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Jonathan Burnside, music producer, studio engineer, mixer and guitarist. Years ago, I started a studio for the San Francisco  alternative music scene that produced albums for The Melvins and Kurt Cobain, Faith No More, soul-drummer Bernard Purdie, NoFx, Clutch, Red House Painters, Michael Franti’s Disposable Heros of Hiphoprisy, Lag Wagon, Fu Manchu, Sleep, Neurosis, Lunachicks and many others.

The studio was in an old 3-story Victorian near the Haight Ashbury district. It once belonged to Anne Rice and was the setting for her book “Interview With the Vampire”. The building proved to be as good of a space for music production as it was for gothic horror. On any given month we’d be working on beat-driven industrial mixes with Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto, helping Jawbreaker and The Red House Painters invent the prototypes for Emo, cranking out dub with HR from the Bad Brains, killing brain cells with the death metal of Autopsy or carrying the punk rock torch further with seminal releases from labels like Boner, Sub Pop, Fat Wreck Chords, Amphetamine Reptile and Alternative Tentacles.

The SF scene was a diverse one to come up in, and after a decade of keeping busy as a producer, mixer and engineer, I sold the studio to produce albums in Europe and Australia.  Some of the results were:

*Being awarded an ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association’s Grammy) for Engineer of the Year and nominations for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year.

*Producing and providing additional songwriting and instrumentation for the shimmering psychedelia and alt/ country of The Sleepy Jackson on three releases. (“Lovers” was listed in NME’s Top 100 Greatest Album of the Decade and was The Guardian UK’s Album of the Year.)

*Recording and mixing Australian Dan Sultan’s “Get Out While You Can” which won the 2010 ARIA awards for Blues/Roots Album of the Year and Best Male Vocalist, the first awarded to an indigenous Australian.

*Being lead guitarist, co-writer and producer for Gary Floyd of The Dicks and Sister Double Happiness for five albums and European tours.

I now have a mix room back in the SF Bay Area and continue to produce, record and mix bands in the US, Australia and Europe.

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