Ross Lara

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Ross Lara
Ross Lara performing at the opening of BT in Washington, D.C. December 2007
Ross Lara performing at the opening of BT in Washington, D.C. December 2007
Background information
OriginReston, VA United States
GenresPop, Hip hop, House, trance, progressive trance, K-Pop
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer, DJ
InstrumentsPiano, synthesizer, Turntables
Years active2009–present
LabelsPerfecto Records
Armada Music
S.M. Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Warner Bros. Records
Walt Disney Records
Mercury Records
Enhanced Music
Associated actsPaul Oakenfold
Phil Tan
Chris Mann

Ross Lara is an American music composer, producer, sound designer and engineer from the Breckenridge, CO and a graduate of Full Sail University. Ross has collaborated with Paul Oakenfold, BT, Chris Mann, Phil Tan, Ferry Corsten, Dancing With The Stars, Blue October, Adventure Club, and Korean Pop stars SHINee, 100%, Luna, Fiestar and VIXX. He has over one million song sales to his credit with several #1 K-Pop singles in Asia and songs that have charted internationally and domestically on Billboard, Gaon, Hype Machine and Beatport.

Archipelago Entertainment[edit]

On March 14, 2014 Ross and Brian Shenefelt co-founded Archipelago Ent in Atlanta, GA. Archipelago is a music based entertainment company that marries the world of music, technology and adventure . The management division is home to Adara and The Spacies.

Archipelago's adventure division strives to capture the greatness within people by fusing music creation and adventure. On October 5, 2015 Archipelago and Rind-Raja Picture Company released "Infinity" by The Spacies. The music video documented Ross and Dave Cook recording the song in the Parcell Mountain Range of British Columbia, Canada. The video shows Ross and Dave summiting the highest Via Ferrata in North America, to record a section of the song.

Archipelago's education division promotes ‘outside the box’ thinking for music producers, artists, and entrepreneurs. The adventure philosophy of the company is a notable topic during Archipelago's international education tours. Archipelago has held seminars and lectures at music schools around the world including, Full Sail University, Ferris State University, Belmont University, Seoul Music High School, The Record Factory in Seoul, South Korea, and companies Apple Inc, BMI, and SESAC.

The Spacies[edit]

The Spacies is an electronic music duo composed of Dave Cook and Ross Lara. Their 2016 single "Slow Mo" with remixes by Felix Parmqvist, went #1 on Hype Machine and entered Top 50 Spotify Pop charts in Australia and Canada. Dave and Ross co-wrote "Dream Girl" by SHINee that was released February 19, 2013 which was nominated for Song of the Year at the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, Korea.

Joombas Music Group[edit]

In 2012, Ross joined Joombas Music Group. Hyuk Shin and Ross have produced #1 songs for artist rosters under SM and LOEN Entertainment, including "Dream Girl" by SHINee and "G.R.8.U" by VIXX.


In June 2014, Adara became Archipelago's first signed artist. Archipelago and Adara have released songs on labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony, Armada Music, Enhanced Music, and BORN Records. Acting as the creative director and management, Archipelago and Adara have released projects with Adventure Club, Ferry Corsten, MitiS, Kicks N Licks and many more. Adara co-wrote SM Entertainment releases "Galaxy" by Luna (#3 Billboard World Charting Album) and "Heartbeat" by Luna x Amber - co-written and produced with Ferry Corsten.


