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Art & Life with Roxanne (C.C.Rox) Chacon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Roxanne (C.C.Rox) Chacon.

Roxanne, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I had always been interested in music and grew up playing my parents records on their record player. I picked up the guitar when I was a freshman in high school and loved that, but also knew it wasn’t my niche. In college I studied music production (in a live setting) and also was helping out with audio at the church I grew up in. After writing off music as a career I left it all behind for several years while going through school and attempting to major in anything but music, however, in the back of my mind it kept calling, which I ignored… for another few years.

I had always loved electronic music (even in the early 2000’s when that made you kinda dorky) and began attending raves around 2006, where my love for electronic music flourished even more. It wasn’t until 2013 that a friend would egg me on to “try” DJing that this journey really began. I began practicing and finally got a set up of my own. Two years later I decided to do a competition at a local venue and won, seating me in a residency at that venue, becoming the direct opener for many large DJ’s and opening up tremendous doors for me.

Since then I have been playing in SD, LA, and all over Orange County as well as being featured on podcasts and have worked with LA’s 107.1 on their after-hours show. Last year I went back to school for production and have since produced an EP and continue working on new remixes and content constantly.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I create electronic music. As of right now, I’ve been working on mainly Trap, Future Bass, and Jersey Club tracks and remixes. My DAW of preference for creating music in Ableton. A lot of my inspiration comes from songs new and old. I love classic rock and oldies, as well as Latin music and of course up and coming electronic music.

When I’m creating I’m always trying to inspire others as well. It can be as simple as making you want to get up and dance or make you want to go workout, give you a little boost in your day to get you moving. I want to make people feel good with my music. I want to convey those moments when you get goosebumps while listening to a song.

Overall I want my music to bring people together in a positive way, that’s the mission.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Absolutely! Being an Artist can be incredibly lonely even though you may have many peers that help you along your journey and that you collaborate with. I think often as artists we have to turn inward when creating, which means there isn’t much room for distraction when trying to finish a project or just working on one.

For myself, I need a lot of space for creativity to flourish and no interruptions. Sometimes its difficult to really find creativity, which can result in the opposite, when you need to go out and be with other people or find inspiration, but ultimately unless your collaborating it can be very lonely sitting in a studio by one’s self just to focus.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can find my work and recent EP Fried Rice and any Podcasts I have been featured in on my Soundcloud. It is also available on Apple Music and Spotify. You can find my presskit on my website, as well as my bio and any upcoming shows that I will be playing. I love connecting with my followers on Instagram as well and am consistently putting out content there so please feel free to follow me there for everything up to date.

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Image Credit:
Stephanie De La Riva and Arielle Lugtu

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