MosDub ProjectPosted by NextThing
Many may have already heard the Mosdub project by Max Tannone because it has made the rounds at many prestigious and cool blogs. We decided to do a short Q&A with Max the creator who is following up on the huge success of his Jaydiohead project (a Jay-Z & Radiohead remix album). I highly recommend going to his www.mosdub.com website and downloading yourself a free copy!
Next Thing: You got a huge internet buzz from the Jaydiohead (Jay-Z & Radiohead) remix album did u expect the reaction to be so strong?
Max Tannone: Not at all. Jaydiohead was a personal project made for fun. The fact that others enjoyed it so much definitely came as a surprise.
Next Thing: How long have you been doing music, are you also doing original productions?
Max Tannone: For the past 8 years or so. For most of that time I worked on making beats, whether sampled or original compositions. I spent a lot of time trying to get beats on major label projects, for rappers, but it was really frustrating. The remixing is a fun outlet – I still get to work on creating tracks, while already having vocals to experiment with. I posted up some random original tracks I did here –> http://soundcloud.com/maxtannone/sets/hors-doeuvres
Also, track 7 (“Too Many Rappers [Max Tannone remix]“) on my Beastie Boys project “Doublecheck Your Head” is a non-sampled track I made.
Next Thing: The Mosdub record is great what inspired it?
Max Tannone: Thanks, glad you are enjoying it. I got heavily into dub reggae music – mostly older stuff. Listening to these great tunes was my inspiration. Sometimes I hear stuff and I want to re-interpret it into a hip-hop context. I chose to use Mos Def because I’m a big fan of his, and because his lyrics are often very political and socially conscious, which is a good fit over dub and reggae tunes.
Next Thing: Whats next?
Max Tannone: I don’t know yet. I’m working on some stuff but its still in the early stages. I had a lot of fun with Mos Dub, so I don’t know if I’m finished with dub yet! I’m always listening for ideas, so we’ll see..