Rother drafted the blueprints for punk and electronica in the early 1970s with bands Neu! and Harmonia. And the multi-instrumentalist continues to make and perform music with relentless zeal. As a new boxset brings together his varied solo works, he reflects on his decades exploring new frontiers.
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.
As one of the world’s most renowned DJs and electronic producers, the draw of Deadmau5, like that of the best artists, transcends age. With the commercial release of his own control app, OSC/Pilot, we venture into the mau5’s den to discover more about his gamechanging new software, his mind-expanding live shows and more.
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.
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