Tarek Musa is an up and coming young producer, mix engineer and songwriter.
Having graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), picking up the coveted Sennheiser Studio Excellence Award along the way, he returned to his roots in Manchester and refocused on recording, mixing and writing music. Since then he has worked with some of the UK’s hottest young talent including Gengahr and Bad Breeding.
As well as his production and mixing work, he is also a prolific musician and songwriter; one of his earliest songs being used as the main soundtrack on series 6 of Skins and also acquiring a synch with Adidas.
Tarek is also writer and frontman behind Spring King who have received extensive air-play from BBC Radio One ‘BBC Introducing List’, BBC 6Music (A-List), Amazing Radio (No.1 in the Amazing charts) and XFM (Evening Playlist). They have also been playlisted on Australia’s Triple J. Spring King have had releases through Transgressive, Rough Trade NYC, Mom & Pop with a whole host of glowing reviews from the likes of NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Fake DIY, NPR (Austin top 100), Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan. The band have also been touring relentlessly for the last 12 months, securing key international festival showcases at CMJ and SXSW (BBC Introducing) and a national support tour with Courtney Barnett.
“Fun and frenetic indie [showing] new layers to singing drummer Tarek Musa’s gang…bouncing pianos leading echoing, infectious vocals… feral garage-rock excellence” – NME
“…these songs represent Tarek Musas’s most assured move yet, a brilliantly barmy combination of fuzz-drenched garage punk and suburban uneasiness” – DIY
“Erratic and spacey, ‘They’re Coming After You’ is a fidgety ode to paranoia, in which drummer/vocalist Tarek Musa’s production hits impressively plush new heights” – Alt Corner
Tarek’s talent as a songwriter/producer/mixer are clear to see and his burgeoning skills are invariably set to continue creating sparks in the industry.