Friday, March 5, 2010
Walking Talking Living Legend of The Bass Game
I first met Rob Gordon whilst working as a gopher for Lights Down Low in Sheffield, one of the untold amount of events that he has sound-engineered since the age of fourteen, when he would build sound systems for clubs and then have to sneak in through the back door to hear them in action, being under-age and all.
I thought little of the quietly-spoken bedreadlocked man of humble demeanour, but have since started to understand the immensity of his contribution to electronic bass music, not least his role in co-founding Warp Records.
This is a link to a tremendous interview with him, where he details the early years of parties in Sheffield, his adventures in producing, and his beef with modern studios and even cross-faders.
Well worth a read.