Caution: Extreme Recording - FM record in hot air balloon

If you're a Future Music subscriber (if not, why not?) the chances are you received issue 200 of Future Music through your 'box this morning. Yes. Issue 200. Already. Expect more 200-related postage to follow on the blog very shortly but for now - as promised in our fabulous 'We Are 200' feature within Future Music 200 - here's a video reposting of one of our highest highs. Quite literally.

Back in issue 177 we took a whole band up in a hot air balloon and recorded a track. No, really. It was Guinness certified and everything. We held the world record for 'highest altitude for a musical recording' and 'highest gig' - we sold two tickets, y'see. We'd still hold them today if Jamiroquai hadn't got wind of it via their sponsors Focusrite and recorded a track on a private jet.

Which - let's face it - is clearly cheating.

Anyway, watch the above video for the full 20-minute movie of the event. Just in case you don't believe us.

Daniel Griffiths

Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the biggest entertainment, tech and home brands in the world. He's interviewed countless big names, and covered countless new releases in the fields of music, videogames, movies, tech, gadgets, home improvement, self build, interiors and garden design. He’s the ex-Editor of Future Music and ex-Group Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Musician, Guitarist, Guitar World, Computer Music and more. He renovates property and writes for