Since graduating from Abbey Road Institute, Jonnie Berlevy currently works as a freelance Recordist & Mix Engineer.
He works all over London to record bands, as well as mobile recording and mixing from his home studio. Every session is different, however, Jonnie keeps the end goal the same every time. He likes to ensure that all sessions are smooth running, and that the artists are happy with the final product.
Going freelance has meant that Jonnie has finally been able to record drums again – a passion of his that he missed since leaving Abbey Road Institute. Some of Jonnie’s most notable projects include: producing the jingle and theme for Sky Arts ‘Book Club’ and recording for Sky Arts ‘The Numan Method.’
This year, the alumni is excited to be collaborating with punk-rock band ‘PLEISURED’, to mix their debut EP. The process includes traveling up to Liverpool to record alongside fellow Abbey Road Institute alumni, Thomas McConnell of ‘Novelty Island.’ He also looks forward to turning his hip-hop beats into full-developed releases, further enhanced by mc’s and singers. Recently starting a new hip-hop duo with Gen Co. titled, Smoke Signals, together the pair are recording for their debut album. Throughout this project, Gen Co. have created a unique UK hip-hop style built from classic beat-making techniques by Jonnie and a fresh rapping style by Gen Co.
As for whats next, Jonnie says: “I want to record more bands!”
Check out his current production, while you wait for his highly-anticipated releases.