Phil with students from Winchester University | February 2020
Phil Harding is Executive Producer of Rozalla's new single, 'I Feel It Slipping Away' out on 30 November on Energise Records and PJS Productions have also produced mixes for the release. Rozalla is probably best known for her anthemic dance hit in the 90s 'Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)' and has had a string of international chart success ever since, and hit the US Dance Chart top 5 in 2015.
This previously-unreleased song was written by Lamont Dozier and Phil's co-producers on the track are former PWL colleagues, Tony King and Gary Miller. Click here to hear the mix previews and to order now
Phil writes: "We're so pleased to see our PJS remixes featured on this album from the wonderful Brooklyn-based Tommy Von Voigt. We had a couple of mixes on the original release last year, but this is a nice showcase of our PJS remix work. A great Pete Hammond remix is also featured. You can listen and buy from Tommy's Bandcamp page linked here plus on all the usual streaming and purchase platforms."
Also see the PJS Productions page of the website with a selection of PJS mixes playable directly from the playlist box.
In part 2, in the week that Kylie Minogue achives her 8th No. 1 UK album 'Disco' (breaking chart records by that run now being spread over 5 decades), Phil talks about working with Kylie Minogue and on her classic tracks back in the day at PWL Studios (1988-92)... Click here to play
In Part 1, Phil talks about getting into music, his first meeting with Stock Aitken & Waterman, working with Dead Or Alive, Rick Astley as well as his early years working with SAW. Music from Dead Or Alive, Rick Astley, Eighth Wonder, Deuce and East 17... Click here to play
Free online event 30/09/20 7-8pm BST with Phil Harding on the panel. Register for a free ticket here...
Phil Harding, Dennis Weinreich and Melvyn Toms who are a part of ‘JAMES’, the Joint Audio Media Education Support organisation, take a look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on music recording and production. Run by AES (Audio Engineering Society) Scotland.
"Phil Harding, the hit-maker behind a host of '90s stars swaps his mixing desk for a writing desk"... The new edition of 'Resolution' magazine (Summer 2020) includes an extract from Phil's latest book, 'Pop Music Production'. Available in print or digital versions at resolutionmag.com. [Update: 25 Sep - Click here to read the first page]
A book chapter written by Dr Phil Harding and Dr Paul Thompson titled: 'A ‘Service’ Model of Creativity in Commercial Pop Music at P&E Studios in the 1990s' is now available to read online and download as a PDF file here. It was included in the book: 'Proceedings of the 12th Art Of Record Production Conference ('Mono: Stereo: Multi')', a set of papers from this event which was held at the Stockholm Royal School Of Music in 2017. Phil presented the paper with Paul Thompson on the first day of the conference (1st December 2017).
Phil's academia.edu page has recently been updated with abstracts and information on other papers and book chapters written beyond the two full books. Phil can send PDFs of the other chapters featured on the academia.eu page link above via e-mailing him at email@example.com. Also see the Academic website section for more information.
A fantastic review video of the ‘PWL From The Factory Floor’ book has just been posted by Espen Kraft on his music YouTube channel. Phil is delighted to announce that he has a some new 'limited' signed stock of the sell-out book, following some silly pricing that appeared on Amazon recently (hundreds of pounds!)... See the SHOP page for UK, EU, USA and ROW pricing and combination deals with the new book ‘Pop Music Production’ and other CDs.
PWL From The Factory Floor | Video Review (Thanks to Espen Kraft).
Some fairly heavy, but delightful reading for those that can access this new book. My contribution is Chapter 20 ‘Desktop Production and Commerciality’. It's a privilege to have contributed a chapter to this book along with so many academics that I respect. Thanks to the editors, Simon Zagorski-Thomas and Andrew Bourbon. Click here for details