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Ben Hillier’s creative and experimental approach to production has seen him turn Moroccan palaces and curtain warehouses alike into studios. His work on BLUR’s incredible Think Tank lead to Ben producing brilliant albums for DOVES, CLINIC and ELBOW. Following his production of DEPECHE MODE's Sounds Of The Universe record, Ben turned his hand to mixing, working on records for EDITORS and THE MAGIC NUMBERS, as well as VILLAGERS' stunning debut, the Mercury and Q Award nominated Becoming A Jackal, and two albums for GRAHAM COXON.
In recent years, Ben has mixed albums for MUMIY TROLL, PVT and WE CUT CORNERS, as well as producing DEPECHE MODE's last album Delta Machine, and BETH JEANS HOUGHTON's lauded debut. He also spent the best part of 18 months on the road, performing with collaborator NADINE SHAH, with whom he co-wrote and produced two critically acclaimed albums, Love Your Dum And Mad and Fast Food.
Working from his studio Sussex-based Agricultural Audio, Ben co-created the highly-praised, Aim Award -winning and Mercury Prize-nominated third album ‘ Holiday Destination ‘ for NADINE SHAH which he also co-wrote and played on. In between touring with NADINE SHAH over the couple of years, he has found time to mix albums for JOSH T. PEARSON and PETER PERRETT and produce albums for SETH LAKEMAN, for TOM FLEMING and tracks for GANG OF FOUR. Currently putting the finishing touches to a 4th album for NADINE SHAH, he’s also finding time to work on a new album for JUANITA STEIN.