Patrick Dillett is a New York based music producer and engineer with over 30 years of professional experience in music. He is known predominantly for his success at making unusual pop music across multiple genres. His engineering and production work has netted him 4 Grammy awards and numerous gold and platinum records.

Pat has produced or mixed albums by David Byrne, They Might Be Giants, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Norah Jones, Joe Jackson, Oh Land, Owen Pallett, Henry Jamison, Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Donald Fagen, Bebel Gilberto, and many more.

He’s mixed tracks for Mary J. Blige, the Gipsy Kings, B-52’s, Norah Jones, Aaliyah, Notorious B.I.G., Mariah Carey, Queen Latifah, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and countless others, not to mention engineering sessions for many of the biggest names in the music business.

Pat’s mix room is located within Reservoir Studios, the recording complex in midtown Manhattan that he co-owns with Steve Salett. Reservoir’s legendary A room was first opened in 1979 as Skyline Studio – where Pat started his career, working with Nile Rodgers, Mariah Carey, the B52s, Mary J. Blige and others.  Once hosting sessions for David Bowie and Lou Reed among many others, this room is the tracking space where he continues to record with contemporary greats like Chris Thile, St. Vincent, Thomas Bartlett, Norah Jones and Smokey Hormel.

According to regular client David Byrne, Pat’s particular gift is “Musicality.  The stuff makes musical sense—it develops, engages and evolves in ways that aren’t cliched but are familiar at the same time,” he says. “Of course, I’ve liked what he’s done on my projects but more than that I’ve grown to trust him—there have been mixes, for example—not all, but some” where I’ve heard his mix and felt ‘that’s it, it’s done.’”

And as Brian Eno once said of Dillett, “you don’t hear a lot of him in his mixes, but you hear a lot more you.”