Go into detail on why you decide to choose music as a career.
My name is Kael Troxel and I am 23 years old. Originating out of Riverside, CA. I chose music as my career choice because through music I’m able to convey myself to the world. I’m able to express my thoughts and emotions through music. I mean I’ve made music as far back as I can remember. When my friends started to think about what they wanted to do with their lives, and where they wanted to progress, it was never a question for me. Music was the answer.
Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans concerning your music.
The feedback I’m receiving as of now is honestly, extremely and surprising. The support I’ve received has been crazy. People I don’t even know reach out to me to let me know how much they enjoy my single “Birthday” that I just dropped. It’s kind of surreal. I’m a confident person so I expected to receive a decent amount of feedback, but not to this extent.
Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.
I don’t think people quite understand how important social networking is. How powerful of a tool it is, especially in our day and age. I’m extremely outgoing and social, and networking is something I have a passion for. Listening to people’s stories, upcoming, passion for life in certain areas, conversations about where they plan to go in the future, what excites them… it’s amazing. Those who listen with open ears are able to take these conversations and apply them not only to their own lives but to their surroundings as well. Furthermore being able to reap the benefits of society.
Brief us about the recording of this song.
I’ve spent the last two years prepping and experimenting with a home studio. I’ve finally been able to finalize that goal and make it sound as professional as possible. Long nights with no sleep learning how to mix and master, what works and what doesn’t. A big shout out to my producer @ugglyboymuzik. We’ve spent a lot of sleepless nights perfecting this song, and my EP “94” that drops soon. Another big shout out to Kevin K.; for this beat and the amazing work he did. And one last shout out to Shao Dre who came through and featured on this track. That man works as hard as anyone I know perfecting this music craft.
Tell us the story behind the song.
A lot of the records I’ve put out in the past have been extremely lyrical, more conscious, relating to the struggle of everyday life. With this song, I wanted to change that. This song was more about being able to worry about the stressors the next day, enjoying life in the present and the company around you. Living life like it’s your birthday.
State your area of specialization in music.
I wouldn’t say I necessarily have a specialization in music. I’m learning and growing every day. Always reaching out to those who are wiser than me. I want to perfect my craft. I’m always looking for criticism. Mastering the things I do that work, and using trial and error with the things that don’t.
Tell us how long it takes to finish a song from the start.
I’m a perfectionist when it comes to music. From start to finish, a song takes me a few weeks. I’ll go back and forth on things I’m iffy on. I think this has been something that’s held me back, but in the long-run has increased the quality of my music. I’m passionate about my music and the quality I put out.
Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.
I choose melody and lyrics mainly by the beat. There’s always a certain melody or a way things should sound to your own brain when you first hear something. More or less the melody comes to me first before the lyrics do. There are times though when I have something that’s been on my mind that bleeds through to the lyrics. Expressing myself through.
Discuss music generally in full detail.
Music ultimately has saved my life; multiple times. I’ve been through a good amount of struggle in my life. Artists who are able to convey this to others are successful because they let that listener know they aren’t alone through the process. It gives the listener hope. Artists like AB-Soul, Kid-Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, J-Cole are the reason I make music today. Ab-soul’s “Control System” was a masterpiece. The man was not only able to express his emotions through songs but relate them to society in such a way, that I felt like, damn maybe I’m not the only one who thinks the way I do.
State your five favourite genres of music.
I think by far my favorite genre of music is old 90’s R&B. The smoothness, the feeling you get when you hear that music playing… it’s a mood you can’t describe. You just feel good.
My second favorite is conscious hip hop or lyrical hip hop. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, and J- Cole’s play on words is mind-blowing. The type of shit you got to listen to three or four times to really comprehend what they are saying. You sit back like “Damn did that man just really say that shit?” Lol.
My third favorite has got to be west coast hip hop. It’s nothing in the world like west coast hip hop. From YG to Kendrick, From The Game to Ty Dolla $ign. It’s a vibe.
Discuss your rehearsal.
To be honest I haven’t done much rehearsal. I’m in the process of perfecting my music before I think about any type of rehearsal.
State your favorite musical instruments.
My favorite musical instrument has to be the saxophone. I used to play when I was in middle school and elementary school. I fell off. But that instrument creates sounds and vibes that can put any person in a good mood. It’s beautiful.
Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.
To be honest, I haven’t performed yet. Jimmy Waters and Nikkoson have performed countless times. We used to have a music group called TRBL. They opened for Audio Push, Chief Keef, RJ, and a number of countless artists. It’s crazy to see the vibe you get when fans really appreciate the music you’re performing. Fans wanting to come up and take pictures afterward. Watching the crowd move, and recite their words is wild. They are really there for you. It’s a crazy feeling.
Discuss your personality in full detail.
My personality… the best word I would use for describing this is wild. I’m outgoing, crazy, the life of the party, borderline damn alcoholic lol… Nah I’m just playing. I’ve been involved in the party scene for so long. It’s just embedded in my character now. I’m a jokester; I like to make people laugh. I’m the type to make a situation as crazy as possible, just for the thrill of it. I like living on the edge and taking chances. But besides that I’m loyal. I don’t switch up on people. Whether money is coming my way or not. I’ll always be the same white boy from the riv. Love it or hate it. That’s me. I am not switching up for anybody.
Tell us about your musical background.
I’m self-taught. Everything I know or learn has been through my own understanding and passion for knowledge. I reach out to those with a better understanding of technical things, so I’m able to recreate the professionalism in the future. I try to be as independent as possible. That way nobody can take anything from me. Nobody can say I made him, or I did that. I have the best team behind me that supports and pushes me to my limit. We work as a unit. You grind, I grind. When you down, I push you. And vice versa. One makes it, we all make it. The only thing that matters to me at this point is making sure myself and those around me supporting me are taken care of.
List your musical work.
My musical work at this moment is small. I just dropped my first single “Birthday” on February 4th, 2018. My next single “Pop” featuring Shao Dre drops here in a few weeks and I have a song featuring Breana Marin called “This Time” coming soon as well that’s going to make “Birthday” look like little fish. All these songs and more will be a part of the “94’ EP” coming in a few months’ time. Stay tuned!
Give us the links to purchase your music and contact you.
My music is currently streaming on all platforms. Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, and around 140 more music sites.
Snap Chat: KaelATroxel
Share your memorable experiences with us.
I haven’t had much experience with you guys as of yet. Looking forward to changing that. Haven’t heard anything but good stuff. So I’m hoping to make this a long-standing thing. I really do appreciate you guys taking your time out to do this. All love.
Tell us the good and bad side of mankind you know.
The bad side of humanity is the self-driven goals of society. Everybody is def in for themselves. If they don’t see how it can benefit them, they won’t be involved. If they don’t see you popping, they won’t be involved. If they don’t see you with some type of shine, they won’t be involved. If what you are doing does benefit them in the slightest form, they won’t be involved. If they see you are doing better than them, they will try to block your shine. People are okay with you doing great, as long as they are doing great as well. It’s when your shine starts to grow bigger than what they have going on… it’s human nature. That being said, there are those that come far few and in between that really will put down everything they are doing just to see you make it. The ones who show up when you need them. Those are the people that motivate me and drive me to work as hard as I do. That’s the good in society. The people will ultimately sacrifice everything they have going on just to help another person. Those people deserve the world, and the ones in my life who have and continue to be those people for me, I can’t explain how much I appreciate them.