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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, and the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound in Alabama which he describes as a career highlight.

Credits Include: Jade Bird, Madisen Ward & The Momma Bear, Sly and Robbie, Making Movies, Radkey, Mumford and Sons, Radar State, Akkilles, Berwanger, Yes You Are, 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, The Record Machine. Co-credits include Grammy, Gold, and Platinum selling producers Jim Abiss, Steve Berlin, Doug Boehm, Larry Crane, and Stephen Edgerton. 

Contact Joel to discuss your next project:  Email Phone (913) 645-5961



Artist Record Credit Label
Radkey Devil's Fruit Producer/Recording/Co-Mixing Engineer ATC/Little Man Records
Soft Reeds Blank City Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer The Record Machine
The Grisly Hand Country Singles Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Minden Exotic Cakes Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Subpop
Minden WMTA Mixing/Mastering Engineer Subpop
The Sluts Loser EP Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
The Sluts Virile Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
The Conquerors I'm Alright/Get Real 7" Mixing/Mastering Engineer High Dive Records
The Architects Border Wars Ep. 1-5 Recording Engineer Caroline Records
The Architects Into the Woods Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Caroline Records
Maps for Travelers Change Your Name Recording Engineer No Sleep Records
Weed Thousand Pounds 7" Mastering Engineer Fat Possum Records
The New Riddim Second Sight Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
The New Riddim Carolina 7" Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
She's A Keeper Westside Royal Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
She's A Keeper Plattsburgh Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Josh Berwanger Band TK Webb 7" Producer/Recording Engineer Creame Tangerine Records
Josh Berwanger Oh Bis! 7" Producer/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Goodland Records/Too Much Rock
La Guerre The Three Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer The Record Machine
Jorge Arana Trio OSO Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Haymaker Records
Pat Monahan Train Recording Engineer Universal Music Group
Tiptides Colors Mastering Engineer Fat Possum/Jaunt Records
Mumford & Sons   Recording/Broadcast Mix Engineer (Live)

Glassnote Records/Universal Music Group

Palace Summer Don't You Dare Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer The Record Machine
Making Movies Tormenta Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer United Interest
Hidden Pictures Sister Wives Recording/Mixing Engineer Golden Sound Records
Hidden Pictures Story Go Recording/Mixing Engineer Golden Sound Records
Rev Gusto Rev Gusto Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Rev Gusto Still There 7" Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Too Much Rock
Rev Gusto Burnt Out Friends Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer High Dive Records
The Big Iron We Will Fall Recording/Mixing Engineer  
PHil Neal & the Wornalls Lifeline Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Psychedelic Black Melting Mixing Engineer  
Teach Me Equal Knives In The Hope Chest Mixing/Mastering Engineer Minorlit Records
Lazy Don't Die 7" Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Volar Records
Lazy Goodbye Boozy 7" Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer Goodbye Boozy Records
Samantha Clemmons Even the Happiness Producer/Recording/Mixing Engineer Pacific Records
Savannah Terrez   Recording/Mixing Engineer  
ViTran Band American Heroine Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Jaenki   Recording/Co-Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Root & Stem Ruby Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Root & Stem Christ Out of the Cage Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Spirit Is The Spirit Baktun Baby Mastering Engineer The Record Machine
My Brothers & Spirit Violet Music Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Madisen Ward & the Momma Bear Canefield Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer

Glassnote Records/Universal Music Group

Lucky Graves It Makes You Feel Good Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Maria the Mexican Moon Colored Jade Recording Engineer  
Cowboy Indian Bear   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Live Sessions) The Record Machine
Me Like Bees   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Live Sessions) Loveway Records
Outsides   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Live Sessions) The Record Machine
The Noise FM   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Live Sessions) The Record Machine
Max Justice   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Live Sessions) The Record Machine
Bummer   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer (Live Sessions) The Record Machine
David Burchfield & the Great Stop Perseids Mastering Engineer  
Appropriate Grammer Golden Child Mastering Engineer  
AY Musik Say Hey Recording Engineer  
Bryant Carter Band Scars Recording Engineer  
Chants to Retreat From Darkness to Light Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Jenny Carr Maybe Definitely Really for Sure Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Janet the Planet Big Kids Mastering Engineer  
Janet the Planet Under the City Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineering  
Dreamwolf Dreamwolf Mastering Engineer  
The Sour Babies Morning Mastering Engineer  
Ben Moates Fathers & Songs Mastering Engineer  
Ned Ludd Band Spacebar Mastering Engineer  
Actors & Actresses   Recording Engineer  
Abel Ullon Warner Brothers Recording Engineer  
Not a Planet Mix Tape Recording Engineer  
Sarah Slaton West Texas Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Parts of Speech On My Phone Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Scott Hrabko Gone Places Mastering Engineer  
Scott Hrabko & the Rabbits Biscuits & Gravity Mastering Engineer  
John Keck JackMoonSessions Mastering Engineer  
John Keck Sun Sessions Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Kirsten Paludan Siberia Recording/Co-Mixing Engineer  
Kate Gray Prairie Bird Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
MMF 12 Days of Xmas Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Riala   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Sneaky Creeps Bell St. Radio Mastering Engineer  
Sneaky Creeps Negative Space Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Enebade   Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Sage N Sour Wasted Mastering Engineer  
Jeremy Gray Kill Creek Road Mastering Engineer  
My Boyfriend on Vinyl   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Ruddy Swain   Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Westerners Westerners EP Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Alien Jones Summer Seeds Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Uncountable Kings Uncountable Kings EP Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
Admiral of the Red Almost Free Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer  
The Dead Girls The Beast Inside Recording/Mixing Engineer