Denis Zaharov: Peter, tell me, how did you get
in touch with Madonna?
Peter Rauhofer: It was easy.
I received a call from Madonna's record label, they told
me that Madonna wanted to listen to some of my mixes.
After she listened to some of my work she personally told
me: "Ok, I want you to remix my song Nothing Really
Matters" , and that was my first work for Madonna.
DZ: So did she like your mix immediately?
PR: To be honest, I wanted her to like my work
so much, that I made five different mixes of Nothing
Reallt Matters and asked her to choose the one
she liked the best. I thought to myself, if I make only
one remix and she doesn't like it, she will never work
with me again.
But she liked all my mixes for the song and they ended
up on the single. It was really cool!
DZ: Do you meet her often?
PR: No. She does not come to the studio, or sits
there, she sends the material. But of course she listens
to the final work.
She's very easy to talk to and she always respects the
Dj, but she has to have the final word. And that is quite
DZ: Now that she has started a new tour, did she
ask you to work on material to be used there? New arrangements
of old songs or something?
PR: No, not for the tour. But she has asked me
to remix her old songs Into the Groove and Erotica.
I've also finished a remix of "Mother and Father"
as well, which might be the next single this summer.
DZ: What do you know about a supposed
new Madonna album? Does she have any plans?
PR: As fas as I know, she would like to put out
a record before the end of 2004.
She worked on some material with Patrick Leonard
and the style of the album will remind of a broadway
Madonna will surprise her fans as she
DZ: Now tell me, does Madonna have a favourite
remix among the ones you did of her songs?
PR: Yes. She likes the work I did on "Impressive
DZ: By the way why wasn't "Impressive
Instant" released as a single?
PR: Well, it's a bit complicated when the choices
of the artist and the ones of the record company don't
Madonna wanted that song as the last single from the album
"Music", but Warner had other plans and
release further singles.
Due to this situation, the remixes I made remained promo
only for "in-house" use.
But I think that soon they might be released.
During the tour or maybe soon after, Madonna will release
an album of best remixes, and my two mixes of "Impressive
Instant" might be included.