John Davis

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 Gorillaz, The Killers, Noel Gallagher, Years & Years or Dua Lipa – 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.

Selected Projects

Gorillaz

Humanz

The Killers

The Man

The xx

I See You

Blur

The Magic Whip

FKA Twigs

LP1

Florence & The Machine

Lungs

Lana Del Rey

Ultraviolence

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Rex Orange County

Apriocot Princess

Foals

What Went Down

Primal Scream

Screamadelica

FKA Twigs

M3LL155X

Years & Years

Communion

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Gorillza

The Now Now

Lana Del Rey

Born To Die

Morissey

Viva Hate (Remaster)

Mylo

Destroy Rock & Roll

The Jesus And Mary Chain

Damage And Joy

Oh Wonder

Afterlife

Natalie Imbruglia

Counting Down The Days

New Order

The Best Of

Paloma Faith

A Perfect Contridiction

Plan B

Ill Manors

Prodigy

Invaders Must Die

Savages

Adore Life

Snow Patrol

A Hundred Million Suns

Stereophonics

Performance and Cocktails

Temper Trap

Conditions

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses (Remaster)

The Amazons

The Amazons

The Vaccines

Come Of Age

U2

No Line On The Horizon

White Lies

Big TV

White Lies

To Lose My Life

Reef

Revelation

The 2 Bears

Angel (Touch Me)

Sade

Soldier of Love

Bat For Lashes

The Haunted Man

HAIM

Don't Save Me

Beady Eye

Different Gear, Still Speeding

Placebo

Battle For The Sun

Led Zeppelin

Physical Graffiti

Pendulum

In Silico

Razorlight

Up All Night

Roni Size / Reprazent

New Forms

Snow Patrol

Eyes Open

Oh Wonder

Ultralife

Elbow

What Time Do You Call This

Bloc Party

A Weekend In The City

Friendly Fires

Paris

Jimmy Page

Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks

Primal Scream

More Light

a-ha

Cast In Steel

Annie Eve

Sunday '91

Ride

Weather Diaries

The Sunshine Undergound

Nobody's Coming To Save You

Lissie

Back To Forever

Joy Division

Closer

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Modern Ruin

The 2 Bears

Be Strong

Bo Ningen

III

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin IV

Charlie Simpson

Long Road Home

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin II

Joy Division

Closer

Delphic

Collections

The Cranberries

Roses

Damon Albarn

Monkey: Journey to the West

Everything Everything

Arc

Led Zeppelin

Houses of the Holy

Jungle

The Heat

Laura Welsh

Soft Control

Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra

Classic House

Lewis Watson

The Morning

Maccabees

Given To The Wild

Mystery Jets

Making Dens

Arctic Monkeys

Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

Newton Faulkner

Hand Built By Robots

Palma Violets

180

Roots Manuva

Bleeds

Public Access T.V.

Public Access T.V.

REM

Accelerate

Plan B

Who Needs Actions When You Got Words

The Moons

Mindwaves

Catfish and the Bottlemen

The Balcony

Badly Drawn Boy

The Hour of Bewilderbeast

Maccabees

Marks To Prove It

James Vincent McMorrow

True Care

Tricky

False Idols

OST

The World's End

Paul Weller

Wake Up the Nation

Toddla T

Watch Me Dance

Wolf Alice

Creature Songs

Pixies

Head Carrier

Opeth

Sorceress

Kaiser Chiefs

Stay together

Two Door Cinema Club

Are We Ready?

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Skeleton Tree

Kevin Simm

Recover

RAT BOY

The Mixtap

Madness

Can't Touch Us Now

Twin Atlantic

GLA

Norma Jean Martine

Only In My Mind

Palace

So Long Forever

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Lullaby

INHEAVEN

Treats

Grandaddy

Last Place

Ariana and the Rose

Supercool

Tiggs Da Author

Swear Down

Everything Everything

A Fever Dream

Discography

The Killers / Gorillaz / The XX / Led Zeppelin / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / FKA Twigs / Primal Scream / U2 / Lana Del Rey / Royal Blood / Years & Years / Dua Lipa

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