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 - Walkin' With A Mountain: The Best Of Mott The Hoople, 1969-1972 album art Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople - Walkin' With A Mountain: The Best Of Mott The Hoople, 1969-1972 (Comp) Island Masters, Island Masters Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - Čarolija album art Zdravko Čolić Zdravko Čolić - Čarolija (Album) RTV BK Telecom Serbia and Montenegro 2003 Sell This Version

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NOW 2 Nilesh Patel - Now That's What I Call Music II album art Various Various - Now That's What I Call Music II(2xLP, Comp) EMI, Virgin NOW 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
GOES ON 20 Nilesh Patel - Stink album art The Replacements The Replacements - Stink(LP, MiniAlbum, RE, TP) What Goes On Records GOES ON 20 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - One Life album art Glen Goldsmith Glen Goldsmith - One Life (Single) RCA UK 1989 Sell This Version
XLT 5 T Nilesh Patel - Just As Long As I Got You album art 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
MLPS 1054, 846 690-1 Nilesh Patel - Too Wicked album art Aswad Aswad - Too Wicked(LP, Album) Mango, Mango, Island Records, Island Records MLPS 1054, 846 690-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - Big City album art Spacemen 3 Spacemen 3 - Big City (Single) Fire Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
656364 6 Nilesh Patel - Love Takes Time album art Mariah Carey Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time(12", Single) CBS 656364 6 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - Sound Clash (Champion Sound) album art Kicksquad Kicksquad - Sound Clash (Champion Sound) Kickin Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
12RDJ 6269 Nilesh Patel - So Hard album art Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys - So Hard(12", Promo) Parlophone 12RDJ 6269 UK 1990 Sell This Version
656148 7 Nilesh Patel - Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love album art Cheap Trick Cheap Trick - Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love(7", Single) Epic 656148 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - Walkin' With A Mountain: The Best Of Mott The Hoople, 1969-1972 album art Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople - Walkin' With A Mountain: The Best Of Mott The Hoople, 1969-1972 (Comp) Island Masters, Island Masters Japan 1990 Sell This Version
22 ird rtc 1 Nilesh Patel - Slodato album art Ray Tracing Ray Tracing - Slodato(12") Irdial Discs 22 ird rtc 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
BRLP 562, 848 922-1 Nilesh Patel - Efil4zaggin album art N.W.A* N.W.A* - Efil4zaggin(LP, Album) 4th & Broadway, Priority Records, Ruthless Records, Island Records BRLP 562, 848 922-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - Close Control / Dream Finder album art Sound Corp.* Sound Corp.* - Close Control / Dream Finder Tone Def Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
K3 002 Nilesh Patel - Destroy All The Stereotypes album art Krispy 3 Krispy 3 - Destroy All The Stereotypes(12") K3 Records K3 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
OS-001/T Nilesh Patel - Music album art Reggie Hall Reggie Hall - Music(12", Ltd) Other Side Records OS-001/T UK 1991 Sell This Version
BFM002 Nilesh Patel - Hate (This Is Not About...) album art Fonz Fonz - Hate (This Is Not About...)(12", Promo) Beatfreak Music BFM002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Nilesh Patel - Turntable Friction / Beware Of The Bassline album art Plastic Jam-Bud Khan* Plastic Jam-Bud Khan* - Turntable Friction / Beware Of The Bassline Not On Label (NCA) UK 1991 Sell This Version
PURE 5 Nilesh Patel - Dress album art PJ Harvey PJ Harvey - Dress(12", W/Lbl) Too Pure PURE 5 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TUV 19 Nilesh Patel - Freaks album art Dr. Caligari Dr. Caligari - Freaks(12") Chill TUV 19 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Tour 1 Nilesh Patel - Special Tour Single  album art Chapterhouse / Five Thirty / The Belltower Chapterhouse / Five Thirty / The Belltower - Special Tour Single (7", Single, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label Tour 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BG20 Nilesh Patel - The Timelike E.P album art Timelike Timelike - The Timelike E.P(12", EP) Big Giant Music BG20 UK 1991 Sell This Version
22 ird rtc 1 Nilesh Patel - Slodato album art Ray Tracing Ray Tracing - Slodato(12") Irdial Discs 22 ird rtc 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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Mangojack1

Mangojack1

July 27, 2017
I was fortunate enough to meet Nilz when we had a 12 cut at the Exchange - It was a mediocre track and we were a couple of naive northern lads living the dream...Even though we were nobodies in the music scene Nilz spent hours with us getting the best sound out of the recorded DAT tape we brought him...He had that same big smile all day what a top top man R.I.P. xx
samsmithers

samsmithers

July 17, 2017
Just now reading that he passed! RIP... brutha, I hope to meet you in Heaven... I know you are there! EVERY time I bought an EP and it read "NILZ at the exchange", I knew it would sound just perfect on audio systems. I am an audio engineer myself, but the dude worked a magic on those records I could never replicate. RIP!
mitchck

mitchck

October 9, 2016
Every avenue I go down seems to involve his name somehow or other. A truly talented man. 5 years on and his mastering work still resonates louder than ever before. RIP!
DjKidCorruption

DjKidCorruption

June 22, 2016
5 years on and your mastering efforts still as revered as when you was alive :( No point saying how good you are in the electronic music game, let the sounds u brightened on wax speak for themselves. (I have too many to name). Any collector of electronic music vinyl I dare u to look through your collection and see if YOU DON'T own a ----> ''NILZ'' (etched on run out groove) mastered record. This guy mastered everything and anything out there, oddly should be part of a ''music hall of fame'' if one existed for after production/mastering. His efforts will be ETCHED in time as more and more of his work becomes more sought after by new generations of vinyl lovers. R.I.P.
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.
chrisnova777

chrisnova777

November 19, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
RIP NILESH people underestimate the importance of a mastering engineer.. this guys name was on too many of my fave records etched in the groove...... thank u Nilz
dylaf

dylaf

September 21, 2013
edited over 5 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.