Not many dance acts start life as string quartets — but Clean Bandit’s fusion of classical and electronic music has powered them to worldwide success.
Shirley Collins’ album Lodestar has been a long time coming. Thirty-eight years, in fact...
The challenge of creating a glass-themed sound world for her third album led Agnes Obel to explore some little-used instruments and techniques.
Like their debut, Bastille’s Wild World was recorded in a South London basement — but this time around, the band were global superstars.
The Avalanches’ debut album Since I Left You took the art of sampling to new heights — but it has taken them 16 years to finish the follow-up!
Singer, songwriter and producer Jack Garratt is only 24, yet his debut album Phase still draws on a decade’s experience in the music business.
Grammy-winning producer/engineer Vance Powell welcomes SOS to Sputnik Sound in Nashville to show us how he recorded a track for rock act Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
PJ Harvey’s long-term co-producer John Parish is uncompromising in his willingness to experiment — even with the world watching!
Fusing experimental electronic styles with hip-hop elements, the beat scene is where we find the subject of this month’s video feature...
A project that was started to help unsigned bands show solidarity with victims of the Paris attacks has grown to unite musicians, artists and film-makers from around the world. And it’s not finished yet...
How do you extract a complete album from a dysfunctional band with no finished songs? Drag them to a remote residential studio — in winter...
We sit down with Chambers and producer/engineer Richard Flack (Joe Strummer, Rudimental, Paloma Faith) in Guy’s beautifully equipped Sleeper Sounds studio in West London.
These files accompany the Mike Skeet obituary in the March 2016 issue of SOS.
Through his work as an engineer and author, Mike Skeet inspired enthusiasts to build their own equipment and make better recordings.
When cult funk band Cymande returned to the studio, they insisted on hiring the same production team — 41 years after their previous album...
This month, producer and engineer Nicolas Vernhes welcomes us into his Brooklyn studio, Rare Book Room.
Fans of singer–songwriter Ben Folds expect piano music — but a full–on piano concerto is certainly a new development!
Like any good SOS readers, Scots electro-pop trio Chvrches used the success of their debut album to buy more synthesizers...
Engineer Richard King has brought the art of ensemble recording to new heights in both classical and folk/pop spheres.
We visit the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville to meet Jacquire King, the Grammy-winning producer of James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm.
The success of Slaves’ debut album depended on producer Jolyon Thomas finding a way to bottle their raw live energy.
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