Richard Norris tells Caro C about his early break into the music industry, success with The Grid in the 90s, his many collaborations, remixes and unexpected career turns.
00:00 - Introduction
01:34 - Defining Career Moments
08:31 - The Gear Used By The Grid
10:27 - Musical Trajectory
20:35 - Favourite Equipment
25:58 - Interesting Collaborations
32:04 - Immersive Audio
35:51 - Future Projects
Richard Norris - Biog
Richard Norris has been recording, producing and releasing music for more than four decades. Richard started out in a post-punk band, recording his first single at the age of 13, before diving into acid house as co-producer of Jack The Tab, one of the UK's first acid house compilations. He then formed The Grid with Soft Cell's Dave Ball, who went on to have 10 UK hit singles, including the Balearic classic Floatation and the million-selling Swamp Thing. He collaborated with Erol Alkan for the Beyond The Wizards Sleeve project and released two solo albums as the Time And Space Machine.
Richard has remixed hundreds of artists including Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Pet Shop Boys, Yello, Erasure, Tame Impala, Warpaint and many more, and has collaborated with Robert Fripp, Marc Almond, Joe Strummer, Sun Ra and a host of others. He is currently working on his Group Mind label, which releases ambient, electronic and deep listening music, as well as continuing his remix, production and live work. His memoir, Strange Things Are Happening, will be released in 2024.
Interviewer: Caro C - Biog
Described as a "one-woman electronic avalanche" (BBC) and a "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3), Caro has been making her own brand of sensual electronica since the late 90s, reared on a diet of black music, Warp Records and Björk. Caro currently finds herself in ample musical mischief in the Manchester creative mycelium and beyond — making music, teaching, producing podcasts as well as being the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Delia Derbyshire Day Charity: https://deliaderbyshireday.com
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