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History: With 3 Grammys (The Fugees, Lauryn Hill and
Santana) under his belt, Riker credits over 40 million albums sold
containing his work as mixer, engineer and producer.
His love for versatile music makes it impossible to put him in one
category, but these days he likes to produce rock, do mixes and
remixes for pop and urban artists and also finds time to program
and co-write songs for film, TV and games.
has been honing his skills in the studio since he was 15 years old.
"Back in Jersey, my guitar teacher gave me the key to his small
studio and said go do your thing. That's where I learned about making
records" says Riker.
their first big break. For Riker, it was the Fugees, The Score album.
"I worked over the course of a summer in their basement, recording
and mixing the album. It sold a zillion copies and it spun into
alot of hip hop work for me. I grew up on rock music, so I had to
make my own rukes about hip hop while I was making that record and
I think it gave me a different appraoch then say someone who had
a history in listening to it," says Riker.
Riker has produced,
recorded and mixed tracks for artists including Michael Jackson
and Destiny's Child through to Down and Sublime. Though his earlier
work had been in Urban genres, lately Warrens passion and
dedication to Rock music finds him busy working with more rock based
projects than ever before.
Warren who is
musically proficient and a multi-instrumentalist with extensive
knowledge in the areas of Pro-Tools and analog recording techniques,
has a studio in North Hollywood.
"My studio affords me to work with great indie bands that are
on tighter budgets". A recent developement is Supercreep, from
New Jersey. We made the record entirely at my home studio and at
their rehearsal place. I then got them hooked up with great management
and got them signed," says Riker.
Riker is currently co-producing a Danish metal band, Mnemic.
He's producing The Under
Water, an Indie band from Pennsylvania.
album on Universal will be re released in August which he produced,
engineered and mixed. Riker mixed all the tracks for Universal artist
Marley's album "Mind Control" due out this
summer. He produced, engineered and mixed Cathedral
on Nuclear Blast outside of London. Riker mixed few tracks
Kela,, the British singer/rapper on Colombia. Produced
, cowrote, programmed, engineered and mixed 3 tracks for jazz/triphop
artist Shannon Eileen. He's also producing the third record for
the Iowa band, On
A Pale Horse. He also mixed the entire Aeon Spoke album
including the single "Pablo At The Park" out Sept. 06
on the SPV label
Visit Warren Riker at Myspace