Grammy Nominated, Darren Heelis is a Mixer, Engineer, Producer / Programmer based in London.

Starting his career at Livingston Studios, Darren then moved onto The Pierce Rooms assisting the likes of Steve Fitzmaurice and Tom Elmhirst before becoming a freelance engineer himself.

Darren has mixed for a large variety of artists, including Sam Smith, Tom Walker, Liam Payne, Mae Muller, Sonia Stein, SG Lewis, Morcheeba, Cloves and Lyra to name a few.

He has been involved in 12 UK number ones, including extensive work on Sam Smith’s debut album, “In The Lonely Hour” for which he received an “Album Of The Year” Grammy nomination. Darren also engineered on “The Thrill Of It All” which went to Number 1 in the UK and USA simultaneously as well as engineering and playing bass on “Writing’s On The Wall” which was the first ever James Bond theme to go to number 1.

Other highlights include working with Disco Legend, Giorgio Moroder, recording for Ryan Hewitt on the Lumineers third album which went to number 2 in the US and working with Mary J. Blige.

Recent projects include, mixes for Mae Muller, Lilla Vargen, Son Of Town Hall, Fougere, The Hour, various recordings for Sam Smith, engineering on legendary Japanese artists, Utada Hikaru and Mr. Children as well as mixing new Morcheeba tracks.

 This September Darren has also mixed and mastered Irish artist Lyra ‘s new single New Day

Selected Discography
Artist Record Credits
Lyra New Day Mix and Mastered
Sam Smith How Do You Sleep - Sleep Mix Remix
Lilia Vargan Why Wait Recorded Vocals
Ruby Duff Miss U Mixing
Son Of Town Hall California Mixing
LYRA Mother Mixing & Recording
Sonia Stein Sad Little Raft Mixing
Tori Kelly Change Your Mind
Mae Muller Leave It Out Mixing
Lyra Falling Mixing
Mae Muller Busy Tone Mixing
Sonia Stein Party Mixing
Liam Payne Depend On It Mixing
Human Nature Romance of The Jukebox Engineering and drum programming
Morcheeba Blaze Away Mixing
Liam Payne Bedroom Floor (Acoustic) Recording and Mixing
Cloves One Big Nothing Mixing
Sam Smith Spotify Singles (River, Get Here & Burning) Recording & Mixing
James Hersey Pages E.P Mixing
Morcheeba Forthcoming Album Mixing
JP Cooper Raised Under Grey Skies Additional Engineering & Programming
Fifty Shades Darker OST Engineering
Forest Blakk Where I First Found You Programming/Engineering
Sam Smith The Thrill of It All Album - Engineering
Rag’n’Bone Man Human Album - Add. Engineering/Program
Giorgio Moroder feat. Karen Harding Good For Me Vocal Engineer
Louis Berry Restless Single - Engineering / Programming
Frances Things I've Never Said Album - Engineering / Programming
Utada Hikaru Fantôme Album - Engineering - Japan #1
Disclosure Amex Unstaged Live Album - Mixed
Tom Walker Sun Goes Down Single - Mix / Additional Production
SG Lewis Shivers EP Tracks - Mixed
Skye I Ross S/T Album - Mixed
Sam Smith Writing's On The Wall Single - Additional Engineering - UK#1
Eliza And The Bear Upon The North Single - Mix
Frances Grow EP Vocal Recording/Additional Prog/Mix
The Alibis Only Time Single - Recorded and Live Mix
Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour Vocal Engineer/ Additional Engineer/Additional Programming/Bass/Keys
John Buckley Festival Album - Mixed
Alfie Conner Hopeless Love EP Single - Mixed
Papon The Story Now Album - Mixed
Iris Gold Marsha Hunt Mix Tape Good Man - CoProd / Mix
Morcheeba Head Up High Album - Mixed
Daniel James The Bridge Mix and Add Prod
Andra Day Rise Up Programming/Engineering/Bass/Keys
Eliza And The Bear Friends (Acoustic) Recorded/Mixed/Co-produced
Eliza And The Bear Let Us Be Young Mixed/Co-produced
Mary J Blige The London Sessions Add Recording
Secaina Hudson I Ain't With You - EP Mixed and Additional Programming
Indiana No Romeo Album - Add Prog
Karen Harding Say Something Single - Additional Programming
Papon Coke Studios @MTV Season 3 Album & TV Show - Mixed
The Avett Brothers Morning Song Additional Recording
Sam Smith I've Told you Now - Live at St Pancras Church Mix
Sam Smith Stay With Me -Vevo Stripped Mix
Foxes Glorious Add Prog/Bass/Synth
5 Seconds of Summer SOS - Live Add Engineer
5 Seconds of Summer Derp Con - Live Mix
Skye Back to Now Add Production/Prog/Engineering/Keys/Bass
Bertine Zetlitz Electric Feet Musical Assistance
5 Seconds Of Summer Amnesia B-Side Mix