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RedOne no ‘fast food’ producer
Lady Gaga’s producer doesn’t want to be a “fast food” hitmaker.
RedOne – the man behind many of Gaga’s hits, including ‘Poker Face’, ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Hair’ – always wants to work with artists to develop their careers rather than just produce one quick hit for them then let them sink without trace.
He told online TV station SB.TV: “I believe in bodies of work and to have artists own what they do – not like fast food, ‘here is a single from this person, a single from that person’
“My vision was always to give a sound and a style to the artist depending what they are – the artists personality.”
RedOne also worked with the late Michael Jackson on tracks before he passed away in 2009 and said the experience was the “most incredible thing in life”.
He added: “There’s few people that I’ve met in my life that really I was touched just to meet. Meeting Michael Jackson was a special moment in my life and especially the way he was as a person.
“It was like a big personality that knew music in and out from every angle. A lot of times I have to explain to artists how it’s going to be sounding, I have to explain to them through my emotion.
“I always express and get them to see a vision and Michael was always ahead. I didn’t have to explain everything, he knew.”
When pushed as to whether the tracks he made with Michael would be released, RedOne said the decision was not only his to make, and he didn’t know what the stance of the other parties involved is.