What sounds fill the workspace shared by Stanley Wilson and Sophie Gollop of Urban Cottage Industries? Find out what these designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of vintage industrial lighting have playing on repeat in their headquarters in Mytholmroyd, England.
What do you listen to while you work? We fight between Radio 4 (Stan) and music (Sophie). Sophie is proletarian. It’s class war—all day, every day.
How do you listen? Through a laptop running (via cable) to a Citronic 2000W PA power amp and Peavey 15″ cabs.
Do you have any favorite music websites/providers? The BBC iPlayer is an outstanding example why public ownership of the means of production, done well, works best.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste? We are forever coercing each other into liking new things.
Does music influence your work? Music is part of who we are; it influences everything. Look at anything we’ve ever made and you’ll see the music in it.
If your work was a song or a musician, what or who would it be? Stan was a musician before he did this. The song “China (Acoustic)” [in the music mix below] was his work.
STAN & SOPHIE’S PLAYLIST
In for the Kill, La Roux (Skream remix)
Gold Dust, DJ Fresh
Express Yourself, N.W.A.
Forgot About Dre, Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
Close to Me, The Cure
Walk on the Wild Side, Lou Reed
Montego Bay, Freddie Notes & The Rudies
Everything I Own, Ken Boothe
Into the Mystic, Van Morrison
Caravan of Love, The Housemartins
China (Acoustic), Summer Holiday
Deliverance, Bubba Sparxxx
Mo Money Mo Problems, Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
Images courtesy Stanley Wilson & Sophie Gollop