The Mysterious Scott Spock

The Mysterious Scott Spock

I had heard about him ever since Avril Lavigne. He was part of “The Matrix” music production team that gave many stars their hits, their sound, their direction, and in a way, their stardom. 

And he’s still hot. And the music video to Rihanna’s song “Cheers” that he co-wrote already has over 61 million views. See for yourself.

He was introduced to Tolga and I by the never-ending Nicholas O’Toole, from Open Labs fame, who continues to amaze us with his world-class network of friends.

Anyway, here’s part of Scott’s bio.

"Scott Spock, from St. Louis, MO began his career as a jazz trumpet player, later becoming a skilled songwriter and programmer. Spock is a member of The Matrix, a music production team including Lauren Christy and Graham Edwards. They gained fame in the early 2000s after producing a series of hits for Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, OffByOne, Busted, Son of Dork and Hilary Duff.

“It was hard to constantly describe the three of us,” Matrix member Lauren Christy told one interviewer about the outfit’s early days. “So we came up with the name ‘The Matrix.’ The matrix is a name for the womb, or the rock, which everything comes from.”"

— From Open Labs Web Site

Scott Spock used to look like this

“We all do everything: creating melodies, lyrics, and tracks. We have three, different ProTools rigs. When we write, we like to sit down with a guitar and piano, rather than starting with a track. Graham plays guitar and bass, Lauren plays piano, and I play piano and trumpet. Also we all sing, often on both our demos and the masters,” Scott said.

The Matrix say that while they have only written or only produced for artists, they prefer to be more of a one-stop shop.  Here’s a shortlist of their discography. Keep in mind they’ve written/produced over 1,200 songs, so it’s literally only the highlights. View The Matrix Discography here.

 

So what’s he like?

“He’s crazy mad juice!” as Tolga would say in Tolga Language. (In English that means, “He’s a world legend, I’m ecstatic that I got to meet him.”) After spending a little time with him, Tolga and I learned that Scott Spock is forward-thinking, tech-savvy and driven. He has a fascinating private life outside of The Matrix.

Scott Spock looking cool in the studio

Now he looks like this

When we talked he was thoughtful and well-mannered, and boy was he on top of his game.  But there was no game.

He’s the opposite of an attention-seeker. He would stay quiet, listening intently, never anxious to butt in and stop someone else’s idea roll.  But when he spoke, we listened. And what he said was important. He had something intelligent and insightful to add to every concept or conversation. It was like he had this deep well of wisdom – almost Yoda levels – that gave him a perspective on things no one else had.

Life hasn’t been a bed of roses for Scott Spock.  Even so, his success with The Matrix has made history. He’s learned a lot.

He has an explosive creative energy simmering beneath the surface and its both infectious and exciting. To listen to Scott Spock and Tolga Katas brainstorming in the same room was, well, like looking through the Hub telescope and witnessing the birth of Polaris.

And just to be clear, Scott Spock is a yoda master at much more than making hit records and pop stars.  He’s known for being cutting-edge, breaking new ground, not just in sounds, but in other ways too.  It should be no surprise that he’s expanding his universe to embark on an adventurous new path.

It’s in stealth mode at the moment, sort of like dark matter.

But it’s killer.

 And don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

 

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About Christine Marie

I’m a geeky, bumbling, puppet-loving former kindergarten teacher with an MBA who thrives on child-like creativity, positivity, productivity & fun. I’m married to an extraordinary, eccentric genius from Istanbul who creates software, music, videos & photos. We live playfully in a fascinating world full of entrepreneurs, geeks, hackers, artists, producers, models & people trying to stir up trouble, break the status quo, live life to the fullest or make a difference in the world.

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  1. Annie
    January 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Wow. This is amazing!!! The musician/programmer Duo! Cant wait to see the results!

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