Legendary producer and Macca cohort Youth chats to us on the red carpet of the MPG Awards about his 30+ years in the biz

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 11 Feb 2016
  • min read
As a self-taught super-producer, Martin Glover (aka Youth) has worked with scores of artists, leaving his extraordinary musical mark on each.

Over 30+ years in the business, he’s shaped seminal records by the likes of The Verve, Primal Scream, Culture Club, Echo and the Bunnymen, Kate Bush and The Orb, with his latest work – the first Jesus and Mary Chain album for nearly 20 years – due soon.

Far from sticking to what he knows best, Youth has jumped from punk to acid house to indie and far beyond, breaking down genre barriers and honing his craft at every turn.

His friends and allies vary almost as much as his musical output, with Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and Killing Joke all co-conspirators in his unique sound.

We recently caught up with him on the red carpet of the Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards 2016 – where he picked up the Outstanding Contribution to British Music accolade – to learn more about his craft…