Philippe Zdar’s fingerprints can be found all over critically-acclaimed music releases from the last 25 years. From beat-making to producing and mixing, his credits extend from French rappers like MC Solaar to Grammy winners like Phoenix.
(Photo Credit: Sebastien Kohler) Philippe Weiss has been earning his living for over 25 years as a mix engineer, with a career path that’s taken him from Switzerland to Paris to New York and London. With a cast of clients that stretch from independent artists like Selah Sue to superstars like Madonna, I knew that he would have loads to …
Though I had originally reached out to Barcelona-based producer and studio owner, Marc Molas Carol, to talk about his studio, El Tostadero, it turned out that the venue had been closed down, and his music affairs were being relocated into a new building that is still under construction.
SamInterview: Marc Molas Carol [Producer/Studio Owner]
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.
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.
Los Angeles-based brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged formed their music duo in 2010, and released their acclaimed “no world” debut album in 2013. Prior to that, the brothers had already built up resumes of touring and session work in the music world, playing alongside the likes of Robin Thicke and Raphael Saadiq.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Sie Medway-Smith had told me about Pablo Clement’s synth haven of a studio, Toy Rooms, so I went looking for it on Miloco’s website. As you can see in the picture above, there’s lots to love about the place.
SamInterview: Toy Rooms Studio Co-Owner & Producer – Pablo Clements
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.
In the world of both pro audio and music engineering, Eddie Kramer’s name is one of legend. Having been the engineer that captured Jimi Hendrix’s material, as well as some acclaimed releases by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, he’s been around for a minute, and continues to have a hand in engineering music by today’s artists.
Despite the fact that Chris Allen’s work in dance music extends back to before it became a mainstream sensation, he’s not unfamiliar with both critical & commercial success. As the co-producer & engineer of Sonique’s 2000′s smash hit “It Feels So Good”, which spent 3 weeks at #1 in the UK, his place in dance music history is cemented. He’s …
Some weeks ago, my browsing of music blogs brought a track called “Stranger” to my attention. I thought it was pretty good, and went hunting for the producer. So here we are, with an interview of Hugh Worskett, a London-based music man whose work with independent and major label names alike is garnering him a good reputation.
In an age where we see more and more professional studios fade away, London’s Metropolis Studios has been able to remain standing as a destination for artists, producers and engineers looking for a facility that’s well-equipped to suit their music needs.
SamInterview: Metropolis Studios Engineers – Paul Norris and Liam Nolan
Yoad Nevo has been an in-demand mixer and producer as well as a digital audio guru for over 20 years. With numerous A-list production and mix credits and a major role at Waves Audio, he’s been playing an active role both on the musical and creative side as well as the technology front. I met up with him at his …
With 30+ years in the music industry, Chris Sheldon’s veteran abilities as a mixer/producer are in great demand among rock bands across Europe. He’s someone who’s worked with the likes of Foo Fighters, Oceansize, Garbage and Feeder, and has sharpened his mixing and production skills on some pretty acclaimed albums.