Our Team

Chris Hughes – Manager and Head Engineer/Music Producer

Chris has over 15 years experience as an producer, songwriter, musician, mix and mastering engineer, record label owner and has worked with major commercial artists and labels.

Chris initially started Oscillate Studios in 2011 from a tiny padded studio in Marlsboro House on Hilton Street and within 6 years has expended into two state of the art facilities at Knutsford and Fourways House, Hilton Street.

Chris’s production, engineering and musicianship skills has helped him work alongside major artists such as The Courteeners, Babyshambles (Pete Doherty – The Libertines), Peter Hook’s the Light, Gregor Hunter Coleman, Laura White and Syd 31 and has work released on top house label D-Vine Sounds. He regularly engineers for producer Joe Cross (The Courteeners/Hurts) for new up and coming current acts such as the LaFontaines, Carnival Club, Satyr Play and Dantevilles. He has also worked as a producer for BBC Outreach’s Keep It Real project in conjunction with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chris is also a proficient musician playing guitar and bass. He has music signed to LA publisher PIG Factory with placements on MTV (Jersey Shores and America’s Best Dance Crew). Chris also had success with TVMR, a joint venture with Hacienda DJ Jon Da Silva, supporting New Order and Jamie T, resulting in a full album release called Factory Fatigue on Hacienda Records. The band are currently working on a follow up in 2018.

Other past projects included setting up breakbeat/electro house label Splank Records which released released 27 EPs and one album from 2004-2010. He played guitar and Ableton Live for his venture Groove Allegiance and extensively toured in the UK including Fabric, Sankeys, Glade Festival and overseas venues in China, USA, France, Spain and Canada.

Aaron Lidster – Recording Engineer, Remixer and Producer

Aaron is a Music Producer and DJ from Manchester with a degree in Creative Music Production  (BA) Hons from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Aaron has had key sessions and master classes with British Producer “Ken Scott” Best known for engineering at Abby Road Studios, noted for his work with “David Bowie” on “Hunky Dory” also working with The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran and many more. Aaron has also worked alongside Bill Evens known for engineering Le Roux, MAZE, Flying Colors and more. He also recorded a live set for Peter hook’s The Light (former member of Joy Division, New Order) which was recorded and put onto tape.

Aaron has a great background in Electronic music growing up listening to 90’s house music and R&B. Coming from a club culture background he is heavily influenced by sound systems. His main focus is music production, mainly producing for himself and other DJ’s to play out in clubs. Aaron’s focus is using Ableton live and Logic Pro for Production and Recording, focusing on bass driven music. He is currently working on two Record Labels that should be soon to be public in late 2018. He is also currently doing guest mixes for radio shows, soon to have his own monthly shows.

Jack Tingey (Tngey) – Music Producer & Mix Engineer

Jack specialises in FL studio in particular Hip-Hop, Grime, Trap, R’n’b and much more. He also specialises in artist development

Jack, born in 2002 hailing from Blackpool, has seen great success in the music industry already at his age. He’s currently working with greats such as 13x platinum producer Menace (the producer of Desiigner – Panda) as well as being featured on World Star Hip-Hop collecting over one hundred thousand views in twenty-four hours.  All this success been achieved in just over one year of launching his brand “Tngey Music Productions.”

Jack’s sound is heavily influenced by current-day hip-hop, R&B & trap, but doesn’t forget about his background which is old school hip hop (the likes of the Wu-Tang Clan) and classic groups like The Beatles, Happy Mondays and Pink Floyd. All these influences shape Jack’s sound, but he is very versatile and capable of connecting with any artists sound and making something tailored to them at any time.

Jack always, when creating or mixing music has the artist in mind and makes efforts to push them creatively but also push them in an entrepreneurial sense, giving powerful advice on artist growth, social media marketing etc. His advice has resulted in one of his artists named Fyndy to find commercial success and 50k monthly listeners in just five months of releasing music.

More information about Jack can be found on his website here

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Samuel Ferry Songwriter, Composer and Engineer

Samuel is a songwriter and composer with a passion for many types of music from orchestral and symphonic works to Motown and pop.

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He enjoys writing both for singers and instrumentalists and is also a skilled orchestrator and arranger. Samuel graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Masters in Musicology in 2010 and has worked as a composer and orchestrator since then, devising arrangements of existing music, orchestrating the work of others and composing original material for advertisement, film and choreography. He is always willing to experiment with new ideas and has written fully orchestral music in a more classical style, musical theatre pieces and electronic music. He particularly cites John Williams, Anton Bruckner, Gary Barlow, Andrew Lippa, Max Martin and Cole Porter as influences on his musical style. More recently, Samuel has been working with Ivor Novello Awards winning musician/producer Ray Hedges who has had seven UK no1’s and over 60 top 20 hits with various acts (Take That, Boyzone, Faithless)