Max Tannone

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Max Tannone
Background information
Origin New York City, New York
Genres Mashup, Experimental music, Remix
Occupation(s) Mashup artist
Instruments Laptop
Years active 2009–present
Website Official website

Max Tannone, formerly known as Minty Fresh Beats,[1] is a New York music producer most notable for his production of mashup music.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Manhattan, Max lived in Upstate New York for most of his life, until he moved back to New York City in 2008.[1] He began making beats and remixes with FL Studio (formerly Fruity Loops) at age 16.[3] Currently, Max uses FL Studio, Acid Pro, and Adobe Audition.[4] Some of Max's musical influences include the Beastie Boys, DJ Premier, Beck, and King Tubby. Later on, he calls groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Black Star and The Roots to his most influenced groups.[5][6]

In December 2008, Max digitally released Jaydiohead, a mash-up album combining Jay-Z and Radiohead.[7] Jaydiohead was Max's first full length mash-up project.[8] Five additional Jaydiohead tracks were released in July 2009.[9] In September 2009, Max digitally released Doublecheck Your Head, which mixed Beastie Boys vocals over instrumental tracks the band recorded for their 'Check Your Head' disc.[10] Max's third mash-up project, Mos Dub was digitally released in April 2010.[10] Max is briefly featured in the Jaydiohead "Ignorant Swan Medley" music video.[11]

Max has described his creative process as finding "an acapella and a song I want to sample. Next I chop up the original song into short pieces so I can re-arrange it, and from here I build the track around the vocals. Once the skeleton is completed, I began adding drums, FX, other instruments, edit the vocals, etc. Really just making it as you go." [10]



  1. ^ a b Tonic, Lucy (2009). THE INTERVIEW: DJ/Producer Max Tannone. Short and Sweet NYC. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  2. ^ Miyamoto, Justin (2010). Jaydiohead: Our interview with the head behind the head, Max Tannone. Proxart Magazine. Retrieved 2010-08-17
  3. ^ Montgomery,James (2009). Jaydiohead DJ Says He'd Love Feedback From Jay-Z Or Radiohead. MTV. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  4. ^ Beastie Mania (2009). Interview with Taco Zip, Max Tannone and DJAK47." Beastie Mania Retrieved 2010-08-27
  5. ^ Paul, J. (2010). The beards interview with producer Max Tannone. Beards I Want To Touch. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  6. ^ Aviator (2011). Interview with Max Tannone pt. 2. How my connection to Hip-Hop begun. Retrieved 2012-11-18
  7. ^ Montgomery, James (2009). Jay-Z And Radiohead Collide On Jaydiohead Mash-Up Album." MTV. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  8. ^ Cochran, Todd (2009). The Perfect Mix. The Dumbing of America. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  9. ^ Boni, Andrew (2009). Jaydiohead is Back with The Encore. Jetcomx. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  10. ^ a b c Marco On The Bass (2010). Interview with Max Tannone: Remixing Mos Def With Reggae Classics To Create The Reggae Album Of The Year.Marco On The Bass. Retrieved 2010-08-27
  11. ^ Vimeo Staff Pick (2010). Vimeo Staff Picks. Vimeo. Retrieved 2010-08-27

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