The team at 301 studios have been busy bees of late and are pleased to announce a very special addition to their already stella roster: the internationally recognised producer/engineer/mixer Nick DiDia, who will be making the permanent move from the USA to their Byron Bay studio.
DiDia was the mastermind behind Rage Against the Machines Evil Empire and Battle of Los Angeles, Pearl Jam’s VS., Vitalogy, No Code, Yield and Backspacer as well as teaming up with Incubus, Mastadon and our very own The Living End, Trial Kennedy and Powderfinger. It’s a very impressive resume, and that’s not even half of it. You’d run out of breath before finishing his entire list of achievements, which has worked up a total of 35 million album sales.
Music Feeds spoke with 301 General Manager Anthony Garvin about the news and the events that led up to DiDia signing on: “Basically, Nick’s been wanting to move to Australia for a long time, he worked on the bulk of Powerfinger’s records, many of them done here in Australia and he loved Byron Bay, so he was looking for a way to move there. So we managed to set up a deal with him whereby he can work out of our studio freely on the projects he wants to and we’ll work out all the visa’s and stuff for him and his family to live here.”
Despite being enlisted to help on records from some of the biggest bands in the world, DiDia will be readily available for developing Aussie bands. Furthermore, the industry legend is very keen to bestow his knowledge with the next generation of tech-savvy Australians and will potentially also be available for mentoring programs with the potential for workshops as well as internships for budding producers and engineers.
Nick will be arriving in the next few days and can be booked through 301. He will be working back and forth between the Byron and Sydney studios ready and willing to provide his Midas touch to those fit for his style.