A Trevor Horn record probably sits somewhere in your record collection or laptop so we decided he’d be the perfect producer to focus on in the first of our Producers Series for this year. Horn has had a very long career starting off working with disco acts Tina Charles and Biddu in his early days alongside Geoffrey Downes with whom he formed Buggles who of course had the massive hit ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ thanks in large to the newly launched MTV. From Buggles he got involved in the Yes set up, briefly becoming lead singer, before focussing on producing for them. From here it’s been a long journey of buying Island Record’s Basing Street studio from them and renaming it Sarm, being involved in the early days and creation of the Art Of Noise, the birth of the ZTT label, and producing truly ground breaking music for Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Grace Jones and many others. He was clearly a lover of the synclavier, a hugely expensive keyboard that allowed one man to become an orchestra. This he used to fine effect on ‘Slave To The Rhythm’. He’s had hit a plenty and given nightclubs a sonic boom of sound through the times. The records still sound sonically incredible so ladies and gentleman, Mr Trevor Horn.
This compilation was compiled by Dr Rob. We are aware Mr Horn executively produced ‘Duel’ by Propoganda but we love it so it’s in.