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.



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

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