John Davis

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Mastering Engineer

John Davis began his career as an audio mastering engineer in the late 80s, cutting 12-inch singles for London’s club dancefloors.

Labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Boys Own, Classic and Def Jam with artists like De La Soul, Naughty By Nature, Soul II Soul, Carl Craig and DJ Harvey benefited from his expertise during the exciting early years of the DJ and club scene.

A week in his mastering studio could encompass anything from Lana Del Rey to White Lies, Plan B, U2, Bat For Lashes or Jimmy Page – who have all visited recently.

John always likes to work with the artist, producer and engineer present so that their collective vision can be communicated. Music is all about feelings and emotions, so a trust has to exist between artist and engineer. This direct input from the client enables John to take their music to a place where the tracks are enhanced and become ‘super-real’, maximising all the positive aspects of a mix and ironing out any potential problems. John’s favourite part of being an audio mastering engineer is the variety of the projects undertaken.

Every day he meets creative and interesting artists at the top of their game, so it’s vital that a connection is made quickly so the musical vision can be agreed and approved while the tracks are being mastered. That’s the way to get magical results, instead of playing safe and sounding generic.



  • Soldier Of Love
    Sade
    Sony BMG
  • Creature Songs
    Wolf Alice
    Chess Club
  • Angel
    The 2 Bears
    Southern Fried Records
  • A Perfect Contradiction
    Paloma Faith
    RCA
  • No Line On The Horizon
    U2
    Warner Bros
  • Best Of New Order
    New Order
    Rhino
  • Conditions
    Temper Trap
    Liberation (AUS) Infectious Records (UK)
  • Collections
    Delphic
    Polydor
  • In Silico
    Pendulum
    Atlantic
  • Royal Blood
    Royal Blood
    Warners
  • Led Zeppelin III
    Led Zeppelin
    Atlantic
  • Back To Forever
    Lissie
    Columbia
  • Performance and Cocktails - Remaster
    Stereophonics
    Fontana
  • Watch Me Dance
    Toddla T
    Ninja Tune
  • Viva Hate (Re-master)
    Morrisey
    EMI Catalogue
  • Sequel to the Prequel
    Babyshambles
    Parlophone
  • New Forms
    Roni Size
    Mercury
  • Don't Save Me
    Haim
    Polydor
  • Eyes Open
    Snow Patrol
    Polydor
  • A Weekend In The City
    Bloc Party
    Witicha
  • III
    Bo Ningen
    Stolen Records
  • Lucifer Rising
    Jimmy Page
    Sony BMG
  • Soft Control
    Laura Welsh
    Polydor
  • Roses
    The Cranberries
    Downtown
  • Closer (Remaster)
    Joy Division
    Rhino
  • The Balcony
    Catfish and the Bottlemen
    Island
  • Arc
    Everything Everthing
    Sony RCA
  • The Haunted Man
    Bat For Lashes
    EMI
  • Invaders Must Die
    The Prodigy
    Cooking Vinyl
  • Destroy Rock N Roll
    Mylo
    Breastfed
  • More Light
    Primal Scream
  • The Very Best Of The Stone Roses
    The Stone Roses
    Sony Music CMG
  • 100 Million Suns
    Snow Patrol
    Geffen Records
  • The Heat
    Jungle
    Chess Club
  • Battle For The Sun
    Placebo
    Vagrant Records
  • Houses Of The Holy
    Led Zeppelin
    Warners
  • The Morning
    Lewis Watson
    Warner Music UK
  • Big TV
    White Lies
    Polydor
  • False Idols
    Tricky
    False Idols
  • Ultraviolence
    Lana Del Rey
    Polydor
  • Celebration Day
    Led Zeppelin
    Atlantic
  • Accelerate
    REM
    Warner Bros
  • Cast In Steel
    a-ha
    Polydor
  • Lungs
    Florence and the Machine
    Universal International
  • Sunday '91
    Annie Eve
    Mouth to Mouth Records
  • Rebounder
    Public Access TV
    Rough Trade
  • Counting Down The Days
    Natalie Imbruglia
    Sony BMG
  • 180
    Palma Violets
    Rough Trade
  • The Sunshine Underground
    The Sunshine Underground
    Lovers
  • LP 1
    FKA twigs
    Young Turks
  • Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys
    Arctic Monkeys
    Bang Bang Recordings
  • Making Dens
    Mystery Jets
    Wea I’ntl
  • Man Up (Official Soundtrack)
    Various Artists
    Fiction
  • Led Zeppelin IV
    Led Zeppelin
    Warners
  • The World's End Soundtrack
    Various Artists
    Abkco
  • Ill Manors
    Plan B
    Atlantic
  • Paris
    Friendly Fires
    XL Records
  • Come Of Age
    The Vaccines
    Columbia
  • Marks To Prove It
    The Maccabees
    Fiction
  • What Went Down
    Foals
    Warner Music UK
  • M3ll155x
    FKA Twigs
    XL Recordings
  • Screamadelica (20th Anniversry Re-master)
    Primal Scream
    Sony Music CMG
  • Long Road Home
    Charlie Simpson
    Nusic Sounds
  • Hand Built By Robots
    Newton Faulkner
    Sony BMG
  • Different Gear, Still Speeding
    Beady Eye
    Beady Eye Records
  • Be Strong
    The 2 Bears
    Southern Fried
  • Up All Night
    Razorlight
  • Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
    Plan B
    Wea I’ntl
  • I Started Out With Nothin And I Still Got Most Of It Left
    Seasick Steve
    Atlantic
  • Physical Graffiti
    Led Zeppelin
    Warners
  • Born To Die
    Lana Del Rey
    Interscope
  • Led Zeppelin II
    Led Zeppelin
    Atlantic
  • Given To The Wild
    The Maccabees
    Polydor
  • Monkey: Journey To The West
    Damon Albarn
    XL Records
  • Adore Life
    Savages
    Matador Records
  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin
    Atlantic
  • Mindwaves
    The Moons
    Schnitzel Records
  • To Lose My Life
    White Lies
  • Wake Up The Nation
    Paul Weller
    Island / Yep Roc
  • Hour Of The Bewilderbeast
    Badly Drawn Boy
    XL Records

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