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Interviews

Pet Shop Boys - Pet Sounds

Interview | Music Technology, Dec 1993

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into who does what, and how, in the making of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe's classic synth-pop records.

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Electronic

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1991
Feel Every Beat

Are Electronic, mutant offspring of New Order, The Smiths and the Pet Shop Boys, the first electro-supergroup? Does it matter? Mark J. Prendergast ignores the hype, sidesteps trivial speculation, and talks technical to Bernard Sumner.

Stephen Hague - Talking Shop

Interview | Music Technology, Mar 1988

Building his career on productions of Jennifer Warnes, Malcolm McLaren and the Communards, Stephen Hague has found his greatest success with The Pet Shop Boys. David Bradwell talks shop.

Hit Man Hague

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992

Stephen Hague has demonstrated considerable talent as a producer of classy electronic pop, riding the faders for the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. But his recent work on albums by Robbie Robertson and Siouxsie & The Banshees shows that he has more strings to his bow. Paul Tingen lends an ear.

Life After Ultravox

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991

Since the members of Ultravox went their separate ways, Billy Currie's solo career has taken him from band leader, through studio owner, to record label boss for the release of his second solo album. Interview by Mark Jenkins.

Inside The KLF

Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1991

Mark J. Prendergast looks behind the anonymous front of the KLF, riding high on the success of 'What Time Is Love' and '3am Eternal'.

Grid Reference

Interview | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992

Andy Richards - Programmer's Protocol

Interview | Music Technology, Jun 1988

From his involvement in the infamous Frankie Goes To Hollywood sessions, Andy Richards has become an accomplished producer and programmer in his own right. Nicholas Rowland listens to a rationalisation of technology.

Ian Levine - Hi-NRG Paradise

Interview | Music Technology, May 1988

Musical trends come and go but the hi-nrg beat goes on and on... David Bradwell talks to the hi-nrg production team who've released more records in the last 12 months than Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

Mike Myers - Workshop Boys

Interview | Topic: Recording Studios | Music Technology, Jul 1988

A pro studio that's offering its facilities to new bands for free? Mike Myers tells Nicholas Rowland what's wrong with the record biz and how he's trying to put it right.

Phil Harding - The Empire Strikes Back

Interview | Music Technology, Oct 1988

Who helped make Climie Fisher's single a hit? And the Pet Shop Boys', and Depeche Mode's, and Bananarama's? David Bradwell investigates the latest action in the Stock, Aitken & Waterman production stable.

The Human Side Of House

Interview | Phaze 1, May 1989

a house music producer who hates sampling and big drum sounds? some mistake, surely?

Pacific Specifics

Interview | Making Music, Nov 1986

Two of the group write, the rest play, and they end up with "The Pacific Age" LP.

Spin Doctor!

Interview | The Mix, Jul 1994

Renaissance man

Interview | The Mix, Oct 1994

Jazzer who likes to mix his rhythms

Children of the Evolution

Interview | The Mix, Oct 1994

Talking pictures with the dance duo

Art Of The State

Interview | Sound On Sound, Oct 1992

Instrumental music doesn't sell, the UK dance scene is totally bereft of life, and dance bands never produce decent albums. Wrong, wrong, wrong — and 808 State are back with proof. Nigel Humberstone talked to Manchester's finest during the recording of Gorgeous, their third album.

The DMC Story

Interview | Topic: Music Business | Sound On Sound, Nov 1993
Tony Prince & The Disco Mix Club

The ingenuity and foresight of DJ Tony Prince resulted in the creation of the DMC record label, the hub of the thriving UK dance remixing scene. Wilf Smarties talks to Tony about how and why the label was set up and persuades remixer Phil Kelsey to take us through a typical remix.

A Certain Ratio - A Sense of Proportion

Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1989

Haying abandoned the independence of Factory Records in favour of the relative safety of a major record deal, ACR are back in the limelight with a new LP. Nigel Lord asks questions of commerciality.

Art of Noise - Art & Science

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1988
JJ Jeczalik

With the title track from the film Dragnet currently on release, the Art of Noise are still newsworthy. Paul Tingen talks to JJ Jeczalik about sampling, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and court cases.

Arthur Baker - Disciple Of The Beat

Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1989

Dance music should be about more than 'moaning samples and ecstasy' claims producer Arthur Baker. Simon Trask talks to the man behind 'Planet Rock'.

Beloved - Loved

Interview | Music Technology, Jan 1990
IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

From indie rock to sampled success - this band have used technology to change their sound and get themselves into the charts. David Bradwell talks technology, samples and football to Beloved people.

Ellis, Beggs & Howard - Big Troubles

Interview | Music Technology, Aug 1988

Recently seen effortlessly blowing Bo Diddley and Ron Wood off stage, Ellis Beggs and Howard have been compared to the Rolling Stones in musical significance. Tim Goodyer rediscovers rock 'n' roll.

Hollywood Beyond - Behind Hollywood Beyond

Interview | Music Technology, May 1987

'What's the Colour of Money?' was one of last year's most inventive hit singles, but since then, little has been heard from Mark Rogers. Tim Goodyer talks to him as the first HB album is released.

Incognito - Breaking Cover

Interview | Music Technology, Sep 1991

Ten years ago Incognito's first LP heralded a new British jazz funk movement; today their second celebrates a world-wide dance movement. Tim Goodyer asks Bluey Maunick if the song remains the same.

 

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