The long wait is over and Mr Mel the Riddler (Apex Records recording artist) will be releasing his album “P.O.V.” this October 2017. With this upcoming release there will also be video releases for his album as well. One of them which are out now for his song “Money’s the Mission” and another one coming soon. Following his album release will be his mixtape titled “M-Town”; which has been in the works for the last past 4 years. Check out his new video now titled “Money’s the Mission” and be sure to comment.
A new Birth
Recently everyone has heard the news about Apex Studio expanding its reach to further southern states and the first on the list is South Carolina. Apex has been putting in work in building the new studio and everything is just about in place. So far all of the recording equipment has been installed along with various mics. Up till now the construction has been minimal. Dontavious Dixon (owner of Apex Studio) wanted to insure that the same quality or better would come from this studio since it will be the biggest studio in which Apex Studio will have. So far we do not have any current images but Apex has released numerous images from late night sessions with new clients and some of the images of the new unfinished studio can be seen in Mr Mel the Riddlers new music video “Money’s the Mission“. As of late the only thing which has been on Apex’s mind is the last pieces of recording gear which is needed to finish off the recording side and the new instrument room before he decides to start putting up walls and running the rest of the audio lines. Be sure to stay tuned as we will get some more in depth video or pictures of Apex Studio South and when completed we can compare the gear to Apex Studio North.
Born in Long Island, NY but raised in Charlotte, NC Dontavious Dixon known to most as Apex da Opticsun, specializes in the production of Rap/Hip Hop and R&B music. He also writes and records his own songs from his in house recording studio (Apex Studio). At the age of 15 Dontavious began to write songs while in the mean time saving up money to buy his own recording equipment. After 2 years of writing and piecing together equipment he soon started recording music. Learning just the basics at first, it took him no time to produce and record his first album (Hellz apealyptic Killah). Selling his first album on the streets of Charlotte, NC he began to make a name for himself, which in return made him produce more albums in the years to come and meet many soon to be professionals in the music industry. Mild tempered and laid back is the type of attitude that Dontavious carries with him where ever he goes, but while writing and recording songs he releases an emotion that many artist to this day do not have.
Since 1998 to 2008 Dontavious has written/produced 6 independent records of his own (Hellz apexalyptic Killah, DNU, Mark of the Centipede, APEX, for Pleasure or Pain, and CRACK the (DRD Edition). Besides just working on projects for himself Dontavious has produced for local/out of state talent, worked for various companies (3 Knotch Entertainment, M60 Records, Clock Work Entertainment, and Grand Imperial Entertainment), and performed shows in Charlotte, NC. Being employed by 3 Knotch Entertainment in the year of 1999; Dontavious engineered tracks, made graphic designs, produced tracks, and also worked with a up and coming group (Writer’s Block). Working for this company soon ended after 5 months because of money issues and payment arrangements were not being fulfilled by the company. From the year of 2001 to 2002 he worked for M60 Records as a producer, producing tracks for their artist. While at the same time doing freelance work for Clock Work Entertainment as a song writer for a Jamaican up and coming R&B singer. From 2005 to 2007 Dontavious began to do shows for Grand Imperial Entertainment. Opening up shows for out f town artist and performing with various local talent (Black Diamond, Southern Rebels, Ty Bru, Pete Worthy, Sugg, and many more).
Working for these various music companies gave Dontavious a broader scope on the music business. From writing, song creation, recording procedures, business knowledge, and more. Recently he has been working on mix tapes with producers in Germany to expand his exposure to other countries and absorbing in the knowledge of different music styles. Focusing on what’s real and not following the trend that other artist set is what makes him unique.
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