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Meet Melvin Villatoro of Caveman in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Melvin Villatoro.

Melvin, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started my music career at age 13 or 14 I started it by dj’ing and uploading DJ mixes and mash-ups all the way through high school under the name “Myrax”, they were all electronic dance music mixes and mash-ups. Then when I started college I had lots of free time I always listening to music taking notes and do assignments I was always curious how these sounds were made and everything since high school but never actually had the time to put into it so during college I randomly decided to download a cracked Ableton which of the one digital work station that are used to produce music. I was so confused when I started learning how to make music it took me about a couple of years to actually get decent at it I started dropping music under “Myrax” it was all electronic dance music it was all dubstep, looking back at it now it wasn’t so good it actually sounded horrible after a few flops in songs and stuff as “Myrax”. I went back to the drawing board was like hmmm I really love how trap and hip hop instrumentals are made so went back into Ableton started messing with samples and looking song structures. I was really into at that time was seshollowaterboyz an underground rap collective so I just started trying to recreate those type of songs and I started to find success I was really enjoying it more than electronic dance music I wanted just to start fresh all over again I ended up deleting all my “Myrax” stuff and just started calling my self caveman because people in high school said I look the Geico caveman. Ever since I just been working on making music as caveman I love it and love the music I have been turning out I’m so excited for the future.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road. Some of the struggles were with me going from just doing electronic dance music mixes and mash-ups to learning how to make electronic dance music and failing and flopping and starting all over again from scratch to learn a whole new genre of music it was honestly scary I kept doubting myself was I ever going to do good and stuff. But I never let that self-doubt stop me and I kept perceiving and I love the music I am making now.

Please tell us about Caveman.
My business is an audio producer but I also do audio engineering and composing for shows and movies and video games. But my specialty is producing. What I am most proud of was learning and overcoming failing as an electronic dance music producer and not believing my self-doubt having the curiosity and passion to explore a different genre and falling l in love with it. What sets me apart from others I am not afraid to fail and start over and always keep on pushing and be motivated and I am always willing to help others no matter how big or small you’re for me its all about love and actual good motives and vibes.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over again would probably not make electronic dance music and flop and start making rap and hip hop instrumentals from the start I would have learned way better but I don’t regret it because sometimes you have to fail and learn how to get back up no matter what and I think flopping at electronic dance music made into such the curious and motivated musician I am now


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