Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicholas Cauton.
Hi Nicholas, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
So music has been in the family for all my life really, especially my dad’s side. My dad and his brothers all played instruments, so every Thursday and Saturday they were in the garage jammin’ out all night. They used to come to me and tell me to hop on the drums, and I would always jam out with them. Thats where my love for music began. Eventually, I picked up a ukulele and just tried to learn songs and learn the chords and what not. And also, my mom used to always play Radiohead and Sade, and a lot more alternative experimental electronic music. Fast forward a decade, and one of my good friends started making beats on fruity loops and every day after school, he would just show me all the new beats he made. And I was always blown away, he used to even play instrumentals by Bugseed, Cardogotwings, Sledgren and so many other sick producers. The day finally came where I downloaded the free version of garageband on my phone and started making little crazy trap beats in class and wherever I was. My friend told me one day, “yo, just download Fruityloops bro.”, and so I did and he taught me the basics on how to get a beat started. I then took that knowledge and really started to work on my own individual “sound.” I started making beats in 2014.
And I’m not going to lie but the first 2-3 years, I didn’t take it as serious as I should have, but I always knew one day I was going to make a living off of it. I was mostly just making beats for myself at the time and would never really drop anything. Nothing ever comes out of sitting on your art, share it with the world! You ever know how far it can go and how much of an impact it can have on people. So, I really had to rebrand everything if I wanted to see that progress. So eventually I started making sounds/presets for producers to use. But shout out to ocean veau, once I met him I really started to level up my game. And it felt good helping other producers level up there’s as well. I even really got into like hardware synthesizers. I own a Moog mother 32. She’s a beast. Haven’t pulled her out in a while but when the time comes, it’ll be crazy. Just the feel of having the actual synth in front of you is amazing. Eventually, I decided to start putting my music on YouTube and start doing type beats, which is probably the best thing I did when it comes down to being a music producer. It started off slow as expected but eventually, it started to pick up. Being consistent every day and really loving your art will elevate you and your craft. I’m at the point where I feel like I’m making the best music of my life. And I love it everyday. And it’s crazy because I know there’s no way but up. Because you can only win if you’re right within.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Of course, there were good times and bad times. Luckily the people around me always supported me since day 1.
I’d say just trying to love the process and trying to stay in a good headspace.
There’s a lot of distractions out here. But if you can just really tune into whatever you’re trying to do, you’ll find a way to make anything work.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a music producer. and just an artist all around.
Mostly known for my type of beats that I upload to YouTube/ as well as a sound designer.
I’m most proud of where I’m at today with my sound and how much it evolved over the years, and I’m proud of my community on YouTube and having a platform to release my music.
What matters most to you? Why?
My family and bro’s. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
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