Ian Place - 'Control EP' HNHEP048
2. Old Fashioned
3. Control (Bob Citrus Remix)
4. Control (Tone Chaser & Commodore 69 feat. Fansea Remix)
We're proud to present our 48th release featuring Ian Place.
Ian Place is a 24 year old producer working out of Washington, DC. Growing up in Cape Elizabeth, ME, Ian appreciated an eclectic mix of music throughout his childhood and early teenage years but never seriously pursued production. As time passed and his musical preferences expanded, production became an integral part of Ian's life. Drawing on his musical background and eclectic influences (Pink Floyd, A Tribe Called Quest, People Under The Stairs, Radiohead, Kerri Chandler, etc..) Ian's sound is a unique blend of classic and modern house music (with a little Baltimore Club thrown in there). Ian has forthcoming/current releases on Hot n Heavy Records [US], Silence In Metropolis [US], 50/50 Records [UK], Fresh II Death Records [UK], Semper & Solum [UK], and more.
He has received support from artists such as Tom Shorterz [Rinse FM, UK], Pete Graham [Four 40 Records, UK], DeMarzo [Hot Creations, UK], Newbie Nerdz [Gruuv, UK], Baunz [Pet Recordings, UK], Mark Starr [Dirtybird, US], Rico Tubbs [Dim Mak, US], DeMarzo [Hot Creations, UK], Jamie George [Rinse FM, UK], David Heartbreak [OWSLA, US], Lazerdisk [Mad Decent, US], Golf Clap [Country Club Disco, US], and many many more. We asked Ian our '6-pack' of questions to get to know him better and this is what he has to say.
1. Q. Where were you born?
A. I was born in the lovely city of Portland Maine. I lived in Cape Elizabeth Maine most of my life though.
2. Q. When did you first get into electronic music?
A. It's kind of hard to say when I first got into electronic music. I've always been a huge fan of Pink Floyd and considering they were one of the pioneers of "electronic" music I guess I've always been into it. But in regards to modern electronic music I'd say I've been into it for about 7-8 years now.
3. Q. What other types of music influence your sound?
A. Jazz, Hip Hop, Indie, and Electronic (as ambiguous as that may be) primarily influence my sound but I honestly love everything (except country... but if that's what floats your boat that's fine by me)
4. Q. What's your favorite childhood memory?
A. I'd say my favorite childhood memory is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean with my father. He's a captain/engineer on private yachts so I've been lucky enough to sail around on some pretty epic boats. The trip lasted just under two weeks and it was pretty wild to say the least.
5. Q. Musically, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A. In 5 years I see myself taking my music to crazy new levels (whatever those may be). Everyday/everytime I get in the studio it's a beneficial learning experience. All of the time you spend trying to perfect and master your craft definitely pays off if you truly work at it. In 5 years I also see myself committing the music full-time and taking a step back from the 9-5 life. Either way, life will be good and I'm excited to see what the future holds!
6. Q. Any shout outs?
A. Absolutely, I wanna give a shout out to all of my family and friends, but since you all know who you are I don't need to be throwing names around. However, I do want to give some shout outs to homies that have been essential in my musical endeavors: Alex Johnson, David Riker, Chris Brassard, Jeff Witherall, Trent and Chad Bechard, Jackson Ryland, Justin Nouhra, Andrew Vilar, Jack Naglieri, Sam Peterson, Lucas Milowsky, John Salzman, and Ryan Renaud. There are lots of other awesome people I've met along that way I'd love to give a shout out to but once again, you know who you are.
For all the latest and greatest on Ian Place, follow the links:
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/the-sonic-technician
Twitter - https://twitter.com/IanPlaceMusic