All the best ideas are the simplest ones aren’t they? Take the Red Bull Music Academy’s ‘For the Record’ for example. Put two (or three) bona fide musical geniuses in a room together for a cosy chat about what makes them and their music tick, take some pictures of them and then put it all together in a nice big chunky book to celebrate the RBMA’s 15th anniversary. I can only speak for myself but I’m pretty sure you too will find somebody in there who’s responsible for one of your favourite songs or albums. I struck gold several times via the inclusion of Sly & Robbie, Nile Rodgers, Martyn Ware and the creators of without a doubt the finest reggae album ever made (Time Boom & De Devil Dead) namely Adrian Sherwood and Lee Scratch Perry. And where most conversations in this book follow a traditional and informal conversational pattern LSP true to form provides us with his usual verbal voodoo, coming out with Jamaican gems such as: “If you have a lovely woman with a lovely, sexy pum pum on your arm, then you will be the top forever.” Can’t really argue with that can you? If you have a passion for examining the DNA of game-changing musicians then this is the book for you. Buy it HERE and check out the complete list of contributors below.