2020 Cyrus Reynolds New Ground (Ross Lara x My City Glory Remix) Remixer, Production, Mixing Killer Tracks New Ground KT376
Universal Music Group[1]
2020 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles 2021 Snowmobile Campaign Athlete, Music Producer, Sound Designer, Mixer BRP/Ski-Doo
2020 Ross Lara Sounds of Red Bull Soundtrack Producer, Writer, Mixer Red Bull Media House
2020 Ross Lara The Mainframe Producer, Writer, Mixer T-Mobile Commercial, 208 Production "White Gold" Film Trailer
2020 The Spacies Cool Like You Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2019 Short Film "Holiday Tradition" Directed by Roth Rind Composer Featured on Amazon Prime
2019 The Spacies Heartbeat, Calling Me Calling You, Stay A While Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2018 Ross Lara Soar feat. Emma Rowley
Ashes feat. Tommy Gann
Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Killer Tracks New Ground KT364
Universal Music Group[2]
2018 Ross Lara Motor City Producer, Writer, Mixing PGA Rocket Mortgage Classic Commercial
Archipelago Entertainment
2018 Ross Lara Wide Open, Way You Move Me, Hearts on Fire, Toe The Line Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2018 SHINee Who Waits For Love[3] Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing #6 Japanese Billboard Album[4]
#8 Japanese Oricon Album[5]
#1 Japanese International Oricon Album
#1 South Korean Gaon Album[6]
#5 US Heatseekers Billboard Album[7]
#4 US World Billboard Albums[8]
2018 The Spacies Wanderer Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing The Nature Conservancy + Full Sail University + Ink Dwell + Archipelago Entertainment
2018 Kuuro feat. Sophiya Afraid of the Dark Co-Producer, Co-Writer Monstercat
2018 Husman & The Spacies A Be Co-Producer, Co-Writer Armada Music
2018 TRAX x LIP2SHOT feat. Sophiya Notorious Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing S.M. Entertainment
2018 Jeong Sewoon No Better Than This[9] Co-Producer, Co-Writer Starship Entertainment
#6 iTunes K-Pop Album Chart
#3 Gaon Album Chart
2018 The Spacies Fell In Love, Sleep Walking, The One That Got Away, Pictures, Gravity, Say, Dance Your Way Out, Heartbeat Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2017 MitiS & Adara Moments Co-Writer Seeking Blue x Suicide Sheep
2017 Kicks n Licks feat. RULS World Co-Writer, Vocal Producer Lowly Island
Trap Nation Selection
Boston Beer Company Commercial [10]
2017 The Spacies Round and Round, Say Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2017 Tout Va Bien A Curious Encounter With EP Additional Production, Programming Warner Music Benelux
2017 Lydia Lee Blue, Talking to Myself, & Paralyze Me Producer, Co-Writer, Mixer Button Inc.
'Talking To Myself'
#15 Malaysia Spotify Pop Chart
#12 Japan Spotify Pop Chart
2017 Adara Oasis Co-Producer, Co-writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2016 Adventure Club x Terravita feat. Adara Save Me Co-Writer, Additional Production Sony Music
#2 iTunes Dance Chart
#4 Dance/Electronic Billboard Chart
#33 Independent Billboard Album Chart
No. 50 US Billboard Album Chart
2016 The Spacies Slow Mo Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
#1 Hype Machine Pop Chart
Top 50 Spotify Australia Music Chart
Aux Paris Selection
Trap Nation Selection
2016 Anitta Bang Additional Production Warner Music Brasil
Brazil Billboard Hot 100 #9
Just Dance 2017
2016 LUNA of f(x) x Amber (feat. Ferry Corsten & Kago) Heartbeat Co-Producer, Arrangement, Mixing S.M. Entertainment & ScreaM Records
Spectrum Dance Music Festival Theme Song
2016 Christian F & The Spacies Ghost Co-Writer, Programming Vidisco Records
#1 Portugal Dance Chart
2016 Adara Open Eyes, Dose Of You Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2016 Kicks N' Licks & Adara Tribal Co-Writer, Vocal Producer & Programming Archipelago Entertainment
2016 The Spacies Hesitate Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
Spotify Canada Daily Viral 50 Chart
2015 The Spacies Out of Time, Like I Dream, Here & Now Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2015 LTN feat. Adara Outside The Lines Co-Producer, Mixing Enhanced Recordings
Top 40 Beatport Chart
2015 The Spacies Infinity Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2015 Feel & Adara Disappear Vocal Arranger Adrian Music
A State of Trance Selection
