Seven years of hard work has taken Latin urban artist Lokixximo to a whole new level of stardom and all over the map”from The Bronx to The Dominican Republic to Los Angeles. After catching his big break in the Tr3s Dame Un Break Competition, OurStage artist Lokixximo has nowhere to go but up. He was awarded the opportunity to record with four-time GRAMMY-winning producer Sebastian Krys, along with professional direction and production of a music video for his club single, Noches Europea. We caught up with him after the whole experience to see how things went, and to find out where he’ll be going next.
OS: Your music career started over seven years ago, how would you say you’ve developed as an artist since you first began making music?
L: Well I started when I was 13 years old. You know, doing shows and stuff like that, I think it was 2005. That’s when I really branched out and started doing songs and stuff like that. It takes years, you know, to come up with your own style.
OS: What’s one of the biggest challenges you’ve had to face so far in your career?
L: The biggest challenge for me really is just trying to get my music to the fans. If you’re working alone, and you don’t have a label or anything, it’s really hard, trying to work and trying to make money in your career. That’s always been a big challenge. But to tell you the truth that’s really like, the fun part of it”the struggle, the process¦ It’s a challenge, you know? Not everyone is willing to do that, to spend their money on their own talent¦ That’s where it really comes. The ones who really believe in themselves are the ones who go far.
With just four days to go before the final voting round closes, the five final Latin artists in the Tr3s “Dame Un Break” Competition are racing to pull in the votes necessary to win the Grand Prize”a one-day recording session with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Sebastian Krys and a music video shot in L.A., which will premiere on Tr3s and tr3s.com. Check out the music of Radial, Elshamusic, Xcelencia, Lilo, and Lokixximo then vote here for your favorite before July 16 to help decide which artist will finally get their lucky break!
After a heated first round of judging, the Tr3s “Dame un Break” Competition is now down to just five talented artists for its final voting round. Listen and vote for your favorite undiscovered Latin artist between now and July 16th to help them win the Grand Prize: a one-day recording session with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Sebastian Krys and a music video shot in L.A., which will premiere on Tr3s and tr3s.com. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that. Vote now!
Now that submissions are officially closed, the Top 100 artists in the Tr3s “Dame un Break” Competition are locked in, and the fight to the finish is on. One hundred undiscovered Latin stars are competing for their chance to score a trip to L.A. to record with GRAMMY award-winning producer Sebastian Krys as well as win a music video from Tr3s. Help your favorite artist rise to the top by judging between now and June 25. The number one ranked artist, along with four other artists selected from within the Top 40 by Tr3s, will advance to the final voting round, which is set to launch July 7, 2012. Get ready.