Mr. Chop

Real Name:
Coz Douglas Littler
Mr. Chop is the pseudonym of musician and producer Coz Littler, who has made a niche for himself with his love of vintage sounds and technology. He has said his most important musical education came from exploring his father's record collection and through a lifetime of record collecting. That encompassed beat-era pop, progressive rock, psychedelia, early funk, hip hop, library music, soundtracks, krautrock and electronic music. Soaking it all in, the youngster developed a keen appreciation for a rich variety of styles and recording techniques that flourished in the 1960s and since beyond.

As he became dissatisfied with many of the recording studios he worked in, he opted to open a facility of his own, and now runs APE Studios (APE standing for Analogue Production Environment), which features a full complement of vintage analog recording and processing equipment and period instruments, as well as state-of-the-art digital software that allows him to combine the best of old and new studio methods.

He stepped out as a recording artist in 2008 with the first Mr. Chop album, Sounds from the Cave. Chop teamed up with at the time Stones Throw subsidiary label Now Again who released his debut Lightworlds in 2008. In 2009, Mr. Chop released a tribute to hip-hop legend Pete Rock, For Pete's Sake and he became a studio collaborator with MF Doom, who has described him as "the illest to grace the boards," and developed an estimable reputation on the U.K.'s electronic music scene. 2011 brought Switched On, a celebration of the various classic sounds that influenced him as interpreted through a 21st century perspective. He later teamed with A&R guru Joe Fearon from Deltasonic Records, with guests guitarist Bill Ryder Jones former Coral and Heliocentrics drummer Malcolm Catto for the futuristic 2013 album, Illuminate. Since then Chop has been busy with mainly production and mix work, most recently for Paul White, Dave McCabe and the Ramifications.
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JM-006 Mr. Chop - Sounds From The Cave album art Mr. Chop Sounds From The Cave(LP, Album) Jazz&Milk Recordings JM-006 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
FDW 7704 Mr. Chop - For Pete's Sake album art Mr. Chop For Pete's Sake (Album) Five Day Weekend, Now-Again Records FDW 7704 US 2009 Sell This Version
FDW 7704P Mr. Chop - Silver Frequencies album art Mr. Chop Silver Frequencies(CD, Album) Now-Again Records, Five Day Weekend FDW 7704P UK 2009 Sell This Version
FDW 7705CD Mr. Chop - Switched On album art Mr. Chop Switched On (Album) Five Day Weekend FDW 7705CD US 2011 Sell This Version
NA 5102, NA 5102-LP Mr. Chop - Illuminate album art Chop* Illuminate (Album) Now-Again Records, Now-Again Records NA 5102, NA 5102-LP US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

APEVL0004 Mr. Chop - Cowboy Massacre / Wasp In A Jar album art Mr. Chop Cowboy Massacre / Wasp In A Jar (Single) A.P.E. Records APEVL0004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
stark.006 Mr. Chop - The Incredible Popcorn Experiment album art Mr. Chop The Incredible Popcorn Experiment(7") Stark Reality stark.006 UK 2000 Sell This Version
stark.018 Mr. Chop - Electric Vibes / Breakdown album art Mr. Chop Electric Vibes / Breakdown(7") Stark Reality stark.018 UK 2002 Sell This Version
NA5040 Mr. Chop - Lightworlds album art Mr. Chop Lightworlds (EP) Now-Again Records NA5040 US 2008 Sell This Version
FDW 702 Mr. Chop - Straighten It Out album art Mr. Chop And C.L. Smooth Mr. Chop And C.L. Smooth - Straighten It Out(7") Five Day Weekend FDW 702 US 2010 Sell This Version
FDW 701 Mr. Chop - T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection album art Mr. Chop & C.L. Smooth Mr. Chop & C.L. Smooth - T.R.O.Y. The Resurrection(7") Five Day Weekend FDW 701 US 2010 Sell This Version
FDW 901 Mr. Chop - Vitamin C album art Mr. Chop Vitamin C(9", Single, Ora) Five Day Weekend FDW 901 US 2011 Sell This Version