Mark "Spike" Stent is an English producer/mixing engineer who has worked with many international artists including: Madonna, U2, BeyoncÃ©, BjÃ¶rk, Depeche Mode, Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Muse, Lily Allen, Gwen Stefani, Moby, No Doubt, Usher, Kaiser Chiefs, Linkin Park, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Oasis, Keane, Massive Attack, and Bastille.
He got the nickname "Spike" in 1987 when he was working as an engineer for producer John Paul Jones on an album for The Mission. The band couldn't remember his name, but could remember his hairstyle and the nickname stuck
Professional music software company Waves cloned Stent's mixing desk to create a software plugin, for producers who want to emulate Stent's signature sound. They state that Stent â€˜creates mixes across all genres.â€™