Nilesh Patel

Nilesh Patel

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Nilesh Patel
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* January 1965, ✝ 21st December 2011.
He was a highly-regarded mastering engineer at The Exchange, London.
Joined The Exchange in 1989 after completing a course at The School of Audio Engineering.
Can be often found credited as "NiLZ - THE EXCHANGE" in the runout grooves of vinyl records.
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Nilesh Patel Discography

Production

PHCR-18713 Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople - Walkin' With A Mountain: The Best Of Mott The Hoople, 1969-1972 (Comp) Island Masters, Island Masters PHCR-18713 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
VP36, SPUNCD013, VIRUS 001 Cÿrüs The Virus* Forbidden Planet (as Nilz) Cÿrüs The Virus* - Subliminal (Album) Spun Records VP36, SPUNCD013, VIRUS 001 Japan 2004 Sell This Version

Technical

STUMM 4 Boyd Rice Boyd Rice - Boyd Rice(LP, RE) Mute STUMM 4 UK 1981 Sell This Version
PT 43182 DJ Glen Goldsmith Glen Goldsmith - One Life RCA PT 43182 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
XLT 5 T Looney Tunes Looney Tunes - Just As Long As I Got You(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) XL Recordings XLT 5 T UK 1989 Sell This Version
BLAZE 41 Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 - Big City - Drive(7", Single, Ltd) Fire Records BLAZE 41 UK 1990 Sell This Version
KICK 2 Kicksquad Kicksquad - Sound Clash (Champion Sound)(12") Kickin Records KICK 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12RDJ 6269 Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys - So Hard(12", Promo) Parlophone 12RDJ 6269 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PHCR-18713 Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople - Walkin' With A Mountain: The Best Of Mott The Hoople, 1969-1972 (Comp) Island Masters, Island Masters PHCR-18713 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
22 ird rtc 1 Ray Tracing Ray Tracing - Slodato(12") Irdial Discs 22 ird rtc 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
003DJ Sound Corp.* Sound Corp.* - Close Control / Dream Finder Tone Def Records (2) 003DJ UK 1991 Sell This Version
OS-001/T Reggie Hall Reggie Hall - Music(12", Ltd) Other Side Records OS-001/T UK 1991 Sell This Version
NCA-001, NCA 002 Plastic Jam-Bud Khan* Plastic Jam-Bud Khan* - Untitled(12", W/Lbl, Sta) New Class A, New Class A NCA-001, NCA 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TUV 19 Dr. Caligari Dr. Caligari - Freaks(12") Chill TUV 19 UK 1991 Sell This Version
22 ird rtc 1 Ray Tracing Ray Tracing - Slodato(12") Irdial Discs 22 ird rtc 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BS-2 Scott Sellars Scott Sellars - Schematics(12") Big Sound Works BS-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
made002 Evilroy Evilroy - Ecstasy (I Need Your Body)(12") Made On Earth made002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
EARTHX6T Sublove* Sublove* - One By One E.P. (EP) Earth Recordings EARTHX6T UK 1992 Sell This Version
AGE 007, AGE007CD Various Various - Tekno Nostrum(CD, Comp) Rave Age Records, Rave Age Records AGE 007, AGE007CD France 1992 Sell This Version
KICK 12 TR, MS 11463 02 Messiah Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (Manix Remix)(12") Kickin Records, EFA KICK 12 TR, MS 11463 02 UK 1992 Sell This Version
bgt02 Ratpack, The* Ratpack, The* - The Searchin' For My Rizla EP(12", EP) Big Giant Music bgt02 UK 1992 Sell This Version
TUV 25R, tuv 25r N.R.G. N.R.G. - Feel The Fury Remix EP(12", EP) Chill, Chill TUV 25R, tuv 25r UK 1992 Sell This Version
007DJXR S.L.M. S.L.M. - Nice & Slow (Remix) / Equinox Tone Def Records (2) 007DJXR UK 1992 Sell This Version
TUV 25 N.R.G. N.R.G. - Feel The Fury E.P. (EP) Chill TUV 25 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BRAINK R - 23 Excel D Excel D - Classical In Motion (Remixes)(12") Brainiak Records BRAINK R - 23 UK 1992 Sell This Version

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tangee

tangee

October 3, 2015
Thanks Nilz...You Mastered Some Great Music..
timmyriz

timmyriz

August 20, 2015
The music truly does sound better with you. Missed but never forgotten. R.I.P Nilz.
chris416

chris416

November 19, 2014
RIP NILESH
dylaf

dylaf

September 21, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
A vast majority of great records I bought in the UK right through the 90's had one reoccurring name in the run out wax- NILZ. Great to see a personal legend (always wondered who he was & somehow felt a sense of heart towards this mysterious figure) immortalised here with his own page. Sometimes its what you leave behind in life that cements your existence forever & touches more people than you could possibly meet in linear terms- its called SOUL. R.I.P Nilz
backindauk_

backindauk_

December 26, 2011
Nil; one of the few mastering engineers who could actually polish a turd - turn budget production into a huge sounding and selling record (too many examples to mention!). A genuinely nice guy; a helpful and kind human being. Not to mention an incredibly talented pair of ears!
BalooDP

BalooDP

December 25, 2011
Mastered so many house classics...RIP.
Alex_Celler

Alex_Celler

December 22, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
The owner of Bliq Records, and myself mastered for last time with Nilesh 10.30am at the 20th of December 2011, less that one day before his untimely death the very next morning at the age of only 46. We are left in deep shock - this is just unreal. Nilesh was truly one of a kind mastering engineer, with a sound so distinguished you would know it was him just by setting the needle on the record. Always smiling, the kindest soul i've ever met, a true gentleman and professional beyond compare, he mastered everyone from in the electronic dance scene, from Plastikman to Daft Punk and from Bjork to Armand Van Helden and most of the techno producers around. Most definitely EDM's best kept secret and unsung hero. I have also been honored to master with him more than 15 of my tracks and i always left thinking ''what would we ever do without Nilz?'' He made every single one of us - producers and label owners - sound so much better than what we truly are. He gave our music the punch, the loudness and the final touch of magic needed for our tracks to sound professional. His sound has defined many genres during the last 20 years and his heritage is extremely important to a whole generation of electronic music artists and the music business in general. This is a very sad day for all of us. Nilesh, our prayers and love is with your soul. You will be forever sadly missed and close to our hearts. May your soul rest in the hands of God. RIP
rile3e

rile3e

December 21, 2011
Etched in time. RIP.
shiro786

shiro786

December 21, 2011
RIP Nilz. You are a fucking legend in my books.
ninetales

ninetales

April 12, 2010
the material nilz has mastered over the years is stunning - surely the unsung master of electronic music