Rising producer by the name of Bixtel is another featured musician apart of this Red Bull and Daily Chiefers series that has put his name on some major hits. Major songs such as Young Nudy’s hit-record, “Middle Fingers,” and producing with other artists such as Ayo Teo and Lil Yachty. I had the pleasure to speak with Bixtel and ask some questions about his journey and talent. Check it out and get to know Bixtel.
City of Birth: Minneapolis
Current City: Atlanta
Q: What are early influences that molded your music, lyrics and style?
A: Skateboard Culture, Prince, Kanye West, Heavy melody driven songs.
Q: Who and what do you listen to now?
A: I don’t really listen to music very much anymore. I try to stay in my own world.
Q: What are some of the collaborations that have shaped your career?
A: bl$$d and the a-Pop team
Q: Who would you like to work with in the future?
A: Benny Blanco,Emile Haynie, Stargate (producers) Lana Del Rey, Fka Twigs,Asap Rocky, Daniel Caesar, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, and Tyler The Creator (artists).
Q: What are your goals as an artist when it’s all said and done?
A: Inspire the kids to follow their dreams.
Q: What goes into your decision to select and record over a beat?
A: I don’t record over beats lol
Q: Tell us how you feel about being features on the Daily Chiefers x Red Bull Music mixtape.
A: Sounds like fun
Q: What does the future hold for you? What are your plans for the next 6-12 months?
A: Working out of the West Coast a lot more often, traveling and experiencing other cultures while experimenting with new sounds.
Q: A question I usually ask most artists is where did you get or come up with in your case, the name Bixtel?
A: Bixtel came from the name of a rare jewel. My nickname growing up was “jules” so for my name as a producer I figured some type of jewel would be good. The most rare jewel is known as ” bixbite”. I altered the name a little bit.
Q: How does it feel to works with the likes of Young Nudy and Lil Yachty? Can you name a few more artists that you like to work with? Any music out or on the way?
A: It feels awesome. I was familiar with their music prior to working with them so it was reassuring when the were happy with the beats.
Q: What separates you from the rest of the producers in the game?
A: I’m willing to experiment and try something completely out of the norm. Aside from the radio in my car I don’t listen to outside music very often. I think the fact that I try to incorporate pop motifs into hip hop production also separates me.