Tommaso Colliva is a Grammy Winning, engineer, mix engineer and remix artist. Over his career to date he has worked with Muse, Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, Greg Dulli, Mark Lanegan, Katie Melua, Mutt Lange, Butch Vig, Jim Abbiss, Rich Costey, Spike Stent, John Parish
amongst many others.
Starting his career as an assistant at Officine Meccaniche, the world-famous studio in Milan, Tommaso worked his way quickly up to chief engineer, working on recordings for Erykah Badu
, Shania Twain
, Michael Nyman
and Manu Chao
along the way.
In 2005, Tommaso met Muse
during the recording of their breakthrough record ‘Black Holes & Revelations’ when they recorded strings and overdubs at Officine Meccaniche. The pairing clicked and Colliva has become a long-term collaborator and friend, his role progressing from engineer and additional production to mixing two tracks from Grammy nominated album ‘The 2nd Law’ and co-producing latest release ‘Drones’ which won ‘Best Rock Album’ at the 2016 Grammy Awards
Colliva also has a long-standing relationship with Italian rock veterans, Afterhours.
Initially engineering 2005’s ‘Ballads for Little Hyenas’, produced by Greg Dulli
of Afghan Wigs
and released worldwide by One Little Indian,
Tommaso then produced following three Afterhours
‘ albums ‘I Milanesi Ammazzano il Sabato’ (2010), ‘Padania’ (2013) and "Folfiri o Folfox" all of which topped the Italian Album Chart.
He founded and produces Italian cult retro-funk outfit, Calibro 35
, who have released 5 studios albums to date and been sampled by Dr Dre
, Jay Z
and Child Of Lov
Tommaso has won Producer of the Year
awards from several notable Italian organisations including at MEI in 2012 and at MarteAwards in 2011.
Sound On Sound Interview
Paris DJ Interview