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My name is Alex Bochel and I am an EDM and pop music producer located in Washington, DC. I started producing music in December of 2018 and since then have released 12 singles and have grown my following to over 7,000 followers across social and music platforms.
2. My Music
At the core of my music is the belief that life is a call to adventure. Each song has a different story ranging from manipulation, to loss, and even to fun and excitement. As humans, we either answer the call to adventure or live our lives being disappointed and bitter. Composing is how I grapple with this adventure, and I hope that it can help others too.
As I illustrate through my music, it’s impossible to go through life alone. My community has remained the most important part of my journey. EDM artists typically have a pitiful relationship with their audience, but I chose to have the opposite. In talking with my audience and community everyday, I realize that if there’s one thing I want to inspire, it’s action. Action to answer the call to adventure, accept our burdens, and look for beauty in the world.
I want you to be part of this adventure with me. My music has reached 5000% more people in 2020 than it did in 2019 while I was living out of my car, producing melodies in spare rooms and coffee shops. The growth in 2021 will dwarf even the huge growth in 2020. This ride is getting faster, and I want you to experience it too.
5. Origin Story
I recorded my first song ever in 8th grade using a Paper Jamz guitar and the drum app on my iPod touch. I got my first real guitar soon after and taught myself to play so that I could write guitar riffs like my favorite band, Sum 41. I had dreams of being a musician, but for 8 years I did not have the confidence to pursue that path.
When I was a senior studying computer science at Virginia Tech, I realized that I did not have the motivation to become a great computer programmer. Life was too short to spend 40 hours a week doing something that gave me no fulfillment. So I took a year-long job with a non-profit requiring me to live out of my car and travel to a new location every three days. Through my solo journey of the northeast United States, I fell in love with chaotic blizzards in Vermont and frozen lakes in Maine. As the miles added up, I learned to produce electronic music with my white headphones, string of lights, and a new backdrop every week for company. Constant travel gave me a taste of what it would be like to tour and play shows. I was hooked.
After my job ended in May of 2020, I made the decision to do music full-time. There was no backup plan. I believe humans must be “doers” and not “hearers only”. If we don’t dive headfirst into the things that give us meaning, we deceive ourselves into settling for less. That is why I write music. I want to be a doer, and I want to connect with my audience in a way beyond creating emotions and feelings. I want to create action. I want someone to hear the bird sounds in my songs and go on a hike. I want someone to hear the ice cracking in my song about loss and go after something they love and fear losing.
8. Contact Info
Phone Number: (757) 374-0995