Mike Hillier

Mastering Engineer

Nathan Evans, Melanie C, Haska, Django Django, The Anchoress, Blinkie, Genesis, Josienne Clarke, Gabriel Prokofiev, Zemfira, Wahl, Shattercones


Mike Hillier is a world-class mastering engineer and vinyl mastering expert. He works with local and international music artists, and lends his expertise to a wide range of musical styles. Mike takes the time to listen to his clients, understand their music, and bring vibrancy and emotion to the forefront of each track. He has relentlessly worked throughout 2020 to send music out to brighten a world crushed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can listen to a playlist of Mike’s tracks on Spotify .

Mike returned to Metropolis in 2018, the studio where he began his career as an apprentice to Crispin Murray in 2006. In the interim, Mike worked freelance on all aspects of music production: recording, mixing, mastering, and live production (touring with Ed Harcourt and Mary Epworth; working in venues all across London). As a freelance mastering engineer, Mike was a go-to for the London folk scene, mastering albums for Sophie Jamieson, Patch & The Giant, Ringlefinch, and many others.

From 2004 to 2020 Mike was the Mastering Editor at MusicTech Magazine, and was often the first person in the UK to get his hands on new audio equipment. He also teaches new generations of engineers through MusicTech tutorials and guest lectures in audio programs at colleges including SAE and ACM.

Mike brings this educative element to his work and often mentors artists and mixing engineers alongside whom he works.

In addition to being one of Metropolis’s best mastering engineers, he is also the on-site tech genius for the mastering department. He curates the studio’s equipment, tests and reviews new tools for music production, and develops innovative techniques for his clients and colleagues. This technical proficiency maintains the studio’s position at the pinnacle of the world of music mastering.

Selected Projects

Melanie C

Melanie C


The Sparkle Of Love We Saw In You And Me

Mr. Alec Bowman

I Used To Be Sad & Then I Forgot

Felix M-B



Oppenheimer EP

The Anchoress ft. James Dean Bradfield

The Exchange

Nathan Evans

Wellerman (Sea Shanty)


Exit Pt. 1


Exit Pt. 2

Emily Mae Winters

High Romance


Search For Nothing

Obe Dve

План побега

Let's Eat Grandma

Deep Six Textbook

Robin Elliott

At Sunset

Merlyn Driver

This Is The Corner Of A Larger Field

Dog Ears Montana

Built-In Obsolescence

Ben Walker

The Fox On The Downs

Mary Epworth


Kinky Wizards

Quirky Musings

Edgar Wallace Exchange

Edgar Wallace Exchange


Songs Of Late Summer EP

Sophie Jamieson



Music For A Good Home 3

Christian Puffer

Brooklyn Cigarettes



Josienne Clark And Ben Walker

Through The Clouds

Cloud Castle Lake

The Meeting OST

Patch & The Giant

All That We Had We Stole

Roxanne De Bastion

Seeing You EP


Music For A Good Home 2


Nathan Evans / Melanie C / Haska / Django Django / The Anchoress, Blinkie / Genesis / Josienne Clarke / Gabriel Prokofiev / Zemfira / Wahl / Shattercones


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