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Tom Doyle has written for Sound On Sound since 2004 and is also a regular contributor to MOJO.
As an author, he’s written a series of books, including Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The 1970s (Polygon/Ballantine, 2013). As a musician, he’s one half of White Label, a writing/production duo whose credits include Paul Weller.
The Go! Team's debut album, a glorious pile-up of mangled samples and lo-fi home recordings, is now attracting widespread acclaim — but its path to Mercury nomination and commercial success has been anything but smooth.
The craze for mashing up wildly different records to create illicit bootleg mixes has moved into the mainstream, and underground producers such as Richard X and Mark Vidler now find their services in hot demand from artists and record labels.
Arif Mardin has engineered and produced an incredible array of classic records from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Diana Ross, the Bee Gees and Barbra Streisand — yet the runaway success of his recent work with Norah Jones threatens to overshadow even these achievements.