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.


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

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