In this highly competitive and demanding scene as it is, it can at times be difficult for artists to truly make a unique mark compared to their contemporaries. But even in his brief musical endeavors, this has never been a problem for Trechor Boy. He has continued to go above and beyond to establish a feeling of perfection in each track in his catalog, and he takes his art very seriously as a result.

We sat down with the emerging talent to gain better insight on how he is able to accomplish this feat so well.

How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

I like to think of my music as a blend of all the stuff I listen to on the daily, like an amalgamation of my favorite artists. I draw a lot of inspiration from a pretty wide array of genres, like trap, hip-hop, electronic, lofi, emo, post-hardcore, metal, edm even. It’s hard to describe it because I do a lot of genre blending. When I first started making beats in my bedroom like 4 years ago I was struggling to find a style that I could stick to and really hone in on, but I actually found out through lots of practice that by combining elements of different genres into my music, it resulted in a unique sound. 

What types of projects are you currently working on and which ones are you most excited about?

I have a ton of music in the works. Solo songs, features with artist friends, producing placements, co-prod. projects, vocal features, and a giant folder of beats and cover art I plan on selling in 2020. I think what I’m most excited for right now is all the unreleased music I have with friends. Making beats to sell is cool, but I get super amped about getting to produce tracks with my favorite artists. I don’t want to reveal too much, but I have some absolutely crazy music coming out in 2020. 

Why did you decide to expand outside of producing not only your own vocals, but cover art as well?

I actually started with visual art. I’ve been drawing and painting since I was like three. I started messing around in photoshop around 2012, got into producing in 2016, and have been recording for about 6 months now. I have a huge amount of respect for artists who do all of the work themselves, like producing, mixing, mastering, singing, cover art, promo, etc. Its extremely time consuming and difficult to do it all myself, but I’ve been a one man crew ever since I started and it’s so rewarding to look back at your work and be able to say, “I did all that,” so I plan on keeping it that way. 

What is your opinion on the scene right now as it currently stands? Is there anything you would like to change about it?

Man, there are so many artists in the underground killing it right now. The term “underground” is interpreted differently by different people, but to me it’s the place every artist started out at. It’s the community of like minded creatives who support and help build each other up. I would be nothing right now if it wasn’t for the underground music community. But if I could change one thing about it, it would probably be the lack of self awareness and originality in some of the artists. It’s easy to copy your favorite artists’ sound when starting out, but some people don’t ever let go of it. Standing out and having a unique sound is absolutely crucial in determining how far an artist will go. 

Do you find recording or producing more difficult in your creative process?

It’s hard to say, because there’s days where I have crazy beat block and can’t produce anything, and I have other days where I doubt my vocal ability and think all my singing is trash. Inspiration comes and goes, and with that so does the ease of creating. I think almost every creative can attest to this. But regardless, I try my best to push through it until I have a banger on my hands.

Looking back at 2019, what do you think some of the highlights were music-wise as well as some low points?

2019 was a crazy year for sure, I flew out to LA in July to meet up with some of my favorite artists and got to play a show with them. The majority of my discography is from 2019, so it’s rewarding to be able to look back at what I’ve done so far and see at the impact it’s had. I think the highlight of this year is meeting all the people I know now. Thanks to music, It’s brought so many good friends into my life. On the flipside, I’ve had some really hard times with my mental health that I will most likely continue to deal with in the future. Those kinds of problems don’t just go away on their own, so I’m working on mitigating them as best I can. 

What is your ultimate goal in 2020?

To make a sizable amount of money from selling beats and cover art so I can quit my day job. I have a very strategic plan to be able to do that, and I’m pretty determined to reach that goal. My focus for 2019 was to build relationships and make music with friends, and I feel like I have done that quite successfully. I still plan on dropping songs in 2020, but I want to shift my focus more towards producing and the entrepreneurship side of music.

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