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My name is Charles Croley and I am 22 years old from Dallas, Texas and I am a senior mechanical engineering major at Texas A&M. I play drums and produce music when I'm not hanging out with friends, studying, or listening to other music.
I used to limit myself to a genre and tried to fit inside of that genre's cookie cutter when making a track, but now I've realized such a mindset is foolish and self limiting. so now i just produce whatever is in my brain that results from a culmination of all of my musical influences.
I love music. Sometimes more than people. I love creating it and exploring new ideas. I was blessed with a wonderful musically gifted family so thankfully I have grown up in an environment where I was surrounded by music constantly. My influences come from all over. I was raised on classical music, but some of my favorite artists of different genres are Periphery, Mumford & Sons, Feed Me, Boston, Sky Eats Airplane, Closure in Moscow, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Deadmau5, Born of Osiris, Two Door Cinema Club, A Day to Remember, Owl City, After the Burial, Walk the Moon, Wolfgang Gartner, Kanye West, Miike Snow, Van Halen, KOAN Sound, Biggie Smalls, Dave Matthews Band, Daft Punk, Paramore, Zedd, Four Year Strong, John Mayer, Kid Cudi, Skrillex, Childish Gambino, The Mars Volta, Chiodos, Toro Y Moi, and Noisia, just to name a few and in no particular order.
I am also involved in a hip-hop/rap project with my talented friend miike smiith where I produce the beats and he raps some of the most witty and smart lyrics you will ever hear. Our album "Possibillionaire" is set to release early fall 2013.
I don't have as much time to make music as I would like to, so its a very slow process. Please be patient. I will not let you down. I am currently unsigned as this is currently just a hobby. Thank you for listening!
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