interviews

We talk at length with record-makers about how they make records.

Sept. 14, 2021  |  No. 145

NOVA WAV: Believing in Magic

by Lisa Machac

Brittany "Chi" Coney and Denisia "Blu June" Andrews have been working together as the songwriting and producing duo NOVA WAV for over a decade. Based in Los Angeles, the Grammy-winning pair has...

Sept. 13, 2021  |  No. 145

Matthew E. White: Spacebomb and Beyond!

by Larry Crane

Making his splash with his debut solo album, Big Inner, in 2012, Matthew E. White soon became in demand as a producer. As a co-owner and founder of Spacebomb, a label/studio/aesthetic concept out of...

Sept. 13, 2021  |  No. 145

Gary Kemp: Ahead of the Game

by Larry Crane

Esteemed songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Gary Kemp was the force behind Spandau Ballet for many years, and currently plays in Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, performing older Pink Floyd...

Sept. 13, 2021  |  No. 145

Godfrey Diamond: Paying it Forward

by Greg Di Gesu

I had the chance to sit down with producer/recording engineer Godfrey Diamond at his home studio, Perfect Mixes Recording in Brooklyn, New York. Godfrey is known for his production and engineering...

Aug. 23, 2021  |  No. 145

Jerry Kee: Duck-Kee Studios

by Kim Ware

When I first sat down with Jerry Kee of Duck-Kee Studios in Mebane, North Carolina, I didn’t even realize we were coming up on the 30th anniversary of the recording of Superchunk’s...

July 7, 2021  |  No. 144

Ryan Ulyate: Digging for Gems

by Larry Crane

Years ago, I started seeing an engineer’s name associated with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on a number of releases. Working on Tom’s Runnin’ Down a Dream documentary, The Live...

July 7, 2021  |  No. 144

Mike Elizondo: Creating an Atmosphere

by Larry Crane

From session bassist, to songwriter, to producer, Mike Elizondo has had an interesting musical path. For 11 years he co-wrote with Dr. Dre, making hits for 50 Cent, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige. His...

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