Miloco partner Stephen Street was involved in making Blur LP ‘The Magic Whip’.
The first single, ‘Go Out’, was initially recorded in a small studio in Hong Kong that the band used whilst on tour in 2013. Blur had a show date cancelled and five spare days in Hong Kong, so they decided to go into the studio and jam on some ideas. The original multitrack contained drums recorded on two tracks, bass, one guitar overdub, some keys and a guide vocal, all recorded live.
“When I started to work on the track in The Bunker I first edited some shape into the jam pass to give the song a bit more structure and then Graham [Coxon, Blur guitarist] came in to record some extra guitar parts,” said Stephen. “It was great to work alongside Graham whilst he added his new parts.”
Graham used Stephen’s Fender guitars and a Vox AC15 amp that is in The Bunker. Stephen recorded the guitar using two microphones: a Sontronics Delta ribbon mic and a Shure SM57. Finally, vocals were recorded at Blur founder Damon Albarn’s Studio 13 in west London in January 2015.
“It was wonderful to work with Blur again,” said Stephen. “The last time we had worked together was in 1996 recording the ‘Blur’ LP but we picked up where we left off as if it was only yesterday. The sessions ran so smoothly it was like a dream!”