Vladivostok, Russia: May 2013 After ten straight hours of working, Dan Tannenbaum needed to take a break. For the noted producer, the mastermind behind tracks for artists like Dr. Dre and Emeli Sande, this usually means stepping out of an L.A studio or Time Square office. But this time he was stepping into a three-wheeler truck for a quick spin in the forests of Vladivostok, Russia - just hours shy of the Chinese and North Korean border.
"It was a really beautiful place," reminisces Dan, "it looked just like a classic Russian city. It was not as big and grand as Moscow, but small and cultured with lots of Soviet era architecture throughout. There was a sense that history had happened in this place."