Mark Stent (b. 1965)
Mark 'Spike' Stent is an imaginative and highly skilled pop music producer and music mixer. I have learned so much from listening to his fantastic bleepy, buzzy, digitized arrangements and mixes for many pop artists. He is not afraid to play with sound.
A great technique he uses is to mix song intro's, verses and choruses separately, even if they use the same source instruments. In this way, listening to music becomes like seeing something while changing the kaleidoscopic glasses one is wearing in different music sections. Clever.