David Dargahi aka DARGZ

Mixing and Mastering

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Recently engineered Moses Boyd's Mercury Prize-nominated LP and Flyte (Island Records) Poppy Ajudha's Debut LP. Mixing + mastering trained at Abbey Road Institute in London. I've worked on songs for Capitol Records, Island Records, Roc Nation. Every mix comes with FREE mastering with fast + friendly service. Over 6 million streams.

After graduating from Abbey Road Institute, I've worked with the likes of Mercury Prize-nominated Moses Boyd, Flyte (Island Records), Poppy Ajudha, Yves Tumor, Kelsey Lu, Johnny Lloyd, Hugh Harris (The Kooks) and Gianni Brezzo (Jakarta Records), and Tugboat Captain. I also perform as DARGZ.

As guitarist I performed as guitarist in The Postelles (Capitol Records) and Wardell (Roc Nation) touring alongside Kings Of Leon, Interpol, Vampire Weekend, and Haim.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

29 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Hang L.
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    David is a highly skilled professional & creative mixing engineer. David was patient & understanding with my communication, accurately tailoring each mix review to the feedback. David delivered a high quality mix & master (crisp and wide yet thick & bass driven), that feels radio ready! Thank you for your amazing work.

  2. Review by nathan
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    Keep coming back to David and he is consistently great to work with

  3. Review by Jeremy B.
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    David is very skilled and he really transformed the mix. The most notable improvement I'd say which the track needed when I sent it over was with the drums and bass. It sounds very punchy and alive now, exactly what this particular track required. Patient and worked through all the feedback I gave, thanks again!

  4. Review by nathan
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    Worked with David a couple of times now. great at what he does and a pleasure to work with. Would recommend!

  5. Review by Charlie R.
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    David did a great job mixing and mastering a song of mine to make it sound clean, professional, and fantastic! Great communication, fast turnaround, and quality work - can't wait to work together again! Highly recommended to all. Thank you David! A+++

  6. Review by nathan
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    David did a great job and the communication was great. he was speedy but never rushed me to make a decision. Would highly recomend

  7. Review by Jayy Starr
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    David is one of the most talented producers and mixers I've come across! He has a real knack for quality music and is very easy to work with! You won't go wrong working with him and I'm excited for the work we do in the future! Thanks David!

  8. Review by Sam
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    David is one of the best when it comes to polishing your mix. Worked with him several times already, and definitely returning in the future.

  9. Review by Kurtis S.
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    David was so easy to work with! He Mastered a great track in a very quick time! Thanks David

  10. Review by Bradfordhoel
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    Great to work with!

  11. Review by Steve J.
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    Great working with David. Good mix and master of our track too.

  12. Review by Jonah W.
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    Couldn't recommend more - super professional, such a nice guy and was helpful from start to finish. Drum tracks I got mixed sound great and I'll be coming back to David for lots more in the future.

  13. Review by Sanford S.
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    This is the third time in a row I've worked with David. He's a very talented mixing and mastering engineer and has a keen sense of understanding what the essence of each song is. I'd recommend him to anyone and will definitely work with him again.

  14. Review by Sanford S.
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    Another top job by David!

  15. Review by Ariana F.
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    David was patient and made sure the song wasn't finished until I was happy with the outcome :) Amazing quality, and he took the time to understand my ideas. Would definitely work with him again. Super talented!

  16. Review by Alexander S.
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    Dave is an astounding mixer and has done a beautiful, well-crafted work on this track.

  17. Review by Sanford S.
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    I'm a return client. David did a great job with a mixing gig, so I asked him to master some15 year old tracks in a quite different style. for re-release and he got it in one.

  18. Review by Sanford S.
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    David thinks like a musician! He gave him 6 songs to mix that were quite out of the mainstream and he picked on their vibe quickly. Mixing was fast and efficient. Changes were generally done correctly first time - I don't think any song took more than 3 passes to nail. A very talented mixer at a great price!

  19. Review by marvin h.
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    Absolut Professional workflow! David implemented all of my instructions, feedback and ideas until my complete satisfaction! Very happy to have found him here and excited to work with him again on future projects!

  20. Review by Mark
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    David was great to work with. A highly skilled engineer, mixer and musician, with finely tuned ears you can really trust. Made my tracks even better than i anticipated. Fully recommended to get him on your tracks!

Interview with David Dargahi aka DARGZ

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: To be able to get songs to finish line while honouring the creative vision the artist set out to achieve.

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: I have worked on multiple genres including Jazz (Moses Boyd), Indie-Rock (Johnny LLoyd of Tribes, The Postelles, Tugboat Captain), R&B (Poppy Ajudha), Hip Hop (Mezmah)

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Your vision as an artist is always at the heart of what the mix + production is trying to achieve. Collaborating while ensuring the song goes beyond what you had set out to achieve.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: My mixing studio has all the tools needed to create super warm, crystal clear mixes. Both in the box with UAD, Waves, FabFilter, Vahalla plug-ins and more as well as outboard compressors, gain, SSL Preamps and more.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend), J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Blake Mills (Laura Marling)

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: Creating warm and full mixes that ensure your music shines in the streaming services. I include mastering on all mixes for first-time clients. I also produce tracks which include session instrumental work on guitar, bass, piano, woodwinds and more.

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Shades of You by Moses Boyd feat. Poppy Ajudha

I was the Engineer in this production

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2 Revisions (flexible if more is needed), and 1-2 day turnover

GenresSounds Like
  • Moses Boyd
  • Flyte
  • Poppy Ajudha
Gear Highlights
  • In The Box Mixer with Waves
  • UAD
  • Soundtoys
  • FabFilter
  • Vahalla plugins and more
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  • BBC Radio 1Sep 17, 2020

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