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On air Friday 08.03.19 from 20h till 22h

Martin Rushent was an English record producer, best known for his work with The Human League, The Stranglers and Buzzcocks.


Rushent expressed a desire to move away from guitar bands, and bought a Linn LM-1 drum machine, Roland MC-8 Microcomposer and Jupiter-8 synthesiser to learn sequencing and synthesis techniques. Rushent set up his own studio, Genetic, with Synclavier and Fairlight CMI synthesisers and an MCI console. He spent £35,000 on air conditioning alone, and had a Mitsubishi Electric digital recorder costing £75,000.

Rushent used his Roland equipment to record Pete Shelley’s first solo album, Homosapien. Originally demos for the planned fourth Buzzcocks album, Shelley and Rushent deemed the recordings releasable, and Shelley was signed to Island Records. They were heard by Simon Draper of Virgin Records, who asked Rushent to produce The Human League. Rushent’s work on the group’s 1981 album Dare earned him a BRIT Award in 1982 for Best British producer.
Rushent’s production on Dare frustrated the group’s guitarist Jo Callis, as the only guitar on the album was used to trigger a gate on the synthesiser. Singer Susanne Sulley was also frustrated by the lengthy process of Rushent’s synth programming. In 1983, Rushent walked out of his own studio after Sulley made an off-the-cuff comment toward him. Also in the 1980s, Rushent worked with XTC, Generation X, Altered Images and The Go-Go’s.

Rushent decided to take a break from production in the 1990s, and sold his assets – including Genetic Studios. He briefly took up a consultancy position with Virgin, but retired from the industry to raise his children.



TRACKLIST
  1. Acapulco Nights Jingle - Martin Rushent
  2. The Stranglers - Peaches (soundtrack sexy beast)
  3. Joy Division - Insight (Recorded at Eden studios with Martin Rushent)
  4. The Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love with someone
  5. Martin Rushent - Give it al you got
  6. INT - CREATIVE
  7. Pete Shelley - Homosapien
  8. Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator
  9. Visage - Frequency 7 (dance mix)
  10. Hard Corps - Je suis passé (dub mix)
  11. INT - DRUMMER
  12. Pete Shelly - Witness the change
  13. The League Unlimited Orchestra - Do or die
  14. The Human League - Do or die
  15. The League Unlimited orchestra - Seconds
  16. Altered Images - I could be happy
  17. The Stranglers - No more Heroes
  18. XTC - Are you receiving me?
  19. INT - SAMPLING ASSOCIATES
  20. The Members - Radio (dub)
  21. Leisure Process - Love Cascade (Rushent mix)
  22. The Human League - Things that dreams are made of
  23. INT - SPLIT HUMAN LEAGUE & MARTIN RUSHENT
  24. The Human League - The Sound of the crowd
  25. INT - PHIL & JOANNE LINNDRUM
  26. The Human League - Hard Times
  27. The Human League - Mirror man
  28. The Human League - Don’t you want me?
  29. League Unlimited Orchestra - Don’t you want me?
  30. The Human League - Don’t you want me? (demoversion)
  31. INT - DARE
  32. The Human League - Keep feeling Fascination
  33. Martin Rushent - Itchy Hips
  34. INT - TEN JERICO - LINN
  35. Then Jerico - Fault
  36. Allen Chaney - The sound of Musak
  37. Hard Corps - To breath (instrumental)
  38. INT - DISASTER
  39. The Human League - Love action (I believe in love)