I heard the sad news that Martin Rushent has died aged just 63. I was just looking up info about him a few days ago. Producer and remixer from 1970s to 2011. He was responsible for the production on Dare, The Human League’s album from 1981, and was the first album I bought. It’s still an influence on me. Dare; the minimal and compact production and quality electronic sounds, but still very accessible without trying too hard. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Human League’s Love & Dancing album was the first remix album. (Love & Dancing was the name of a demo that turned into ‘Do or Die’ on Dare). He produced many other bands, such as the Stranglers, but none so electronic as The Human League.
‘Seconds’ from Dare, about the Kennedy shooting. Dare was one of the very first records to feature a Linn Drum drum machine.
A Facebook page called Martin Rushent memories has been set up in his honour.