Ross Lara

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Ross Lara
OriginBreckenridge, CO United States
GenresCinematic, Ambient, Electronica, Pop, Neo-Classical, Original Soundtracks, Musical Sound Design
Occupation(s)Producer, Composer, Mix Engineer, Immersive Audio Producer, Musician, Sound Designer
Instrument(s)Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar
Years active2009–present
LabelsRed Bull
Meta Platforms
Perfecto Records
Armada Music
S.M. Entertainment
Warner Bros
Walt Disney Records

Ross Lara is an American music composer, producer, sound designer and engineer from the Breckenridge, CO. As a producer, composer, mix engineer, and sound designer, Ross Lara has created music for high concept projects with Red Bull, Meta Platforms, Epic Games, and dozens of artists that have topped international Billboard charts. His innovative process has led to scoring award-winning films, composing for cutting edge video games, and amassing over 600 million streams and listens. His inspiration comes from his passion for vintage gear, his band The Spacies, snowmobiling, and recording the symphony of nature around us.

Receiving his first piece of music equipment at the age of 12, changed his life forever. Ross started his musical career as a DJ, eventually sharing some of the worlds largest stages with the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Deadmau5, and Paul Van Dyk. His electronic background led to a blossoming career in pop music for both American and International artist. His extensive catalog includes #1 K-Pop singles and a plethora of music for Universal Music, Walt Disney Records, Warner Brothers and more. His love for technology, vintage gear, and boundary pushing music production led him to creating music and sound for multimedia projects including film and video games. Ross is now focusing on the audio revolution of immersive sound with Dolby Atmos.

Archipelago Entertainment[edit]

In 2014 Ross Lara and Brian Shenefelt founded Archipelago Entertainment in Atlanta, GA. The company’s premier immersive production studio is now located in Breckenridge, CO with hubs in Orlando, FL, Los Angeles, CA, and Washington DC. Archipelago Entertainment is a music company focused on bringing the highest quality production, mixing, scoring and sound design with a blend of acoustic instrumentation and cutting-edge technology. The team’s extensive discography of music ranges from video games and film to audio experiences and international pop. Archipelago consistently pushes boundaries of the musical creation process and is leading the way on immersive audio production and mixing.

The Studio[edit]

Archipelago’s premier production studio, in Breckenridge, Colorado, is now the highest elevation Dolby Atmos studio at almost 9,000 feet. The serene location offers profound inspiration while the technological advancements have been the backbone for the music creation process from beginning concept to final mix. An extensive array of music has been created over the past decade, coming from the upright piano and an array of synthesizers, ranging from vintage to modern. Gear highlights: Focusrite RedNet Interfaces, Trinnov D-Mon 12, Inward Connection DEQ-1 Mastering Equalizer, Baldwin Upright & Yamaha Baby Grand pianos, Dynaudio & Output Frontier Speakers, and Sequential, Oberheim, and Korg Synthesizers.

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.


2023 MythForce Creative Director: Luke Rideout - Beamdog Composer, producer, mixer, Sound Design Epic Games, Aspyr, Archipelago Entertainment
2022 The Spacies From Iceland Composer, producer Archipelago Entertainment
2022 "10-56" - Short Film Directed by Jason Winn Composer, producer Wild Winn Pictures, Lucky Dog Filmworks
2022 "I Miss Us" - Short Film Directed by Roth Rind Composer, producer Legion Films
2021 Tate McRae I'll Be Home For Christmas Keys, Synths RCA Records
2021 The Spacies This One, Kiss You, To The Sky, Circles Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing Archipelago Entertainment
2021 Tony Anderson & Ross Lara Cambodia Remixer
2020 Ross Lara & My City Glory Castor & Pollux Co-Producer, Co-Writer Archipelago Entertainment
2020 Tony Anderson & Ross Lara Andromeda, Indigo [Remix] Co-Producer, Co-Writer
2020 Ross Lara Sounds of Rampage Soundtrack [1] Producer, writer, mixer Red Bull Media House
2020 Cyrus Reynolds New Ground (Ross Lara x My City Glory Remix) Remixer, Production, Mixing Killer Tracks New Ground KT376
Universal Music Group[2]
2020 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles 2021 Snowmobile Campaign Athlete, Music Producer, Sound Designer, Mixer BRP/Ski-Doo
2020 Ross Lara Underwater Journey VII Soundtrack [3] Producer, writer, mixer Red Bull Media House
Netflix - The Home of Documentaries Trailer [4]
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[5]
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[6] Co-Producer, Co-Writer, Mixing #6 Japanese Billboard Album[7]
#8 Japanese Oricon Album[8]
#1 Japanese International Oricon Album
#1 South Korean Gaon Album[9]
#5 US Heatseekers Billboard Album[10]
#4 US World Billboard Albums[11]
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[12] 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[13]
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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