For The Record

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy – revered as one of the most progressive institutions in today's musical landscape – has paired up a compelling selection of top artists and industry insiders, curating conversations on some of the most relevant topics in music today.

For The Record features personalities like Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu, DJ Harvey, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Just Blaze in conversation with their peers. The 15 talks took place around the world in locations such as Amsterdam, Paris, New York and Berlin. Wide-ranging and expansive, the artists involved touched on an array of topics, live performance, instruments/interfaces, conceptualism, drumming, and rhythm among them.

In addition to the conversations, top music journalists – including Philip Sherburne, Joe Muggs, Jeff ‘Chairman’ Mao and Sheryl Garratt – contribute essays about each of the personalities included. Together with stunning visual design by Chris Rehberger’s Double Standards agency, the results make for one of the most insightful publications on the current state of music and the music industry.

The book is available through Gestalten

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For The Record

Red Bull Music Academy presents a new book featuring 15 Conversations with people who have shaped the way we listen to music

Contents

Joao Barbosa x kalaf angelo x mulatu astatke

Two members of Buraka Som Sistema talk Africa with the founder of Ethio-jazz.

bernard purdie x jaki liebezeit

The most sampled drummer in history meets the most repetitive drummer in history.

martyn ware x nile rodgers

How to write a hit without really trying: The Chic frontman and Heaven 17 mastermind compare notes.

kerri chandler x patrick adams

Studio insights from the soulful worlds of boogie, disco and house.

gareth jones x metro area

Depeche Mode’s go-to studio hand syncs up with a couple of NYC perfectionists.

carsten nicolai x olaf bender x uwe schmidt

Three avant-garde Germans unveil the blueprints to work and life.

benny ill x moritz von oswald

The Horsepower Productions don goes deep into the bins with dub techno aristocracy.

adrian sherwood x lee 'scratch' perry

A Jamaican dub originator and an Englishman whose life was changed by the echo chamber.

matias aguayo x sly & robbie

A Chilean-born German producer and two Jamaican session masters find common ground.

ben ufo x dj harvey

A set of UK spinners who know that the dancefloor never lies.

cosey fanni tutti x nik void

Two generations of confrontational British music on giving the audience what it wants.

modeselektor x mykki blanco

A genre-blending electronic duo chats with a gender-bending MC.

erykah badu x the underachievers

21st century soul’s premier doula sits down with Brooklyn’s new breed.

just blaze x paul riser

The Roc-A-Fella architect swaps stories with the conductor of the Motown hit factory.

Robert henke x tom oberheim

Two tech pioneers who have devoted their careers to the future of music production.

For The Record
Red Bull Music Academy presents a new book featuring 15 Conversations with people who have shaped the way we listen to music

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy – revered as one of the most progressive institutions in today's musical landscape – has paired up a compelling selection of top artists and industry insiders, curating conversations on some of the most relevant topics in music today.

For The Record features personalities like Nile Rodgers, Erykah Badu, DJ Harvey, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Just Blaze in conversation with their peers. The 15 talks took place around the world in locations such as Amsterdam, Paris, New York and Berlin. Wide-ranging and expansive, the artists involved touched on an array of topics, live performance, instruments/interfaces, conceptualism, drumming, and rhythm among them.

In addition to the conversations, top music journalists – including Philip Sherburne, Joe Muggs, Jeff ‘Chairman’ Mao and Sheryl Garratt – contribute essays about each of the personalities included. Together with stunning visual design by Chris Rehberger’s Double Standards agency, the results make for one of the most insightful publications on the current state of music and the music industry.

The book is available through Gestalten

extra Web Features

Trevor Jackson x Ata

Ata and Trevor Jackson are two of the most intriguing DJs of their generation. In this conversation, held in Jackson’s London residence, the two explored these topics – and plenty more.

Gordon Mac x Keith Skues

Two generations of pirates come together to discuss decades of broadcasting in the UK. Gordon Mac, founder of Kiss FM, sits down with Keith Skues – the only British broadcaster to have been heard on forces, pirate, national, local and independent commercial radio stations over the course of his career.

Available now from Gestalten