Machine Love

  • Machine Love is a series on RA where we unapologetically geek out with a producer about their studios.


  • Aug 23, 2018

    Mark Smith hears how the dance floor shapes the tracks of this prolific house artist.
  • May 2, 2018

    A singular voice in electronic music reveals the techniques and processes behind his hotly anticipated new album.
  • Mar 15, 2018

    This uncompromising Romanian artist is on the cusp of releasing her excellent debut album. Mark Smith hears how her tenacious mindset shaped its unique sound.
  • Jan 23, 2018

    With a background in noise and free improvisation, Silvia Kastel brings a fresh perspective to electronic music. Mark Smith visits her studio to hear the story behind the transformation and her spellbinding new album.



  • Nov 16, 2016

    The visionary club producer tells Mark Smith about his studio techniques.
  • Oct 12, 2016

    Producing, mixing, mastering, engineering, DJing, label management—we hear how a wealth of experience shapes Matthew Styles' studio sessions.
  • Aug 3, 2016

    In the studio, Peder Mannerfelt is trying to forget what he knows and trust his instincts. Mark Smith hears how it's led to the most productive phase in his career.
  • May 11, 2016

    Mark Smith hears about the studio methods behind this UK producer's distinctive raw sound.
  • Apr 4, 2016

    Handwerk Audio is a Berlin studio that gives customers access to legendary synthesizers. Peter Van Hoesen, one of its founders, gives Mark Smith a tour.
  • Feb 17, 2016

    Hovering somewhere between techno, ambient and drum & bass but rejecting the conventions of all three, this Berlin artist's records are as elusive as they are absorbing. Mark Smith hears about the production methods behind his sound.







  • Dec 1, 2010

    The Dutch techno don still loves his old machines; he's just found the right software to replace them. RA's Aron Friedman reports back from Amsterdam.
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  • Sep 30, 2010

    RA learns how an insatiable quest for knowledge (and a whole heap of mistakes) have made Mike Huckaby one of Detroit's most knowledgeable and respected producers.
  • Sep 10, 2010

    Small set-up, massive music. RA discovers how just a modest amount of gear has propelled the Hessle Audio co-founder to a position among UK bass music's foremost names.
  • Aug 20, 2010

    RA talks to London-based producer, Chris Spero, AKA Glimpse, about his quest for grit and the machines that get him there.
  • Aug 13, 2010

    RA talks to Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt about micing cacti, counting with "the Bjork" and the philosophical dilemmas of live performance.
  • Jul 27, 2010

    The Brooklyn-based synth head is just as lo-fi as you might think, but not nearly as nostalgic. In advance of his live performance at Decibel in September, RA's Mike Powell finds out what machines make him tick.
  • Jun 18, 2010

    Classic Chicago house by way of Sofia. RA discovers the surprising method behind the sound and style of Bulgarian producer, KiNK.
  • May 31, 2010

    RA sticks its head around the door of Jamie Jones' East London studio to find out which machines the Crosstown Rebels man is loving.
  • May 12, 2010

    Plenty of artists use as many instruments as they can. Benjamin Brunn has made his career on mastering just a few. RA's Chris Burkhalter investigates the very deep machine love the producer has for his Clavia Nord Modular.
  • Feb 10, 2010

    RA talks to New York house master Dennis Ferrer about the machines that line his studio walls, and what it took to get them there.