Melding traditional Indian classical with freeform jazz and electronica, producer and composer Sarathy Korwar explores what it means to be Indian in a UK, and how he wants to soundtrack a united utopia.
Scooping an MPG award in March and being mix engineer on St Vincent's Grammy-winning Masseducation, the rising star engineer to Flood and Alan Moulder is one to watch. We talk rough mixes, working fast and his journey to working with British production royalty.
From electronic titans Depeche Mode to Britpop stars Blur via Mancunian indie heroes Doves and Mercury Prize-nominated artist Nadine Shah, producer Ben Hillier’s exhilarating career in sound is truly eclectic. Having expanded his creative palette into co-writing and performing with Nadine, Ben tells us how he works with some of pop’s most innovative talents and professes his love for the unpredictable sounds of the EMS VCS3.
After three decades producing the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, PiL, Arcade Fire and Idles, Nick tells us how he approaches unique musicians, and why attitude is just as important as technical proficiency.
As the engine of Prince’s band The Revolution, solo artists, songwriters and acclaimed TV and film soundtrack composers, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman have pushed modern music in ever-evolving directions.
Stephen and David Dewaele of electronic rockers Soulwax have dedicated their lives to unearthing, mixing and spreading the sounds of the future. We catch up with the brothers to learn more about their music and methods, and their latest project: a celebration of the rare EMS Synthi 100 synthesiser.