JAMES | Gareth Jones


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Gareth Jones is a British Music Producer, Mixer and Noise Maker who has worked on a wide range of classic records over 35 years - many Gold and Platinum records.

Trained at the BBC, he began working at "Pathway" studios in the late Seventies where he recorded and mixed John Foxx's Metamatic album in 1980 and the first Madness single, "The Prince", in 1979. He helped build “The Garden” studio in Shoreditch for John Foxx and worked with Tuxedomoon & Depeche Mode there.
Shortly afterwards he moved to Berlin and worked at the famous "Hansa" studio, where he continued experimenting with recording atmospheres and creating his own sound, making the three “Berlin Albums” with Depeche Mode.

Gareth was a pioneer in the use of digital equipment (including the then new sampling technology), combined with Analogue recording techniques and synthesizers. He worked with many other bands in Berlin including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Fad Gadget, Diamanda Galas, Einstürzende Neubauten, Wire, Nena and Rainbirds. He also recorded and mixed 2 film soundtracks for Wim Wenders.

In the early nineties he moved back to London to a production room at Strongroom Studio, where he was for 10 years, and is now there again.

More recently he has:
Mixed for David’s Lyre, Efterklang, The Futureheads, Grizzly Bear, Interpol, Josh T. Pearson, Liars, Mogwai, Sons and Daughters & Young Dreams.
Remixed for SCUM, Erasure, Plastikman, Can, Goldfrapp, Orbital, Neu, Pizzicato 5, To Rococo Rot and MGMT.
Produced (often including mixing) Clinic, Emmy the Great, Polly Scattergood, These New Puritans, We Have Band.

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