Top 20 Beatport Chart
2015 BRKYLN Steal Your Heart (The Spacies Remix) Co-Producer, Remixer Enhanced Recordings
2015 Matt Bukovski & Eloquentia feat. Adara Pieces of the Sky Vocal Arranger Armada Music
A State of Trance Selection
Top 40 Beatport Chart
2015 K Theory & Adara Wild Things Co-Writer Trinity Music Group
Trap Nation Selection
2015 Adara Chemistry Co-Producer, co-Writer, Programming, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
Armada Music - Vocal Trance Hits Vol. 3 Compilation
A State of Trance Selection
2015 Kicks N' Licks & Adara Young Co-Writer, Vocal Producer & Programming BORN Records
Trap Nation Selection
2014 The Vamps Can We Dance Programming Mercury Records
#2 UK Singles Chart
2014 Blue October Fear (Phil Tan Remix) Additional Programming Up/Down-Brando Records
2014 Club Banditz feat. Adara Mission Control Mixing, Programming, Arrangement Universal Music Group
2014 Adara Expose, Turn The World, Lighting Up The Night, Stadium Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2014 Cassio Monroe Euphoria, Get It Done Right, It Starts Tonight Co-Producer, co-Writer, Programming HitShop Records/Warner Bros.
2014 The Spacies Voices Co-Producer, co-Writer Enhanced Recordings
Top 50 Beatport Progressive House Chart
2014 BT Feat. Christian Burns Paralyzed (The Spacies Remix) Co-Producer, Remix Enhanced Recordings
2014 DJ Shogun feat. Adara Dragon Co-Writer Armada Music
#1 Beatport Trance Chart
#9 iTunes Dance Chart
A State of Trance Selection
2013 SHINee Dream Girl Co-Producer, co-Writer, Engineering No. 1 Gaon
No. 2 Billboard World Albums
No. 3 Billboard K-Pop Hot 100[11]
No. 5 Billboard Heatseekers
No. 10 Oricon
Albums Bonsang (Album) Golden Disk Awards
Bonsang Seoul Music Award
No. 1 Inkigayo (3/17/13)
No. 1 Music Bank (3/8/13, 3/15/13)
No. 1 Show Champion (2/27/13, 3/6/13, 3/13/13, 3/20/13)
No. 1 M-Countdown (2/28/13, 3/7/13, 3/14/13)
2013 Shinee Boys Meet U Co-Producer ("Dream Girl" Japanese Version)
Co-Producer ("Dream Girl" Instrumental)
Certified Japanese Gold
No. 2 Billboard Japan Hot 100
No. 1 G-Music Asia
No. 1 Hit FM Asia
No. 1 Oricon Chart
2013 VIXX Light Me Up Co-Producer, co-Writer, Engineering #7 World Billboard chart
Gaon Chart #3
Taiwan (Five-Music) Weekly Album Chart #8
2013 VIXX G.R.8.U Co-Producer, co-Writer, Engineering No. 1 Bugs, Soribada & Naver Chart
No. 3 Album Gaon Chart
No. 13 Billboard K-Pop Hot 100
2013 VIXX Say You, Say Me Co-Producer, co-Writer, Engineering No.1 Album Gaon
No. 1 Music Bank (12/6/13)
No. 3 Gaon Social Chart
No. 7 Single Chart
2013 Cassio Monroe Shake That Co-Producer, Programming, Remix #3 Billboard Dance Chart
2013 Real 100% Want U Back Co-Producer, co-Writer, Mix Engineer #6 Gaon Album Chart
2012 FIESTAR We Don't Stop Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mix Engineer #21 Gaon Chart
Billboard Korea Hot 100 #58
2012 Paul Oakenfold Surrender Additional Production & Programming #3 Billboard Dance Chart
2011 Daft Punk C.L.U. (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Co-Producer, Mix Engineer #9 Billboard Dance/Electronica Albums
2011 SECTR 24 Say Goodbye Co-Producer, co-writer ASOT Selection/Armada Music
2011 Roger Shah & Ross Lara Lay Down (Feat. Todd Wright) Co-Producer, co-writer #18 Beatport Top 100
2011 Mark Ballas Way You Werk (Ross Lara Remix) Co-Producer/Remixer Licensed to Pro Form
2011 Erika Jayne Pretty Mess (Bill Hamel Remix) Co-Producer #1 Billboard Dance/Club
2011 Britney Spears Hold It Against Me (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Co-Producer, Mix Engineer Perfecto/Armada Music
2011 Nadine Loren Blame It on the Rain (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Co-Producer Perfecto/Armada Music
2011 CeCe Peniston feat. Joyriders "Finally" (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Co-producer Perfecto/Armada Music
2011 Nadine Loren Blame It on the Rain (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Co-Producer Perfecto/Armada Music
2011 Paul Oakenfold Sleep feat. Tamra (Paul Oakenfold Remix) Co-Producer, Mix Engineer Perfecto/Armada Music
2010 AK1200, Bill Hamel, Ross Lara Sanctuary Producer, co-writer Licensed to WRC World Rally Championship
2010 Tegan and Sara Alligator (Bill Hamel Remix) Co-Producer, #32 Billboard Dance/Club Chart


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