Mark Ralph started his career as a session guitarist, recording and playing live with a long list of artists, which include Gwen Stefani, Roy Ayers, Sister Sledge, Pet Shop Boys, Ringo Starr, Sly & Robbie, Screaming Lord Sutch, Edwyn Collins, Horace Andy, Tom Jones, Holly Johnson, Fatboy Slim, Ronnie Wood, Fatback Band and Robbie Williams. He cut his production teeth as a member of acclaimed electronic trio The Filthy Dukes, who released their one and only album ‘Nonsense In The Dark’ in 2009 to great critical acclaim and also remixed the likes of Bloc Party, The Rakes, Death From Above 1979, Florence and the Machine, Temper Trap, Lady Gaga and Passion Pit, in the process.
He used this as a springboard to develop his skills as a producer, mixer and writer, producing a variety of electronic and also guitar-based music, including Hot Natured, Egyptian Hip Hop, Hudson Mohawke, Infinity Ink, Death In Vegas, Friendly Fires, MK, Foxes, Jagwa Ma, Franz Ferdinand, Anna Calvi, George Fitzgerald and Hot Chip, amongst others.
In recent times he has co-produced and mixed international hits including Clean Bandit’s Christmas No.1 single ‘Rockabye’, which spent nine weeks at Number 1 on the UK Charts in 2016/17. The track is now certified platinum in the UK with over 5.5 million copies sold worldwide and counting.
He also performed the same duties on Clean Bandit’s previous UK Top 5 single ‘Tears’ as well as TIEKS’s ‘Sunshine’ Jax Jones’s ‘You Don’t Know Me’ and notably co-wrote and co-produced Years & Years’ debut album ‘Communion’, including their No. 1 single ‘King’, as well hit singles ‘Desire’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Eyes Shut’. Communion was received with great critical acclaim, peaking at Number 1 in the UK album chart. In 2016, he also produced ‘Pete Tong Classics’, utilising a contemporised 60-piece orchestra to create an album of dance music classics, which reached No. 2 in the UK albums chart.
In May 2016, he was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for ‘PRS Most Performed Work’ for ‘King’ by Years & Years.
In November 2016 he won ‘Producer of the Year’ at the UK A&R Awards in London.
Ralph’s studio, Club Ralph, is a large complex situated in London and contains an ever-expanding array of vintage analogue recording equipment, combined with modern digital hardware, which he uses in combination to write, produce and mix everything from solo artists to full bands.
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