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Joel Nanos is a music producer, mixing, mastering engineer, and owner of Element Recording Studios located in Kansas City's historic Westside Crossroads art district. 

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Joel’s expreience is diverse, working in multiple genres with regional, national, and international artists. As a record producer, mixing, and mastering engineer he leans toward classic analog recording and mixing techniques. As a producer he benefits from a lifetime of experience in the music industry as a musician, songwriter, record store manager, pro audio, and drum manufacturer. He owns Element Recording and Mastering Studios in Kansas City, MO, is a partner at Coil Audio LLC, and former managing partner at C&C Drum Company. 

Element has been featured in Mix Magazine and become a regional favorite for its relaxed atmostphere and exceptional inventory of instruments and recording equipment. However Joel also loves to travel and has worked abroad in Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Memphis, and Muscle Shoals.

Credits Include: Jade Bird, Madisen Ward & The Momma Bear, Sly and Robbie, Ha Ha Tonka, Making Movies, Radkey, Mumford and Sons, Yungblud, Radar State, Akkilles, Berwanger, Yes You Are, The Roseline, The Conquerors, The Architects, Grisly Hand, Train, Minden, Grand Marquies, The Sluts, Triptides, Hi-Lux, Samantha Clemmons. Record Labes: Universal, Warner, Glassnote, Fat Possum, ATC, Subpop, Caroline, Lefse, Haymaker, Center Cut, Wiretap, The Record Machine. Co-credits with Grammy, Gold, and Platinum selling producers Jim Abiss, Steve Berlin, Doug Boehm, Larry Crane, and Stephen Edgerton. 

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Phone (913) 645-5961



Artist Record Credit Label
Radkey Devil's Fruit Produce/Record/Co-Mix ATC
Me Like Bees Songs From The Realm Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Me Like Bees Singles 2018-19 Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
HaHa Tonka Coming Soon Record Bloodshot Records
Radar State Radar State 7" Producer/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Radar State Strays Produce/Record Wiretap Records
Jade Bird To Love Somebody Produce/Record Glassnote Records
Madisen Ward & The Momma Bear We Burned The Canefield Produce/Record/Mix/Master Glassnote Records
The Roseline Good Grief Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Grand Marquis Brighter Days Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Grand Marquis Tony Ashley 7" Record/Mix/Master Teenage Heart Records
Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang Studio Sessions Record Sly & Robbie
Fritz Hutchinson Wide Wild Acres Produce/Record/Mix Center Cut Records
Mumford and Sons Live Record/Boradcast Mix Glassnote Records
Yungblud Mellow Bear/Love Song Record Geffen Records
Lesbian Jungle/J Debarge Dope Shit Mix/Master Self Release
Making Movies I Am Another You Record Self Release
Making Movies Tormenta Record/Mix/Master United Interest
Katy Guillen & The Girls Remember What You Knew Before Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Ernest Melton Trio The Time of the Slave is Over Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Yes You Are Great Unkowns + Singles Produce, Record Self Release
The Uncouth Jonesey's War Record/Mix/Master Teenage Heart Records
The Uncouth Matter of Time 7" & KC Belongs 7" Record/Mix/Master Teenage Heart Records
The Gadjits Da Gravy on Yo Grits 20th Anniversary Re-Master Teenage Heart Records
The Gadjits Wish We Never Found This 20th Anniversary Re-Master Teenage Heart Records
Momma's Boy Liquid Courage  Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Sterling Witt Something's Awry Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Andrew Foshee Andrew Foshee Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
My Oh My Any Other Way Produce/Record/Mix Self Release
My Oh My The War Outside Produce/Record/Mix Self Release
Akkilles Meet in the Middle Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Soft Reeds Blank City Produce/Record/Mix/Master The Record Machine
The Grisly Hand Country Singles Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Grisly Hand Black & Gold Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Grisly Hand Hearts & Stars Produce/Record/Mix Self Release
MikiP Dome Of Swallows & Swallowtails Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
MikiP & The Swallowtails Right Where We Are Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Minden Exotic Cakes Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Minden WMTA Mix/Master Self Release
The Sluts Loser Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Sluts Virile Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Sluts Only One Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Sluts Break Their Heart Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Sluts Idiot Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Conquerors I'm Alright/Get Real 7" Mix/Master High Dive Records
The Conquerors Dreaming/Maybe Someday 7" Mix/Master High Dive Records
Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type Degenerate Matters Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Architects Border Wars Ep. 1-5 Record Caroline Records
The Architects Into the Woods Record/Mix/Master Caroline Records
Brandon Phillips & The Condition People Talk 7" Record/Master Too Much Rock
Other Americans Other Americans  Record/Master Awal
Other Americans OA2 Record/Master Awal
Chase The Horseman Singles 2017-19 Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Maps for Travelers Change Your Name Record No Sleep Records
Weed Thousand Pounds 7" Master Fat Possum Records
The New Riddim Second Sight Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The New Riddim Carolina 7" Produce/Record/Mix/Master Teenage Heart Records
She's A Keeper Westside Royal Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
She's A Keeper Plattsburgh Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Berwanger TK Webb 7" Produce/Record Creame Tangerine Records
Berwanger Oh Bis! 7" Produce/Mix/Master

