123 Studios, one of London's top recording studios (recordings at 123 have over a billion plays on Spotify alone), has been set up by Producer/Engineer Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Foals, Lady Gaga, Daughter, Clean Bandit), next to Peckham's Bussey Building in one of South London's most exciting new creative developments.
The idea behind 123 was to design a studio that had the same recoding recording heft and fatness of sound as some of the classic vintage Neve and API desks. With the flexibility in mixing of the SSL studios and a compliment of outboard gear to match some of the best mix rooms around.
We have had a major update in the live room by increasing the floor space by almost 25%. (7M x 5.5M) It now has three booths and is exceptional for live recording. The wooden walls have a flexible, rich warm tonality. Easily changed from large and open to tight and focused, with high ceilings and adjustable height ceiling cloud, interchangeable wall panels and electronic "Drumbrella".
The large selection of some of the very best tube and solid state preamps around produce a harmonically rich, thick but clear tone. Complimented by many of the finest vintage and modern microphones.
Featuring an astoundingly accurate purpose-built natural light control room (7M x 5.5M) that houses a vintage SSL E series console, ATC scm50asl monitors and some of the finest high-end gear around. With a large live room, high ceilings and booths, makes 123 ideal for full band tracking.
The studio can record fully analogue to 24 track tape, digital or a combination of the two.
Production, recording, mixing, and mastering are all available.
Brett Shaw (Resident Producer, Engineer, Mixer)
Tracks Brett worked on have over a billion plays on Spotify. Last year saw him Co-produce both of Foals latest albums at 123. Earning the bands first ever number 1 album, a Mercury nomination and winner of the album of the year at the Q awards.
Brett's credits have achieved four number 1 albums (2x U.S 2x U.K) and two number 2 albums (One U.K one U.S and U.K- One quadruple platinum album, One platinum album, Four gold albums, one silver album ). One quadruple platinum no 1 Single which won the Grammy for best dance recording, two Mercury nominations and three Ivor Novello awards.
The previous year was spent working on Florence and the Machine's "High as Hope" album both here at 123 and out in L.A. One of the tracks- "South London Forever" which was Co-produced and Co-written by Brett, was picked out as album highlight by both U.S.A today and in a five Star review in The Times it was also streamed more times than any of the albums non-single tracks on Spotify.
Other recent work includes recording and production credits on albums such as Lady Gaga's "Joanne", Florence and the Machine's, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, (extended edition) Clean Bandit's "Rather be" which won the Grammy for best Dance recording.
Brett has also had great success producing and mixing for unsigned acts. His work with Ewan J Philips has over five Million plays on Spotify. ( Which earns roughly £25000 for the artist). Which he has also matched with George Taylor another five million plus plays on Spotify. Brett's mixing work for Sal Dulu has helped him reach two and a half million plays on Spotify. The album Brett produced and mixed for Rina's Mushonga was given an 8/10 review on pitchfork and was several album of the year listings including The line of Best fit and independent album of the year so far lists and was produced and mixed by Brett.
"The studio's great. It has a great atmosphere to it. It's very laid back and it's very light which was a pleasure to work in. Somewhere that felt light and warm." Yannis/Foals
Hear the sound of the studio here - https://soundcloud.com/brett-shaw-123
Artists recorded at 123 Studios include:- - Florence and the Machine (Island), Foals ( warner Brothers), Lianne La Havas,, Still Corners (Sub Pop), Babydaddy (Scissor Sisters), Aquilo, (Island), Hawk House (Virgin EMI), Saint Raymond (Asylum Records), Juce (Island), Alex Burey (Universal Publishing), Cosima (Island Records), Gabriel Bruce (Luv Luv Luv), Daughter (4AD), Swim Deep (Chess Club), Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne (Atlantic), M.I.A (Interscope), Eliza Doolittle (EMI), Rita Ora (RocNation), Say Lou Lou (Sony), The Kooks (Virgin), Labrinth (Sony), Noisettes , Jamie T (Pacemaker), Dry The River (Sony), Splashh (Luv Luv Luv), Jack Bruce (Cream), Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan (the original Sugababes), Violet ( Luv Luv Luv ), Roisin Murphy (Moloko), Marcus Foster (Communion), Kyla La Grange (Chess Club/Sony), Shuga (Luv Luv Luv), Funeral Party (Sony Music), The Black Ghosts (Southern Fried), Wolfgang (Atlantic/Warners Records), Iggy Azalia (Island), Ghostpoet (Brownswood), Skepta and Ed Sheeran (Atlantic).