Fairfield, CA gives us something totally different today. Introducing the one of a kind AJAXX’92 with new song “Protect Mode”. This is a unique piece of work. It’s Hip Hop mixed with Rock influence and innovation in songwriting. “Protect Mode” has guitars and Hip Hop drums, with a Hip Hop vocal delivery that stands out about the rest. Vocally, the performance is deep and fairly monotone, however, this is what the song absolutely calls for. Melody wise, talk about an infectious track! Super easy to get stuck in your head and easy to follow along to. However, that’s not to say that it’s juvenile or anything of the sort, it’s totally ahead of the curve and so smart that anyone can get on the same page. Lyrically, the song feels like AJAXX’92 is going in “Protect Mode” for a love interest and isn’t afraid to do whatever needs to be done to protect him and his interests. All and all, a super unique song that is unreal, phenomenal and ahead of the curve!
Please do yourself a favor and get on AJAXX’92. He’s a super unique artist that has found spirituality and actually has something worthwhile to say, overall. You and your friends will not be disappointed, nor will you regret giving your ears 2 and a half minutes if this goodness.
Listen to “Protect Mode” here.
Hi AJAXX'92! Welcome to BuzzMusic! You have been honing your craft since 2008. What has been the biggest accomplishment so far?
In 2008 I was a sophomore in High School, so my subject matter, access to better equipment, and overall style were basic at best. I felt the need to lie about a lot of the things I was doing in real life for acceptance, rather than rap about how I was really feeling to establish a sense of connection like all of my influences. So, as of now, I would say my biggest accomplishment is developing the ability to effectively relay exactly how I'm feeling, instead of making a track that people would like. That was a long-winded way of saying I developed self-confidence, and the ability to look at myself.
What's it like growing up in the Fairfield music scene?
Growing up in the Fairfield music scene was a unique experience because Fairfield is a small, yet dense city in between Vallejo and suburban Vacaville. It's the perfect example of privilege right next to poverty. Most of the local legends I grew listening to would rap about mob mentality. Being that I grew up mostly suburban I couldn't really relate on the level of actually doing these things, however, I always thought the way they would paint the picture was/is dope. So, of course, I tried to emulate it, and I almost lost myself in doing so because it never felt authentic. By the way, there's no living trace of this music anywhere. Thank the Universe!
Thanks for sharing your single "Protect Mode" with us. Can you tell us a bit about how you created the song? Did you face any challenges along the way?
Protect Mode derives from the Khloe Kardashian and Tristian Thompson situation or scandal mostly. I felt a real connection with what Khloe in regard to giving it all you got no matter how you look in the situation, and the other person shitting all over you. I just applied it to all types of relationships be it a family member, friend, or significant other. More specifically, when I graduated college this year, I had a family that I've always looked up to tell me he was going to be there, and end up texting me he couldn't make it because he woke up late. Now this may seem insignificant, however from the scope of a timeline it is something that consistently happened over my whole life, that day was the last day I have spoke to his person. There is a common misconception that because someone is a family that you're always supposed to forgive them, I don't believe that. I believe that your energy is a rare commodity, and anyone you allow the privilege of being around should treat it as such and vice versa.
If you could choose any artist to collaborate with, who would it be? Why?
Tough Question, but right now I would say 070 Shake because of how she lays her emotion on a track. It feels so honest and I feel like I'm feeling exactly what she felt while she was making the song while I'm "listening" aka singing the song at the top of my lungs in my car. Her beat selection and subject matter is fire.
What's next for AJAXX'92?
Well, I always say I would rather have 1 person play a track 100 times than 100 people play my track 1 time, hopefully, this will reach someone to play this track when they need it. I don't really know what's next for me, but I don't try to focus on the future, I'm just trying to make decisions in the present that I can be proud of looking back.