“I recently had the pleasure of working with El Stray on the mastering of my latest UK garage EP, and I was blown away by the results. El Stray is a true specialist in the genre, with a deep understanding of its sound and aesthetic, and the ability to bring out the best in any track.
From the start, ESM was attentive and professional, taking the time to understand my vision for the track, and offering valuable insights and suggestions along the way. He listened to the track carefully, and identified areas where the sound could be improved, without compromising the track’s character or individuality. These were fed back prior to committing to the work so that I could make some small but powerful adjustments which translated to an even better master.
The final mastered version of the track was nothing short of fantastic. El Stray had managed to retain the warmth and energy of the original mix, while adding clarity, definition, and impact. The bass was punchy and tight, unlike anything I’ve ever heard in a garage track to be honest, the midrange was clear and present, and the highs were smooth and sparkly – so airy! The track sounded professional and polished, and it was more than ready for release.
In addition to the exceptional quality of ESM’s work, I was also impressed by his passion and commitment to UK garage. El Stray is a true fan of the genre, and it shows in his dedication to helping artists and labels in the scene to achieve their goals. I was blown away by the service and level of forensic precision to addressing House and Garage tracks!”
Full mix and master by El Stray
Producer wished to remain anonymous.