The Audeze Artists of Metropolis Studios

February 26, 2024

Metropolis is a music production and entertainment company established in London in 1989, which has constantly pushed the boundaries of what is possible in music production. The studio played a pivotal role in introducing digital recording techniques, which revolutionised the industry, while maintaining the integrity of the analogue roots that remain a cornerstone of its identity. Audeze has had the pleasure of working with Metropolis extensively, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration.

Tony Cousins

Tony Cousins is a revered name in the world of audio mastering. With an impressive career spanning over four decades, Tony has collaborated with some of the most iconic artists in the industry, such as Adele, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Massive Attack, to name a few. Tony’s latest project is “The Montreux Years,” a series of albums featuring curated performances from the storied jazz festival over the years.


Adele / George Michael / Bat For Lashes / Robbie Williams / Seal / Suede / Massive Attack / The Verve / Alfie Boe / The Stone Roses / Peter Gabriel / Amadou & Mariam / Elton John / Fatoumata Diawara / John Williams

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Stuart Hawkes

Stuart Hawkes has been in audio mastering for over 25 years, and the skills and knowledge he’s learned in that time puts him in great demand from many music producers, recording artists and record labels from around the world. Some of whom have been Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lorde, Amy Winehouse, Disclosure, and Jessie Ware.


Amy Winehouse / Ed Sheeran / Becky Hill / Stormzy / Craig David / Mabel / Ezra Collective / Anne-Marie / Kojey Radical / Charli XCX / J Hus / Disclosure / Lianne La Havas / Chase & Status

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Matt Colton

Matt Colton began his mastering career in 1997 and has mastered records for an array of the world’s most renowned artists including Arctic Monkeys, Thom Yorke, Steven Wilson, Shania Twain, George Michael, Depeche Mode, Aphex Twin, Ellie Goulding and the Rolling Stones. Matt currently works out of Metropolis Studios in London.


The Rolling Stones / Arctic Monkeys / Depeche Mode / Dua Lipa / Ellie Goulding / James Blake / Michael Kiwanuka / George Michael / Christine & The Queens / Little Simz / Thom Yorke / Arlo Parks / Wet Leg / Blur / Noel Gallagher

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Mike Hillier

Mike Hillier has a career spanning almost all elements of audio engineering. Beginning as a journalist at Music Tech Magazine, and working his way up from night receptionist at Metropolis Studios, where he now works as a mastering engineer, Mike's career has taken steps into touring sound, lecturing, recording, mixing and even analogue equipment building and repair


Bastille / Dead Or Alive / Ezra Collective / Faithless / George Ezra / Gabriels / Jockstrap / LP Giobbi / Pip Millett / Raye / Sam Smith / Nathan Evans / Bonobo / Disclosure / Kasabian / Maribou State / Poppy Ajudha / The Cinematic Orchestra / Rag'n'Bone Man / Melanie C / The Streets / Alfa Mist / Genesis / Josienne Clarke

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Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin

Andy Baldwin started at Metropolis in 1996 and honed his craft under the most renowned Mastering Engineers in Europe; Tim Young, Tony Cousins and Ian Cooper. The 3 engineers passed on to Andy an exceptionally high benchmark to master and instilled an uncompromising work ethic that belies his affectionate nickname of ‘Hippy’.


Pet Shop Boys / Sea Girls / Oasis / The Who / Wretch 32 / Blur / Deacon Blue / Ben Howard / Geko / Not3s / Sundara Karma / UB40 / Stormzy / Interpol / Black Foxxes

Interview Coming Soon

Felix Davis

Felix joined Metropolis in 2012 and has since become an essential member of the Mastering team, quickly earning a reputation for working with a wide range of exciting up-and-coming indie artists, labels and producers. In 2020 this manifested in the critically acclaimed Porridge Radio album “Every Bad” receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination.


The Vaccines / Porridge Radio / Folly Group / Wesley Gonzalez / Far Caspian / Do Nothing / Max Jury / Sfven / Lime Garden / Easy Life / Fake Laugh / SOMOH / Ugly / Egyptian Blue / pencil / The Murder Capital / Public Access TV / deja blue

Interview Coming Soon

Natalie Bibby

Natalie Bibby is one of the most unique and exciting mastering engineers in Europe, currently based at Metropolis Studios, West London. She began her career much earlier than most in her field, giving her a breadth of skill and experience that is beyond her years. Combining this traditional knowledge with her creativity and talent for mixing, she sets herself apart as a modern mastering engineer with a fresh approach.


Bimini / Ciinderella Balthazar / Howard Lee — 真心話 / 163 braces / Ollie West & The Wildflowers / Sylvette / Also Joe / Ellen Winter / Kindelan / Aderyn / Ereskigal / Raw Sienna / Ghaliaa / 3FIVE3 / Drew Thomas

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Atmos and Mastering

Widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading mastering studios with a distinguished history of acclaimed work, our team of seasoned mastering engineers utilise their expertise, state-of-the-art technology and unrivalled acoustic environments to optimise your tracks for commercial release.

From traditional stereo mastering to Dolby Atmos, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of every artist and project. With expertise in all mediums and formats such as vinyl and streaming, we raise your music to new heights. The calibre of artists and projects our clients trust us with is a testament to the quality of our work, which is reflected in our numerous Grammy and Mercury Prize accolades.

Atmos Credits

Calvin Harris, Blur, Sam Smith, Chase & Status, Little Simz, David Guetta, Ezra Collective, George Ezra, Jungle, Disclosure, Overmono, Slowdive, Maribou State, Jamie XX, Young Fathers, Jockstrap, Dead or Alive, Yaeji, Bonobo, Geese, Metronomy, Claud, The Libertines, The Cinematic Orchestra, St. Vincent, Craig David, George Fitzgerald, Kasabian, Shygirl, Gaz Coombes, Oliver Sim, Nina Nesbitt, Clean Bandit, Olivia Dean, LP Giobbi, Faithless, Ben Howard, Kokoroko and many more.