AL SHUX

Biography

Shux started his production career by working with various London rappers such as Sway. Soon after Shux landed a gig as Lily Allen’s musical director. While on a world tour with her, Shux befriended Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco. Shux went on to co-write and produce the track, Hi-Definition (feat Snoop Dogg), which would be featured on Lupe’s hit album, The Cool.

Since 2007, Shux has written and produced for top artists across multiple genres including Tinie Tempah (Illusion, Simply Unstoppable), Nas (Roses), Paloma Faith (Freedom), Lana Del Rey (Young and Beautiful), (This Is What Makes Us Girls), Jay-Z (Empire State of Mind) and Alicia Keys (Empire State of Mind Part II).

Shux’s producing and co-writing on Empire State of Mind earned him a 2011 Grammy in the Best Rap Song Award category. The track was sent to Jay-Z by his friend and head of publishing at EMI, Big Jon (Platt), who first heard the track at a barbecue.

Following his success with the song, created through collaboration over email, Shux now splits his time between London and Los Angeles. In 2012, Shux scored the music for Plan B’s critically acclaimed, gritty feature film, Ill Manors. Shux also co-wrote and produced seven tracks on the Plan B’s Mercury Prize nominated album, ilL Manors, including the title track, which The Guardian hailed as “the greatest British protest song in years.”

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Erik Hassle

"Minnesota" and "All Of You All Over Me" from Innocence Lost

TEN

Co-Writer, Producer

Vancouver Sleep Clinic

"Someone To Stay"- single

Sony

Producer

Banks

"Fuck With Myself" - Single

Harvest Records

Producer

Erik Hassle

"If Your Man Only Knew" - Single

TEN/RCA Records

Co-Writer, Producer

Lianne La Havas

"What You Don't Do"

Warner Brothers

Producer

Ella Henderson

"Mirror Man" from Chapter One

Simco

Producer, Writer

Elliphant

"Purple Light (feat. Doja Cat) from One More - EP

TEN/Kemosabe

Mixer, Producer, Programmer, Writer

Banks

"Drowning" from Goddess

Harvest

Producer, Writer

Kimbra

"Goldmine" from The Golden Echo

Warner Brothers

Producer

La Roux

"Cruel Sexuality" from Trouble In Paradise

Polydor

Co-Producer

Katy B

"Wicked Love" from Little Red (Deluxe)

Sony Music UK

Producer, Writer

Lana Del Rey

"Young and Beautiful" from The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film

Interscope

Producer

Elle Varner

"Oh What a Night" - Single

RCA

Producer, Writer

Plan B

Ill Manors (Film Score)

Atlantic

Producer, Writer

Nas

"Roses (feat. Nikki Flores) from Life Is Good

Def Man

Producer, Writer

Paloma Faith

"Freedom" from Fail to Grace

RCA

Producer, Writer

Plan B

Ill Manors

Atlantic

Producer, Writer

Lana Del Rey

"This Is What Makes Us Girls" from Born to Die

Interscope

Producer

I Blame Coco

"Atlantis Found," "In Spirit Golden" & "The Constant" from The Constant

Island

Producer, Writer

I Blame Coco

"Party Bag" from The Constant

Island

Writer

Tinie Tempah

"Illusion" & "Simply Unstoppable" from Disc-Overy

Parlophone

Producer, Writer

Alicia Keys

"Empire State of Mind (Part II)" from The Element of Freedom

RCA

Producer, Writer

Jay-Z

"Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)" from The Blueprint 3

Roc Nation

Producer, Writer

Sway

"Saturday Night Hustle (feat. Lemar)" from The Signature

Konvict Muzik

Producer

2face Idibia

"Go Down There (feat. Sway)" from Unstoppable

Hypertek Entertainment

Producer, Writer

Lupe Fiasco

"Hi-Definition (feat. Snoop Dogg & Pooh Bear) from Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

Atlantic

Producer, Writer

Jamie Foxx

"Extravaganza (feat. Kanye West)" Al Shux Remix

J Records

Remixer

Sway

"Back 4 U," "Little Derek," "Products" & "On My Own (feat. Nate James)" from This Is My Demo

All City Music

Producer, Writer

Sway

"Sick World" from This Is My Demo

All City Music

Writer