Hanging with the legendary Gustavo Santaolalla at his LA studio (video)
The Oscar-winning producer can play any and all instruments.
Dreams do come true. I can attest to that. As a lover of really good music- and by that I mean interesting lyrics, unique sounds and impeccable production (in other words NO Rihanna, NO Katy Perry, and NO BEP) — walking into legendary musician/producer and Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla’s recording studio in Los Angeles recently was like entering the gates of heaven. Not only has he worked with the likes of Juanes, Molotov, Julieta Venegas; he’s also behind the soundtracks of Brokeback Mountain, Babel and others.
The simpatico Argentine, along with Uruguayan singer/songwriter and producer Juan Campodónico founded the electro-tango collective Bajofondo nine years ago and just recently collaborated on Campodónico’s incredibly refreshing solo debut album, CAMPO.
Check out what the boys had to say about creating something truly unique with Campodónico’s new record, bilingualism as a trend in music, and what they were rocking in the 80s (Santaolalla with a mohawk, can you picture it?).
During my visit I realized maybe, just maybe, I have a shot at becoming a member of Bajofondo after all!