“I think dreams are a wonderful source of inspiration for all of us. When I’m on it I try to capture my dreams and write them down… I get the most wonderful things from dreams: lyrics, musical ideas. “ – Gareth Jones
British Music Producer, Mixer and professional Noise Maker Gareth Jones is a pioneer in the use of digital equipment (including incorporating then new sampling technology). Jones combined digital tools with analog recording techniques and synthesizers in the 80’s. Legendary in electronic music circles, Jones has produced five albums for techno pioneers Depeche Mode and six albums for synth-pop superstars Erasure as well as multiple titles for Wire, Einsturzende Neubauten, Diamanda Galas and more.
Trained at the BBC, Jones got his start recording the best of London ‘80’s new wave and industrial scene including early singles for Madness and Depeche Mode. Moving to Berlin in 1983, he worked at the legendary Hansa Studios for 10 years recording and mixing Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Wim Wenders soundtracks and much, much more. Sky TV in the UK recently commissioned a documentary on Hansa studio featuring multiple interviews with Gareth Jones.
More recently Jones has worked with Apparat, Yann Tiersen, Efterklang, Grizzly Bear, IndoChine, Interpol, The Futureheads, Liars, Merchandise. Mogwai, Sons and Daughters, Josh T. Pearson, Clinic, Emmy the Great, Polly Scattergood, These New Puritans, Wovoka Gentle and others. He has also remixed tracks for Can, Erasure, Goldfrapp, MGMT, Neu, Orbital, Pizzicato 5, Plastikman, SCUM and To Rococo Rot.
His production room is now located at Strongroom Studio in London. A Logic Pro guru, Modular Synth geek, Ableton Live enthusiast, keen and active MPG member and a JAMES assessor, Jones is a frequent lecturer for the Red Bull Music Academy and has appeared at Moog Fest.