Fade Up :: Tomb Boss
September 5th 2014
Every week, Fade Up sets you up on a hot date with an emerging Australian producer who Sandro Dallarmi thinks are worth getting to know. You can hear the new Fade Up mixtape before it hits the Flog by tuning into Sandro’s show on FBi, The Mixing Bowl.
As far as I can tell, Tomb Boss’ tracks are created by polishing up a UK garage record and flinging it through a rainbow. The Melbourne producer only has two songs to his name, and they’ll each raise one of your eyebrows.
Meet Tomb Boss
Sandro Dallarmi :: Your first track as Tomb Boss appeared online only 5 months ago, but your production is already quite refined. What came before this project?
Tomb Boss :: I used to write a lot of really weird house, and I guess the reason that I finally started actually releasing music is because I felt like I’d finally got the formula right – when I first wrote ‘Float to Me‘ I legit took a step back and went “I’ve done it”.
Is there a particular inspiration behind your sound? UK-style house and garage music seems to be the backbone of your tunes, but you add a lot of colour and energy to the mix.
Everyone always mentions the UK influence, and I think while there’s for sure a bit (a lot) of garage behind what I do, I actually think the whole like ~future~ 140-150bpm shit is just as prominent, I feel like a lot of my chord work was really inspired by that. I also think I hear a lot of jungle in my tunes, no-one else really seems to hear it tho so maybe I’m kidding myself.
Do you think of yourself as a part of the local scene in Melbourne, or does your music purely live and breathe online?
It’s a URL thing not an IRL thing. That said, we’re working on stuff rn to hopefully bring Tomb Boss out of ur modem and into ur life.