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.



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

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