About

“It started when I was a kid, just seeing that guy in front of the giant console – even though, at the time, I had no idea what he was really doing,” begins Canadian producer, engineer, and mixer Dan Weston about the initial spark that ignited his ongoing passion for the record-making process.

The man’s come a long way since tinkering with cassette recorders, putting anything to tape he possibly could. Since entering the professional world of record production, he’s had the chance to work with some of Canada’s most celebrated and exciting young acts through to veteran recording artists from a slew of different musical styles, earning many accolades of his own along the way. After graduating from Recording Arts Canada & Fanshawe College as well as a stint interning at the iconic Metalworks Studios, Weston dove into work with an array of artists, amassing as much experience as possible. His recording and production credits currently include work with JUNO Award (Canada’s equivalent of a Grammy) winners like rapper Shad and velvet-voiced singer-songwriter City and Colour, as well as nominees including MC and producer Classified and rock outfit Ten Second Epic. Other notable collaborators include Living With Lions, Rosesdead, Paper Lions, The Reason, Attack In Black, and others.

When it comes to choosing which projects he takes on, Weston says it comes down to sincerity: “Whether it’s a rock song about a damaged relationship or hip-hop track full of bravado, I’m attracted to people that are genuine in what they’re doing.” Fully aware of how weary some artists may be handing over a sacred set of songs, Weston aims to initiate as positive and productive an environment as possible at the offset.

Despite his celebrated work as a producer and engineer, lately, Weston has been focusing predominantly on the mixing process. “That’s really the component that can separate a good record from a great record,” he explains, emphasizing the excitement that’s elicited from bringing a fresh perspective to a project – guiding listeners to focus on the fundamental components of a given track and uniting those tracks into a cohesive unit greater than the sum of its parts.

Having worked with acclaimed producers like GGGarth Richardson (Rise Against, Nickelback), Greig Nori (Sum 41, Hedley), Rich Kidd (Drake, Busta Rhymes), and Walter Schreifels (Hot Water Music, Title Fight) and mixed everything from country to hip-hop to metal to dance, Weston has a wide pool of experience from which to draw and is comfortable in pretty much any musical setting. Considering the respectable list of records already full of his fingerprints, don’t be surprised if you see Dan Weston’s name in the liner notes of your next favourite record.



Discography


Year Artist Album Label Credit
2014 Spencer Burton TBD Dine Alone Mixer/
Mastering Eng
2014 Prince Caspian John Cusack Independent Master Eng
2014 Classified
Featuring B.o.B
Higher
(Single)
Atlantic Mixer
2014 Mike Boyd Note the Sarcasm Halflife/
Universal
Mixer/
Mastering Eng
2013 Maestro Fresh Wes Gold Medal Remix-
Reach For the Sky
Independent/
CBC Olympics 2014 Sochi Games
Mixer/
Mastering Eng
2014 Northcote Live Sessions Black Box Engineer/
Mixer
2014 Livy Jeanne Live Sessions Black Box Engineer/
Mixer
2013 SonReal One Long Day Black Box Mixer/
Mastering Eng
2013 SonReal Believe
(Single)
Black Box Mixer
2013 Rich Kidd Natural Born Strangers Black Box Mixer/
Mastering Eng
2013 Shad Flying Colours Black Box Mixer
2013 Classified featuring
Olly Murs
Inner Ninja
(Single) UK
Atlantic/
Warner
Mixer
2013 Dylan Guthro Do It All Again Independent Mixer
2013 SonReal Everywhere We Go
(Single)
Black Box Mixer
2013 Sirah Stick Up
(Single)
Atlantic/
Warner
Mixer
2013 Sirah First Impressions
(single)
Atlantic/
Warner
Mixer
2013 Kevin Gates 4:30am
(Single)
Atlantic/
Warner
Mixer
2013 Flo Rida When You Ready Atlantic/
Warner
Mixer
2013 Northcote Northcote Black Box Mastering Engineer
2013 Rich Kidd In My Opinion Black Box Mixer
2013 Classified Classified Halflife/
Universal
Mixer
2013 Rich Kidd/
SonReal
The Closers Black Box Mixer
2013 Petty Victories Wait It Out Independent Producer/
Mixer
2013 David Myles The After Party Tiny Records Mixer
2012 Dan Romano Come Cry With Me Normaltown Mixer
2012 Classified Inner Ninja w/
David Myles
Halflife/
Universal
Mixer
2012 FirexFire Signals Independent Mixer
2012 Grey Kingdom Light I'l Call
your Name Out
Dine Alone Mixer
2012 Olenka & The
Autumn Lovers
Hard Times Independent Mixer
2012 Dawn & Marra Love Letter Independent Engineer/
Mixer/
Producer
2011 Teenage Kicks Be On My Side Rezolute Music Engineer/
Mixer
2011 Kayo One the Prequel EP Halflife Mixer
2011 David Myles Simple Pleasures
(Single)
Tiny Records Mixer
2011 Lisa Scinta Naked EP Black Box Mixer
2011 Kidz in the Hall Occasion
(Single)
Brainiac/
Duck Down
Mixer
2011 Shad and Dallas
(City and Colour)
2 Songs Dine Alone/
Black Box
Engineer/
Mixer
2011 Grey Kingdon Eulogy of Her
and Her and Her
Dine Alone Mixer
2011 Classified Handshakes and Middle Fingers Halflife /
Sony Music Canada
Mixer
2011 Daniel Romano Sleep Beneath
the Willows
You've Changed Mixer
2011 Living With Lions Holy Shit Black Box(CAN)/
Adeline(US)
Producer/
Engineer/
Mixer
2010 Northcote Gather No Dust Black Box Producer/
Engineer/
Mixer
2010 Paper Lions Trophies Musebox Producer/
Engineer/
Mixer
2010 Two Crown King Self Titled EP Independent Producer/
Engineer
2010 SHAD TSOL Black Box Mixer
2010 Daniel Romano Workin' for
the Music Man
Dine Alone Mixer
2009 Daniel Romano Songs for Misha You've Changed Mixer
2009 Classified Self Expanitory Sony/BMG Mixer
2008 Attack in Black Years Dine Alone Mixer
2008 The Reason Acoustic EP Warner Mixer
2007 Crash Parallel World We Know Sony/BMG Producer/
Engineer/
Mixer
2006 Ten Second Epic Count Yourself In Black Box Mixer
2006 Ten Second Epic Old Habits Die Hard
(Single Remix)
Black Box Mixer
2006 Rosesdead Stages Black Box Produce/
Engineer/
Mixer
*Won "Best Rap Recording" Juno 2011

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Julie Hoffman
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