114 episodes

Lost and Sound is a podcast that meets the most exciting innovative, leftfield music people from across the world. Each week Berlin based writer Paul Hanford chats with the innovators, the outsiders, the mavericks, the people who make music and do it utterly in their own way. Conversations focus around the intersectionality between music, creativity and life. Paul’s relaxed style allows guests to feel comfortable and express themselves, the result delves into a unique perspective on some of your favourite artists. The show was started with an award from the Arts Council Of England and guests have so far included Suzanne Ciani, Peaches, Chilly Gonzales, Sleaford Mods, Nightmares On Wax, Graham Coxon, Saint Etienne, Nite Jewel, Ellen Allien, Ghostpoet, Laetitia Sadier, A Guy Called Gerald, Tue-Yards, Liars, Gruff Rhys, Hania Rani, Laetitia Sadier, Roman Flügel, King Britt, Jim O’Rourke, Busra Kayici, Yann Tiersen and Thurston Moore. Paul Hanford is a writer, broadcaster, DJ and teacher. His debut book,  Coming To Berlin is in all good book shops. He’s also the only person ever to move to Berlin to stop being a DJ. 

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Lost and Sound is a podcast that meets the most exciting innovative, leftfield music people from across the world. Each week Berlin based writer Paul Hanford chats with the innovators, the outsiders, the mavericks, the people who make music and do it utterly in their own way. Conversations focus around the intersectionality between music, creativity and life. Paul’s relaxed style allows guests to feel comfortable and express themselves, the result delves into a unique perspective on some of your favourite artists. The show was started with an award from the Arts Council Of England and guests have so far included Suzanne Ciani, Peaches, Chilly Gonzales, Sleaford Mods, Nightmares On Wax, Graham Coxon, Saint Etienne, Nite Jewel, Ellen Allien, Ghostpoet, Laetitia Sadier, A Guy Called Gerald, Tue-Yards, Liars, Gruff Rhys, Hania Rani, Laetitia Sadier, Roman Flügel, King Britt, Jim O’Rourke, Busra Kayici, Yann Tiersen and Thurston Moore. Paul Hanford is a writer, broadcaster, DJ and teacher. His debut book,  Coming To Berlin is in all good book shops. He’s also the only person ever to move to Berlin to stop being a DJ. 

    Samuel T. Herring — Future Islands

    Samuel T. Herring — Future Islands

    Get ready for a deep, heartfelt talk with Samuel T. Herring, the spirited and dynamic frontman of the synth pop band Future Islands. Samuel's candidness will leave you thoughtful and inspired as he talks about his musical journey, the band's sudden rise to fame, personal struggles with addiction, and how he discovered his artistic voice through the likes of Marvin Gaye and John Coltrane. 
    He talks with Paul about the effects of streaming services and social media on musicians. Additionally, he sheds light on the band's evolution and the challenges they faced while rising to stardom, including recording their first album amidst financial struggles, and the effect of constant touring on their songwriting process. 


    As we conclude the conversation, Samuel opens up about his personal growth and self-reflection experienced during his journey. He speaks about how his music and lyrics have evolved to mirror his life changes. He further discusses his struggles with balancing his personal and professional life, underlining the importance of empathy and understanding in relationships. This episode will leave you with a deep understanding of the power of music, creativity, personal growth, and the resilience of the human spirit.


    Presented and produced by Paul Hanford 


    Paul Hanford on Instagram


    Future Islands’ 6th albium ’People Who Aren't There Anymore’, out 26th January via 4AD. 
    Pre-order a copy here.


    Current single, 'The Tower' is out now


    Lost and Sound is proudly sponsored by Audio-Technica


    Paul’s debut book, Coming To Berlin: Global Journeys Into An Electronic Music And Club Culture Capital is out now on Velocity Press. Click here to find out more. 


    Subscribe to the Lost and Sound Substack for fresh updates and writing.


