Ryan Chadwick, the 24-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR, had a late- start in his passion for music. It started in 2012 when he decided he was going to learn how to play instruments – using a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby to teach himself chord progressions. In 2014, Ryan spent eight months at an internship in Kurashiki, Japan. It was those eight months that changed his hobby into a passion. He became influenced and inspired by modern producers like Odesza, Petit Biscuit, and Porter Robinson and the Indie- sounds of artists like Daughter and Bon Iver. Upon returning to the states, Ryan moved into a neighborhood on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati known as “Over-the-Rhine”. Once the most dangerous area of the city, OTR is now the up-and-coming food and arts scene. Ryan has hopes to turn his hobby into a career, starting with an EP release for OTR.