Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Elton Exploring Electronic Music with Pharrell Williams
Elts, 66, revealed: “I adore electronic music. I get up in the morning and put on electronic music.
“I did a track with Timbaland. I hope to do something with Pharrell. I’ve done a track with Bright Light Bright Light, a guy called Rod Thomas, and it’s brilliant. I like exploring other avenues.”
Although he’s enthusiastic Elton is going back to school to learn all about it. “I don’t know how to record electronic music,” he told Clash magazine. “As a piano player I tend to overdo things, and electronic music is about simplicity. I had lunch with James Blake the other day, and listening to his album is so simple and beautiful.
“I would be tempted to do so much more, and he has the ability to be so minimalistic and I love it. They’re like paintings, not songs.”
The piano man releases a reissue of his classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on March 24. But he’ll keep his fans on their toes with surprise new collaborations.
“I did things with Queens Of The Stone Age, and that was a completely different experience,” he said. “Playing on the Kanye West record, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is genius from start to finish, was a f***ing honour. It was like: ‘Wow, I’m on this f***ing record!’ And it was different. You can always learn.
“By pooh-poohing dance music, rap or anything, you just lose so much, because if you get into the studio with these guys you realise they’re onto something completely different to what you do.
“By you saying it’s rubbish it’s completely wrong, because what they do is something you don’t understand but it’s completely relevant and it’s very exciting.”
- Daily Star
Rapper Pharrell Williams says he took inspiration from musician Elton John's hit song 'Rocket Man' to name his five-year-old Rocket.
However, the 40-year-old singer denied reports that he had kept the middle name of his son 'Man', reported Daily Express.
"I really respect Elton John's music, I'd love to do something with him... Contrary to popular belief, Rocket's middle name is not Man. But Elton John's 'Rocket Man' song was a part of it and also Stevie Wonder's 'Rocket Love'," Williams said.
- Times of India