Pascal Gabriel began his musical career as bass guitarist for punk rockers, The Razors. He quickly earned a reputation for his work with Soft Cell and Yello. In the 1980s, Gabriel saw chart topping success in his work the S'Express and Bomb the Bass and their sample-heavy productions. From the 1990s onward Gabriel has been on an ever-ascending trajectory, having the privilege of working with artists Erasure, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Dido, Natalie Imbruglia, Kylie Minogue, Goldfrapp, and most recently Marina and the Diamonds.

Pascal Gabriel has a knack for recognizing great talent and developing the craft of songwriting together with artists. In 2010, he has shown once again that his finger is on the pulse of pop music. His latest writing and production partner is Marina and the Diamonds, a British singer/songwriter who is enjoying an avalanche of chatter and buzz right now. She just showcased in Los Angeles to unanimous critical acclaim and is performing at the iTunes Festival in London tonight (22 July).

Pascal is a long time Reason user and the brains behind the Melophobia ReFill, which was used extensively on Marina and the Diamonds' debut album. We caught up with him to discuss his latest project with Marina and how Reason fit into his workflow for these songs.

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