[Musicians’ Galore] Greg Kurstin

13 Mar

Greg Kurstin is an American record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose credits include Adele’s “Hello,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Rita Ora’s “Radioactive,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Girl Problems,” Sky Ferreira’s “Red Lips,” Charli XCX’s “Famous,” Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Catch You,” Kylie Minogue’s “Wow,” Lily Allen’s “Not Fair,” Pink’s “Try,” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), John Legend (“Penthouse Floor”), Britney Spears (“Rock Me In”), Selena Gomez (“Whiplash”), Katy Perry (“Spiritual”), Taylor Swift (“I Wish You Would”), Lana Del Rey (“Money Power Glory”), Natasha Bedingfield (“Backyard”), Jessie J (“Flashlight”), Gwen Stefani (“Rare”), Pixie Lott (“Mama Do”), Frances (“Say it Again”) and Shakira (“Chasing Shadows”).

Among the tracks Kurstin produced but were not officially released are Shirley Manson’s “Lighten Up,” Emma Bunton’s “Sex Ain’t Love,” Neon Hitch’s “Poisoned with Love,” Eliza Doolittle’s “Typical Story,” SoShy’s “Different Kinda Girl,” Livvi Franc’s “She Loves Love,” Esmee Denter’s “Life Saver,” Mutya Buena’s “My Love Story,” and Sugababes’ “Schizophernia.”

He has also worked with top songwriters including Cathy Dennis, Kara DioGuardi, Lindy Robbins, Nina Woodford, Karen Poole, MoZella, Hannah Robinson, Nicole Morier, Tiffany Fred, Lauren Evans, Jennifer Decilveo, Bonnie McKee, Kelly Sheehan, Ali Tamposi, Priscilla Renea, Julia Michaels, Wayne Hector, Johnta Austin, Claude Kelly, Ed Drewett, and Justin Tranter.

Fellow producers Kurstin has collaborated with are Christopher Braide, Jesse Shatkin, Samuel Dixon, Jack Splash, Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Josh Alexander, Samuel Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Jonas Quant, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, David Hodges, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Justin Parker, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Ash Howes, John Hill, Diplo, and Bloodshy & Avant.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Greg Kurstin’s work!

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