Here ‘s an interesting Photek interview during the “Modus Operandi ” period.
Despite todays “standards” the studio is simple room without any acoustic treatment.
The set up is really limited to a couple of Emu E4 serie (5000 and 64) , a Roland JV1080, an old Atari computer running Cubase and a master keyboard.
The main source of samples are old jazz LPs, the samples are chopped into a sampler and then rearranged and resampled as a loop in the second sampler.
The old way of sample treatment that lead to that great sound!