About Michael Smith
Michael Smith spent his early twenties as a touring musician in various bands, weaving his way around Europe & the US, before finally settling back in London to pursue a career as a producer. He spent the next few years honing his craft, working on early tracks from Wolf Alice and Anteros.
His passion for artist development saw him working smaller acts like Honey Lung, FAERS and Jerry Williams and working closely with their teams to helping to help build their profiles. As well as heritage acts like Elvis Costello, The Saints and The Spencer Davis Group, Michael has worked hard to develop a production style that has had resonated with DSP’s and radio tastemakers alike.
His work gaining regular play from BBC Radio 1, 2, 6 and BBC Introducing from Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders and Annie Mac to as far afield as Triple J in Australia and A Rádio Rock in Brazil. His tracks have amassed millions of streams across Spotify & Apple Music with features in New Music Friday US, UK, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.
This support from acclaimed radio stalwarts, has seen acts he’s worked with play BBC Introducing stages at Reading, live sessions on Radio X and Maida Vale, as well as invitations to play at BBC Introducing Live.
Michael works out of multiple studios across the UK, but generally works out of his own studio, RYP Recordings, in North West London. Locating himself in a purpose built facility with all of his favourite analogue and vintage toys. Although, he is also never opposed to using modern digital tools to get the desired results, being considerate of keeping within the often tight budgets of emerging talent.
Michael has worked with many great artists and musicians over the years such as, The Saints, Wolf Alice, Weird Milk, Judy Dyble, Fairport Convention, Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds), the Spencer Davis backing band, Anteros, The Bible Code Sundays, Elvis Costello, Bess Atwell, and Honey Lung. You can listen below to examples of a few projects that we have worked on over the years.