Burial talks “Untrue”

The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: Burial Interview This interview with dubstep producer Burial confirms his much acclaimed debut album was produced on soundforge alone. I gotta say I just love Burial interviews as I find him so refreshingly humble. read

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IDM Instigator: Michael Red

Instigator, beat maker, and city sound scaper, Michael Red produces ambient glitch under the moniker Souns, and he is also one of Vancouver’s foremost dancehall and dnb djs. His ENVIRONMENTS Series has been foundational to the westcoast’s growing ambient scene, and this year Red expands his ambient dominion online with soundsimple.ca Dedicated to serving the forward-moving electronica scene, Red says of his current home Vancouver, "I like Vancouver, the only downside of what’s happening now with all these shows happening is keeping track of everyone and everything. There’s a lot of talent out there that i’d like to hear and check out and most likely have play at an event, but simply can’t keep up at the moment.

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Just A Rhythmist

The following interviewis from the August 1983 issue of Music UK magazine. The author was Max Kay who talks with Police drummer and well-known “rhythmist” Stewart Copeland. What is refeshing and eye-opening is Copeland who uses the “drum box” moves beyond self-confines of being a just a drummer and relates his view on what is and what it takes to be the rhythm section. Stingchronicity Stewart Copeland has a background with bands like Curved Air and knows his way around a kit. Famous for his rhythmic feel, Stewart talks about his style to Max Kay. There are no two ways about it, the Police have made it; an opinion reinforced by record buyers the world over. Unlike most musicians in his position, Stewart constantly busies …

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World Fusionist Adham Shaikh

For Adham Shaikh, music embodies a certain sacredness that defies simplistic divisions of “acoustic” or “electronic.” Desiring to create bridges between different musical styles, within the fused roots of Shaikh’s tribal groove and dub-laced downtempo, he says he hopes to discover “the unpredictable creative thing that as a musician I am always seeking out.” His Fusion cd, consisting of groove-based ambient and dancefloor driven worldbeat, is an audio illustration of its name sake. His latest CD Collectivity is another audio journey into world rhythms–all of it once again ridden on Shaikh’s joyous beats and polished production.

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