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Interviews

A Guy Called Gerald

Micro Music, Oct/Nov 1989

Vie Marshall asks who is A Guy Called Gerald?

A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Chile

Music Technology, Apr 1990

You can't discuss the Manchester dance movement without A Guy Called Gerald. Simon Trask talks success and setbacks to one of Britain's most influential young artists.

Adamski - Live And Direct

Music Technology, Mar 1990

By ignoring the charts and treating dance music as a live phenomenon, Adamski has won himself a huge following and a chart placing. Simon Trask talks about the live applications of studio music.

Baby Ford - Acid Radical

Music Technology, Dec 1988

The man responsible for the UK's first genuine acid house single discusses basslines, bitonality and the grin factor. Baby talk: David Bradwell.

Cutmaster Swift - DJ Technology

Music Technology, Jun 1989

Winning the '89 Technics World DJ Mixing Championship has allowed Cutmaster Swift to plough the prize money into his studio. Simon Trask talks samples and scratches with the Champion.

Derek B

Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Vie Marshall raps with the bad young brother himself about Ataris, Creator and reader-friendly manuals

Derrick May - Techno Rhythim

Music Technology, Nov 1990

Now making a huge impact in the north of Britain, Detroit's techno music owes its roots to a handful of far-sighted pioneers - amongst them Derrick May. Simon Trask discusses the future of electronic music.

DJ Mark (45 King) - 45 Kingdom

Music Technology, May 1989

As well as being famous for the size of his record collection, DJ Mark is currently one of the major forces in hip hop sampling. The 45 King tells Simon Trask about the biters and the bitten.

Jellybean Benitez - Planet Rock

Music Technology, Apr 1988

John "Jellybean" Benitez is the leader of the current trend of DJs turned recording artists. Tim Goodyer talks to him about the relationship between the dancefloor and the recording studio.

Juan Atkins - Future Shock

Music Technology, Dec 1988

Co-founder of the techno movement, Model 500's Juan Atkins discusses yesterday's technology and influences, and tomorrow's music. Technospeak: Simon Trask.

Kevin Saunderson - The Techno Wave

Music Technology, Sep 1988

Techno music, the true successor to late seventies synth-pop, translates the desolation of post-Motown Detroit into electronic dance rhythms. Simon Trask listens to the programmer's tale.

KRS One - The Blueprint of Hiphop

Music Technology, Aug 1989

From the New York roots of hip hop, KRS One talks about street-level production values and samples as the poor musician's alternative to real musicians. Simon Trask listens to the Music of the Spheres.

Les Adams - LA Gear

Music Technology, Oct 1989

From his remixes of dance music through his record releases with LA Mix, Les Adams has specialised in making a lot out of a little equipment. His latest project is a solo LP, as Simon Trask finds out.

Marshall Jefferson - Emotional Foundations

Music Technology, Mar 1989

The originator of acid house claims the secrets of good music are feel and emotion rather than a Roland Bassline and an Akai sampler. Simon Trask gets in the mood.

Norman Cook - Cookin' The Mix

Music Technology, Sep 1988

The distinctly eighties phenomenon of remixing is playing a significant part in the development of today's popular music. Tim Goodyer discusses the art of remixing with Norman Cook.

Paul Dakeyne - Remix, Remake, Remodel

Music Technology, Jul 1987

Are record producers losing their touch now they've regained their influence? Are DJs better-equipped to make music that moves? Simon Trask gets the answers from an objective source - one of Britain's top remix DJs.

Prince Paul - Soul Sonic Force

Music Technology, Feb 1990
Prince Paul

Already an established musical force from his work with Stetsasonic, Prince Paul has gone on to produce De La Soul's brilliant debut LP. Steven Daly talks technology and sampling ethics with a Prince.

Simon Harris - Mr Bass Man

Micro Music, Aug/Sep 1989

Vie Marshall talks to record producer Simon Harris, but will he show her his Yo-Yo?

Simon Harris - The Bassment Tapes

Music Technology, Sep 1989

From the chart success of 'Bass (How Low Can You Go)' to an album and a 24-track studio in his lounge - Simon Harris talks sounds and samples with Tim Goodyer.

Stig Miölssön - Klassisk Cut-Up

Music Technology, Apr 1989

Outcast by the classical fraternity in his native Sweden, Stig Miölssön has come to Britain in search of acceptance for his revolutionary ideas. Tim Goodyer learns about cut-up classics.

Three Wize Men

Music Technology, Jun 1988

Getting philosophical about the new British hip hop. Tim "homeboy" Ponting raps with Wize man DJ Jemski about sampling, sequencing and bringing the drum kit into hip hop.

 

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