Dallas Austin

Atlanta - Award-winning producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, entrepreneur, DJ, philanthropist, and film producer

From award-winning producing to film production and philanthropy, Dallas Austin is constantly creating. Austin, who you may better know him for the producing that he did for groups such as Boys II Men, TLC, and Monica, now spends his days in Atlanta producing and working with his charity, The Dallas Austin Foundation for Music Education. While growing up in a Columbus, Georgia playing the keyboards, Austin now spends his days in Sandy Springs doing what he loves to do: making music.

Q&A:

Hometown?

Columbus, GA.

Place you call home now (neighborhood etc)?

Sandy Springs.

Favorite sport to watch?

Soccer.

Favorite sport to play?

Keyboards, I never played sports.

Best vacation ever?

Brazil for Carnival.

Dream trip destination?

Burma to see all the temples.

Favorite dinner?

Sushi.

Favorite dessert?

Peach Cobbler.

Underrated food?

Fried Chicken.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

Scallops.

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Umi.

Road trip -- three in the car with you. Living or dead. Who are they? Why?

Prince, the most amazing musician that ever lived. Dave Chappelle to laugh, Paris Hilton for flamboyant female energy.

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Dallas.

Favorite movies?

Purple Rain.

Favorite actress and or actor?

Denzel Washington.

Favorite bands?

The Time.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Marilyn Manson Dope Show tour.

Car you drive now?

Tesla.

Car you’d like to drive?

Bugatti

Best car you've owned?

Tesla.

Motorcycle?

Buele.

Got a favorite watch?

Panarai.

Got a dream watch?

Vasharon Constintin.

Summer drink of choice?

Pina Colada.

Winter drink of choice?

French Martini.

Bourbon or Scotch?

Bourbon.

Vodka or gin?

Vodka.

Cologne?

Dyptique.

Go-to red on a wine list?

Antica Terra Ceras Pinot Noir.

Go-to white?

Pinot Grigio.

Favorite beach?

Exuma.

On a Saturday, your favorite errand to run is:

Stock the bar.

Otherwise, you’ll be busy doing what?

Making music.

Best work advice you ever got?

Not to stop.

Best thing about your career?

I do what I love to do.

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your work and career path.

Award-winning producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, entrepreneur, DJ, philanthropist, and film producer.

Do you have any philanthropic interests/endeavors?

The Dallas Austin Foundation for Music Education - dallasaustin.org

Add anything else about yourself here that you would like the world to know about you.

My socks never match.