Joe Lewis is a London-based composer, music producer, mixer and sound recordist. He is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2001, where he studied classical guitar, composition and musicology.
In 2001, he founded Dojo Studios in London specialising in electronic music product, composition for media, location recording and post-production. He has written music for wide variety briefs from hard hitting documentaries (BBC This World: India's Missing Girls) to channel indents (Kanal 5, Sweden). He has worked extensively in North Africa and the Middle East as both a sound recordist and composer primarily with documentarian Saeed Taji Farouky, a collaboration that has spanned over a decade.
Lewis spent his formative years in Bahrain, where he developed a keen interest in Arabic and North African music. In 2004 he wrote his MA post-graduate thesis on the topic and has been researching and recording it ever since. In 2005 Joe spent time recording musicians in Fez, Morocco at the Scared Music Festival where he developed a particular interest in the musical traditions of North Africa. Joe still regularly travels to the region for both research, recording and documentary work.
Recent clients have included BBC, Al Jazeera English, TCM, Tourist With a Typewriter, Kanal 5, EMI and Universal.
You can find out more about Joe’s work and studios by visiting the website below.
Over the years, Joe has released House as JM Lewis, Drum and Bass as one half of Bipolar, and more notably Dubstep as one half of Refix. He has also written music for numerous documentaries and commercials.
For a full discography you can check out Joe’s blog at:
Recent clients have included: BBC, TCM, ESPN, Kanal 5, Channel 4, Al Jazeera English, Roger Sanchez, Ministry of Sound and Time Magazine. More information on this work can be found at:
University of Westminster
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama