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.


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

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