The Muzik Genesis project, spearheaded by Pablo Orozco-Castro, is a spiritual journey through human existence combining various forms of “genres.” Muzik Genesis is both a hip-hop and experimental rock music producer, as well as an electronic dance deejay. The ideology behind Muzik Genesis as an independent artist is not being limited to the label of a specific musical genre. Instead, Muzik Genesis demonstrates that music is an active evolutionary force that is part of our culture, as it is always changing.
The mask behind the Muzik Genesis project, Pablo Orozco-Castro, first started out in 2008 when he took a High School course in music production at the age of seventeen. At this time, he was enrolled in a jazz ensemble at New Roads High School in Santa Monica, California and then later graduated from New Roads in 2009. While attending High School, he was influenced by hip-hop artists such as Nas, Brother Ali Blue Scholars, Nujabes, and Shing02. Also, bands such as System of a Down, Tool, Rage Against The Machine and Flobots made an impression on Muzik Genesis.
Simultaneously while growing up, he became fascinated by the anime “otaku” culture and influenced and inspired by video games, video game story lines, as well as video game music. Listening to music by Utada Hikaru, Dennis Martin, Takao Miratsu, Nobuo Uematsu, Kaoru Wada and Yoko Shimomura, Pablo became deeply intrigued by the sweet melodies that encompassed the experiences of playing video games.
Later in his life, Pablo attended the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2009, studying psychology and politics. Many of the emerging themes from his music contain psychological and sociopolitical influences that came from his studies in High School and College. In High School, he became Mezmerize(d) and Hypnotize(d) by the albums that were released by System of a Down. These two albums became some of his biggest influences.
Pablo also became inspired by concepts such as social justice, community empowerment and the resilience of the individual and community. Many of these are concepts and themes that have inspired him lyrically. In addition to his studies in High School and College, Pablo became deeply inspired lyrically by Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Zack De La Rocha, Shing02, Tom Morello, and Geologic.
Some of Muzik Genesis’s recent projects and interests in projects include performing as a deejay for Happy Hardcore, J-Core (Japanese Hardcore Techno), and J-Trance. He is also producing and infusing elements of heavy metal, punk, downtempo and jazz, as well as electronic and hip-hop. Currently, Muzik Genesis has released his debut album titled Retrospection.
SOURCE: Official Bio