| Originally posted by Dave Pensado |
I was thinking about crossroads in my career today. I started thinking if I would be doing things differently if I had not heard and admired certain mixes. SO, WHAT ARE THE 5 (FIVE!) MIXES THAT INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST? I'm not saying that you liked best, but mixes you studied and ultimately changed how you work (if you are a producer, include yours also). I know, I have seen a million posts like this before, but come on, you asswipes owe me one easy day! Here's mine:
1. Cie La Vie-Robbie Neville
2. Any Frankie Goes to Hollywood by Trevor Horn
3. The Dude-Quincy Jones
4. Fixx-Teddy Riley and Blackstreed
5. 3-4 year old anything by Andy Wallace
After hearing these I had to change something about what I was doing.
Im not trying to be Sir Dave 11 my list is similiarish.
The first time I heard FGH 'Relax' it simply blew me away. This was also my introduction to Trevor Horn. It took them 3 months to do the bassline in a Synclavier....Thats dedication
From that moment I was influenced more by producers. In my early years I liked these guys. In no particulr order.
1. Trevor Horn
2. Quincy Jones (the diversity of the dude)
3. Wilf Smarties (completely unknown, but genius imo, his major influence was Quincy Jones. Wilfs tip I still remember to this day "Less Is best"
4. Bernard Edwards (Power station Stuff)
5. Terry Jam + Jimi Lewis
My tastes have changed these days but those guys were an influnece......Now Im more in to dudes like DJ shadow.
OH, and I got signed to ZTT.....YIPEEEEE I was on TH's Label. 3 months later the bastard dropped me after one single...