    Lost and Sound title music by Thomas Giddins

    • 56 min
    Lee Gamble

    Lee Gamble

    Imagine a world where club beats meet experimental sounds, where ancient echoes mingle with modern AI voices. That's the universe inhabited by our guest, Lee Gamble. Paul sits down with Lee to discuss his latest album, Models, released on the hugely influential Hyperdub Records.  Not only do we delve into the influences that shaped this remarkable piece of work, but we also unpack how personal loss and the global pandemic have left indelible marks on Lee's creative process.


    Lee's unique narrative is punctuated by the influence of Birmingham's drum and bass and techno history, and his journey as a DJ navigating the complexities of self-identity. We reflect on the intersections of technology, art, and emotion, examining how cutting-edge AI can both enhance and evoke a sense of longing within music. Lee also shares his insightful perspective on the powerful impact personal experiences and social class have on an artist's self-perception and creativity.




    Presented and produced by Paul Hanford 


    Paul Hanford on Instagram


    Models by Lee Gamble is available here.


    Lost and Sound is proudly sponsored by Audio-Technica


    Paul’s debut book, Coming To Berlin: Global Journeys Into An Electronic Music And Club Culture Capital is out now on Velocity Press. Click here to find out more. 


    Subscribe to the Lost and Sound Substack for fresh updates and writing.


    Lost and Sound title music by Thomas Giddins

    • 1 hr 10 min
    GiGi FM

    GiGi FM

    Combing sound and rhythm, music and dance with producer, DJ and label owner GiGi FM.  As a rising star in the music industry, GiGi FM takes us behind the scenes of her artistic process, revealing how her personal experiences shape her tracks. Paul and GiGi engage in an intimate conversation, recorded in the creative ambiance of a Berlin gallery, where she shares her story and how she infuses it with her music.


    The episode then transitions to an exploration of the transformative power of music and dance and how they serve as conduits between our inner selves and the collective consciousness. Remember the first time you lost yourself in a dance or a melody? That's the flow state we explore here, through personal narratives and insightful discussions with a successful DJ who shares her rapid rise from underground parties to Boiler Room, Berghain, Fabric, NTS and beyond. We also delve into the nuances of reading a crowd, creating energy, and understanding the dynamics of a party.


    The journey continues further, as we navigate through the vibrant nightlife of Berlin and Japan, discussing the unique energies at different raves. We also dive deeper into the life of GiGi FM, discussing her move to Berlin, her own imprint, Sea~rène, and her love for mythology. Through her story, we uncover the symbiotic relationship between creativity, music, and life itself.


    Presented and produced by Paul Hanford 


    Paul Hanford on Instagram


    Pre-order GiGi FM’s Kiwi Synthesis Diary Vol 2 here.


    Lost and Sound is proudly sponsored by Audio-Technica


    Paul’s debut book, Coming To Berlin: Global Journeys Into An Electronic Music And Club Culture Capital is out now on Velocity Press. Click here to find out more. 


    Subscribe to the Lost and Sound Substack for fresh updates and writing.


    Lost and Sound title music by Thomas Giddins

    • 49 min
    Scuba

    Scuba

    This week we get deep on the dancefloor with Paul Rose, famed as Scuba — the DJ, producer, label owner, promoter and pocaster whose been shaping the world of bass-heavy electronic music over the last two decades with style. From his roots in the London underground garage scene to his adventures in Berlin, Scuba's sonic journey has been nothing short of transformative. We dissect his new mix tape, Digital Underground, a tribute to early hardcore rave.
    Our conversation doesn't stop at Scuba's triumphant career. We also delve into the challenges of juggling multiple roles in the dynamic landscape of music. Scuba shares his philosophies on the pressure young artists face in self-promotion on social media, alongside revealing how he finds diverse outlets for expression. We discuss the indispensability of persistence, the importance of taking a break, and the intersection of his personal and professional life. 


