Inside the "Crazy" World of Danger Mouse


Published Jun 21, 2006 12:55 PM

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Brian Burton, who goes by the stage name Danger Mouse, is the ingenious and brilliant music producer best known for the hit single "Crazy" and the underground "Grey Album," a mix of work by the Beatles and the hip hop artist Jay-Z. Burton recently stopped by the UCLA Hammer Museum for a wide-ranging talk with KCRW's Jason Bentley that took audience members from the beginnings of his career to his current perch as one of pop music's hottest artists.

The Hammer talk was part of the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival, scheduled June 22-July 2 in Westwood Village. Burton, whose work draws on the film world as much as musical influences, is an artist-in-residence for the festival.

Listen to our Webcast to find out why Burton — who comes off as meek rather than dangerous — identifies with Woody Allen, how he explains his work to his parents, and how he got the idea for the "The Grey Album" when he was cleaning his bedroom.

For more information, visit the Los Angeles Film Festival.



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