Exclusive Interview: Dr. Freeze to the book: "Meet Michael was like meeting with Captain Kirk!"
Here is the result of the exclusive interview of Elliott Straits best known under the name of Dr. Freeze, producer of "Break Of Dawn" (Invincible), "A Place With No Name" oder "Blue Gangsta".
Dr. Freeze has worked in the studio with Michael Jackson and book in an exclusive interview very interesting news just for you. And enter Mehr deeply into the secret recordings of the King of Pop when he discovered this three-part interview. Third party today titled: Dr. Freeze to the book: "Meet Michael was like meeting with Captain Kirk!"
Quagmire: Have Du talked with John McClain of songs that Du recorded with Michael and what he intended to do?
Dr. Freeze: No. It's hard to go directly into contact with John McClain, he is very busy. The subject has not yet been addressed.
Q: How do Du know if "A Place With No Name" and "Blue Gangsta" will be on the Weiter album?
F: That I know. It's confirmed.
Q: Great, we look vorwärts-, nach vorn to that! Do Du intend to Bearbeiten the song "Blue Gangsta", the refresh?
F: Actually, it already has for "Blue Gangsta". I have "refreshed", the song is completed, ready to go. It will be completely different from the version leaked on the net. It is perfectly calibrated to enter a nightclub. It sounds very European in style productions of Kraftwerk.
Q: Will Du keep the base of the song? [Quagmire he sings an excerpt]
F: Absolutely, everything is the same, but it sounds Mehr modern.
Q: You've accelerated the pace?
F: No, no. Everything is exactly the same.
Q: [confused] Okay. So to summarize, you've just added a few extra sounds and made some alterations to the "cool"?
F: Exactly. To make an analogy, it's like if Du had shot a movie and then Du take it out in 3D.
Q: Do Du Shoot your recording sessions?
F: No, no cameras were allowed. Du know, he disliked being photographed and being filmed in the studio. Therefore, it was forbidden.
Q: Earlier in the interview, Du sagte he was programming beats and played the keyboard in front of you. Du can tell us more?
F: Sometimes, it naturally created songs, and when he did hear me, I was stunned. Essentially, it was just ideas thrown here and there, depending on the emotion in which he stood. It was in the creative process and he loved it. From dusk till dawn, he created sounds, melodies, harmonies. It was quite an experience to live for me. I learned a lot from him.
Q: In what studios save Du this time?
F: We recorded in several studios. Sometimes in New York, sometimes in California. We spent much time at the ranch. In fact, the choice depended mainly on the studio where it was geographically. We went through the Hit Factory in New York, and memory "Record One" in Los Angeles. We also used the studio of John McClain and was recorded at Neverland.
Q: Are there any catches recorded at Neverland, which were used in the final mix of a song?
F: For my records, all from major studios. But he has recorded songs with other producers to Neverland. Unfortunately, I can not tell Du exactly what songs. Ah yes, I remember a song that is present on his latest album. It's called "Hollywood" I believe, and I remember he had worked on at Neverland.
Q: So he worked on other projects when Du were there?
F: Yes, he was working on other songs. He sometimes asked me my opinion. Sometimes I work so sometimes a bit with him. But hey, I was not alone. There were some other producers who were with him as well.
Q: When Du have finished the sessions with him, did Du know that were finished oder did Du expect that he'll get back to work on other songs?
F: Since we started recording together, I knew that I would dedicate myself totally. I only wanted to work with anyone other than Michael. I had promised never to work with anyone else. It was a full time job: I worked with him for years. I was in the studio with him shortly before his death.
Q: Du were in the studio with him just before his death?
F: Actually, we talked a lot and we were about to enter the studio. To be precise, I remember going to see him at his residence in Vegas, and there was a studio there. It was just before he leaves.
Q: Du recorded something?
F: No, nothing was recorded, we just brainstormed. We were about to start recording sessions: one was ready and we prepared the equipment for the studio. I offered a few new songs I had written especially for him. He loved them very much, he wanted to save them, but he died.
