Ealing music graduate goes platinum

AN Ealing graduate and music engineer is celebrating major industry success after recording a hit single with artists Aitch and AJ Tracey. 

Music producer and recording engineer Kurt Martinez recorded Rain with the stars last year, and has now seen the record certified platinum. 

Kurt, who graduated from the London College of Music at the University of West London, said: “I had a call from a studio asking if I could take a last-minute session.

“I don't know if it was the atmosphere in the room that night, but I remember leaving the studio in the early hours thinking we might have just recorded a hit.

“It was great to see the hype around it once it was announced and hearing it on the radio for the first time.”

Now inspiring students as they launch their own creative careers, he said: “Getting my first job wasn’t easy. “

“I’d go out day to day knocking on doors, handing out CVs and sending emails. It was incredibly deflating at times, but it’s all been worth it and I’ve been fortunate to have met incredible people who’ve helped me progress.”