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Q+A with Marshall Jefferson

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Jules 2nd May 2008
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Marshall Jefferson is one of the founding fathers of house music as it is known today. Born in Chicago in 1959, Marshall was a...

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Jules 1st May 2008
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It seems that many of both smaller techno artists/producers aswell as bigger, more well known - doesnt listen that much to techno...

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Strobian 4th June 2008
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One of my favourite house tracks of all time has to be 'Your Only Friend'. Marshall, I read somewhere that the idea for the...

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Reptil 3rd June 2008
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Thanks a lot Marshall for hanging with us on this great forum and answering all our questions! Hope to see you soon again on...

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Fredrik 3rd June 2008
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Thanks VERY MUCH for doing this.. kfhkh Tomorrow this forum will be locked for new questions and moved down to our guest Q...

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Jules 2nd June 2008
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Marshall, Just wondering whether you still use the old Roland drum machines (ie. TR-707, TR-808)? I haven't heard any of...

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highsage 1st June 2008
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Marshall can we talk about your gear choices? This is gearslutz afterall ;) Could you tell us a little bit about some of your...

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inthere 30th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, I'm curious about the recording of Video Clash. I don't want to make you repeat the story of the bull**** that...

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inthere 30th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, I would love to have a TR-909, but what modern drum machines would you recommend that will sound very similar to...

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Reptil 28th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, I was wondering if you might be able to share with us your techniques for creating kick drums. I've been trying...

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inthere 25th May 2008
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Ok, you told a bit where you get new inspiration for songs. How about new sounds? Are you looking for those now? Pursuing new...

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Reptil 22nd May 2008
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We need to know what the house master does when his inspiration has gone.. missing. ;-) Post your suggestions to this topic...

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perx 20th May 2008
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Diffirent producers have their own "fetishes" in regards to what drives them when producing a track. Alot of folks...

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inthere 20th May 2008
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Marshall. I've been into the music since about 96', spending most of my time in the Chicago and Detroit areas. I've been...

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inthere 19th May 2008
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Hi Marshall - First of all, thanks for doing this Q & A on Gearslutz. Move Your Body has got to be one of the most...

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inthere 17th May 2008
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So, you have spoken so candidly, and it is very exciting reading, because it feels like you are just being honest, not holding...

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Mo King 17th May 2008
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Marshall Wondered what happened to you...you'll say "Oh, I remember that guy" for two reasons. First, when I was in...

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Mo King 17th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, thanks for taking the time to respond to the questions here--nice reading and excellent detail. A couple of...

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inthere 16th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, Firstly I'd like to say thanks for the music. Your tracks have always had an effortless and innate sense of rhythm...

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inthere 12th May 2008
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in one of the deleted threads you wrote about the way you use (or not use) compression. maybe you have the chance to give some...

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silentscience@ho 12th May 2008
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Edit: Nevermind...I don't think I have a question actually...I wish the deeper house/techno artists made more money than they...

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levonvincent 9th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, Someday, the track you made with Ce Ce Rogers, has to be one of my favourite house anthems and songs ever. I think...

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Tom H 9th May 2008
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How do you feel about Beatport? What do you think about the business and where it's heading? I run a label and I have made 7...

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Tom H 8th May 2008
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Most I know, get paid low amounts to release singles nowadays. Even albums doesnt get that much. The only ones (I know of) that...

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iangomes 7th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, In an earlier post you told us about your inluences; Curtis Mayfield, Yes and The Beatles are a few names I...

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d1rtynyc 6th May 2008
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Hi Marshall Many people disagree with me when i say the " music biz " is standing at the cross roads. I had the same...

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inthere 4th May 2008
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Hi Marshall, so far I am happy that I also recognized who you are through this little Q & A Session. I am not that deep into...

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Mantik 3rd May 2008
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A friend of mine needed a ride to Guitar Center and I gave it to him. I was a DJ at the time and I was just hanging out. Anyway...

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inthere 3rd May 2008
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I see by your avatar, that you're now in Manchester? Curious if you have any thoughts about.. London...its scene etc... I've...

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inthere 3rd May 2008
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Hi Marshall, Had a question before - but got deleted. You mentioned how exposure is the most important thing now days, and that...

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inthere 3rd May 2008
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Or B-More, what do you think of that? I am in love with that musical style right now, it sounds raw, like some old house records,...

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teknosmoker 3rd May 2008
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RECOVERED FROM GOOGLE ARCHIVE lesterdiamond Gear...

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lesterdiamond 2nd May 2008
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We were doing some work on the server and the server co cut the power to the machine at a very BAD time.. Sincere appologies..

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Jules 1st May 2008
 

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