US spinner Tanner Ross talks us through his new collaboration with Soul Clap, the six-track Shady Shores EP for Wolf + Lamb…
Tanner Ross & Soul Clap
Shady Shores EP (Intro Track, Miami Shores, M.E.S. – Deniz Kurtel & Gadi Mizrahi Freestyle Mix, The Shady Shades, M.E.S., 60 Thompson)
Describe the record in five words.
Everybody’s funky under nature’s kingdom.
What is it about this record that will appeal to the fans?
Writing and releasing this EP was a major journey for us. Each track on this release is very different from the others, but they are all linked. There’s really something in there for everyone.
How does it differ from your last release?
This release to me is a turn into new musical territory. The tracks we did together are an essential stepping stone to where I am going now with my own projects and ideas, and think it will be really interesting to see what happens the next time we get a chance to work together for an extended period of time.
What was the inspiration for this release?
It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what the real inspiration was for this release. Each track on the record was done at a totally different time starting in summer 2010 and ending February 2011. The three of us have similar influences but different ways of engaging a musical idea, and while we were jamming, we influenced each other to try new things and explore the unexplored. During the recording process the three of us would plug into a mixer, sync up and jam out for a few hours. Working this way made the music process very organic and tracks went down their own paths in a really smooth and natural way.
If you had the chance to play this in any club, which would it be?
The Shady Shores EP is out on Wolf + Lamb. Visit http://soundcloud.com/tannerross, www.soulclap.us and www.wolflambmusic.com