Where do you head musically, once you have worked with acts as diverse as gangster rappers and nu disco bands in your home country of Germany? What do you do once you’ve produced them a string of top 10 hits and multi gold status albums?
You turn your skills to the upfront club sounds of ghetto-electro and ace the dance charts with a string of jaw-droppingly original cuts. Well you would if you are TAI (aka award winning producer Tai Jason), and he’s currently on fire.
After a childhood spent living around the world, from the UK to Thailand, as a teenager, Tai found his heart lay deep inside an MPC drum machine, and spent years collecting his legendary hip-hop beats and programming those effortless grooves. Once they had started to circulate the global hip-hop scene, Tai was in demand and upped the stakes by taking on production for hip-hop artists on heavy-weight labels like Aggro Berlin.
He has turned his production expertise to the club-floor, juggling his time between mainstream production jobs and dance cuts, from his stunning studio in Munich. In 2009 his singles: Liposuct with D.I.M (Boyz Noize), remix of Jean Claude’s Shingaling (for Frenetic) have seriously turned heads.
In 2009 TAI also released a single on Giant Pussy Recs., with Tim Healey – Pocket Rocket // Mash Up Boyz, a single on Southern Fried with Tonka “Fit”, , a massive rework of Coburn’s We Interrupt This Programme on Tasted – Great Stuff’s new imprint, the remix of Sharam Jey’s new single, “Army Of Men”.
Yet to come in 2010, he has the jacking new single on Laidback Lukes label Mixmash named “Rockin’ the Set” in March, which Laidback Luke has been playing for the last half year in all of his sets. Recently TAI has been in his studio working with Steve Aoki on a Song for TAI’s upcoming EP called „Enemy Mine“, which will be released on the label Dim Mak in March.
Also recently in 2010 TAI has been in his studio working on a smashing electronic/miami bass clash with legendary 2 Live Crew’s founding member, producer and DJ, DJ Mr. Mixx from Miami.
TAI has also remixed the electronic breakthrough song of the year 2006, “Exceeder” by Mason, which will dropped on Geatstuff/Tast’d in March.
“Powerchords” is the name of his upcoming single due to be released on Coco Machete in February/March. He has also a remix for Mixmash to come plus a remix of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”, a Dub-Step carve-up of Tomcraft’s epic Loneliness – out on Kosmo. And to top it all there will be a collaboration with Felix da Housecat, and another collaboration with Lee Mortimer.
Up to now TAI’s career working as an electronic music producer seems to be the story of an upcoming rising star. With „Lyposuct“ as his first and only release, it’s just unbelievable how he is developing right now. Being one of the most unknown faces on today’s market he’s nevertheless an extremely high demanded remixer with releases on the top labels of the electronic music section, such as Boys Noize, Southern Fried, Turbo, DIM MAK, MIXMASH, Greatstuff and others.