Today’s guest is Brooklyn based Grammy nominated producer and mixer Chris Tabron. Chris’ credits include names such as The Strokes, Common, Robert Glasper, Battles, Die Antwoord, and Beyonce. He also does remix work under the moniker Madison Avenue Girls, has produced a documentary, and has also recently started a YouTube channel. We chat about how DJing shaped his approach to production, focusing on the “why” behind what you’re doing, and the importance of recognizing when being comfortable might be keeping you from your goals.
In this episode we'll dig in on...
DJing and seeing the effect music has on people
Keeping a "Beginner's Mind"
Technology as a touchstone of access, not a barrier to access
Reading gear manuals
Pushing your assistants to "out grow the job"
Big Studio vs Apprenticing/Mentoring
The was of working with amazing musicians
Underestimating the power of networking early in your career
Going to studios to hang out with friends
Thinking of a discography as a calling card and legacy
Every person is a body of knowledge worth tapping into
Working for Tony Maserati
Guerrilla recording indie bands
Recognizing when opportunities aren't what you expected, but making them what you need.