Audio Engineering

Danny Sykes

Danny Sykes is an accomplished sound engineer with over 8 years of experience working in the industry. Serving as a sound engineer in Wisseloord studios as well as the studio manager at the Conservatory of Music Haarlem. Throughout his career, he has worked with renowned artists such as Nas the Rapper, Focus, Folamour, and unknown T, showcasing his competence and skill as a professional recording engineer. Additionally, Danny collaborates with bands and artists to help develop their sound and sonic identity as the producer for various artists such as Molton Grove, Outlaw Queen, Icarus, and Tijger Tijger to name a few, demonstrating his versatility as a producer and mixing engineer.

Beyond his professional collaborations, Danny is also the lead singer, guitarist, and producer of his band, The Ratbags. Developing his own sound in punk and alternative music scene along side his drummer and co producer Carson Ezell, recording in both Wisseloord studios and Interscope Studios, they continue to expand their artist repertoire.

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall, born Adrian Christopher Marshall, was born and raised in St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica. He grew up surrounded by music, from jamming at home with his family after dinner to growing up and exploring the country’s many dancehalls. Sundays were a musical day in his household, where the family would come together and listen and dance to music on the radio.

Chris found himself influenced by Jamaica’s most recognizable artists like Richie Spice, Freddie McGregor, and Beres Hammond. His journey as a composer started when he bought his own computer and began experimenting with beat making. As early as high school, Chris could be found in different studios mastering his craft and bringing the sounds of the island to life with his music. The quiet and laid back artist found his voice in making music. Chris Marshall finally achieved his first success with the track that would eventually go on to become one of the best chart-toppers of 2006. Sean Paul’s “Temperature” gave Chris the credibility needed to elevate his career as a hit-maker for the modern dancehall sound that was taking over the airwaves. The song not only topped the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, but also won the 2007 Grammy Award for Dance Song of the Year. Over a decade later, Chris still puts forth the same amount of work and effort into everything he does. His goal is to continue creating music that is true to the message from his humble beginnings and the passion behind dancehall music that is heard around the world. He encourages others interested in following his footsteps to continue doing what they love and never give it up, especially if it’s music.

In 2019, Chris did a collaboration with international artist ANITTA on “Tu y Yo” which has accumulated 18 million views on YouTube and was featured on her 2019 album “Kisses.” In 2020, Chris released his first EP under Rich Music titled “Marshall Law”. His first single “iFear” featuring label mate Justin Quiles and Nigerian superstar Kizz Daniels reached 225k views on YouTube. Chris Marshall’s latest album ”Audio Therapy” was released in September of 2021 and includes his singles ”Push Back” y ”Bounce Wid It”, through Rich Music Inc.

Carlos Perez D’Anda

Carlos Perez D’Anda, also known as Big Red, is a Miami-based Grammy-nominated record producer, engineer, and music executive. Alongside his distinguished education from Berklee College of Music, he brings over a decade of experience crafting multi-platinum-selling music across a wide array of genres. His collaborations range from artists such as Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande, to Swedish House Mafia, Camilo, Anitta, Luis Enrique, among many others. His heightened sense for detail and innate talent for pushing sonic boundaries, coupled with his passion for artist development and direction, have firmly established his presence as a significant driving force in both the Latin and global music scenes. Additionally, he played a key role in the design, planning, and installation of Alacran Studios, Miami’s most esteemed recording hub, which he has now led for four years as its Studio Manager & Chief Engineer.

Alvaro Alencar

Alvaro Alencar is a Miami-based mixer, producer and sound engineer. He has over 150 records in his career spanning 30+ years, and won 13 Latin Grammy Awards. Also noteworthy are over 25 Latin Grammy nominations (including 2 for Best Engineering), 1 Pensado Award nomination, over 30 platinum or gold certificates for CD and DVD sales, and a total career streaming in the 10-digit ballpark.

His mixing, tracking and production skills brought him invitations to contribute to the work of top artists in Latin America and the U.S., such as Maria Rita, Gilberto Gil, Lenine and Skank (Brazil), Los Bacilos and Jorge Villamizar (US), Congreso (Chile), Andres Cepeda and Jorge Celedon (a duets project with star guests Shakira, Marco Antonio Solis and Luis Enrique) (Colombia), and Brendan Adams (South Africa). Alvaro also mixes for movies (AggroDr1ft dir. by Harmony Korine, Adult Beginners dir. by Ross Katz, Bossa Nova dir. by Bruno Barreto), live concert recordings (including several MTV Unplugged) and develops audio content for various multi-media projects (The Big C – TV series, Baby Shark – Spanish Version, Federico Uribe – Art Installations soundscapes).

