A timeline of pop's biggest producers -- Addendum
The Verge writes:
A good producer can define a whole era of pop, whether it’s ushering in a new sound like teen pop or smuggling genres like trap or G-funk into the mainstream. You know the sounds even if you don’t know the names, subconsciously tying them to a certain era of pop. In honor of this week’s release of Giorgio Moroder’s Déjà Vu, an overdue comeback for one of pop’s most influential producers, we thought we’d take a look at 11 of the most influential pop sounds and the people behind them.
The article is a nice read, but leaves out one of my personal favourites: Trevor Horn.
Trevor Horn: Synthpop (1984)
Essential album: (Who’s Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise! (1984)
Essential track: Relax (1983)
Known for work with: ABC, Art Of Noise, Belle & Sebastian, Buggles, Dollar, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Lisa Stansfield, Propaganda, Seal, The Buggles, Yes, The Producers, John Howard, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Cher, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Lisa Stansfield, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, Eros Ramazzotti, Mike Oldfield, Marc Almond, Charlotte Church, t.A.T.u., LeAnn Rimes, Genesis, Jeff Beck