Meet Dr. Luke, the brain behind stars like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Kesha

Friday, February 18, 2011

WASHINGTON - Grammy nominated remixer Lukasz Gottwald a.k.a. Dr. Luke, has been touted as the man behind most of the successful songs of stars.

Gottwald, 37, has 21 No. 1 hit singles and two Grammy nominations under his belt, making him the most successful and sought-after hit-maker on today’s pop music scene.

“I’m looking for voices that are distinctive. That’s the most important thing to me. I mean, obviously they have to be able to sing,” ABC News quoted Gottwald as saying.

From Conway Studios in Hollywood, Gottwald has helped produce breakout hits for an impressive list of stars, including the Princess of Pop herself-Britney Spears.

“She gets it done. She’s pretty focused when she gets in and records, and she sounds good fast, you know? She’s a lot busier than I am, so she comes in and gets it done and she’s out,” he said.

In his latest project, Gottwald is one of the principal architects for Spears’ latest song, ‘Hold It Against Me’, and her upcoming album, ‘Femme Fatale’, due out in March.

He has also shaped the candy-coated track, ‘Teenage Dream’, by Katy Perry, the polished punk rock of Pink and the intoxicating beats of Ke$ha.

Time and again, Gottwald has proven that he knows the magic sound for what Pop-music lovers crave.

“Maybe I just didn’t mature or something. I mean, I do have three sisters, and I think that has something to do with it. One of my sisters is 15,” he said.

But Gottwald said he doesn’t just make music just for the fans. He said he has to think the song sounds good before it’s released.

“I like to like it. I have to like it, otherwise it’d be weird,” he added. (ANI)

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