Stuart Hawkes Sweeps Up At The MOBOs

Metropolis Studios, London, is delighted to announce the double MOBO win for legendary Mastering Engineer Stuart Hawkes at last night’s awards. Stuart’s work saw success in the Best Album category, won by Hip Hop artist Krept and Konan for The Long Road Home and Ella Eyre, recipient of the Best Female Award, whose album, Feline, was mastered by Stuart.

Stuart’s illustrious career as mastering engineer spans over 25 years, during which time he has worked with music producers, recording artists and record labels from around the world.

His approach in the mastering studio involves developing a deep understanding of the desired result each artist and producer wants to achieve, meaning he gets involved at the earliest stages of each of his projects. Stuart interprets their needs during the mastering process using primarily analogue audio equipment, as he believes it offers enhanced creative flexibility and enables him to deliver the best possible results for his many clients. Stuart’s glittering client list includes Amy Winehouse, Rudimental, Example, Disclosure, Jessie Ware, and Katy B.

“It was a pleasure working on both these projects, and I’m not surprised to see them win. Well deserved by both artists.”
Stuart Hawkes, Metropolis Mastering.


“We are thrilled with Stu’s wins. They are a credit to his quarter century of experience, attention to detail and huge skill in his very specialised area of expertise. We are hugely proud of him at Metropolis.”
Ian Brenchley, CEO Metropolis Studios.


Stu’s awards cabinet must be near bursting point… Think previous MOBO Awards, Grammys, Brit Awards… Here’s to the next major award ceremony!

About Metropolis Mastering

Metropolis Mastering was founded in 1993 with the intention of redefining international standards. That same passion, ambition and commitment is still the force that drives us today. Our five mastering suites were designed and built to the highest possible specification, offering the best environment for critical listening, and equipped with some of the most sought after mastering equipment around.

Find out more about the Metropolis Mastering team.

About Metropolis Studios

Metropolis Studios services an average of 50% of the UK Top 40 Chart. The facility plays a decisive role in fostering both home-grown and international talent, with a multi-award winning roster of engineers. Based in the Grade II-listed ‘Power House’ complex, the site of Metropolis used to power the railways. Now it powers the music industry. In its 26th year, Metropolis Studios has been the studio of choice for artists across the musical spectrum including Queen, Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa, the Rolling Stones, Royal Blood, Amy Winehouse, U2,, The Stone Roses, Rihanna, The Verve, Mark Ronson, One Direction, Adele, The Clash, Maroon 5, The Cure, Madonna, and Lana Del Rey. The facility, which houses 19 studios, writing room and screening room, now hosts a range of dynamic events featuring live music played in one of the finest sonic environments anywhere. Metropolis also offers an unattended iMastering service, particularly popular with unsigned and international artists.

Find out more about Metropolis Studios.