Recently engineered Moses Boyd's Mercury Prize-nominated LP. As a mixing + mastering engineer trained at Abbey Road Institute in London, I've produced, written and mixed songs for Capitol Records, Roc Nation and more. Every mix comes with FREE mastering with fast + friendly service. I also produce + edit The Infotagion Podcast
David trained at Abbey Road Institute (2019), and is now a London based producer, mix-engineer, and composer. Clients include Moses Boyd (Mercury Nominated), Poppy Ajudha, Johnny Lloyd, Novelty Island, Tugboat Captain, Hollis Lomax, and more. With over 10 years of experience, he has recorded sessions in Electric Lady, Sunset Sound and Abbey Road Studios. Avid Certified. David Dargahi wrote and performed in The Postelles who signed with Capitol Records in 2011. He has toured alongside Kings Of Leon, The Kooks, Interpol, Chuck Berry and The Wombats. He produces and edits the top 10 UK News podcast Infotagion.
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7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse David Dargahi
love to work with David! Very professional and very committed.
David worked promptly in delivering my song, whilst paying close attention to any revisions that were needed to ensure the vision you're after was met, delivering a great mix and master in the end. Easy to communicate with and will definitely work again soon
Great to work with! Very professional and very committed.
I am very happy I found David on soundbetter. Everytime again
David mastered the latest Novelty Island EP. He did an amazing job and gave it the width, warmth and punch it needed. I'll definitely be after his expertise again for future projects!
David has done some incredible mix work for me. Really gave the music the extra love it needed. He is easy to work with and super responsive.
David did a fantastic job producing the latest Tugboat Captain record - we are forever indebted to him for his wisdom, experience and good vibes.
David has masterfully edited and produced the Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP, covering all aspects of health and political disinformation, data rights and foreign interference. Guests include politicians, academics, journalists and entrepreneurs from around the world. Thanks to David’s hard work over 20 episodes have been published since May, gaining worldwide attention: the most recent episode was downloaded over 1000 times, and the podcast became the 3rd most popular politics podcast in the UK.
Interview with David Dargahi
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To be able to get songs to finish line while honouring the creative vision the artist set out to achieve.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend), J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Blake Mills (Laura Marling)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.