Chris Tabron

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Chris Tabron
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Chris Tabron Photo by Maria Cobb
Background information
Occupation(s) producer, engineer, mixer, musician, composer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Programming
Years active 1999-Present
Labels Columbia, Sony, Atlantic, Universal Motown, RCA Records, Downtown Records
Associated acts The Ten Paces, Madison Avenue Girls, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj The Strokes, Son Lux, Kelela, Fatima Al Qadiri, Lianne La Havas, Future Brown, Vacationer, MNDR

Chris Tabron is a multi-platinum record producer, mixer, and engineer based in New York City. His production, remix, and writing work is often credited under the moniker Madison Ave Girls.

As a producer or mixer, Tabron has worked on records by Beyoncé[1] , Nicki Minaj[2] , Mary J. Blige, Common, The Strokes, and Erykah Badu, including the single "Standing on the Sun (feat. Mr. Vegas)" for Beyoncé. Internationally, Tabron has mixed records for a number of Korean and Japanese artists, including Hello the 19th studio album for Korean Pop legend Cho Yong-pil, including the #1 single "Bounce".[3]

Tabron was founder and multi-instrumentalist of the electronic-pop group The Ten Paces which released Cacophonics in 2005 on Sidepocket Recordings, that Tabron produced and engineered. In 2008, Tabron founded The Axis Collective a media company which is a collection of New York-based artists. He also does hip-hop, pop, and remix production work under the moniker Madison Avenue Girls. Tabron also regularly acts as music supervisor and musical director, most recently for top-ten Billboard hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang (Virgin Records) on their release tour for their debut album, Breakfast which included performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan as well as for runway shows during New York's Fashion week. In this capacity, he has DJ'ed or written original compositions for designers Phillip Lim, Forever 21, Erin Fetherston, and Juan Carlos Obando.

From 2005 to 2008, Tabron published articles as a music journalist for The Village Voice[4] and Dusted Magazine. More recently, he wrote a chapter for the anthology The Cambridge Companion to Hip Hop entitled "The Glass: Hip Hop Production."

From 2007 to 2010, Tabron was senior house engineer at Future Shock Studio, a recording studio in Brooklyn, NY owned by Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Alex Newport. At Future Shock, Tabron worked on albums by artists such as Death Cab for Cutie "Long Division" (Narrow Stairs Atlantic Records 2008), Frank Turner (Poetry of the Deed,[5] Epitaph Records 2009), So Many Dynamos, and Fact. Tabron has also assisted Grammy Award-winning mixer, Tony Maserati on Lizz Wright's 2008 album The Orchard.[6]

In 2007, Tabron received a Master's Degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct instructor at New York University's Music Department.[7]


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