Wednesday, April 22

Top 3's with Sam Spiegel (N.A.S.A.)

Sam Spiegel is a composer, producer, DJ and remixer who launched his music career after heading west from his hometown of New York and began DJ'ing clubs and events around Los Angeles. Not long after, his annual signature party SUDs gathered celebrities and cool kids at unconventional venues in Los Angeles, including a laundromat and a car wash. Sam has spun everywhere – from award shows and clubs to premieres and parties and fashion shows in Japan, Brazil, Morocco, Canada, Australia, England and all over the US.??Spiegel frequently collaborates with his brother, filmmaker Spike Jonze. Notably, he scored and compiled the soundtrack for the Jonze-directed cult classic "Yeah Right!" (the top-selling skateboard movie of all time), and the two worked together with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on an Adidas commercial that won the Gold Lion for Best Music at the 2005 Cannes International Advertising Festival and Silver for Original Music at the 2006 Clio Awards.?

While Spiegel has produced and remixed tracks for Maroon 5, Iggy Pop, Kylie Minogue, the Eels, Ben Lee, the Cardigans and many more, 2006 marked the first Squeak E. Clean fully-produced album. Show Your Bones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sophomore record, was named "Album of the Year" by the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, and Spin, and was nominated for a Grammy for best alternative album. Most recently, Spiegel contributed songs to the highly-anticipated documentary film Beautiful Losers, which documents many of the artists who have contributed artwork to the N.A.S.A project, including Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee and Mark Gonzalez. He also scored "EA Skate 2" for Electronic Arts.

After the Spirit Of Apollo and all of your guest collabs. Which 3 artists do you have yet to collab with?

  1. Beethoven,
  2. James Brown,
  3. Led Zeplin
Which are the top 3 tracks that N.A.S.A. has yet to remix?
  1. Putting on the Ritz,
  2. You Got the Touch,
  3. You're the Best Around
As such an accomplished producer what are the top 3 tips you give to fans who are looking to make a career for themselves in the music industry?
  1. Study music theory,
  2. be true to your taste,
  3. surround yourself with people you trust.

What are your top 3 tracks of April 09?

  1. N.A.S.A. - Gifted featuring Kanye West, Lykke Li and Santigold []
  2. DJ Mehdi- Pocket Piano []
  3. Santigold - Shove it []
And your top 3 albums of April 09?
  1. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
  2. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
  3. N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo
You are no stranger to music festivals, which are the top 3 you recommend?
  1. Coachella []
  2. O2 Wireless []
  3. Sonar []
This is an important one here at I R Minus. Who or what are your top 3 sources for new music?
  1. []
  2. []
  3. []
And finally who might be the top 3 up and coming artists in your mind that people should be sure to keep an eye on?
  1. N.A.S.A. []
  2. Lykke Li []
  3. Santigold []