    As we rewind to the 90s club culture, we reflect on how Scuba's early encounters in the London music scene have shaped his perceptions of today's music environment. We examine the evolution of the atmosphere from then to now, emphasizing the increased focus on safety. Our exploration expands to the post-industrial music scene of Berlin and its influence on Scuba's music production. Finally, we navigate the complexities of purism in music, the idea of authenticity, and the significance of striking a balance between being open-minded and maintaining a perspective.


    Presented and produced by Paul Hanford 


    Paul Hanford on Instagram


    Listen to Scuba’s ’Not A Diving Podcast’ here.


    Lost and Sound is proudly sponsored by Audio-Technica


    Paul’s debut book, Coming To Berlin: Global Journeys Into An Electronic Music And Club Culture Capital is out now on Velocity Press. Click here to find out more. 


    Subscribe to the Lost and Sound Substack for fresh updates and writing here.


    Lost and Sound title music by Thomas Giddins

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Engage your senses and prepare to be transported with godfather of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre. Producer, composer, 3 times Guinness World record holder and cultural ambassador, Jean is also one of the youngest 75 year olds you’ll ever hear, as Paul found out when the two spoke about his 50-year musical journey, his drive to continually look forward, and his latest creations – Oxymore and Oxymoreworks. 
    Dive into the nuances of Jarre's unique creative process and how he reflects on his lineage, how Jarre's own iconic work, Oxygene, once faced rejection from record labels and how he drew inspiration From Pierre Henry on his latest work.


    Oxymoreworks is available Friday Nov 3rd here.


    Lost and Sound is proudly sponsored by Audio-Technica


    Paul’s debut book, Coming To Berlin: Global Journeys Into An Electronic Music And Club Culture Capital is out now on Velocity Press. Click here to find out more.

    Paul on Instagram


    Subscribe to the Lost and Sound Substack for fresh updates and writing here.


    Lost and Sound title music by Thomas Giddins

    • 28 min
    Adrian Sherwood

    Adrian Sherwood

    Adrian Sherwood — producer, mixologist, sonic innovator, dub technician and label runner joins Paul for an intimate exploration of his fascinating career, where they explore the profound influence of his dub techniques on the music industry, and his surprising contentment with remaining semi-underground. From working with Lee Scratch Perry and Prince Far I to Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode, you'll gain insight into not only his career, but also his recent work with African Head Charge, and his unique perspective on success.
    Sherwood eloquently describes his early experiences with Jamaican sound systems, his perspective on the advancement of audio technology, and the undeniable power of bass in music. The conversation explores the influence of culture and politics on music creation. As Sherwood narrates his encounters with influential figures like James Brown and Keith LeBlanc. We discuss the joy of creating club tunes in mere hours, the human element in music, and the profound impact of Ecstasy on England. You'll also learn about the ever-evolving world of music production technology, the importance of character and expression for artists, and the challenges of monetizing creativity. 


    African Head Charge’s new album A Trip To Bolgatanga is out now on On-U Sound


    Lost and Sound is proudly sponsored by Audio-Technica


    Paul’s debut book, Coming To Berlin: Global Journeys Into An Electronic Music And Club Culture Capital is out now on Velocity Press. Click here to find out more. 


    Subscribe to the Lost and Sound Substack for fresh updates and writing here.


    Lost and Sound title music by Thomas Giddins

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

foreverjeus ,

Super interesting, inspiring and relaxing listen

Paul Hanford is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to music that’s off the beaten track. Amazing guests and a super relaxed interview approach which makes you feel like you’re in the room. Highly reccomend!

Wanking chariot ,

Really enjoyed this podcast

Really enjoyed this podcast, wide range of great guests, excellent host and it’s all really well put together. A pleasure to listen to. Thank you!

LJMTheWombat ,

Brilliant

Paul Hanford is a brilliant interviewer and every episode is unique, entertaining and interesting for music lovers and everyone in between. I highly recommend this to all! ******

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