Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin

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Mastering Engineer

Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin first stepped into the studios here at Metropolis in 1996 as an apprentice, working his way up to a fully-fledged audio mastering engineer.

After Hippy’s graduation from the University of Greenwich, he started with us in the Production Room before progressing to the Mastering Studio. Having grown up on the underground club scene, Hippy began working with many up-and-coming independent recording artists, a number of which went on to be signed to major labels.

This gave Hippy the idea to pioneer a service at Metropolis Mastering known as Unsigned Mastering. This opened up the mastering world to a wider range of artists, and the service has proven to be extremely successful.

As well as working with many newer acts (Arcade Fire, Mark Ronson, Coldplay, Interpol, Bo Ningen), Hippy has worked with a number of his musical influences including The Who, Blur and The Orb.


  • Little Letters
    Paper Aeroplanes
  • Live 8
    Various Artists
    Innocent
  • The One and The Many
    Muntu Valdo
    Classical
  • Audio Descriptive
    Shammi Pithia
  • Live From Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
    Ian McCulloch
    1-2-3-4-GO!
  • Wake Up
    Boy Jumps Ship
    Amazing Record Co.
  • My Back Pages
    Murray Head
  • One
    Tesseract
    Century Media Records
  • Colours EP
    The Beach
    Sony Music Entertainment UK
  • Live At Hull
    The Who
    Geffen Records
  • The Works
    Faith No More
    Rhino
  • High Frequency Bandwidth
    HFB ‘Hell Fire & Brimstone’
    Malicious Damage
  • Funtimes
    The Heartbreaks
    Nusic Sounds
  • Bhabiye ni Bhabiye 2010
    Channi Singh
  • Abnocto
    Monarchy
    Abnocto
  • Trance (Film Soundtrack)
    Various/Rick Smith
    Universal
  • Cosmic
    Shammi Pithia
    Cosmic
  • The Good, The Bad and The Queen
    Parlophone, Honest Jon’s, Virgin
  • Nightwalks
    Hidden Orchestra
    Tru Thoughts
  • Dotted Lines
    Dana Immanuel
    Dana Immanuel
  • Live EP
    The Vamps
    Virgin EMI Records
  • Utopias Emergents
  • Accelerate
    Peter Andre
    Conehead Management Ltd
  • The Dream
    The Orb
    Liquid Sound Design, Traffic Inc. Six Degrees
  • A Challenge To The Dark
    SOS
    EMI
  • Mettalic Spheres
    The Orb & David Gilmour
    Columbia
  • Viva La Dolce Vita
    Patrizio Buanne
    MondoBuanne Productions
  • Pages
    The I Wonder
  • Tricycles & Bicycles
    The Orb
    Sanctuary Records
  • Underway
    Emma's Imagination
    Pebble Island Records
  • The Secret Service
    The Hoosiers
    Crab Race Ltd.
  • Last Smoke Before The Storm
    Benjamin Francis Leftwich
    Dirtyhit
  • Vultures
    God Damn
    One Little Indian Records
  • In Dub
    Killing Joke
    Universal
  • All Cried Out
    Blonde
    Parlophone
  • From Me To You
    Junai Kaden
  • Las Bases Del Razonamiento
    Sonido Vegetal
    NESTOR MELGUIZO MEDINA
  • 11
    SNiPER
    3fifty7
  • Negentropy
    Damiana Terry
  • Live
    Interpol
  • Woven Material
    Evaline
  • Transnational
    Vnv Nation
    Anachron America
  • Under The Westway
    Blur
    Parlophone
  • Smalltown Supersound
    Nenah Cherry & The Thing
    Smalltown Supersound
  • Say It To My Face
    Louise Carver
  • Take The Crown Live
    Robbie Williams
  • Riddles
    12 Dirty Bullets
    Fatman Records
  • Blood & Chemistry
    Arcane Roots
  • The Remixes
    Kamaliya
    Embassy of Music
  • Coupable
    Coupable
    Velvet
  • Greatest Hits Live
    The Who
    Geffen
  • Bo Ningen
    Stolen Records
  • Archipelago
    Hidden Orchestra
  • God Is A Bullet
    The Mission
    Cooking Vinyl
  • En la Frontera
    Carlos Chaouen
    Carlos Chaouen
  • There Were Seven
    The Herbaliser
    Department H
  • Journey Begins
    Mumzy Stranger
    Tiffin Beats
  • Deaf To The Call
    The Prostitutes
    X Productions
  • Home
    Chris De Burgh
    Ferryman Productions
  • Live at the Union Chapel
    Youssou N Dour
    Warner Strat.
  • The Monologue EP
    Jacob Banks

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