Martin Solveig on working with Madonna on ''M.D.N.A.'' album

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Martin Solveig sur le travail avec Madonna sur l'album "M.D.N.A.".


Find out what the pop princess is really like to work with!

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Solveig dishes on working with Madonna

Pop goddess Madonna is set to drop her 12th studio album M.D.N.A in March this year, which includes collaborations with artists such as Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., William Orbit and Martin Solveig.
Apart from all the jokes flying about the controversial choice of title, a question that has been continually raised is whether Madonna is just phoning it in. Does she really do anything in the studio these days, apart from recording her vocals, or does she just pay producers to do all the hard work? In an exclusive interview with Solveig, the French DJ smashed any such misconception:
"She is as involved as you can be in the recording process. This was a very good and big surprise for me! I was assuming that she would spend only an hour or two in the studio per day and come and see where we were and say, 'Ok I like this, I don't like that. I'll sing this. Bye!' And absolutely not… I mean we co-produced the tracks. It's not just written on the credits 'co-produced by Martin Solveig and Madonna', we literally co-produced the tracks. I mean, at some point she'd want to choose the sound of a snare drum or a synth and that kind of stuff. She was really in the session."
But what surprised Solvieg most about the iconic singer during the recording process?
"The simplicity of the communication," he told us. "The simplicity of the way we communicated on an organisation level. Recording those songs for that album was something that quickly became very natural and I think that really helped us to paint something interesting."

Check out our full interview with Solveig here.


Martin Solveig Q&A
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French DJ and producer Martin Solveig has taken the dance music world by storm with hit singles like 'Hello' and 'Ready 2 Go'. His music has sold into the millions and he's had over 41 million views on YouTube with his webisodes that go by the same title as his fourth album Smash, which has just been released in Australia. Solveig's playful tunes and tounge-in-cheek humour have earned him his popularity, not to mention collaboration requests from huge stars like Madonna. We spoke to Solveig about the album and what it was like working with the queen of pop.

You've produced tracks on Madonna's new album. What was the most surprising thing about working with her?
The simplicity of the communication. The simplicity of the way we communicated on an organisation level. Recording those songs for that album was something that quickly became very natural and I think that really helped us to paint something interesting.

How involved is she in the recording process? Did you work very closely together?
She is as involved as you can be in the recording process. This was a very good and big surprise for me! I was assuming that she would spend only an hour or two in the studio per day and come and see where we were and say, "Ok I like this, I don't like that. I'll sing this. Bye!" And absolutely not... I mean we co-produced the track and it’s not just written on the credits "co-produced by Martin Solveig and Madonna", we literally co-produced the tracks. I mean, at some point she wanted to choose the sound of a snare drum or a synth and that kind of stuff. She was really in the session!

'Hello' was shot with a tennis stadium, audience of 15,000 and 'Ready 2 Go' with a football stadium that fits 65,000 people. What's next? Can we expect more episodes of Smash?
Well one of the next episodes of Smash is touring in Australia with probably, overall, 150,000 or 200,000 people, if you combine all the festivals! Hahaha. But that was last year during the Christmas tour and I think the numbers are exaggerated. The only thing that happened is that the story changed a little bit with the project of Madonna, which arrived in the middle of the album. So I had to put this [Smash videos] on hold for a little bit and of course then the story changes, which is fine. Then we re-group in a couple of weeks and we'll see where we can carry on. But, that’s the beauty of this - it's very open, it's very crazy - so we can always adapt to any kind of change.

Any plans to come back to Australia and remove the title you've acquired?
Hahaha! I hope I will never remove it because it's a part of me and it's very deep! But I'm planning to come back in 2012, I hope at the end of the year - probably around November.

Martin Solveig on working with Madonna on ''M.D.N.A.'' album

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