Producers Flood and Alan Moulder have picked up the award for UK Producer Of The Year at the Music Producers Guild Awards for their work on Foals’ 2013 album ‘Holy Fire’.
Flood (real name Mark Ellis) and Moulder beat competition from two previous winners, Paul Epworth and Ethan Johns to take the gong, which automatically wins them this year’s Best Producer Brit Award.
Speaking to the BBC, the band’s Edwin Congreave said the pair played “a huge part” in making the album and that tracks such as ‘My Number’ wouldn’t have happened without them.
“Without them we wouldn’t have been able to do it. It had a lightness and frivolity to it, but as soon as it went into the studio it had all these different layers,” said Congreave. “They made it into probably one of the best songs we’ve ever done, I think it’s a perfectly produced pop song.”
“We’re fussy about who we work with together,” Moulder said. “The great thing about picking a band like Foals is our sensibility is the same. You are only as good as the band you get to work with and their ideas and their ambition, where they came from, it was where we wanted to be – so it was a good choice.”
‘Holy Fire’ also picked up the award for Best Album, which beat James Blake and Laura Marling to win album of the year.
Other winners included Disclosure, who were handed Breakthrough Producer for their debut album ‘Settle’ and Everything Everything, whose track ‘Kemosabe’ was named UK Single Of The Year.
David Bowie was honoured with an Innovation award, which was picked up by ‘The Next Day’ producer Tony Visconti.
Trevor Horn, who has worked with Grace Jones and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, was given the Outstanding Achievement award.