The young British Hip-Hop lads from Brighton popped into the studio for a few days to write with SMV for some song and production ideas. Old Synths, classic samples, live drums , honky tonk pianos, guitars , lyrics , beats and ps3 controllers have all been flying around the room leading to some pretty exciting […]


Incognito session -Eric Appapoulay

Eric Appapoulay featured as guitarist at a session at the sanctuary for Incognito’s album Surreal. Recorded late night with the bands bassist Francis Hilton, the track “the Less you know” has come out really well. Have a listen below: Incognito: The Less You Know  

Jeff Beck The Sanctuary


The Wonderful Jeff Beck came to the Sanctuary for a few days to Write with SMV . Along with guest Vocalist and friend of SMV, Sophie Delilah, some great new material with an exciting modern sound have been recorded.  

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Plan B wins 3 Ivors

Another 3 gongs to the collection for Ben Drew (Plan B) and also this time one for our very own Eric Appapoulay. Plan B performed a Hat trick and took home 3 Ivors for… – Most Performed Work / She Said – Awarded to Eric Appapoulay, Richard Cassell ,Tom Wright-Goss, Ben Drew – Best Album […]


MPG 2011 Single of the Year

The Music Producers Guild of UK awarded Ben Drew (Plan B),Eric Appapoulay and David McEwan the UK Single of the Year for Plan Bs “She Said”. The single from the album “The Defamation of Strickland Banks “was recorded and mixed here at the Sanctuary recording studio and Produced by Ben Drew,Eric Appapoulay and David McEwan. […]

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BBC Human Planet- Music Mixed here at The Sanctuary recording studio.

Music composed by Nitin Sawhney and mixed here at the Sanctuary in 5.1 Surround by David McEwan,Human Planet is a new eight-part landmark BBC natural history series.Filmed in high definition, Human Planet is an epic record of how different peoples adapt to different surroundings. Each episode focuses on one single environment: desert, jungles, arctic, grasslands, […]

Plan B goes Platinum

Great News, Plan B goes triple platinum. David McEwan and Eric Appapoulay of SMV hold their very own Platinum Discs for their work on Plan Bs “The Defamation Of Strickland Banks” .

The Safires – Epic in the Ordinary

The Safires debut album “Epic In The Ordinary” was recorded in part and mixed at The Sanctuary .Check out www.thesafires.com where you can download a pay what you want version of the album.  


SOUND ON SOUND visit the Sanctuary

Our favourite magazine Sound on Sound came to visit us here at The Sanctuary recording Studio to do a story on the production of Plan B’s The Defamation of Strickland Banks.To see the whole article click HERE Thank you to Sam Inglis and Richard Ecclestone from SOS.