Flat: Pharrell Williams and his Idiosyncratic Approach to Production

Pharrell at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany

Pharrell Williams is an immutable constant in the pop production zeitgeist. His work takes various forms, including duo work with fellow friend and producer Chad Hugo in The Neptunes, bringing white-dusted braggadocio raps to another dimension over Clipse’s albums, or working to (mostly) bad effect with his band N*E*R*D. Pharrell has always left his distinct touch — whether through the staccato, pointillist punch in…