Russoul - Myth Festival

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Russoul

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Biography

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Russell Pike Jr., also known as Russoul,discovered music production at the age of 13. After graduating Cum Laude in music from Clark Atlanta University, he realized that he was fortunate to be granted the the opportunity to learn to play on all instruments. After receiving a sub-par publishing deal, Russoul took his advance and used it to purchase his own recording equipment.

This multi-talented student of music would stay up day and night creating, singing, and recording in an effort to bring to fruition different ideas. He took his demos to every DJ in town, and landed some tunes on the major local radio stations in Chicago. Russoul traveled and lived in different cities to work with various and diverse artists. It was then that he realized that creating music was one small aspect of the music business. He saw the importance of the DJ and would humbly ask them to give his music a chance. That’s when Russoul decided to get his own DJ equipment. Some people took an interest in his musical production, and vocal ability. This included the likes of Green Velvet AKA Cajmere, Sonny Fodera, Mark Grant, Gene Farris, and rap artists like Kanye West.

After working several years for Cajual records, Russoul understood what it meant to have an established label in the music industry. During this time Russoul also witnessed the advancement in music technology explode. He saw how human talents were being replace with computerized vocoders and the talent to truly play instruments was being replaced with computer sequencing. Today, Russoul feels that it’s time to take a stand and create a label that showcases everyone’s strengths as an artist!

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