| "I couldn't believe
Dawn. She was totally cool. When I get back I'm going to write
to Virgin and copy Richard Branson in the email 'this Dawn on
the fucking London to Manchester line is a doll'. Sometimes
the service is good, don't get me wrong but most of the time
you'll see it for yourself. You can look in their eyes and you
can tell they're saying 'don't talk to me', you can tell that
they don't like their job."
You've mentioned that you want to make lots of music, how would
you take yourself to the next step?
"I want to put out more dance music but this LP is more
of a listening record. There was the idea to be able to produce
an engaging album that you can listen from beginning to end,
like 'Dark Side Of The Moon' but I'm ready to put out some real
loopy dance floor stuff.
Would you collaborate with anyone to accomplish that?
"Kit Clayton," announces GC without the slightest
Yeah but he's your best mate?
"Yes but we have enough ideas, I like Super Collider and
would do stuff with Basement Jaxx. I've been talking to Peaches.
We're sought of talking about doing something together, we'll
just have to see."
Through collaborating, artists can achieve higher levels of
success, not more so than the Neptunes. Pharrell Williams and
Chad Hugo are experiencing success with a lot of other artists
such as Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears, but does Gold
Chains think that they are in danger of losing their own sound
by diluting it into other artists?
"No, all those other artists don't have a sound, they would
be nothing without the Neptunes. You look at 'Hot In Here' by
Nelly, that's a Neptunes track and he's a great vocalist but
he would never have sat there and made that track. The Neptunes
are producers, Christina Aguilera didn't make 'Dirty'. The Neptunes
made 'Dirty'. In that market you get the Neptunes and Timberland
and I think the Neptunes are doing a better job. Timberland
seems to have gone a little lazy. I am a fan. I love his stuff,
but some of it hasn't been great but the Neptunes always manage
to make some good tracks. " >>