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ATG | @ATGMusick

ATG | @ATGMusick

Who is ATG?

ATG (Alexander The Great) UK based is a music producer of a Nigerian descent along side studying Aerospace Systems Engineering (WOW) at university hopes to follow his dream and make it big in the world wide afrobeats industry

. ‘ATG’ is a brand/persona that I created for myself and as I was heavy involved in music it just became something that was pretty much synonymous with the name. This then gave birth to the brand ‘ATG Musick ’ which became my outlay for music production.

Check out one of the many tracks ATG has produced.

Inspiration

ATG started Music Production in 2014 with the release of a song entitled ‘Silver & Gold’ by AdeJosh released on Soundcloud. Check that out here. Having always dabbled in music and its creation from a young age Alex often found himself buying software just to mess around or just even to try and understand it.

I have been very interested in how music was made from a simple idea and developed into to a finished product. I have been a musician from the age of 16 playing both Keys and Bass. I have played at a professional level since the age of 19 being paid for my services.

A year ago I could never have foretold the production side of music would soon be something I would become so heavily drawn into.

With a family of musicians ATG was involved in it as early as 15, attempting to remake instrumentals by ear using a variety of music production tools such as logic and Propellerhead Reason. Now a prominent user of Logic Pro ATG has worked with UK artists such as YFS, AdeJosh, Selecta Aff, Jibbz Olowo, AIM, Erin Jay, Sarche, Ray, Jabz, Krissy Gunz, Kwamz, Flava, JaePoet, Rebecca Winter and many others.

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Challenges

Versatility is a key factor in being a successful producer and this is especially the case for ATG. Working with artists from many different genres it forces him to be able to apply himself to work with a variety of sounds. Being raised in an African household the sounds of Africa is difficult to escape when crossing genre boundaries. ATG will have to elude the heavy drums, groovy baselines and melodic sounds when producing in genres such as R’n’B, Hip-Hop, Trap & Pop.

I like to let my creativity take hold as the youth of today thrive on such music. If I were to sum up my music in one word I would hope to call it ‘innovative’ without taking too much stick from the public.

Achievements

As a producer, achievements comes in various ways however with over 500,000 plays on soundcloud & YouTube it is testament to Alex’s talent and work ethic to know how many people have heard his music. For just over a year of serious music production I am grateful and hope to do even more exceedingly in the next year to come.

Talks have already begun for me to begin work with more UK names such as Afro B, Tion Wayne, SK, Moelogo and Sona so I have my work cut out for me.

What’s Next?

You can find my music on Soundcloud and YouTube. Any updates regarding my music will be on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. The Links will be stated below.

Twitter – ATGMusick
Instagram – ATGMusick
Soundcloud – ATGMusick

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