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alalal (aka Al O’Connell) began his music career as a second hand vinyl collector and seller which turned into an obsession. His long-standing collaborations with Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth, and Erol Alkan has seen him credited on some of the most successful releases of the past decade. With his work on Bruno Mars’s “Unorthodox Jukebox”,  Rufus Wainwright’s “Out of the Game”, and Duran Duran’s “All You Need is Now”, as well as production and remixes for Klaxons, Plan B and Metronomy, alalal is fast becoming one of the most exciting and fresh producers / engineers of his generation.  alalal was recognized by the UK Music Producers Guild as the “Recording Engineer of the Year” for 2013.

Select Tracks

  • Bruno Mars
    "Locked Out of Heaven", Unorthodox Jukebox
    Released 2012 (Atlantic)

  • Rufus Wainwright
    "Out of the Game", Out of the Game
    Released 2012 (Decca / Polydor)

  • The Vaccines
    "Panic Attack", Teenage Icon Single
    Released 2013 (Columbia)

  • Metronomy
    "Not Made For Love", Not Made For Love EP
    Released 2009 (Because Music)

  • Duran Duran
    "All You Need Is Now", All You Need Is Now
    Released 2011 (S-Curve)

  • The Rapture
    "Get Myself Into It", Pieces of the People We Love
    Released 2006 (Motown / Universal)

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Selected Discography

Bruno Mars | Unorthodox Jukebox | Engineer

Rufus Wainwright | Out of the Game | Engineer

The Vaccines | "Panic Attack" | Prod & Engineer

Sarah Brightman | Forthcoming Single | Mix

Azadeh | Forthcoming Album | Engineer

Plasticines | Forthcoming Album | Mix

Beaty Heart | "Seafood" Single | Prod & Mix

Nous York | 'Nous York / Soundtrack | Prod & Compose

BB Brunes | Long Courrier | Prod

Plan B | Ill Manors | Addt'l Prod & Engineer

Plan B | Who Needs Actions When You Got Words | Engineer

Metronomy | "Not Made For Love" / Remix | Prod

Mika | "Blame It On The Girls" / Remix | Prod

Sing Tank | In Wonder | Prod

Duran Duran | All You Need Is Now | Engineer

New Young Pony Club | Chaos | Prod

Crystal Fighters | Star Of Love | Mix

Little Boots | "Hands" Remix | Prod

Mystery Jets | "Young Love" single | Engineer

Klaxons | BBC Compilation | Prod

Project Komakino | Forthcoming EP | Engineer

The Big Pink  | "Velvet" Single  | Prod/Engineer

Cap Pas Cap | "We Are Men" Single | Prod/Engineer

Theoretical Girl | "They Hypocrite" Single | Mix

Blackstrobe | Burn Your Own Church | Engineer

Blackstrobe | Bright Shining Star EP | Engineer

Tracy Thorn | Out Of The Woods | Engineer

Acoustic Ladyland | "Saltwater" Single | Engineer

Acoustic Ladyland | "Your Shame" Single | Engineer

Pull Tiger Tail | Animator / Album Tracks | Engineer


Maximo Park | "I Want You To Stay" Single | Engineer

Maximo Park | A Certain Trigger | Engineer

Maximo Park | "Apply Some Pressure" Single | Engineer

Maximo Park | "Gone Missing" Single | Engineer

The Rapture | Pieces Of The People We Love | Engineer

The Futureheads | "Decent Days and Nights" Single | Engineer

The Futureheads | The Futureheads | Engineer

The Rakes | "Retreat" Single | Engineer

Death From Above | "You're Lonely" Single | Engineer

Placebo | "Twenty Years" Single | Engineer

Placebo | "Once More With Feeling" Single | Engineer

Shitdisco | Kingdom of Fear | Engineer

Shitdisco | "Reactor Party" Single | Engineer

Violets | The Lost Pages | Engineer

Violets | Troubles of Keneat | Engineer