Mansions On The Moon – Live @ Terminal West, ATL, GA (VTT Interview / Photos)
Just a few weeks back Mansion On The Moon came through Atlanta, GA to play the city’s newest premier mid-sized venue grand opening, Terminal West. Mansions On The Moon is comprised of Beni Haze, Lane, and Ted. Beni and Lane have been creatively working together for the better part of 5 years and when Ted linked up with the boys some amazing music was created together and Mansions formed elegantly out of that.
During the past few months MOTM has been on the road in promotion of their release Lightyears, on the tour under the same name. I got the chance to check out a short set at the Velveeta Room during SXSW and ended up meeting a few of the guys, Jeff, their touring bass player, and Lane, the drummer during one of the nights at The Illmore.
the way up to Milwaukee and Chicago, down to here and everywhere in between.
It’s been cool to connect with fans and see what kinds of markets are hot. It’s
great to see the response to the album.
featured on the site recently. Do you like to incorporate different elements
and collaborations to your live set?
we’ve got a really close friend coming out, India. Just like Pow, we love talented people so if the opportunity
comes up to collaborate then we like to do it.
from Illusive media. I’m from VA and kinda worked in the Timbaland studio at
his home spot. At one point I
lived with Charley and when I went back to VA he hooked all that stuff up. It
all came together through Illusive.
Me Feel,” and “Love’s Gonna Destroy Me,” the tracks that have been around for a
while, it’s great to see people singing those during the show. Some people are
aware of the mixtape and the EP and the response has been really cool.
a lot of vocal stuff, a lot of melody. It’s centered on that. It’s more outside the boundaries.
something different. We have a mutual respect for everybody’s artistic input
and that’s how we make our sound. That’s what keeps it cool. Comparing Pnuma to
Mansions, I just think every project is different artistically. Alex is an
incredible producer and artist, he’s awesome and every opportunity you spend a
lot of time on, the dynamics are completely different.
I think Mac sort of got us on that tour, he had used one of our songs for a
mixtape previously and we kept in touch after the run. We kicked it a lot on
tour and sent him some music after his tour and he said he wanted to use it for
production in general?
just a couple miles down the road at The Artist Factory, I was working on
mainly pop, hip-hop, and R&B. Ted was working on his singer-songwriter
stuff and one random day we started making music together and blended the two.
out. This is really where it started so it means a lot to me.