Grammy-winning Engineer & Producer (Lauryn Hill, Code Orange, The Fray)
From the first time Will Yip stepped in a recording studio as a drummer at age 12, he immediately became engrossed in the process of creating something incredible in the studio setting. From that day forward, he always had a dream of working at Studio 4, the legendary Philadelphia space known for the classic albums from the likes of Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and The Fugees that were put to tape between its walls.
While in college at Temple University, Yip managed to land an internship at Studio 4, and in 2013, he bought into the studio. Finally having a stake in the studio of his dreams, Yip worked tirelessly to continue expanding his resume of musical credits. He appeared on recordings as a drummer with artists like Lauryn Hill, Schoolly D, Anthony Green, Say Anything, and more, while simultaneously working as producer and engineer on projects by the likes of blossoming indie rock darlings Tigers Jaw, Turnover, hardcore trendsetters Turnstile, and punk rock-turned-shoegaze outfit Title Fight.
He credits hip-hop as a major influence in his songwriting and production style, which results in a stellar sound that has made Yip one of the most sought-after producer/engineers/collaborators in modern indie rock and punk. Since becoming a partner in Studio 4, Yip has consistently opened doors for up-and-coming bands to polish their sound and create something spectacular, with someone genuinely invested in helping them craft something special and maximize the breadth of the sound and songwriting.
Over the last decade, Yip has produced hundreds of records at Studio 4, with more than sixty landing on the Billboard charts. In 2018, he received a Grammy nod for Code Orange’s Forever, the same year he was inducted into the Temple University Hall Of Fame. In addition to his production work, Yip also partnered with Run For Cover Records to form the label Memory Music in 2015, which has released projects from Anthony Green and Turnover. Two years later, he inked a label deal with Atlantic Records to launch Black Cement and release records from Tigers Jaw and Mat Kerekes.