Residing in New York City, music producer Max Tannone has taken the sounds of his hometown heroes and crafted them into a number of unique remix albums. In early 2009 with “Jaydiohead”, Max combined the sounds of rap king Jay-Z and British rockers Radiohead. Catching the ears of MTV, NBC, hundreds of blogs, music news sites, and vinyl bootleggers, the project had Jay-Z himself even tweeting “There are 3 or 4 real gems on Jaydiohead.”
Following Jaydiohead, the Beastie Boys contacted Max in spring 2009 for a special remix within a remix to promote the re-release of their seminal “Check Your Head” album. Entitled “Doublecheck Your Head”, the project weaves tracks from “Check Your Head” into themselves.
Max’s Mos Dub project hit in spring 2010. It merged the styles of Brooklyn legend Mos Def with dub reggae masters like King Tubby, Scientist, and Lee “Scratch” Perry. The sequel, Dub Kweli, featuring Mos Def’s oft-partner in crime Talib Kweli, was released in late August of 2010. In February 2011, Max released Selene, a five song EP inspired by the science fiction movie Moon. July 2011 saw Max releasing Ghostfunk, combining rapper Ghostface Killah with vintage African funk and rock music. In summer 2012 came Mic Check 1234! which mixes socially conscious rap with legendary punk music. Later that year, Max released a documentary about one of NYC’s last remaining video rental stores.
Currently, Max is working with rapper Champagne Jerry on his debut album.
Max also DJs, makes original music, and does remixes for other artists.
For production, remix, sound design inquiries, DJ booking, or to just say hello, send an email.