, the moniker under which Cameron Argon
spews his eclectic fusion of electro and hip-hop, has an interesting—and quite possibly surprising—backstory. The Orange County, Calif. native grew up immersed in metal and punk culture, taking on a variety of instruments—from the piano, to the guitar, to the drums—and eventually discovering his passion for beats when he bought his first set of recording gear.
Now, years later, his resume boasts remixes for bands like Asking Alexandria
and As I Lay Dying
, tours with the likes of Dance Gavin Dance
and Breathe Carolina
, a well-received full-length and several EPs— the latest of which, The Red
EP, is set to drop December 4.
To give you a taste of his genre-hopping, multi-faceted, fiercely original sound, we're happy to be premiering EP track "Smotha," which features electronic artist Inja
, and which Argon himself describes as, "Great for listening, bumping in your trunk and destroying the dance floor!"
"'Smotha' is a song that is super groovy and 'bassed.' I didn't really care about trying to make the song into a 'dance' track—although its groove and beat really carry well onto the dance floor," Argon says. "My game plan was to make a few simple ideas come together, and turn it into a semi-complicated track!"
"Shout out to Toontrack
for making the sick drum program that allowed me to pull this sort of thing off," Argon continues, highlighting those who helped to make this track as epic as it is now. "Huge
shout out to Inja for killing it on the verse, too," Argon adds.
Stream the track's exclusive premiere right here and pick up The Red
EP when it drops next Tuesday