No matter which specific role he is invited to participate in in a project, Alvaro’s musical sensitivity and extensive knowledge of the tools and processes of creation allow him to always offer unique contributions to the work at hand. Outside of the creative realm, Alvaro also offers consulting in multiple connected areas such as: Studio design and planning (AR Studios and Toca do Bandido -Rio de Janeiro / Heavenly Music – New York / Alacran Studios – Miami) A&R (Universal Music, Toca Discos) New Business and Project Development (MN:I vibration suits / Somos Latinos – music streaming series).

Koen Heldens

Koen Heldens is an international multi-diamond, multi-billion times streamed and GRAMMY nominated mixing engineer hailing from the Netherlands and currently residing in Miami, Florida. Heldens has mixed for some of the best artists in the world such as Trippie Redd, Swae Lee, Lil Wayne, and Maluma, making significant contributions to their chart-topping singles and albums.

Among his impressive accolades, Koen received a prestigious GRAMMY nomination for his work on the “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Soundtrack.” Moreover, his exceptional talent shone through when he won both an American Music Award and a Billboard Music Award for his remarkable contributions to XXXTENTACION’s debut album “17.” And served as the mixing engineer behind XXXTENTACION’s “SAD!”—a global No. 1 diamond-selling hit single from his No. 1 album “?” which is also Spotify’s Most Streamed Hip-Hop Album. This outstanding achievement earned him a Guinness World Record for the “Most Streamed Track on Spotify in 24 Hours.”

Koen’s unparalleled talent and dedication to his craft have propelled him to the pinnacle of the music industry, with record sales surpassing 80 million and over 26 billion on-demand audio streams worldwide. His unique ear for sound and unwavering commitment to excellence continue to garner him immense admiration and respect from both artists and adoring fans. As Koen Heldens continues to push the boundaries of sound engineering, his impact on the music world remains an inspiring testament to the power of creativity and innovation.

Malik Berrabah

Malik Berrabah is owner of Wisseloord and founder of the Wisseloord Academy. His track record as a songwriter, composer, arranger and producer is rich of countless national and international records in various genres. He has contributed to the production of numerous albums, singles, television programs, etc., and regularly advises the Majors in a neutral way on the level of new musical projects in development. Malik is also Adviseur of the Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst, the organisation providing state grants to the main cultural projects of the dutch capital. His love for sharing with growing talents leads him, when his schedule allows, to participate as a jury for international conservatory exams.

Since the beginning of his career 25 years ago, Malik has decided to do all his musical work under various pseudonyms in order to keep his career detached from any stylistic labels, to keep his creative freedom and to stay away from the ego games of the music industry.

Davide Ruffini

Davide Ruffini has been connected to Wisseloord for years as mixing engineer. He has worked with names as The Voice, Soul & Noamle, Supa Dupa, NAVY, Nelson Dialect, Leelo, MAJAN, Kilian & Jo.

Philippe Weiss

For the last 25 years, Philippe Weiss has quietly established himself as one of the greatest mix engineers around. As one of the leading names in the French music industry, he has worked with big artists such as Madonna, David Guetta, The Alchemist , Usher, Kendrick Lamar, Selah Sue,Evidence, Black Coffee, Charles Aznavour, Drake, Martin Solveig, Ben l’Oncle Soul and Alicia Keys and more. His work consists of several number one hits and multi-platinum records worldwide.

Recently, Weiss has mixed tracks for Drake, Diplo, and the South African house music megastar Black Coffee. He also teaches at the Wisseloord Academy.

Felix Tournier

Recording and mixing engineer Felix Tournier has worked with big names as Akon, KRS One, Young Thug, David Guetta, Ilse DeLange, Jett Rebell, Kensington and more!

Vallo Kikas

Vallo Kikas has produced, mixed and mastered over the years for a variety of award-winning Estonian artists such as Karl-Erik Taukar, Liis Lemsalu, Elina Born and nublu. This year, he was nominated in the mixing/mastering/recording category at the Estonian Music Industry Awards.

Vallo is part of electronic music duo ‘Kisma’, whose most popular song ‘Fingertips’ has over 11 million streams on Spotify and over 21 million views on Youtube. In 2019, Vallo co-wrote the topline for Syn Cole’s track ‘Discovery’, which was released by Martin Garrix’s record label STMPD RCRDS. In Spring 2021 he co-wrote and produced ‘Doomino’ by Liis Lemsalu and Stefan, which became number one played on Estonian radios for the whole summer.