Phil Kinrade

Phil Kinrade


As a mastering engineer specialising in catalogue, mainstream, compilations, and restoration, Phil has worked with iconic artists such as Elton John, Blondie, The Specials, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, and Donna Summer. More recently, he has been mastering Grammy Award-winning Amy Wadge’s EP, When Did You Get Old?, and remastering Ultravox’s Vienna 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.

He started out in 1978 working in the Dick James Music (DJM) recording studios, before going on to set up the Sound Basement, which offered mastering and duplication. In 1990 his team merged with Chop Em Out Mastering Studios, where Phil worked until 2000 when he joined Alchemy as a director. Two decades later in 2020, he became a member of the AIR team, upon the studios’ acquisition of Alchemy Mastering.


Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsRed Right Hand

Dead or AliveSophisticated Boom Box

ToyahIn the Court of the Crimson Queen

Alison MoyetAlf

Belinda CarlisleWilder Shores

Rolling Stones ProjectConfessin’ The Blues

Ian Dury & The BlockheadsNew Boots & Panties (40th Anniversary)

John PowerThe Mariner Sessions


Discover Phil's work on Discogs

Recent Projects

Live In Brixton

Mastering Engineer: Phil Kinrade

B-Sides & Rarities (Part II)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Mastering Engineer: Phil Kinrade

The Magnificent Seven (Collaboration with Mike Scott)

The Waterboys
Mastering Engineer: Phil Kinrade

Spotify Playlist


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