub Pop, 4AD, Warp, Fat Possum, Anti-, Downtown, Mom+Pop, Domino, Dead Oceans. Reviewing Amen Dune’s 2018 breakthrough ‘Freedom’, Sping called Coady “legendary”, his production having “the wallop and refinement of a globetrotting classic”.

Now working out of his own studio in LA – a registered historic mid-century home in the foothills of the Los Angeles National Forest –  Coady’s recent projects include Surf Curse (Atlantic), Sasami (Domino), Hand Habits (Saddle Creek), Local Natives (Loma Vista), and Ian Sweet (Polyvinyl). Recently, Chris has been writing and producing with developed and emerging artists (EKKSTACY, Blondshell, etc.) and is open to taking on new projects. 

Heavy Duty Publishing Welcomes Louis La Roche

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Based out of Norwich, UK, DJ/Producer Brett Ewels is best known by his stage name Louis La Roche. An incredible producer and remixer, “He meshes soft synth tones with captivating vocal hooks, chopped and screwed to perfection. He embodies an older sound refined with today’s present technology, to spice it up just enough to get you loose on the dance floor”

Check out some of his recent releases and remixes HERE and don’t sleep on the 1988 remix version of Adele’s Easy On Me, HERE.

Heavy Duty Publishing Welcomes Gabe Goodman

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Heavy Duty is happy to announce the signing of artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Gabe Goodman.

Gabe has worked with a wide range of artists such as Maggie Rogers, Del Water Gap, Field Medic, Anjimile, and Laura Elliott, including co-writing and producing Del Water Gap’s breakout hit “Ode to a Conversation Stuck In Your Throat”.

Listen to Gabe’s music here.

Heavy Duty Publishing Welcomes Kido Madiba

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Heavy Duty is thrilled to announce that Kido Madiba has joined the roster!

DefJam Recordings Africa artist Kido Madiba is a multi talented brand. He dons the title of singer, songwriter and actor. Known for his energetic performances and enigmatic personality, his musical style is best described as sounds from home, a fusion of Afrobeats and with other genres, while still retaining the core essence of the Nigerian sound. Kido Madiba has an extended catalogue of over 200 written pieces. He constantly strives to redefine his sound and diversify his creative process to create music that appeals across borders.

Listen to Kido Madiba’s debut single, ‘Absence’ here.