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Volume 2, Number 1, February 2004
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UAD-1 Feature: Matt Schwartz Times They are a Changin'
Matt is especially proud of the Deepest Blue single Give It Away and the way it sounds on radio and TV. I think its one of my better radio mixes and I'm also happy with the way the album is shaping as I am creating fresh production and sonic attitude combined with great songs.
Deepest Blue is a collaboration between Matt Schwartz and Joel Edwards who has worked with Ed Case, M Factor as well as supplying the vocal for the Zoom Let It Go single. Deepest Blue is described as classy yet commercial vocal house cut with a diverse selection of remixers brought on board by Data Records. Check out the video!
What are Matts influences? I have a lot of respect for producers like Quincy, Trevor Horn, William Orbit, Butch Vig and Mutt Lange, the precision work and the fresh attitude they all had for songs in their early days. I try to bring music to the same level of creative thinking in todays electronic age and also combine live music with a computerized attitude. For me building a track is like making love. I love 'orgasm' style build-ups musically (or crescendo in classical terms). <Grin>
What lies in the future for Matt Schwartz? Coming up around May is My Deepest Blue album project with singer/songwriter Joel Edwards, with 'Give It Away' as second UK single on Feb. 16 (no1-cool cuts, club charts, pop charts) and a 3rd single 'Is it a Sin?" around April time. Its shaping up to be a big album. Then its Wednesdays Child (a rock Album with singer/songwriter Rachael Walden) and after that an album with a new singer/songwriter called Trix (a cool attitude pop album, no project name yet). After that I have a great project with MJ Cole and Grant Nelson, which is kind of ambient/trip hop/down tempo vibes with the weirdest samples you ever heard. Weve been on it for a while now as we're all too busy to give it a full 3-4 month attention. We do it because we love it and we dont want A&Rs breathing down our necks. Theres also another electronic project with MJ-Cole under the name Distresser (working title) and Holly Valance's is on the cards but we shall see.... I have just remixed Narcotic Thrust's "I Like It' which is already no1 in all the hype charts and getting many plays from everyone.
I think hes going to wear that UAD-1 out [UAD-1s don't wear out Marsha -ed]. Good luck with everything Matt and keep up that great energy!
--Interview by Marsha Vdovin
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