Simon Heyworth was the engineer and one of the producers of Mike Oldfield’s groundbreaking album “Tubular Bells”. He is also one of the UK’s top mastering engineers and has performed these duties for artists such as Brian Eno and Depeche Mode.
Ashley Beedle is a living legend of dance music as a DJ, producer, remixer and re-editor. His many monikers include: X-Press 2, Ballistic Brothers, Black Science Orchestra, Afrikanz on Marz, Warbox and North Street to name but a few.
He is the world’s most entertaining and innovative live looping beatbox and vocal artist. If Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Michael Winslow and Reggie Watts were to engineer a super human together, the result would be Beardyman.
An eclectic and well-implemented array of live musical influences and the raw resonance of the production define 'Smokers Delight', marking it out as an album that rises above the too often bleep-orientated ambience of the leftfield movement
As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it's unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the sound of 'The Man-Machine'
"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean