Ever have one of those enlightening moments when you realize that a whole slew of your iTunes favorites all originate from the same behind-the-scenes producer? When Seal’s last album came out, I remember thinking it sounded a lot like Madonna’s Confessions on the Dancefloor album, which had tracks that sounded very similar to a couple of killer Killers remixes that I had grown to love. I am totally cool with shit all sounding the same when the shit is amazing. A quick google search revealed that a guy named Stuart Price was behind all this good music. Stuart has a number of monikers, so it can be difficult to keep up. He is the rather tame looking dude that you won’t recognize in the picture above.
He is also the guy that Madonna dropped for Pharrell and Timbaland. As much as I love Pharrell, I have to admit that her album disappeared from the face of the earth rather quickly. Confessions lingered for a while and you still hear songs from that album pop up everywhere. I also just heard that Stuart Price is producing the majority, if not all, of the new Killers album. Smart move, Killers.
Stuart David Price (born in Paris, 9 September 1977) is a British electronic musician, songwriter, and producer whose remixing and production skills are coveted by artists including Madonna, Missy Elliott, The Killers, Gwen Stefani, and most recently Seal. His acts include British electronic pop/rock band Zoot Woman (with Adam and Jonny Blake), Les Rythmes Digitales, Paper Faces, Man With Guitar, Thin White Duke, and the parodic French moniker Jacques Lu Cont, though he actually grew up in Reading, England.
The Killers – Mr. Brightside (fan video)
Gwen Stefani – Wait You Waiting For (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)