Christopher Ramon Wade, professionally known as SonicFluxx, was born and raised on the east coast of Central Florida - the birthplace of many entertainers, musicians, and bands such as Jim Morrison, Debbie Harry NSYNC, and Backstreet Boys.
Growing up in the '80s and '90s, SonicFluxx had many musical influences, such as Depeche Mode, Madonna, Freddy Mercury, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Elton John, and Pet Shop Boys. Following the lead of such musical trailblazers, the talented young entertainer began, at a young age, to analyze popular music and how it is created. With a fascination with what makes a great pop song, SonicFluxx started his career in songwriting and music production.
In 2021, SonicFluxx moved to Los Angeles with nothing but a laptop full of songs and the clothes on his back with the dream of becoming the next worldwide pop act. Fast forward to today and the release of his new vibrant single, "Turn It Around," and you hear just how on the path SonicFluxx is towards his goals.
Taking a timeless classic by Vicki Sue Robinson and adding his own unique flair to this rendition, SonicFluxx blows us out of the water with his immersive bop. Playing off such a colossal track can be intimidating, but the way that SonicFluxx approaches it is rather captivating. There's a protruding texture that breaks through the vocal layers and jumps out at us as we take in the mesmerizing melodies sung by SonicFluxx. His effervescent nature and unapologetic persona bring us a bigger slice of himself than we could imagine.
Reiterating pieces of the past in this electronic cover has us fully ready to hear what else SonicFluxx has in store for us. Pop needs a splash of nostalgia, and SonicFluxx incorporates this with his styling as if it comes to him effortlessly.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, SonicFluxx, and congratulations on the release of your latest single, "Turn It Around." What inspired you to spruce up this nostalgic pop hit?
Thank you for the support, and great to be a part of BuzzMusic! My inspiration behind reinventing "Turn the Beat Around" by Gloria Estefan was finding that many melodies throughout the '80s and '90s have been forgotten or never heard of by newer generations. Some melodies transcend time and space. I feel like the melodies of "Turn the Beat Around" are a prime example of this. Times are tough right now for everyone in so many ways. Gloria's version talks about loving the sound of percussion and loving the certain energy instruments give. I wanted to tell a story with my song. When times are tough, all you need to do is "turn the beat around" to something happy, and you'll be okay - even for just three minutes. Music is therapeutic. We all need a little bit of inspiration and hope sometimes. My wish is that my song gives those in need that little boost in their day to get through.
Since moving to Los Angeles, what have you learned about your artistry and yourself as a person?
This one is a toughie! SonicFluxx is an alter ego of myself, but it is not to say that personal experiences certainly affect my artistry. I won't deny that the past year has been a shit-show for me. Leaving all your belongings and moving to a new city with nothing but the clothes on your back and a laptop full of songs is commendable, not I wouldn't recommend it. Lol. I have learned that there will always be someone more successful than you are, and don't compare your career to others. I have also learned that you cannot take no for an answer. Many will say "no" before even listening to your work. Move on. Don't get stuck on who doesn't want to hear you. Focus on who DOES. While my music is generally speaking very upbeat and inspirational, I am working on a mini album that will showcase the darker side of SonicFluxx and address my experiences over the past year through music. What does "Turn It Around" say about you as an artist?
I think "Turn It Around," says quite a bit about my personality, actually. I am a leader. I am strong-willing. I command. I tell it how it is. I think this song is one of the most dominating records I've got on my roster at the moment, which was a bit different for me to bring out. It shows my love of pop music, my love of the '80s and '90s music, and the constant drive to stay happy. I actually do listen to my own songs when I am down. In fact, many of my songs came straight from my own personal diary. In each line of my song, I have a personal connection. I have taken my own emotional dialog with myself and put it into song form for the world to hear. What message do you have for your audience looking to get into a music career themselves?
It is one of the toughest industries to get into. You will be told you aren't good enough. You will be told you aren't pretty enough. You will be tasked to perform for free in lieu of the "opportunity it brings". You will be asked by record labels to pay them for a contract. You will be scammed. Stay true to what you are doing and why you are doing it. Don't be a sheep if you want to get into this industry and play with the wolves. You will get eaten alive. Become a wolf. You'll thank me later. What's next for you?
The next single is called "Starlight." All original track was produced by the same team as Lady Gaga's Born This Way. Can you take a child's lullaby and turn it into a commercial pop/dance song? That was the challenge I gave myself. And the answer is: Yes.....yes, you can. Stay tuned!