Kentucky has a rising star creeping up from the shadows of Newport and he goes by the name "pangeaux". Before he devoted much of his life to building and crafting his music career, Pangeaux was a collegiate basketball athlete at Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee . It was there where he first discovered his love and passion for music, all thanks to a teammate introducing him to the world of producing. Pangeaux spent majority of his freshman and sophomore year producing tracks for him and his cousin to get on when, in 2017, he dropped his first ever solo tracked on SoundCloud titled "Ms. Mary Mack" which was produced by him and college friend Zach Dunn, known as "iambranded.", who also engineered the whole track. His first ever mixtape titled,"Yellow Dream", was released back in June of 2017, along with a plethora of early SoundCloud songs which were all eventually taken down from platforms.
Fast forward to the summer of 2018, where the Newport, Kentucky native dropped two of his top singles, Playboy & 4amInTheHill$, featuring Cincinnati's Lil Loski. He went on then to release his second ever project/EP, "_aloneinthehill$_", on October 30th, 2018 while also gaining production and engineering credits on Lil Loski's "Life Without Heartbreak" album. Much of Pangeaux's growth took place in 2019 where he went on to release some of his hottest tracks to date: "Let U Geaux" (prod. Rawbone) ," "Caught inthe Middle" (prod. Lil Biscuit), and "2 My Face" (prod. ForeignGotEm). On December 1st of 2019 Pangeaux released his third ever EP titled "19TH & SUMMERHILL" on all platforms with breakout tracks "2MYFACE", "CAUGHT INTHE MIDDLE", "DIFFERENCES" & "RAINBOW ROAD". You can catch much of Pangeaux's production and engineering skills on more recent collaboration projects with other NKY/Cincinnati, OH artist including: griffin drew ("Lukewarm" & "Cold Waters"), pERez (Euphoria & Vogue), and BlakeD (Teenage Waste).
Pangeaux has yet to let up heading into 2020 where he worked with local music and media collective "Soul Serum" on their collaboration album "Interfusion" with tracks like "Nightfall" featuring BlakeD, "Do or Die" featuring Griffin Drew, and "Clockwork" featuring up and coming rapper E The Profit who is also from Kentucky.
19TH & SUMMERHILL EP
The best things to come by in our time here are the precious gems life has to offer...and on the corner of 19th and Summerhill, you’ll find yet another.
Pangeaux has carefully pieced together 8 tracks of dream-state melodies that convey the motions of life and the journey of a young creative soul. On this EP you will hear features from other local legends like Leo Pastel, griffin drew, Logan Sherrick, K. Joseph, and the smoothest saxophone from Jake Miller. With the support of friends from the InternetPop collective, Soul Serum, and the production team consisting of Rocco Roy, Nedbeats, and James Heaton- the tristate is witnessing an icon in the making. Pangeaux, who also heavily produced on this project added in versatile beats from Rocco. Roy & NedBeats, James Heaton, Lil Biscuit, TheGas and ForeignGotEm.
This EP brings a different aspect of musical culture that this area seems to lack at times: aura, energy, and a third eye perspective. Pangeaux has been sitting behind a laptop since the day I met him two years ago, and 19th & Summerhill is a product of that hard work and personal growth he’s made throughout this process.
-19th & Summerhill-
Written by Aubrey Masters
555; a set of angel numbers meant to send a message of undeniable change on the horizon. It serves as a warning to accept these changes by letting go of old fears and doubts- and that’s precisely what Pangeaux did with this five track EP. The project is heavily passionate on every end of the spectrum with features from GirlNextDoor, Hayes from the KY, and Drowzee333. It’s a melodic getaway- a time to appreciate the current moment and what you’re truly capable of manifesting. With versatile production talents from: Lucas Quinn, Nick Nash, Kencho, Myles Jacob, AJSounds, BeatsbyTrev and Rocco Roy- these songs will quickly become memorable. Pangeaux continues to challenge his sound and push the limits to keep his music evolving just as he does. ~555~
- written by Aubrey Masters