How did you go from Taxi Girl, a cult, but little-known band, to a superstar like Madonna?

Strangely enough, when I started working with her on Music (Editor’s note: her album released in 2000), I didn’t change anything in my sound. This is the electronic universe that I created. There was an immediate click between Madonna and me. I didn’t want to go into the “french touch” universe of Daft Punk or Air which was all the rage at the time. I was one of the first to use autotune (Editor’s note: software that modifies the voice), just after Cher.

You imagine that with an artist as popular as Madonna, there must be a lot of marketing meetings behind the scenes.

No, I haven’t known that. Madonna is busy, a little too much sometimes ?! She’s a geek in control, but she’s right, it’s her record. But this is the only one. With the others, we deal a lot with management, which is terribly boring. Madonna wants to be the “queen”, but she likes it when people are themselves.

Taken from a French interview, read in full at La Montagne