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Jane Meet On SoundCloud Premier Partner Boombox Cartel

On SoundCloud Premier Partner Boombox Cartel is electronic music duo Jorge Medina and Americo Garcia based out of Los Angeles. They share how SoundCloud is their “go-to music platform” and how creating a song completely different from what’s envisioned can be the greatest part of the creative process. 

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Please introduce yourself to the SoundCloud community.

We are Boombox Cartel. We’re the cool type of Cartel.Boombox Cartel started two years ago in Minneapolis, MN but we are now based out of Los Angeles, CA. Boombox Cartel is an electronic music duo and we don’t like to necessarily categorize our music under any genre but the fact that it’s bass music, or even for the sake of it call it what it is, Electronic Dance Music. EDM. And if anybody had never heard of us, I would tell them to go check it out NOW! Maybe invite them for some tacos too.

How do you use SoundCloud?

SoundCloud is a very powerful platform where every aspiring, up-and-coming artist exposes their music, and it helps them build a crowd or a fan base. We 100% use it as our go-to music platform, but it’s also amazing to find music you’d never even expect you’d ever hear in your entire life.
The visual player is great too. The last few updates have been a success for sure!

Describe your creative process. What is your set up like?

At this point, any song or sound you hear is pretty much an excuse to gain inspiration to create something new and then the ideas start flowing progressively, especially after the main concept is already written. The greatest part is when the idea starts to change and take a different direction throughout the making of and you end up with something completely different than what you expected to in the beginning.

There really isn’t a standard creative process though. It’s not like a cooking recipe that you just follow the instructions and voila, a song comes out of the oven! You can start with the drums, or with the melodies, or even with some crazy sound sometimes, it really is different almost every single time.

How have you reached certain goals or steps in your career?

In this industry, it’s all about being unique, being the odd one out so you stand out. That’s what catches people’s eye! If you create something different, something that nobody has ever heard and you’re good at it, they start associating anything that sounds even remotely similar to it to you.
Another key ingredient in the industry is to know the right people.

What does it feel like to become a Premier Partner? Where do you want to take your career next?

It feels great! It was a very exciting moment for us when we became a Premier Partner. Definitely made us feel very special. The profile looks super sharp and better than ever!

Who or what is inspiring you creatively? Are there people that you’d like to collaborate or work with?

Inspiration is everywhere. As far as collaborations, there’s always people that as an artist you look up to and would love to work with as well as insanely talented up-and-coming producers. Or even doing some crazy collaboration with somebody from the indie rock side of the industry would be really cool!

Any final thoughts?

Thank you for considering us for the interview! :)

Hear Boombox Cartel’s latest track “B2U”

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Brendan New today: it’s easier and simpler to edit your tracks

New today for creators: you can now edit the artwork, tags, privacy settings, and permissions on several of your tracks at once. You can also add multiple tracks to existing playlists or create a new playlist with selected tracks.

SoundCloud Track Editing

It’s also now easier to find your older tracks fast by using the paging buttons located at the top right of the page.

To get to your tracks page, select “Tracks” from the navigation bar, or sign in to your account and go to https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks.

SoundCloud Tracks Menu

We hope these changes help you spend less time administering your tracks, and more time making them!

Jane Meet On SoundCloud Premier Partner Daytrip

On SoundCloud Premier Partner Daytrip is David Hugh Cosby and Denzel Baptise based out of New York City. The producing duo share how travel inspires their creations and how SoundCloud has been part of their musical journey.

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Please introduce yourself to the SoundCloud community.

We are Daytrip: two producers trying to make sense of the world and share our story through our music, our photos, and our words.

When we were younger, our creation was bounded by the expectations of the world around us. Our inspiration comes from the experience of discovering wider worlds—cultures, ideologies, artforms, and the infinite possibilities that accompany them. Through discovery, we built new mirrors to look at ourselves. Every song translates our emotions and reflections into sound. We create what we feel based on what’s around us. We are a product of each step into the unknown. We are wherever our music takes us…

How do you use SoundCloud?

SoundCloud is our hub. Through it, we’ve made friends, made discoveries, got excited, and got jealous. It’s where we test what we’ve created—what we’re proud of—with an audience for the first time. It enables us to give a part of ourselves out to the world. Our musical journey will live on SoundCloud as our travels take us to destinations unknown.

Describe your creative process. What is your set up like?

The whole truth is never fun—a little mystery keeps the flame alive. The world is our instrument. Sound is all around us. We start from there and build up.

How have you reached certain goals or steps in your career?

By not setting boundaries. Create something that’s yours and inspire others to follow.

What does it feel like to become a Premier Partner? Where do you want to take your career next?

We’re grateful to be working side by side with people that actually care about helping artists survive and live dreams. It has been nothing but love.

Who or what is inspiring you creatively? Are there people that you’d like to collaborate or work with?

On a whim we created Daytrip, the sudden spark to live for experiences and let discovery shape your character and your future. We took a risk. To abandon long-held beliefs that stunted growth; we wanted to see the world beyond our windows. We left New York City on our own flight… “Flight 43”… and we still come back. After all, it is the home we’ve built since we left our parents’ homes.

Our purpose unfolds and evolves with each new port of call. At each stop, we’ve found people excited to come onboard. We made it to Kingston, Jamaica. We partied. It was our first stop. Our song “Drop It” is that experience—the late nights, the bass-filled basements, the moving bodies. We made it to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We were woken up. We experienced a different way of life. We created “The Escape,” a musical encapsulation of the rollercoaster we experienced. Down in the trenches. In the heart of it. From the depths to a moment of release…freedom. To realizing it isn’t easy to escape. To realizing that only escape may be spiritual, a drug, a dream, real life, or death.

And now we’re onto our next journey of self discovery… And what that brings we will see. Right now we know the world is what inspires us. And anyone else who wants to discover more is welcome to join.

Any final thoughts?

Learn who you are before you change the world. Let the world teach you about the person you want to be and how you can positively affect those around you and those far beyond your corner of the globe. The possibilities are infinite.

Hear Daytrip’s latest track, “Up to the Crime,” with Vybz Kartel.

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.