Kanye West engineer Andrew Dawson working on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

Speaking about his interaction with West and his new album, Dawson’s take on the recording process unearths some fresh perspective that you won’t find in the liner notes of “Fantasy.” Want to know how a sample of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” ended up in the song “Power”? Ask this guy.

Describe how you started working with Kanye West. And what do think it’s taken for you to be successful working with him prior to his latest album?

When Kanye was halfway through “The College Dropout,” he’d fired about six to eight engineers in about a month because they weren’t up to snuff, and it was eventually my turn to be next on the chopping block. I haven’t been fired since, seven or eight years later.

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Andrew Dawson helped Kanye West engineer a success in ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times.

~ by musicproducertv on January 3, 2011.

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