Linklist #2 — where musicians take apart their songs and world renowned composer announces his online masterclass

In the second round of our weekly linklist we have musicians take apart their songs, world renowned composer announces his online masterclass, Joseph Gordon-Levitt invites everyone to collaborate and more!

1) Sound on Sound – Interview with producer of the xx

While the xx’s third album is about to come out, why not follow the whole process of how their debut album was made. Read this interview with the xx’s producer Rodaidh McDonald about all the stages of recording their first album. An exciting read for music nerds!

2) Song Exploder podcast – Taking apart “Get Low” by James Vincent McMorrow

3) Hans Zimmer’s Online Masterclass

Hans Zimmer will be sharing his tips and tricks for aspiring composers in this online masterclass.

4) Off Camera Interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about importance of creative collaborations and his new project HitRecord.

5) NPR Project Song Episode with Chris Walla and J. Robbins

Not everyone can write and record a song in two days, but that’s the Project Song challenge faced by Chris Walla (of Death Cab for Cutie), J. Robbins (of Jawbox and Burning Airlines) and Darren Zentek on drums.

6) The Weeknd and Daft Punk share their second collaboration

Review of a second Daft Punk collaboration on Starboy, which also features Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, and Future.

7) David Lynch – Secrets to soundtrack success

8) Timbaland in the studio with Jay Z

9) Talent is overrated – New episode of Freakonomics Radio

What if the thing we call “talent” is grotesquely overrated? And what if deliberate practice is the secret to excellence?

10) Song Exploder with JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON, where he takes apart his score for “Arrival”

Soundtrap will sponsor next week’s episode of Song Exploder with a special guest, so make sure to tune in.

Until next time!