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CAILO

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW CAILO WHAT HAPPENED?

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

-I’ve always loved music since my childhood. I grew up in the church and sang in the choir. I began writing little jingles as a child and have not looked back!

Introduce us to you all and your musical history.

-I’m Cailo! I write, produce, DJ and occasional sing. I’ve written songs since I was a kid and began producing EDM around ten years ago. I draw inspiration from my life and life’s work. Whether the inspiration is good, bad or tragic, you’ll hear about it in a song.

What was life like for you before music?

-I was a police officer for several years. Injuries as well as the effects of the job took its toll on me so I opted for an early retirement. I’ve had near death experiences and escaped a lot of terrible events. These experiences and near misses forced me to take a long, deep look at my life. I decided to spend the rest of time here doing things I truly love.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

-Honestly, I can’t remember one specific song that made me want to be an artist. I will say, between Motown oldies, Britney Spears and Aaliyah, I found my love of music.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

-I’d say I’m on my way! I am immersing myself much deeper in the industry, trying to find my spot. I’m trying to make myself and my music undeniable!

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry? 

-Be myself and be unapologetic about it.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

1. I can speak three languages

2. I have synesthesia 

3. I once almost lost a gold grill in the middle of the Mojave desert

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

-Exposure, exposure and more exposure! Get my music to the masses, I’d love that!

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

-I did at one point, but not so much anymore. As a black woman and a former cop I’ve seen so many different sides of so many different situations. At the end of the day, you have to be who you are and happy with that. I try to help others, do right by people, and be a decent person everyday. That’s all you can really do. Let the cards fall where they may.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

-Not any specific ones per se, but I do think there are a lot of things the general public is ignorant to.

What was the worst experience on stage?

-Accidentally having my volume all the way down when I transitioned to a song while dj’ing. haha.

Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about. 

-People are surprised to hear that I once was a police officer. Especially considering that I grew up in North Vallejo.

What are the next steps you plan to take as a band to reach the next level?

-I’ve been doing more live shows and releasing music more consistently. I think this is one of the keys to unlocking my true potential and the successes I’d like to reach.

Whats your thoughts on Elon Musks contribution to the world?

-I haven’t kept up with Elon too much if I’m being honest. I think he’s made us view technology in an interesting way and really understand it’s power. I did have a Tesla at one point and it was cool car, but I don’t believe the world is quite ready to go all electric yet. Whether he’s liked or disliked, he is in a position of power and I hope he uses that to guide the world in positive and innovative direction.

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

-Yes of course! “Tell Me” is and EDM/Pop gem that is fun, melodic and pure ear candy. It’s got sexy vocals, a killer melody and is an overall fun tune. It’s a song about that giddy feeling you get when you have a crush and you’re daydreaming about all the possibilities. It’s a song we all can relate to.

What was the recording process like?

-I always start with a cool melody and go from there. It’s actually a melody I created a long time ago and was getting stuck in my head recently. I was inspired to bring it to life and give it a proper song. I worked on the composition and wrote the song. I then called in a guitarist and violinist to add in a little live instrumentation to give the song a bit more warmth. Lastly, I got a singer to lay down song vocals and put the finishing touches on the track. It’s like making a meal, you find all the right ingredients and mix them together to get the taste you’re looking for.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

-Understanding the balance in music production. You must know when you have too many or too little instruments in your track. You need to know when you need a high or a low end, etc. That takes time to learn.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

-Nope, not a single thing.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

-Do what you love while you have the chance!

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