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.

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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: 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

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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.

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Interview: Engineer/Mixer – Eddie Kramer

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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.

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Interview: Mixer/Producer – Chris Allen

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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 … Read More

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Interview: Producer – Hugh Worskett

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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.

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Interview: CEO Of Eiosis – Fabrice Gabriel

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Fabrice Gabriel has risen to fame within the audio world as an essential part of Steven Slate’s team. As the technical powerhouse behind Slate Digital plugins, like the VCC and VTM, his programming skills have given us a number of acclaimed emulations of analog gear over the years.

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Interview: Mutemath Drummer – Darren King

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Darren King is the best drummer in the world. There, I said it. Many will disagree, but either way, you’d be hard pressed to not give him props for being something unique in a world that many music fans sadly glaze over. Drumming is the back-bone of a lot of music; certainly Mutemath’s.

SamInterview: Mutemath Drummer – Darren King