Too Much Rock

Berwanger Demonios Produce/Record/Mix High Dive Records
Berwanger Exorcism Rock Asst Record Goodland Records
Berwanger Watching A Garden Die Produce/Record/Mix/Master Wiretap Records
Dead Voices Commoners Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
House Plants House Plants Master Self Release
Fiction Department TV Shows Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
La Guerre The Three Produce/Record/Mix/Master The Record Machine
Jorge Arana Trio Oso Record/Mix/Master Haymaker Records
Train Vocal Recording Recording Engineer Universal Music Group
Tiptides Colors Mastering Engineer Fat Possum/Jaunt
Palace Summer Don't You Dare Record/Mix/Master The Record Machine
Hidden Pictures Sister Wives Record/Mix Golden Sound Records
Hidden Pictures Story Go Recording/Mix Golden Sound Records
Rev Gusto Still There 7" Record/Mix/Master Too Much Rock
Rev Gusto Burnt Out Friends Produce/Record/Mix/Master High Dive Records
The Big Iron We Will Fall Record/Mix Self Release
Phil Neal & the Wornalls Lifeline Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Teach Me Equals Knives In The Hope Chest Mix/Master Minorlit Records
Teach Me Equals/Red Rumsey Split Master Dischord Records
Teach Me Equals Fix History Master Wild Klamath Records
Teach Me Equals Knives in the Hope Chest Master Minorlit Records
Lazy Don't Die 7" Record/Mix/Master Volar Records
Lazy Goodbye Boozy 7" Record/Mix/Master Goodbye Boozy Records
Jorge Arana Trio Oso Record/Mix/Master Haymaker Records
Jorge Arana Trio Hyena Master Self Release
Samantha Clemons Even the Happiness EP Produce/Record/Mix Pacific Records
Samantha Clemons Burn EP Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Savannah Terez Savannah Terez Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Youngblood Supercult High Plains Master DHU Records
Youngblood Supercult Great American Death Rattle Mix/Master DHU Records
ViTran Band American Heroine Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Jaenki Wrangler Record/Co-Mix Self Release
Root & Stem Ruby Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Root & Stem Christ Out of the Cage Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
My Brothers & Sisters Violet Music Record/Mix/Master Self Release
The Black Mariah Theatre Black Hearts & Patron Saint Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Maria the Mexican Moon Colored Jade Record Self Release
The Ragged Few They Say/You Better Run Record/Mix/Master Self Release
David Burchfield & the Great Stop Perseids Master Self Release
AY Musik Say Hey Record Battery Tour
Bryant Carter Band Scars Record Self Release
Chants to Retreat From Darkness to Light Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Jenny Carr Maybe Definitely Really for Sure Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Janet the Planet Big Kids Master Self Release
Janet the Planet Under the City Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Abel Ullon Warner Brothers Record Warner Music Group
Scott Hrabko Gone Places Master Self Release
John Keck Jack Moon Sessions Master Self Release
John Keck Sun Sessions Mix/Master Self Release
Terri Quinn Moons & Meltdowns Master Self Release
Midwest Music Foundation 12 Days of Xmas Record/Mix/Master Midwest Music Foundation
Riala Be Here Record/Mix/Master Haymaker Records
Lazy Projector evoco Produce/Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Sneaky Creeps Bell St. Radio Mastering Self Release
Sneaky Creeps Negative Space Record/Mix/Master Self Release
Enebade Enebade Produce/Mix/Master Self Release
The Dead Girls The Beast Inside Record/Mix Self Release
Timbers Wasting Time Record/Mix/Master Self Release