TN:81 Mr Jukes & Barney Artist

In this episode, John catches up with Mr Jukes, aka Jack Steadman, and Barney Artist to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced their joint album ‘The Locket’.

Breaking the elements down to their very beginnings, Jack talks us through his sampling process, from YouTube crate digging and detailed editing, to processing and pitching individual hits from his vault of free sample packs.

As well as sharing their thoughts on privilege and ‘making it’ in the world of music, the pair reflect on their partnership, as friends and creatives, discussing some of the most fundamental elements that enabled its success.

Listen to find out why Barney’s battered Peugeot 307 is on the album cover, why it’s not always best to tell a rapper you’ve been making beats, and how to turn a 70s jazz-fusion track into a football chant.

Tracks discussed:  Blowin Steam (Open Up Your Mind), The Locket, Vibrate


Listen to ‘The Locket’ here.

‘The Locket’ - Locket Records, Virgin Music


Intro Music - Sunshine Buddy, Laurel Collective 



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