Interview: Beatnick Dee [Producer]

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In the world of beats and crate-digging, the LA-based Beatnick Dee is a well-established figure who’s output ranges from sample packs to studio albums. As both the acclaimed crate-digger behind the “International One Shots” series of sample packs, and the producer behind music by both mainstream and underground rappers, from The Game and Biggie to October London.

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Interview: Greg Archilla [Producer/Mixer]

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The alternative rock scene of the late 2000s has etched it’s mark on music history for producing a wave of both commercial successful and critically lauded bands, be it Daughtry, The Cab, Parachute, The Airborne Toxic Event or Augustana. Thanks to producer Greg Archilla’s work on Safetysuit’s debut album, their 2009 “Life Left To Go” adds them to that list.

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Interview: Max Lachmann – Co-Founder of Pole Position Production

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You may have never heard of Pole Position Production, but if you’re even slightly immersed in the world of video games, you’ve heard their work. The list of AAA franchises they’ve been involved with¨ can be made long. Wolfenstein, Medal Of Honor, Battlefield, Borderlands, Need For Speed, Just Cause, Forza Horizon, Twisted Metal, Batman – you get the point.

SamInterview: Max Lachmann – Co-Founder of Pole Position Production

Interview: ThinkSpace Education CEO – Guy Michelmore

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ThinkSpace is an online music school for students interested in composing for games, films and TV, that offers tutoring from established composers and industry insiders. In conjunction with the recent expansion of their range of Masters Programes, I was able to ask the school’s CEO, Guy Michelmore, some questions about the school.

SamInterview: ThinkSpace Education CEO – Guy Michelmore

Interview: Producer – Joe Bagale/Otis McDonald

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Joe Bagale, also known as Otis McDonald, is a San Francisco-based producer and artist whose music prompted me to reach out for an interview, as it’s uncommon to come across someone with a home studio setup  that hasn’t succumbed to the sonic trends that can be heard across today’s music landscape.

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Interview: Producer – Tom Fuller

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During my time in London, I happened to come across a goldmine of a place called Tileyard, work-place and home of a multitude of indie and major label-affiliated professionals in the entertainment industry. Tom Fuller was one of those.

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Interview: Riksmixningsverket’s Engineer/Mixer – Linn Fijal

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Many of my latest interviews have taken place in London, but as music tends to move you from place to place, the predictable future will have me featuring talks with people and studios in Sweden, a country whose music output has been quite significant for the past 20+ years. A studio founded by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, Riksmixningsverket, is located in … Read More

SamInterview: Riksmixningsverket’s Engineer/Mixer – Linn Fijal

Interview: CCO of LANDR – Justin Evans

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The online cloud-based mastering service known as LANDR has taken the audio world by storm since it’s launch in May of 2014. Less than a year and a half later, it’s already become a disruptive force that has captured the attention of the music world.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Tom Gittins

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The music that has come out of the UK has played a key role in shaping the course of world culture for centuries, with the 20th century having brought us various forms of rock sub-genres and acts that are fixtures of our times still. But not all important music has to be delivered to us through mainstream channels like radio … Read More

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Butch Vig

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In addition to being a member of his own mulit-platinum band,  Garbage, Butch Vig has brought his production abilities to enough acclaimed albums by the likes of  Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Foo Fighters, to be firmly cemented in music history.

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Interview: Producer/Mixer – Mike Hedges

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Mike Hedges’ resume stretches pretty far, as you’d expect from someone with 4 decades of time in the music industry. As a producer and engineer, his credits are littered all over the place, from working with underground bands to mainstream elite, and even on movie soundtracks.

SamInterview: Producer/Mixer – Mike Hedges