Friday, December 16, Le Bain is joining forces with the Kaviar Disco Club to present one of the most promising producers of the East Coast: Mr Tanner Ross. A long time Soul Clap accomplice and a studio wizard, Tanner brings a deep, sexy, relaxed and shady twist to the future of Dance Music. Working hard on his first album for Wolf+Lamb (due early 2012), he took a short break for a Standard Q&A on his way to the 18th floor.
The Standard: You took part in the glory days of the Boston dance music scene. What were the highlights?
Tanner Ross: To be honest Boston has had many glory days all the way back to the 70’s. I like to think that I have contributed something to the community here but it’s still a work in progress. So far the biggest highlight is getting to travel the world with my best friends Charlie and Eli of Soul Clap.
You studied synthesizers and production at Boston’s renowned Berklee College Of Music. Would you recommend to young producers to actually study music?
Of course. The more knowledge you have in any field can be beneficial. That said, I also understand that there is a certain amount of ignorance necessary in order to create new art.
You said Hip Hop and R’n’B of the 80’s and 90’s have had a huge influence on your own sound. Could you give us your five all time favorites?
Thats tough. I will just do it by artist. A Tribe Called Quest, Prince, P-Funk Allstars, Schoolly D, Wu-Tang.
If you had to describe your music in a few movies or books, which ones would they be?
The Endless Summer.
What is your motto behind the decks?
Keep the girls dancing.
What is your motto in the studio?
And in life?
Who was your favorite super hero as a kid?
Michael Jordan. He really is the greatest role model anyone could have.
Could you describe one of your perfect child moments?
One time I threw a jump shot at half court on the buzzer and won the game for my team.
If you had the power to teleport yourself into one movie and live in it and interact with characters, what would you pick?
Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
You already are working on your first solo album to be released on W+L early 2012. How would you pitch it on Twitter?
Post Date: 11/18/2014. Finally after three years… (Laugh)