Set It Off: Anthony Rotella

November 18th, 2009 by Larry

Photo by: Oh Snap Kid

Anthony Rotella

Mayhem / Rrrump


Where are you from?
Atlanta, GA born in Knoxville, TN. Gentlemen by choice, Southern by the Grace of God.

Who do you work for? 
Me, myself and I. Always Never, Ram Records, Atlanta Dubstep, and 404 Audio.

What are your Current Project(s)? 
I run two Drum + Bass record labels. My main one is Shadow-Law Recordings (SLR) and I’ve started a second one, Aesthetics, for rising international talent. I run two monthly nights at El Bar. One is Drum + Bass, entitled Tambor Y Bajo, every 1st Wednesday and the second is Dubstep, entitled Sub.Traction, that I promote with Atlanta Dubstep every 3rd Wednesday. I also am a resident at Fuck Yesss every 1st Thursday of the month with Le Castle Vania and Oh Snap Kid at the Drunken Unicorn. Outside of promoting parties, I try to stay as busy as possible in the studio recording Drum + Bass, Dubstep, and Electro tracks for several national and international labels. My largest project at the moment is an album entitled “Into Oblivion” which will be released on my own label, SLR, hopefully sooner than later.

Who would you love to work with?
Big Boi, Andre 3000, Ludachris, Killer Mike, Joker, Rusko, Scuba, Maynard James Keenan, Gravious, 2562, Pill, Hollyweerd, Ed Rush + Optical, Matrix, Optiv, Apex, Spor, Nike SB, 10 Deep, and Kaws.

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
That’s like only choosing one family member to keep! I’d say it would have to be my Tiffs.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Joker, Rusko, Outkast, Ludacris, Scuba, Helmet, and Tool amongst others.

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
Favorite restaurants are Nan, JCT Kitchen, Eugene, JR Crickets, Marco’s Pitas, and Graveyard Tavern where you can find a hoagie named after me.

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
El Bar and Graveyard easily. It’s like Cheers for me.

What are your Pet Peeves?
I can’t really think of any besides sleeping in too late.

Shout outs?
My son Giovanni, Moms, Dads, my sister Kathy, 404 Audio crew, Atlanta Dubstep crew, Evol Intent boys, Ewun/Kill The Noise, Le Castle Vania, Oh Snap Kid, Phace, Misanthrop, Noisia, The Upbeats, Bulletproof, Cern, 12th Planet, Gridlok, Dieselboy, Skapezilla/The Hydrilla, Rob and Rosa Wonder, Philip and Tara Christensen, All the Graveyard staff, All El Bar staff, Justin Bright, Drew Van Atten, Ron and Christina Madison, Adam and the soon to be Cristen Darby, Josh Clark, the Atlanta Hawks, Inca Kola, summers in Jersey, my Grandmothers and Grandfathers RIP!, Birdalupe, Aireon Himes, Eric Martin Burgos, Chris Houston, and of course my homies at Process!

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