The central philosophy behind my production and mixing these days is that the best records combine the recording of transcendent musical moments with the structuring of the carefully considered arrangement details that frame those moments. And the point of recording is to add new entries to that select list of best records.
In addition to producing, I've been mixing about one record a month these days, specializing in cool nonstudio tracks that need extra help in the mixing stage. If you're interested in me mixing your next record in the new control room, or producing it from scratch, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with a simple description of your project. Don't send mp3s unless requested, though.
A producer or mixer is, first and foremost, a trusted listener. It's important that the final CD sound competitively up-to-date. But it's equally important to avoid the plague of splashy sonic bandwagons and transient trends. A record should aspire to timelessness . . . and magic.