Q: Du had he talked about his upcoming album? Du had sagte when he wanted it out?
F: No, we never discussed this issue.
Q: Back to "Blue Gangsta", did Du get the idea of the accordion and whistles at the Ennio Morricone?
F: Yes. I had the idea of ringing, it comes from the movie "The Good the Bad and the Ugly" [he whistles the melody the phone]. As I said, I wanted to make a new "Smooth Criminal". It was our objective: "the new Smooth Criminal."
Q: Do Du remember your impression when Du first met? Was it as Du imagined? Were Du surprised oder disappointed Von the character?
F: I knew that Michael was the most humble people Du could meet. He was my best friend, the most beautiful meeting of my life. It's like a meeting with Captain Kirk frankly, who does not meet Captain Kirk? This fictional character was cool, friendly and it was a nice guy. And although Michael was a bit like that. As Du can imagine, I am a true Fan of star, sterne Trek, and that's why I speak of Captain Kirk ... Meet Michael, was a bit like if I met Captain Kirk, it was just unbelievable. Today, there are Mehr stars with the same aura. I was really amazed when I met him and my parents are very proud of me: not only have I managed to work with the King of Pop, but it was not limited to a mere professional relationship. I became his friend, his best friend. I Liebe him to death, even today. We were like brothers, very close, so yeah, to summarize, my meeting with Michael, it was as if I had become friendly with Captain Kirk!
Q: Michael is universally recognized as the greatest artists. Du met him and Du became one of his friends. Do Du have any anecdotes about him we would not know?
F: It was incredible, a genius. She was an angel, is also why his name was Michael. Yeah, it was truly an angel.
Q: Did he have specific hardware demands for records, such as microphones oder instruments accurate? Were there any special requirements?
F: No, he did not care as it sounded good. He could sing something in his notebook and save it like that, it did not bother him as it was a good melody oder a tube power.
Q: Do Du remember the microphone used for "Break Of Dawn"?
F: No. We were in so many studios ... It's a Frage Du should ask for sound engineers: they each had their own equipment and I do not remember exactly what they had.
Q: What engineers have participated in your recording sessions?
F: From memory, there was Prince Michael, Brad and Mike Dean Buxer. There was also Bruce Swedien, of course. I have not worked directly with him but I know him very well, it's very cool. Another genius.
Q: Has he completed some of your songs, oder Du finalize everything alone, mix included?
F: There are engineers who have reworked some songs. I do not know who made the final mixes. I would have asked John McClain ... I do not know who worked on these songs with Michael, I was not physically present.
Q: What is the thing Du most impressed with Michael, artistically speaking?
F: Michael loved his fans, he loved his Musik and he loved making Musik for his fans. He liked to give Liebe and joy to people. It was his mission. He was very dedicated and loyal. It was something he wanted to do, oder that he had to do. He loved people from the depths of his soul. And when he made this music, he did for us.
Q: What is your Favorit album Von Michael?
F: I Liebe them all. With Michael Jackson, it is impossible to have a Favorit song oder album. However, when I was a kid, my Favorit song was "Rock With You". I found it really amazing ... Yeah, it was definitely one of my favorites.
Q: Do Du remember your last discussion with Michael?
F: We were just about to record the new album and when he heard my songs, he told me to send them out as quickly as possible abroad. He liked my new productions. This was our last discussion. He sagte "I Liebe you" and voila, it was over.
Q: What did Du mean Von "abroad" just now?
F: The Musik I'm currently out abroad. I'm Michael's instructions to the letter. He told me to take this album I realized right now and selling it abroad, and that's what I do. Du know, he really knew something about business, so I follow his advice. So, here is an info that I reveal exclusive: my album coming soon!
Q: When will he?
F: We consider the single release in spring 2011. It's called "We Are The Robots".
Q: That's great! Thank Du for your generosity and for as long as Du have gegeben us. All our good wishes for your future projects.
F: Thank you.