Steve Sykes Audio Engineer

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
I had the pleasure of appearing on the Working Class Audio podcast to discuss my career in music and engineering from Philly to Denver to Miami to Los Angeles! You can listen HERE.

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Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2020
Happy New Year!  Just finished working on some new music this week with Smokey Robinson and David Garfield at Capitol Studio A.
Wednesday, Aug 28th, 2019
It's been a great summer!  Keiko Matsui's album "Echo" is now #1 on the Billboard Charts! Also David Benoit's album "David Benoit And Friends" has moved up to the #13 spot on the charts and climbing!  I'm looking forward to a great 2020!
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Today I begin mixing a new album for pianist David Benoit. I have had the pleasure working with David on many occasions, including the single "Caminando" with Marc Antoine which held 4 weeks at number one in the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart. You can have a listen here on my music samples page >>

Up Next: After I wrap up recording with Benoit in late June, I am thrilled to begin mixing a new project for the Swedish artist "Py Bäckman.” Stay Tuned!
Monday, July 23rd, 2019
Finished final mixes on second album of the "Out Of The Box" series titled "Jammin' Out Of The Box" by David Garfield featuring George BensonSmokey Robinson, Michael McDonald, Kirk Whalum, Marcus MillerDavid Sanborn, Bill Champlin, Ray Parker Jr, Oleta Adams, Phil Perry, Rick Braun, Kenya Hathaway, Eric Marienthal,  John Klemmer.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
This month! I had the pleasure of recording and mixing a new single for the band Rufus, called “Ain’t Nobody”.  It’s a remake of the original recording with all the original band members: John JR Robinson, Hawk Wolinsky and Bobby Watson, with lead vocals by Chaka Khan's daughter, Milini Khan.
 
Finished mixing "We're In This Love Together: Celebrating Al Jarreau" a tribute album by the talented Chris Walker. This album will be released this May 17th: pre-order sales are available here.
Saturday, December 26, 2019
The day after Xmas and back to work! Today, I began mixing an album tribute to Al Jarreau by his long time bassist, friend and background vocalist “Chris Walker.” Chris is a force to be reckoned with - an amazing singer and bass player!
Produced by Larry Williams and Chris this album features a tremendous cast of guests including Gerald Albright, Regina Bell, Randy Brecker, David Foster, Rick Braun, Will Downing, Nathan East, Bob James, Paul Jackson Jr, Dave Koz, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Miller, Greg Phillinganes, Arturo Sandoval, Mark Simmons, Kirk Whalum and Larry Williams.  
Friday, October 5th, 2018
Began recording the new Keiko Matsui album “Echo” with a top notch rhythm section: Vinnie ColaiutaJimmy JohnsonPaul Jackson Jr.Tim PierceRandy WaldmanLuis ConteRico BelledJimmy Branly and JP Mourão.
 
This album features a wonderful cast of guest artists including Gretchen ParlatoMarcus MillerKyle Eastwood (Clint Eastwood’s son), Robben Ford and Kirk Whalum.
UPDATE: Album now available on iTunes!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
In the studio at LAFX recording songs for a holiday album with David Garfield, Paul Jackson Jr, Tony Polizzi, Freddie Washington, Steve Ferrone, Amy Keys and Alex Ligertwood.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Finished final mixes for a new Amanda Blue album "Best Of Blue".
Monday, March 5th, 2018
Recording Horns for the new "Summer Horns" album with Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Aubrey Logan.