Held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 3rd February, the MPG awards was an amazing evening and Kazbar Systems were proud to be one of the sponsors of this prestigious award ceremony. Recognizing the best (and up and coming) talent of the recording world.

Here is a list of the winners:

UK Producer of the Year

Charlie Andrew

Outstanding Contribution to UK Music

Youth (Martin Glover)

Recording Engineer of the Year

Olga Fitzroy

Mix Engineer of the Year

David Wrench

Mastering Engineer of the Year

John Davis

UK Album of the Year

FKA Twigs – LP1

UK Single of the Year

FKA Twigs – Pendulum

Re-mixer of the Year


Breakthrough Producer of the Year

Catherine Marks

Breakthrough Engineer of the Year

Brett Cox

International Producer of the Year

Max Martin

Studio of the Year

Air Studios

The A&R Award

Chris Brigg

The MPG Award for Inspiration sponsored by Universal Audio

Sylvia Massy

Special Recognition Award

Fran Nevrkla

Jimmy Page, Tony Platt, Youth, FKA Twigs and Guy Chambers

Pete Waterman and Charlie Andrew

From Kazbar Systems, a special mention must go to Charlie Andrew (Producer of the Year award) and Brett Cox (Breakthrough Engineer of the Year award) both are loyal Kazbar customers and have studios at Brixton’s Iguana Studios managed by Adam Connor.

Also Youth, Kazbar Systems helped spec and install Youth’s beautiful studio in the Sierra Nevada region of Spain and was excellent to see him get his well deserved award.

Yet there was more to come from this legendary evening as after the awards were completed, Richard Ashcroft performed Bitter Sweet Symphony and The Drugs Don’t Work live with Youth Playing Guitar and Guy Pratt playing Bass!!

Richard Ashcroft and Band, Richard Ashcroft, Youth & Guy Pratt

And just to finish off, Zoe performing her 90’s smash hit ‘Sunshine On A Rainy Day’ and then a live DJ set by The Orb’s Alex Pattserson. A melody of monster hits in recognition of Youth’s productions.

Zoe and Alex Patterson

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