Phil Kinrade

Phil Kinrade


As a mastering engineer specialising in catalogue, mainstream, compilations, and restoration, Phil has worked with iconic artists such as Donna Summer, Frank Black, The Specials, Suede, Stewart Copeland, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Madness, Ultravox, Moby. More recently, he has been audio mastering for Two Tones iconic Dance Craze tour.

He started out in 1978 working in the Dick James Music (DJM) recording studios, before going on to set up the Sound Basement, which offered mastering and duplication. In 1990 his team merged with Chop Em Out Mastering Studios, where Phil worked until 2000 when he joined Alchemy as a director. Two decades later in 2020, he became a member of the AIR team, upon the studios’ acquisition of Alchemy Mastering.


Various Artists - Dance Craze

Haircut 100 - Pelican West 40th Anniversary

Echo & The Bunnymen - Evergreen 25th Anniversary

Yardbirds - Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer) Super Deluxe Edition

Daniel O’Donnell - I Wish You Well

Madness - The Get Up

Frank Black - True Blue

Ocean Colour Scene - Yesterday Today 1992-2018

Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol.1 1970-1978

Discover Phil's work on Discogs

Recent Projects

Haircut One Hundred

Haircut 100% Live
Mastering Engineer: Phil Kinrade

Echo and the Bunnymen

The John Peel Sessions
Mastering Engineer: Phil Kinrade

Dance Craze

The Best of British Ska
Mastering Engineer: Phil Kinrade

Spotify Playlist


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