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Meet Michael Ascencio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Ascencio.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I think it all started when I was really young, I always had an itch to do something creative. That creative urge stayed with me as I grew older. I remember seeing videos of Kanye West in the studio and that’s when I knew I wanted to become a music producer like him. When I discovered beat-making something just clicked for me, this was that creative outlet I had been looking for my entire life. After figuring all that out I had saved up every dime I came across and scrapped up enough money to go to Guitar Center where I picked up FL Studio. After that I had entrenched myself with beat-making, watching every tutorial I could, dedicating any time I could to music. From there me and my g0d brother, who raps, linked up together and started making songs, we’d get together every weekend and make music literally all day until we couldn’t keep our eyes open. This really helped me develop my skills over the years. Now I continue to do what I love, working with local artists and going to studio sessions around the city and building myself up as a music producer.

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?
The biggest challenge I’ve faced was finding my place in this ever-expansive music scene. There are so many artists and producers out there that finding my place was difficult. Going to studio sessions and networking more have made this easier but it’s still a challenge and I know I have a lot more work to put in. Another obstacle for me was the fact that I’m very introverted, this has made networking a little more difficult but some friends of mine have helped me along the way and I’m thankful for that.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a music producer / beat-maker and I have some experience with audio engineering. Music production is definitely my specialty and I’m proud of how far I’ve come and all the knowledge I’ve gained over the years. Something I’ve become known for is my ability to produce multiple genres, it’s something artists have complimented me on over the last couple of years especially. It’s also something that sets me apart from other producers who may only focus on one or two different genres. Another thing that I have to mention is that I’ve been making music for 10 years now. The ability to never quit and have longevity in music will definitely set you apart from others because unfortunately a lot of people will give up on their music, it may sound cliche but never giving up is half the battle in becoming successful in anything music-related.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
I can’t think of one specific memory but my favorite thing to reminisce about was all the trips my family would go on and all the family get-togethers we’d have. After having many unfortunate deaths in my family it’s hard to have those same get-togethers that I remember having. So many things have changed over the years but I’m glad to still have these memories to look back on.


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