Martin Solveig talks Madonna
Australian website VMusic spoke to French DJ and producer Martin Solveig – who has taken the dance music world by storm with hit singles like “Hello” and “Ready 2 Go” and had over 41 million views on YouTube – about the album “Smash” and what it was like working with the Queen of Pop.
You’ve produced tracks on Madonna’s new album. What was the most surprising thing about working with her?
The simplicity of the communication. The simplicity of the way we communicated on an organisation level. Recording those songs for that album was something that quickly became very natural and I think that really helped us to paint something interesting.
How involved is she in the recording process? Did you work very closely together?
She is as involved as you can be in the recording process. This was a very good and big surprise for me! I was assuming that she would spend only an hour or two in the studio per day and come and see where we were and say, “Ok I like this, I don’t like that. I’ll sing this. Bye!” And absolutely not… I mean we co-produced the track and it’s not just written on the credits “co-produced by Martin Solveig and Madonna”, we literally co-produced the tracks. I mean, at some point she wanted to choose the sound of a snare drum or a synth and that kind of stuff. She was really in the session!
Read the entire Q&A on vmusic.com.au.
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