A new Netflix documentary is set to shed light on the making of the US chart’s fastest-selling hit. We look back at the making of song, and ask why two of the biggest stars of the ‘80s weren’t at the party
As the year draws to a close, let’s meet and greet the acts and music that set the tone, filled the stadiums and earned the big bucks
RECORDING WEEK 2023: What’s all the fuss about and do you need to upgrade your streaming service and throw out your stereo? We explain all
“After 25 years of working in this industry, 90% of the time, the non-musician judges are actually right,” adds Zur; plus, how he ended up collaborating with Imagine Dragons
U2 have just launched their 25-night live, visual and sound sensoria that pops eyes and boggles minds. Here’s how they do it
He created a legend but didn’t earn a dime. He destroyed the master tape (and a speaker). And they had to remake the track… backwards. No wonder Van Halen wasn’t their first choice…
We’re all familiar with Trevor Horn’s productions and their preference for expensive, elusive kit, but what got the ball rolling?
Keyboards came and went throughout SAW’s hundreds of hits, but one box kept delivering the tricks. Think you know sampling? Think again
CV/Gate, DCB, USI, UMI and The Oberheim System… This is the story of how synth’s biggest players narrowly averted a standards war and made sweet music together
If you want hits, who are you going to call? Increasingly, that choice seems to be narrowing down to just one man…
“Every once in a while there's a record where the mixes are crazy loud because that's what works,” he says
Best of 2022: ABBA's reappearance on stage has garnered rave reviews. But how exactly do you convincingly put on a gig from a band that isn't there?
Best of 2022: The semi-silent partner in N.E.R.D and The Neptunes on producing for Justin and Jay-Z… but not quite Michael Jackson
Best of 2022: From new wave synth prodding to full on rock progging, we pick five TFF hits worth shouting about
Stick your Slade - here are the real five Christmas tunes that every producer should be listening to
The omni-talented, multi-faceted sticksman takes on going solo, drumming, flying, building his own studio gear - and bagpipes